Category Archives: Symposiums

Poetry in Metamorphosis

Organised by the British Comparative Literature Association, the British Academy, the British School at Rome and the Italian Cultural Institute London, Poetry in Metamorphosis will take place in London at the British Academy and the Italian Cultural Institute on 21 October 2014 as part of the British Academy Guardian Language Festival and the Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo 2014.

Speakers include: Jacob Blakesley (Leeds), Nadia Cannata and colleagues (Sapienza Università di Roma), Daniela Caselli (Manchester), F. M. Federici (UCL), Paul Howard (Cambridge), Daniela La Penna (Reading), Matthew Reynolds (Oxford), Claudia Rossignoli (St Andrews) and Nigel Vincent (Manchester).

In addition, BCLA Secretary Matthew Reynolds will be introducing readings by Philip Terry (Essex) from Dante’s Inferno and BCLA President Marina Warner will be introducing Jamie McKendrick’s new translation of the poetry of Antonella Anedda.

See the programme or visit the website for details.

International Translation Day 2014

This year’s International Translation Day Symposium will be taking place on 26 September 2014 at the British Library in London. The conference is expected to bring together a wide variety of people who are interested in the art and business of literary translation.

From ‘Migrating Languages’, a talk on migrating and evolving languages in the UK, to ‘Singing the Meaning: Words and Translation in Opera’, various aspects of translation will be covered during the symposium.

The International Translation Day symposium is organised by Free Word,  English PEN, the British Library, the British Centre for Literary Translation, the Translators’ Association, Literature Across FrontiersWales Literature Exchange and Words Without Borders.

See the poster for details or register on the website.

Symposium: ‘More Crimes across the Continent’

The European Commission Representation in the UK in partnership with City University London will be holding a symposium on continental crime writing and its translation into English at the Europe House in London on 21 March 2014.

The introductory lecture will be followed by workshops with authors and translators in which context and culture, vocabulary and street talk will be part of the discussion. Workshop leaders include the following:

Writers: Pia Juul (Denmark); Marcelo Fois (Italy); Dominique Manotti (France) and Domingo Villar (Spain), and

Translators: Silvester Mazzarella (Italian); Ros Schwarz (French); Amanda Hopkinson (Spanish) and Pia Juul (Danish).

Entrance to the event is free but places are limited. To reserve a place please contact Joanna Zywotko.

Download the event poster for programme and registration details.