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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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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Online Conference: Lafcadio Hearn and the Global Imagination at the Fin-de-Siècle, University of Durham, 29 June- 1 July 2022

Keynote speakers:  Dr Antony Goedhals, University of Pretoria Dr Stefano Evangelista, University of Oxford  This online conference will consider the writer and translator Lafcadio Hearn (Koizumi Yakumo, 1850-1904) and his significance for conceptions of global and transnational cultural exchange, both in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries and in his legacies today.  Hearn is one of the most important …

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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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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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Lecture Series: Postcolonial Theatre, The Goldsmiths Centre for Comparative Literature (online), May 5, 19, 26, 2022

This series of 3 talks by members of the Goldsmiths Department of Theatre and Performance will examine how contemporary theatre from the UK, USA, France and West Africa is staging legacies of colonial history in postcolonial societies today. The series, starting in May 2022, will bring together Clare Finburgh Delijani, Tiziana Morosetti and Sola Adeyemi. …

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Virtual Symposium, Cultural Literacy Everywhere: “Dwelling”, University College, Dublin, 11 – 13 May 2022

The British Comparative Literature Association is proud to sponsor the Cultural Literacy Everywhere Virtual Symposium, “Dwelling”, hosted by University College Dublin. The Symposium will take place via Zoom, 11 – 13 May 2022. Download the full symposium programmeRegister for the symposium Abstracts and biographies KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Professor Alison Blunt, Queen Mary, University of LondonHome and …

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Conference: Cultural Enclosure and Literary Form, University of Oxford, 30 September 2022 (deadline 11 May 2022)

Please submit abstracts (300 words max.) for fifteen-minute papers to: enclosureconf@ell.ox.ac.uk by 11th May 2022. Speakers will be notified of decision by 31st May 2022. Limited funds are available for speaker travel expenses – please enquire using same email. It is now something of a commonplace that post-Fordist value production revolves increasingly around ‘intangible […] …

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Conference: Decadent Bodies, Goldsmiths University of London, 28 – 29 July 2022 (deadline 31 March, 2022)

Decadence has an uneasy relationship with the body. It is at once a site of profound sensorial pleasure, and a material trapping to be escaped through aesthetic or narcotic stimulation. Decadence is ‘of’ the body – it augments its sensorial capabilities and cultivates uncommon tastes – but it also recognises the body as that which …

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IMLR, University of London Early Career Fellowships: Inclusion, Participation and Engagements (deadline 11 March 2022)

INSTITUTE OF MODERN LANGUAGES RESEARCHSchool of Advanced Study • University of LondonEarly Career Fellowships: Inclusion, Participation and EngagementThe Institutes of Classical Studies, English Studies, and Modern Languages Research at the School of Advanced Study, University of London, are offering three five-month funded fellowships in languages, literatures and cultures. These are intended to support projects that …

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