Call for Contributions to the British Comparative Literature Association Web Archive, “Culture and Quarantine”

The British Comparative Literature Association would like to invite its Executive, International Corresponding members, members and followers of the website, together with affiliated members of the International Comparative Literature Association, The British Comparative Literature Association would like to invite members, followers of the website, and specialists in Comparative Literature and Translation, to contribute reflections of …

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Conference, Sapienza University, Rome: Religious Totalitarianism, Utopic and Dystopic Inclusive/Exclusive Communities, 16 – 17 June 2022 (deadline 15 March 2022)

This conference will focus on dystopic and utopic novels that address the function of religion in creating inclusive/exclusive communities. Feminist, psychoanalytical, and sociological studies of such novels have flourished, but there has been relatively little examination of religion and its importance in creating inclusive/exclusive communities. The intent is to focus on the role of literature, …

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Double Issue: Comparative Critical Studies, vol. 18. 2-3: “Randomness”

In early March 2020, plans for the British Comparative Literature Association’s Triennial Conference were well underway. Venues had been booked, panels had been scheduled, and social activities arranged. We, the organizing committee, Professor Francesca Orsini, Dr Nicola Thomas and Dr Kelsie Donnelly, took the necessary steps to ensure that nothing was left to chance. Until, …

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Call for proposals: Dwelling: A Cultural Literacy Everywhere Symposium (online) 12 – 13 May 2022 (deadline 5 December 2022)

A Cultural Literacy Everywhere Symposium: 12–13 May 2022, via Zoom. Keynote Speakers Professor Alison Blunt, Queen Mary University of London, UKTopic – Home and beyond: dwelling and belonging in pandemic times Professor Colin Ellard, University of Waterloo, CanadaTopic – Dwelling in a digital age: Lessons from the pandemic Dr Rachel Hurdley, Cardiff University, UKTopic – …

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Online Lecture: 2021 UCL Rabindranath Tagore Lecture in Comparative Literature: N. Katherine Hayles (Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 17:00-19:00 UTC)

All welcome. This is a virtual event. Please note that there may be recording at some events. Please follow this FAQ link for more information. All our events are free but you can support the IAS here. UCL is delighted to welcome N. Katherine Hayles and her lecture: Ecological Reciprocity: Utopian and Dystopian Possibilities This event is free …

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NOW OPEN: BCLA/BCLT John Dryden Translation Competition 2021-2022 (deadline 7 February 2022)

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF ENTRIES: Monday 7 February 2022 Download John Dryden Competition Entry form The British Comparative Literature Association and the British Centre for Literary Translation are pleased to announce their continued joint sponsorship of the translation competition for 2021-2022. Prizes will be awarded for the best unpublished literary translations from any language into English, subject to finding a reader …

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BCLA Postgraduate Bursaries open for applications (deadline 30 November 2021)

Download the BCLA Postgraduate Application Form 2021 The British Comparative Literature Association is pleased to announce its scheme of postgraduate bursaries is again open for applications. The funding we offer is designed to support attendance at conferences, research trips or other research-related expenses by BCLA members registered for a postgraduate degree (MA, MRes, MPhil, or PhD). Each award will be …

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Online Conference: Spectacular Orientalism in Early Modern Europe, Goldsmiths, University of London, 24 – 25 February 2022 (extended deadline 19 November 2021)

CALL FOR PAPERS Centre for Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London, in collaboration with the Society for European Festivals Research 24-25 February 2022 Papers are invited on any aspect of the conference’s theme. These two days of talks and discussion will explore new perspectives on the representation of the Orient in early modern European art and performance …

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Online conference: Regeneration, University of Glasgow (14 May 2021)

On behalf of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Glasgow, we’re pleased to share the programme for ‘Regeneration’: the sixth annual postgraduate conference in Comparative Literature and Translation Studies. Organised in collaboration with the Writing in Transit research cluster, the event will take place online on Friday 14 May 2021. …

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