Contributions Invited for Diffractions

Contributions are invited for the next volume of the Diffractions – Graduate Journal for the Study of Culture, an online, peer reviewed and open access journal published by the doctoral programme in Culture Studies at the Catholic University of Portugal. The theme of the fourth issue is ‘Popping the Question: The Question of Popular Culture’.

Deadline for submitting full articles of no more than 20 A4 pages (not including bibliography) and a short bio of about 150 words is 30 November 2014. Submissions may be in Portuguese, English or Spanish, and the journal also accepts book reviews.

See the call for papers for  details.

2014 Arthur Terry Postgraduate Essay Prize

The British Comparative Literature Association continues to recognise work of outstanding merit at Master’s level with the Arthur Terry Postgraduate Essay Prize. Prizes are awarded for essays that were written in the same academic year by a postgraduate student at Master’s level registered at an institution of higher education in the United Kingdom or Ireland and submitted for assessment within that institution. There are three prizes of £100, £50, and £30 and the winning entrants are also given one-year free BCLA membership.

Closing date for receipt of entries for 2014 is 8 September 2014.

See the winners of the Arthur Terry Postgraduate Essay Prize for 2013.

For more information see the Arthur Terry Postgraduate Essay Prize.

‘Arch&Lit: Inter-Arts Dialogues’ in Lisbon

The Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS) of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon will be organising an international conference entitled ‘Arch&Lit: Inter-Arts Dialogues’ on 4-5 December 2014. The conference  aims to discuss a wide variety of topics in relation to arts, architecture and literature.

Proposals for 20-minute papers especially with a comparative and transdisciplinary approach are invited. Deadline for abstracts along with a biography is 30 September 2014. Working languages of the conference are Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Visit the website for details.

Hakluyt Society Essay Prize

From 2015, the Hakluyt Society will award an annual essay prize (or more than one) of up to a total of £750. Winners will be invited to publish their essays in the online journal of the Hakluyt Society if they wish to do so. The prize or prizes for 2015 will be presented at the Hakluyt Society’s Annual General Meeting in London in June 2015, where winners will be invited to attend as the Society’s guests; travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed. Winners will also receive a one year membership of the Hakluyt Society.

Essays that are based on original research in any discipline in the humanities or social sciences, and on any aspect of the history of travel, exploration and cultural encounter or their effects, in the tradition of the work of the Hakluyt Society are expected to be submitted by 1 November 2014.

Download the submission procedure or visit the website for details.

International Translation Day 2014

This year’s International Translation Day Symposium will be taking place on 26 September 2014 at the British Library in London. The conference is expected to bring together a wide variety of people who are interested in the art and business of literary translation.

From ‘Migrating Languages’, a talk on migrating and evolving languages in the UK, to ‘Singing the Meaning: Words and Translation in Opera’, various aspects of translation will be covered during the symposium.

The International Translation Day symposium is organised by Free Word,  English PEN, the British Library, the British Centre for Literary Translation, the Translators’ Association, Literature Across FrontiersWales Literature Exchange and Words Without Borders.

See the poster for details or register on the website.