Online Conference: Dickens and Decadence, 2-3 September 2021 (Abstract deadline 30 April 2021)

This conference invites papers which seek to fill in our knowledge of both Dickens’ decadence and the decadents’ Dickens. In so doing, the conference aims to contribute to the fields of Dickens studies, of comparative world literature, and of nineteenth-century British literary history as well as the burgeoning field of decadence studies.

Online Workshop: Covid and the Woman Writer, IMLR, University of London, 30 April 2021

Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s WritingOnline Workshop, Friday, 30 April 2021 Covid and the Woman Writer The sudden change to human life as a result of the current pandemic has yet to be understood, and it will no doubt take years to comprehend its impact upon the human subject. Women in particular may …

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Online Workshop: Fictions of Retranslation: Retranslating Language and Style in Prose Fiction, University of Oxford, March 11 – 12, 2021

Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation (OCCT)  invites you to join us for a one-day virtual workshop on language and style in prose fiction retranslation. The workshop will be hosted online, on Teams, on 11-12 March 2021. If you would like to attend as an external participant, please contact anna.saroldi@ell.ox.ac.uk and rowan.anderson@ell.ox.ac.uk. Scholars such as Brisset, Deane-Cox and Susam-Sarajeva …

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Online Conference: The Experience of Loneliness in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, 29–30 June 2021 (deadline 1 April 2021)

University of Birmingham, UK, 29–30 June 2021 (deadline 1 April 2021)Keynote Speakers: Professor Helen Wilcox (Bangor University), Dr Jenni Hyde (Lancaster University)  John Worthington, Church of England clergyman and close associate of the Cambridge Platonists, complained of isolation from fellow scholars in his rectory at the small village of Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire, in the 1660s. Similarly, the …

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Comparative Literature Research Seminar Series, King’s College London, Spring 2021

You are warmly invited to Comparative Literature Research Seminars at Kings College London this spring term. All sessions take place on Wednesday afternoons at 4.30pm on MS Teams unless otherwise specified. All are welcome to join! The programme poster is here, with links to attend each seminar, or can be found in text format below: 27 January 2021 – Dr Rosa …

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Regeneration: Postgraduate Conference in Comparative Literature and Translation Studies, University of Glasgow, 14 May 2021 (deadline 10 March 2021)

Professor Matthew Reynolds, University of OxfordDr Mia Spiro, University of Glasgow As Spring 2021 approaches, there is hope that the season we associate with growth, re-emergence and new life will bring much-anticipated positive change. With vaccines expected to offer widespread medical protection and emotional relief, human life might return to something resembling ‘normality’. However, we …

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Women Writing China: Female Authors and Chinese Literature, University of Leeds, 5 February 2021

You are warmly invited to attend a seminar on Women Writing China: Female Authors and Chinese Literature, hosted by Leeds Centre for New Chinese Writing and Sinoist Books.  The event will take place on 5th February 2021 at 13:00: register for your tickets here or by using the Eventbrite link below. Featuring Li Juan, an acclaimed Chinese essayist writing from the extreme …

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Lydia Davis: Writing, Reading and Translation, IMLR, University of London, 11 – 12 February, 2021

Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London invites you to a conference on Writing, Reading and Translation, featuring guest speaker Lydia Davis Date: 11 February 2021, 1.30pm – 12 February 2021, 5.45pm Venue: Online Schedule (all times in GMT): Guest speaker: Lydia Davis Keynote speakers: Emily Eells (University of Paris …

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Call for Applications: Three Lectureships in Comparative Literature, Utrecht University (Deadline 9 April 2021)

The Department of Languages, Literature, and Communication is seeking to appoint three lecturers in Comparative Literature. The positions are for a period of 1 year starting from the academic year 2021-2022. The lecturers will be involved in high-quality teaching in all related programmes (BA Literary Studies, Liberal Arts BA at University College Utrecht, MA Literature Today, and …

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BCLA/BCLT John Dryden Translation Competition 2020-2021 now open (deadline 8 February 2021)

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF ENTRIES: 8 February 2021 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 2020-2021. Prizes will be awarded for the best unpublished literary translations from any language into English, subject to finding a reader (entrance …

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