BCLA Postgraduate Conference: Revolution & Evolution

BCLA Postgraduate Conference: Revolution & Evolution
10-11 July 2014, University of Essex

Revolution and EvolutionThe preliminary programme for the BCLA Postgraduate Conference: Revolution & Evolution, which will take place on 10-11 July 2014 at the University of Essex, has now been announced. There will be two keynote lectures delivered by Professor Peter Hulme, University of Essex and Dr John Haynes, University of Essex. The conference will also feature a special strand: 1968 and Voices of the Youth as the final session on 11 July.

Early registration ends on 18 May 2014. Download the preliminary programme, visit the website or see the Facebook event page for details and registration.

BCLA Postgraduate Conference: Alternatives: Translation and the (Anti-) Canon

BCLA Postgraduate Conference: Alternatives: Translation and the (Anti-) Canon
24-25 April 2014, University of Glasgow and University of St Andrews

In collaboration with Scottish PEN


The programme for the first of the BCLA Postgraduate Conferences in 2014, Alternatives: Translation and the (Anti-) Canon, which will take place on 24-25 April 2014 at the University of Glasgow and the University of St Andrews, has now been announced. There will be three keynote lectures delivered by Dr Robin MacKenzie, BCLA Executive Committee Member and Treasurer, University of St Andrews; Kusay Hussein and Sue Reid Sexton, Scottish PEN and Henry Bell, Editor of A Bird is Not A Stone. 

The conference will also feature workshops in Translation and Creative Writing with Dr Anne Stokes, Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Stirling, Dr Elizabeth Reeder, Novelist and Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow, Dr Georgina Collins, Course Convener of Translation Studies at the University of Glasgow and Dr Samuel Tongue, Poet and Winner of Scottish New Writers Award.

There is no registration fee; however, registration by e-mail is necessary.

Download the programme for the BCLA Postgraduate Conference: Alternatives: Translation and the (Anti-)Canon. See also the Facebook event pages for 24 April and 25 April.

Cultural Studies Conference in Skopje: ‘Popular Culture: Reading from Below’

Organised by the Institute of Macedonian Literature and the Cultural Studies in Literature at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia, the conference entitled the ‘Popular Culture: Reading From Below’ is dedicated to the fifty years jubilee of the establishment of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham

Organisers of the conference, which will take place between 3-4 November 2014, state that ‘this conference is not proposed as a remembrance of the history of the discipline or as a discussion on its research results, but rather the anniversary is just a cause of continuous interdisciplinary research of some of the topics they set off. Above all it is aimed at various theoretical and applicative articulations of the contemporary cultural context, both locally and globally.‘ Deadline for abstracts is 15 May 2014.

Visit the website for details.

‘Found in Translation’: Postgraduate Conference

Organised by a group of postgraduates at the University of Kent and the University of Sussex,  Found in Translation is a one-day conference aimed at postgraduate students of Literature and related disciplines from CHASE-affiliated institutions. The aim is to explore the broad theme of translation.

The conference, which will take place on 30 May 2014 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, features two parallel panels concluding with a keynote by Dr Patricia Novillo-Corvalán from the University of Kent.

Visit the website for details.

Dr Lucie Campos at the University of Kent

The Centre for Modern European Literature at the University of Kent will be hosting Dr Lucie Campos from Collège de France as Visiting Research Fellow from 25 March to 5 April. During her time at Canterbury, Dr Campos, who is also an editor of the online journal La Vie des Idées, will give a paper, and will lead a workshop.

Her talk entitled ‘History without Pathos?’ will be taking place at 5:00 pm on 26 March 2014,  and will be exploring examples of late twentieth-century literature which, while closely related to historical context, seem to avoid or to deconstruct the mechanisms of pathos and empathy often associated with fiction.

The workshop entitled ‘Online Publishing in the Humanities’, on the other hand, will be taking place at 5:00 pm on 1 April 2014, and will provide the opportunity to discuss different aspects of online publishing as well as current debates about the possibility of a European space for research.

Visit the website for details.