Category Archives: Calls for Papers, Articles, Translations

BCLA Autumn Postgraduate Reception: Beyond Europe

We are pleased to announce that the British Comparative Literature Association will be hosting a Postgraduate Reception on the evening of Tuesday 28 October 2014 at University College London.

The theme for this year’s Autumn Reception is ‘Beyond Europe’ and we have three slots available for postgraduates to give a 20-minute paper on any aspect of their research in Comparative Literature that shifts across or reaches beyond the boundaries of European cultures, languages, or societies.

Our keynote speaker for the evening is Dr Florian Mussgnug (Lecturer in Italian and head of the Comparative Literature Graduate Programme at UCL), who will be speaking on ‘Re-thinking Genre in an Age of World Literature’.

BCLA Postgraduate Receptions are friendly evening seminars which offer postgraduates working in Comparative Literature and related fields the opportunity to present their work to peers and academics, followed by an informal wine reception. Our last Postgraduate Receptions included papers on Bronisław Malinowski and Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Vriginia Woolf and Arundhati Roy, Naipaul’s cross-cultural writing and Claude Lévi-Strauss’ ethnographic imaginary.

The deadline for abstracts (up to 250 words) is 6 October 2014 (though we may be able to be flexible if you indicate your interest but are not able to write an abstract before then). If you would like to present, or for more information, please contact BCLA Postgraduate Representatives.

Contributions Invited for Diffractions

Contributions are invited for the next volume of the Diffractions – Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture, an online, peer reviewed and open access journal published by the doctoral programme in Culture Studies at the Catholic University of Portugal. The theme of the fourth issue is ‘Popping the Question: The Question of Popular Culture’.

Deadline for submitting full articles of no more than 20 A4 pages (not including bibliography) and a short bio of about 150 words is 30 November 2014. Submissions may be in Portuguese, English or Spanish, and the journal also accepts book reviews.

See the call for papers for  details.

‘Arch&Lit: Inter-Arts Dialogues’ in Lisbon

The Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS) of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon will be organising an international conference entitled ‘Arch&Lit: Inter-Arts Dialogues’ on 4-5 December 2014. The conference  aims to discuss a wide variety of topics in relation to arts, architecture and literature.

Proposals for 20-minute papers especially with a comparative and transdisciplinary approach are invited. Deadline for abstracts along with a biography is 30 September 2014. Working languages of the conference are Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Visit the website for details.

‘Politics of Literature’ at Universidad de Granada

The Universidad de Granada will be organising a conference entitled ‘Politics of Literature. A Dialogue with Jacques Rancière’ on 9-12 December 2014. The international conference  aims to offer an intellectual platform for the current debate raised by the relationship between literature, arts and politics.

Proposals for 20-minute papers on the literary, aesthetic and political thought of Jacques Rancière and related topics are invited. Deadline for abstracts is 10 September 2014. Working languages of the conference are Spanish, English, French and Italian.

See the call for papers or visit the website for details.

John Dryden Translation Competition Opens for 2014-2015

The British Comparative Literature Association and the British Centre for Literary Translation (University of East Anglia) are pleased to announce their continued joint sponsorship of the John Dryden Translation Competition for 2014-2015. Prizes will be awarded for the best unpublished literary translations from any language into English. Literary translation includes poetry, prose, or drama from any period. First prize: £350; second prize: £200; third prize: £100; other entries may receive commendations. All three prizes also include one-year BCLA membership.

Closing date for receipt of entries for 2014-2015 is 16 February 2015.

See the winners of the John Dryden Translation Competition for 2013-2014.

For more information see the John Dryden Translation Competition.