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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

Masters by Research Fee Waivers at Royal Holloway, University of London

Masters by Research Fee Waivers in French, German, Italian, Hispanic Studies or Comparative Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway, University of London.

The School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway is in a position to offer two Masters by Research fee waivers (full Home/EU fee waiver) for applications to its MA by Research for 2016-17.

In addition, the School is offering two MA by Research bursaries of £1000 for any of the programmes above (note that these may not be awarded concurrently with the fee waivers).

Applications received by the deadline of 13th July 2016 at 4pm will be considered, on a competitive basis.

“The Masters by Research offers a number of exciting possibilities to students who are interested in postgraduate study. Our Masters by Research is a flexible programme that allows students to undertake in-depth study (both full and part-time) on key areas of literature, visual or cultural studies or comparative topics. We offer a tailor-made research focussed module to equip you with a range of theoretical and historical approaches to the study of literature, art and culture whilst you refine your own approach to your topic for the dissertation. More information is available here.

Eligibility conditions apply. Please note that only candidates who have been offered, and who have accepted, a place to study at Royal Holloway will be considered for any available funding opportunities.

We will consider applications from any area of our research specialisms in French, German, Hispanic Studies or Italian or on comparative topics which might include comparisons between the literature, film or culture of different language areas (including texts in translation) subject to expertise in the School or other comparative topics such as adaptation, reception, interpretation, performance, place and displacement or creative transfer amongst others: (http://www.rhul.ac.uk/mllc/research/home.aspx). Subject to a waiver of regulations, dissertations may be written in languages other than English.

Prospective applicants should contact Dr Sarah Wright (sarah.wright@rhul.ac.uk) as soon as possible who will be able to offer further advice on making an application, the programme, the fee waiver award, and on the range of research themes/topics on which we are able to offer expert supervision.”

Deadline Approaching for the Next Round of BCLA Postgraduate Bursaries

In 2014, the British Comparative Literature Association has announced a new scheme of postgraduate bursaries, designed to support attendance at conferences or research trips by BCLA members registered for a postgraduate degree (MA, MRes, MPhil, or PhD). Bursary applications may be accompanied by applications for membership.

The application deadline for the next round is 31 May 2016.

See Postgraduate Bursaries for details.