Announcement: Winners of the British Comparative Literature Association Arthur Terry Essay Prize 2022

The British Comparative Literature Association offers an annual prize for an essay written in English on any aspect of comparative literature in memory of Arthur Terry (1927–2004), who served as President of the BCLA for many years. Arthur Terry was Emeritus Professor in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex, and one of the …

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

As the latest iteration of the coronavirus continues to impact our lives and careers, with no definitive conclusion in sight, the British Comparative Literature Association would like to invite its members, followers of the BCLA website, and specialists in Comparative Literature and Translation, whether lecturers, early career researchers or postgraduates, to contribute reflections of no …

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Winners of the 2021-2022 John Dryden Translation Competition

The BCLA is delighted to announce the outcome of the John Dryden Translation Competition. The John Dryden Translation Competition awards prizes for unpublished literary translations from any language into English. Literary translation includes poetry, prose, or drama from any period. AILSA WOOD AZZARO has been awarded first place for The Beatrice Monologues translated from Stefano Benni’s Italian …

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English Pen: International Translation Day, 29 – 30 September 2022

Every International Translation Day (30 September), English PEN hosts a programme of talks, workshops and networking opportunities for literary translators.This year, ITD expands into a two-day programme in collaboration with the British Library, with an in-person day at Conway Hall, London, on Thursday 29 September and an online day on Friday 30 September. Explore the programme of …

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PG & ECR Conference: (Re)negotiations of Migration in Contemporary Literature and Film. IMLR, University of London, 13 January 2023 (deadline 30 September 2022)

On the Move and Moving On: (Re)negotiations of Migration in Contemporary Literature and Film.A PGR and ECR conference to be held at the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR), University of London, on 13 January 2023.Organisers: Vivian Jochens (IMLR) and Franziska Wolf (University of Birmingham/Oxford)Call for Contributions – deadline 30 September 2022 Migration is one …

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Conference: Uses of Modernism, Ghent University, Belgium, 18 – 24 September 2023 (deadline 15 October 2022)

From the mid-1990s onwards new approaches to the study of Modernism and its cultural, geographical and chronological boundaries have been developed. This new trend in Modernism studies marks a turning point in thirty years of debates on the categories of High Modernism, Postmodernism and Late Modernism that also questions Western-centred notions of Modernism. The increasing …

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International Conference on Languages, Literature and Translation Studies, University of Mons, Belgium, 27 – 28 April 2023 (deadline 30 September 2022)

International conference organised to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the School of International Interpreters, now the Faculty of Translation and Interpretation of the University of Mons (Belgium) Consult the conference website here Confirmed keynote speakers:— Anthony Pym, University of Melbourne (Australia)— Christine Lombez, Nantes Université (France) Like the humanities and social sciences in general, the disciplines of Languages, Literature and …

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Conference: Shifting Landscapes of the Medieval World, CRASSH, University of Cambridge, 14 – 15 September 2022

Keynote Speakers: Hanna Vorholt (History of Art, University of York) Emanuele Lugli (Department of Art & Art History, Stanford) Introduction Although the word ‘landscape’ entered English in the sixteenth century, the concept of the land as it shapes and is shaped by human activity is much, much older. Much more than a backdrop to narrative, much more …

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In Defence of Radical Inquiry in Comparative Literature, Translation and the Study of Languages (online), Monday, 13 June, 13.00 – 15.00 UCT

About this event In defence of Radical Inquiry in Comparative Literature, Translation and the Study of LanguagesAn event in solidarity and support of our colleagues at Goldsmiths, University of London Organised by members of the London Intercollegiate Network for Comparative Studies (LINKS) this event will celebrate and showcase the importance of teaching and research in …

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BCLA Glyn Hambrook Postgraduate Research Award (deadline July 1 2022)

All postgraduate members of the British Comparative Literature Association are invited to apply for the Glyn Hambrook Postgraduate Research Award 2022. The funding is is worth up to £250.00, and this sum may be used by postgraduate students for any costs incurred for the purpose of research activities. These may include travel expenses, registration fees …

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Conference: Women in World(-)Literature, University of Warwick, Wednesday 22 – 23 June 2022

The BCLA is proud to sponsor the conference Women in World(-)Literature, University of Warwick, 22 – 23 June 2022, a hybrid conference to be held on Microsoft Teams and in the Oculus Building on Wednesday 22nd – 23rd June 2022. Register your online or in-person attendance here. “A single but radically uneven world-system; a singular modernity, combined …

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