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Announcement: Winners of the BCLA John Dryden Translation Competition 2021 – 2022

The BCLA is delighted to announce the outcome of the John Dryden Translation Competition. The John Dryden Translation Competition awards prizes for unpublished literary translations from any language into English. Literary translation includes poetry, prose, or drama from any period. AILSA WOOD AZZARO has been awarded first place for The Beatrice Monologues translated from Stefano Benni’s Italian …

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Conference: Decadent Bodies, Goldsmiths University of London, 28 – 29 July 2022 (deadline 31 March, 2022)

Decadence has an uneasy relationship with the body. It is at once a site of profound sensorial pleasure, and a material trapping to be escaped through aesthetic or narcotic stimulation. Decadence is ‘of’ the body – it augments its sensorial capabilities and cultivates uncommon tastes – but it also recognises the body as that which …

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IMLR, University of London Early Career Fellowships: Inclusion, Participation and Engagements (deadline 11 March 2022)

INSTITUTE OF MODERN LANGUAGES RESEARCHSchool of Advanced Study • University of LondonEarly Career Fellowships: Inclusion, Participation and EngagementThe Institutes of Classical Studies, English Studies, and Modern Languages Research at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, are offering three five-month funded fellowships in languages, literatures and cultures. These are intended to support projects that …

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OCCT Conference: Metaphors in Translation (St Anne’s College, Oxford; 26 February 2022)

Saturday 26 February 2022, 9am – 5:15pm (GMT)Seminar Rooms 10 and 11, St Anne’s College, Oxford, OX2 6HS To register, please see the event page (https://www.occt.ox.ac.uk/metaphors-translation-conference). 9:00-9:15: Introductory Remarks9:15-10:45: Postgraduate Roundtable: Metaphors for Translation11:00-12:30: Workshop with Sophie Seita: Visualising and Performing Translational Metaphors12:30-13:30: Lunch13:30-15:00: Translator Roundtable: Translating Metaphors15:15-16:45: Workshop with Hélène Boisson: Images and Analogies in Children’s Literature17:00-17:15: …

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NOW OPEN: Malcolm Bowie Prize 2021 (Deadline 28 February 2022)

In 2008 the Society for French Studies launched an annual Malcolm Bowie Prize, to be awarded for the best article published in the preceding year by an early-career researcher in the broader discipline of French Studies.  Malcolm Bowie was not only the most eminent and inspirational Anglophone scholar of French literature and theory of his …

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Online Conference: Women’s Narratives of Aging and Care, Institute of Modern Languages Research, London, 18 March 2022

Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s WritingInstitute of Modern Languages Research 18 March 20229.00 am – 4.20 pm GMT UK time https://modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk/events/event/25056 Care is fundamental to human survival, yet it is often overlooked, undermined, and undervalued. Care of the old, in particular, is low in status and too readily occluded. This event seeks to …

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Online Research Seminars, Translation and Transcultural Studies, University of Warwick, Spring 2022

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures (University of Warwick) is delighted to announce its forthcoming events as part of the Spring Term programme of online research seminars in Translation and Transcultural Studies. Wednesday 2nd February 2022, 5-6pm (UK time) Dr David Orrego-Carmona (Aston University, UK / University of the Free State, South Africa): ‘Translation users: societal implications of (in)visible translations‘ The event takes place on MS Teams. We would …

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Double Issue: Comparative Critical Studies, vol. 18. 2-3: “Randomness”

In early March 2020, plans for the British Comparative Literature Association’s Triennial Conference were well underway. Venues had been booked, panels had been scheduled, and social activities arranged. We, the organizing committee, Professor Francesca Orsini, Dr Nicola Thomas and Dr Kelsie Donnelly, took the necessary steps to ensure that nothing was left to chance. Until, …

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BCLA Postgraduate Bursaries open for applications (deadline 30 November 2021)

Download the BCLA Postgraduate Application Form 2021 The British Comparative Literature Association is pleased to announce its scheme of postgraduate bursaries is again open for applications. The funding we offer is designed to support attendance at conferences, research trips or other research-related expenses by BCLA members registered for a postgraduate degree (MA, MRes, MPhil, or PhD). Each award will be …

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Online Conference: Spectacular Orientalism in Early Modern Europe, Goldsmiths, University of London, 24 – 25 February 2022 (extended deadline 19 November 2021)

CALL FOR PAPERS Centre for Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London, in collaboration with the Society for European Festivals Research 24-25 February 2022 Papers are invited on any aspect of the conference’s theme. These two days of talks and discussion will explore new perspectives on the representation of the Orient in early modern European art and performance …

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