Category Archives: Postgraduate Events

The BCLA At Home (SOAS)

THE BCLA AT HOME
Saturday, 18th November 2017
SOAS, University of London
Brunei Gallery – B 102

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From Thesis to Publication (12.00)Training session and discussion aimed especially at postgraduate students and early career academics, led by:

Dr Graham Nelson (Oxford ), Managing Editor of the Legenda (home to the BCLA’s own Studies in Comparative Literature, as well as Transcript and other interesting series).
Dr Richard Hibbitt (Leeds), Editor of the BCLA’s journal Comparative Critical Studies.
Prof Sanja Bahun (Essex), Associate Editor for Feminist Modernist Studies.
Prof Ben Hutchinson (Kent), Editor of Palgrave Studies in Modern European Literature.

Members of the BCLA Editorial Committee responsible for selecting publications for Studies in Comparative Literature will also be present and happy to answer questions.

Sandwich Lunch (1.30), featuring the Award of this year’s Arthur Terry Postgraduate Essay Prize

AGM & Open Meeting of the Executive Committee (2.15)

Wine Reception (5.00), featuring President Prof Susan Bassnett (Warwick) in conversation with Prof Matthew Reynolds (Oxford) and members of the BCLA

Please come and join us for this interesting and convivial day!

MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities

The MHRA (Modern Humanities Research Association) is looking for a second postgraduate editor for its online journal, MHRA Working Papers in the Humanities. Working Papers was launched in 2006 and is aimed at early career researchers and postgraduates.

The successful applicant will serve as a second postgraduate representative to the MHRA Executive Committee, attending three committee meetings per year in London and advising on postgraduate matters. The position will also involve an element of conference organisation. For further information about the work of the MHRA.

This position starts in January 2017 and ends in December 2018. Whilst unpaid, it offers invaluable experience in the world of academic publishing, as well as representing a chance to work constructively for the future of the Humanities more broadly. Applications are welcome from postgraduates working in any of the ‘modern humanities’, defined as relating to the modern and medieval languages, literatures and cultures of Europe (including English and the Slavonic languages, and the cultures of the European diaspora).

Applicants should send a CV and cover letter (in a single Word file, please), together with a letter of support from their supervisor, as email attachments to Mrs Ann Keith, Assistant Secretary, by 5 December 2016. Informal enquiries are welcome and may be addressed to the current representative, Eleanor Dobson.

Postgraduate Funding at Royal Holloway – Studentships, Masters by Research Fee Waivers

Postgraduate funding at Royal Holloway, University of London for outstanding students in the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

AHRC Studentships
The Department is able to nominate students for the AHRC TECHNE studentship competition. Information about applying for an AHRC TECHNE studentship and an application form can be found on the College AHRC web page. More information about the TECHNE Doctoral Training Partnership is on the TECHNE website.

College Studentships
Royal Holloway also has a number of College Studentships available. Please note that students who apply for a TECHNE award will be considered automatically for a College Scholarship.

Note that the deadline for Techne and College applications with the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway is Monday 16th January at 4pm (references must be received by 29th January).

TECHNE is led by Royal Holloway. The other member institutions are: Brighton, Kingston, Roehampton, University of the Arts London, Royal College of Art and Surrey. TECHNE’s vision is to produce highly motivated scholars prepared for careers inside and outside of academia. TECHNE has 14 organisational partners which include the Barbican, The National Archives, Natural History Museum, Museum of London, BFI and Science Museum.

Current research expertise in the School includes: Animal Studies, Ecocriticism and the Anthropocene, Translation, Gender Studies, Trauma Studies, Critical and Cultural Theory, and Globalisation and Consumer Culture. We strongly encourage interdisciplinary projects https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/mllc/home.aspx

For more information visit our website or contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr Sarah Wright or the postgraduate administrator Ann Hobbs.

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Masters by Research Fee Waiver

Funding for Master of Arts by Research in French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian and Comparative Literature and Culture in the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

The School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures is pleased to invite applications for Master of Arts by Research fee waiver (equivalent to a fee waiver at home/EU rate) and bursaries of £1000 (note that these may not be awarded concurrently).

This is a flexible programme offering in-depth, directed research on a topic of your choice which will allow you to gain new insights in critical and literary theory, literature, continental philosophy, film, cultural studies or the visual arts in Comparative Literature and Culture, French, German, Hispanic Studies or Italian. You will receive one-to-one supervision, feedback and support but also benefit from a taught course to hone your skills in critical analysis. As a postgraduate student at Royal Holloway, you will join an energetic research community with the opportunity for personal and research development training.

For more information,contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr Sarah Wright or the postgraduate administrator Ann Hobbs.

Previous knowledge of a language is not always necessary. For more information, and for guidelines on submitting a research proposal, click here.

Deadline for Masters by Research fee waiver applications: 20th February 2017 at 4pm.

CFP: Andalusia in Andalucía: An International Conference on Flannery O’Connor

Andalusia in Andalucía: An International Conference on Flannery O’Connor, Universidad Loyola Andalucía, Seville, Spain, 22-25 June 2017

The conference Andalusia in Andalucía: An International Conference on Flannery O’Connor will investigate the international standing of American writer Flannery O’Connor, with special focus given to the reception of her work among Spanish translators and scholars. In its broadest vision, the conference encourages papers that put Spanish Baroque aesthetics into conversation with the literary aesthetics of Flannery O’Connor’s work.

Possible themes for conference papers and panels include, but are not limited to:
•The Catholic Baroque and the Literary Grotesque
•O’Connor and the Spanish Mystics: Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross
•O’Connor and Ignatius of Loyola: An Ignatian Imagination?
•O’Connor and Baroque Painting: El Greco to Velazquez
•The Quixotic Flannery O’Connor
•O’Connor’s South and the Global South
•The Mystery and Manners of Spanish Arts and Letters
•O’Connor and Federico Garcia Lorca
•The Politics of Faith: Al-Andalus to Franco
•Spanish Authors Roundtable
•Spanish Translators Roundtable

General registration for the conference will be $100USD, while graduate students can register for free. Six travel scholarships will be awarded.

Submit a 500-800 word abstract to: andalusia.in.andalucia@gmail.com.

Submission deadline: 1st March 2017

For more information about the conference, please visit: http://luc.edu/ccih/stories/archive/oconnorinandalucia.shtml

CFP: The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference

The British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference, University of Bristol, Thursday 6th April – Saturday 8th April 2017

Keynote talks will be given by Professor Havi Carel (University of Bristol), Professor Robert Mitchell (Duke University), and Professor Ralph O’Connor (University of Aberdeen).

The BSLS invites proposals for twenty-minute papers, or panels of three papers, on any subjects within the field of literature and science.

In addition, we are hoping to put together sessions with looser, non-traditional formats, and would welcome proposals from any person or persons interested in making presentations of approximately ten minutes from notes rather than completed papers. Our hope is that the latter format will encourage longer Q&A sessions with more discussion. If you have a topic or research area which would suit such a discussion, we would also like to hear from you. Other innovative formats are also welcomed, but please email your suggestion to the organisers for consideration well in advance of the submission deadline.

Please send an abstract (c.200 words) and short biographical note to the conference organiser by no later than 5pm GMT, Friday 9 December 2016. Please include the abstract and biographical note in the body of the email and not in an attachment. All proposers of a paper or panel will receive notification of the results by the end of January 2017. Proposals and all enquiries should be sent to Ros Powell.

The conference fee will be waived for two graduate students in exchange for written reports on the conference, to be published in the BSLS Newsletter. If you are interested in being selected for one of these awards, please mention this when sending in your proposal. To qualify you will need to be registered for a postgraduate degree at the time of the conference.

Please note that those attending the conference will need to make their own arrangements for accommodation. Information on local hotels will be made available soon.

Conference delegates will need to register as members of the BSLS (annual membership: £25 waged/ £10 unwaged). It will be possible to join the BSLS when registering for the conference online.

Further information can be found here.