Category Archives: Lectures

Dr Lucie Campos at the University of Kent

The Centre for Modern European Literature at the University of Kent will be hosting Dr Lucie Campos from Collège de France as Visiting Research Fellow from 25 March to 5 April. During her time at Canterbury, Dr Campos, who is also an editor of the online journal La Vie des Idées, will give a paper, and will lead a workshop.

Her talk entitled ‘History without Pathos?’ will be taking place at 5:00 pm on 26 March 2014,  and will be exploring examples of late twentieth-century literature which, while closely related to historical context, seem to avoid or to deconstruct the mechanisms of pathos and empathy often associated with fiction.

The workshop entitled ‘Online Publishing in the Humanities’, on the other hand, will be taking place at 5:00 pm on 1 April 2014, and will provide the opportunity to discuss different aspects of online publishing as well as current debates about the possibility of a European space for research.

Visit the website for details.

David Damrosch to Speak at the University of Leeds

David Damrosch, Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University and past President of the American Comparative Literature Association, will be delivering a lecture entitled ‘Tupi or Not Tupi: The World in the Nation’ at the University of Leeds on 5 March 2014, Wednesday at 5:15 pm at the Conference Auditorium. 

Damrosch Lecture Poster ImageThe lecture will be followed by a roundtable discussion with Professor Paolo de Medeiros (University of Warwick), Professor Wen-chin Ouyang (SOAS, University of London) and Dr Elinor Shaffer (Clare Hall, University of Cambridge and School of Advanced Study, University of London), and a reading by the Argentinian writer Fernando Sorrentino.

The reception sponsored by the BCLA will conclude the evening. The lecture is open to the public.

Download the poster for the ‘Tupi or Not Tupi: The World in the Nation’ by David Damrosch for further details.

This event is being organised in conjunction with the BCLA Spring Postgraduate Reception 2014.

For more information, contact Professor Stuart Taberner.

Ben Hutchinson to Deliver the KIASH Professorial Inaugural Lecture

Ben Hutchinson, Professor of European Literature at the University of Kent and Executive Committee Member of the British Comparative Literature Association, will be delivering the Kent Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (KIASH) Professorial Inaugural Lecture on 21 February 2014. The lecture is entitled ‘ “Creatures Facing Backwards”: Modernity, Literature and Lateness’ and will take place at the Grimond Building, Lecture Theatre 1 at 6:00pm.

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2014 Malcolm Bowie Memorial Lecture by Susan Tomes

BCLA Malcolm Bowie Memorial Lecture 2014This year’s Malcolm Bowie Memorial Lecture, ‘Memory: A Musician’s Perspective’, will be delivered by Susan Tomes, pianist and writer. Generously hosted by Goldsmiths, University of London, the lecture will take place at 3:00 pm on 25 January 2014, Saturday at Deptford Town Hall, New Cross Road, SE14 6AF, London.

Download the poster for the BCLA Malcolm Bowie Memorial Lecture 2014 for further details.

The lecture is open to the public; however, spaces will be limited. Book a free place on Eventbrite.

For more information, see Malcolm Bowie Memorial Lecture Series.