Category Archives: Competitions, Prizes, Bursaries

John Dryden Translation Competition Winners 2016-2017

The winners of the John Dryden Translation Competition for 2016-2017 have been announced. The jury has evaluated translations from a range of languages into English and awarded the following:

First prize: Melody Shaw for The Swifts’ Nest from the German of Christoph Poschenrieder’s Mauersegler

Second prize: Robert Cantrick for Mario and the Magician from the German of Thomas Mann’s Mario und der Zauberer

Third prize: Clare Beddows for The Shadow of the Staff from the Italian of Mauro Corona’s L’Ombra del Bastone

Commendation: Simon Bruni for Cinnamon from the Spanish of Paul Pen’s Canela

See the previous winners of the John Dryden Translation Competition.

If you would like to enter the 2017-2018 competition, conditions of entry and further information can be found on the John Dryden Translation Competition 2017-2018 Entry Form. Entries will be received from September 2017, and the deadline for submissions is 12 February 2018.

The Emergence of Holocaust Memory, Leeds

The White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (at the universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York) welcomes applications for doctoral study in “The E​mergence of Holocaust Memory in francophone North Africa and the Middle East”. Through literature, film and historical sources, this project will explore the emergence of Holocaust commemoration in the francophone regions of ​North Africa and the Middle East. ​

The project forms part of a new Research Network within the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities entitled “The Future of Holocaust Memory”. This funding compliments two other research ​projects on “The emergence of Holocaust memory in central and eastern Europe” and “Presenting and preserving Holocaust testimony in the post-survivor era”.

The candidate will be based in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds, and will be supervised by Professor Max Silverman (Leeds) and Dr Daniel Lee (Sheffield).

The award will provide fees at the Home/EU rate and a stipend paid at st​andard Research Council rates (£14,553) for the first year of study. The award is renewable for a second and third year of study subject to satisfactory academic progress according to each institution’s Policy on Research Degrees.

If an international candidate is offered a WRoCAH White Rose Networks Studentship for this project, the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies would pay the difference between the international fee rate and the standard UK/EU fee rate.

Applicants must have at least a UK Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent. A Masters degree is desirable, or the candidate must demonstrate ​the equivalent experience.

For further information including details on how to apply, please go to:

http://wrocah.ac.uk/new-student/networks/

Applications from suitably-qualified students from anywhere in the world are welcome until the new deadline: 9 June 2017. Please address any enquiries on this project to Professor Max Silverman and Dr. Daniel Lee

OCCT: Oxford Translation Day, Trinity Events

Oxford Translation Day, St Anne’s College, Oxford, 3rd June 2017

OTD Poster

On June 3rd, St Anne’s College will be running Oxford Translation Day, a celebration of literary translation consisting of workshops and talks throughout the day at St Anne’s and around the city, culminating in the award of the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize. Oxford Translation Day is a joint venture of the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize and Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation (the research programme housed in St Anne’s and the Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities), in partnership with the Oxford German Network and Modern Poetry in Translation. All events are free and open to anyone, but registration is required. To register go to Eventbrite or see here: http://www.occt.ox.ac.uk

The programme can be found here.

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Week 4 – Poetic Currency Symposium (Collaboration with Stanford University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) Poetry Reading and Keynote Address. Wed. 18 May, 5:00 -7:30pm; Seminar Room 10 in the New Library, St Anne’s College. Speakers: Adriana X. Jacobs (Oxford); Kristin Grogan (Oxford). Poets: Claire Trévien (UK); Tahel Frosh (Israel); Roy ‘Chicky’ Arad (Israel)

Week 4 – Poetic Currency SymposiumThurs. 19 May, 10:30 -16:30pm; Seminar Room 5, St Anne’s College. Speakers: Eleni Philippou (Oxford); Kasia Szymanska (Oxford); Idan Gillo (Stanford); Anat Weisman (BGU); Shira Stav (BGU); Roy Greenwald (BGU)

Week 5 – Fiction and Other Minds: Enacting Fictional SpaceWed. 24 May 2017, 5:15 -7:15pm; Seminar Room, Radcliffe Humanities Building. Speaker: Merja Polvinen (Helsinki); Respondent: Terence Cave (Oxford)

The OCCT 2017 Trinity programme can be found here – a detailed description of each individual event, here.

OCCT is a Divisional research programme supported by TORCH and St Anne’s College. Our organising committee includes Prof Matthew Reynolds, Prof Adriana X. Jacobs, Prof Mohamed-Salah Omri, Dr Eleni Philippou, Dr Peter Hill, Ms Karolina Watroba, Ms Kate Costello, Ms Valeria Taddei, Dr Kasia Szymanska, Prof Ben Morgan, Prof Patrick McGuinness

PhD Scholarships, School of Modern Languages, University of St Andrews

The School of Modern Languages at the University of St Andrews invites outstanding PhD Candidates to apply for two School of Modern Languages PhD Scholarships, commencing in September 2017.

Each scholarship covers home fees and a stipend of £15k per annum for three years.

The closing date for applications is 15 May 2017 5pm.

The School also invites the strongest applications to two Forum for Modern Language Studies Scholarships (£7,500 each), open to students in any field of Modern Languages who have been admitted to one of the School’s MLitt programmes.

The closing date for applications is 15 May 2017 5pm.

The application forms and process for these awards is found here.

Decisions on applications will be made by mid-June.

The School of Modern Languages is home to a lively international postgraduate community. Around 50 students from all over the world are currently reading for taught or postgraduate degrees in an exceptional variety of areas, including Arabic, French, German, Italian, Persian, Russian, Central and Eastern European Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Comparative Literature, as well as Language and Linguistics, Medieval Studies and Cultural Identity Studies.

Information on potential supervisors and staff research interests can be found here

Specific enquiries about these scholarships/particular fields of study should be addressed to

Arabic and Persian Studies – Catherine Cobham (cmc1@st-andrews.ac.uk)

Comparative Literature – Prof Margaret-Anne Hutton (mh80@st-andrews.ac.uk)

French Studies – Dr Elodie Laügt (el40@st-andrews.ac.uk)

German Studies — Dr Andrew Cusack (atc4@st-andrews.ac.uk)

Italian Studies – Dr Rossella Riccobono (rmr8@st-andrews.ac.uk)

Russian, Central and Eastern European Studies – Dr Claire Whitehead (cew12@st-andrews.ac.uk)

Spanish and Latin American Studies – Prof Gustavo San Roman (gfsr@st-andrews.ac.uk)

BCLA – John Dryden Translation Competition

British Comparative Literature Association

The John Dryden Translation Competition

 Annual competition with February closing date; enter at any time of year

 Any genre

 Any language into English

 A maximum of 20 pages

 One entry £7; two entries £12; three entries £16

 First Prize £350; Second Prize £200; Third Prize £100

Full details and entry form can be found on the competition website. All entries received will go forward to the competition at the next closing date. Use the form provided on the website even if the current deadline has passed.

Entries are submitted in electronic and in hard copy format to:

Dr Karen Seago, John Dryden Translation Competition, Centre for English, Department of Journalism, School of Arts and Social Sciences, City, University of London, London – EC1V 0HB. Email: Translation@city.ac.uk. www.city.ac.uk/translation