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BCLA Summer Graduate Reception

BCLA Summer Graduate Reception: Environments
Wednesday 8 June 2016, University of Essex

We are pleased to announce that the British Comparative Literature Association will be hosting a Graduate Reception on the evening of Wednesday 8 June 2016.

The theme for this year’s Summer Reception is “Environments”.

Our keynote speaker for the evening is Dr Susan Oliver (Reader in Literature at the University of Essex) whose talk is titled “Reading the Environment: Landscaping Violence and Restitution?”

Please see the programme for more information.

BCLA Graduate Receptions are friendly evening seminars which offer postgraduates working in Comparative Literature and related fields the opportunity to present their work to peers and academics, followed by an informal wine reception.

 

CFP: BCLA Summer Graduate Reception

Call for Papers
BCLA Summer Graduate Reception: Environments
Wednesday 8 June 2016, University of Essex

We are pleased to announce that the British Comparative Literature Association will be hosting a Graduate Reception on the evening of Wednesday 8 June 2016.

The theme for this year’s Summer Reception is “Environments” and we have three slots available for postgraduates to give a 20-minute paper on any aspect of their research in Comparative Literature that addresses literature’s multiple environments, such as socio-political, ethical, aesthetic, scientific, theoretical, natural, and so on, or examines the way in which the environment and environmental studies figure in the discipline of Comparative Literature. Submissions need not be limited to these parameters and we welcome broad and creative interpretations of this theme.

Our keynote speaker for the evening is Dr Susan Oliver (Reader in Literature at the University of Essex) whose talk is titled “Reading the Environment: Landscaping Violence and Restitution?”

BCLA Graduate Receptions are friendly evening seminars which offer postgraduates working in Comparative Literature and related fields the opportunity to present their work to peers and academics, followed by an informal wine reception.

The deadline for abstracts (up to 250 words) is Wednesday 18 May 2016; please send abstracts to us. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

Deadline Approaching for the Next Round of BCLA Postgraduate Bursaries

In 2014, the British Comparative Literature Association has announced a new scheme of postgraduate bursaries, designed to support attendance at conferences or research trips by BCLA members registered for a postgraduate degree (MA, MRes, MPhil, or PhD). Bursary applications may be accompanied by applications for membership.

The application deadline for the next round is 31 May 2016.

See Postgraduate Bursaries for details.

BCLA Response to Compulsory Redundancies in ML at Nottingham

The University of Nottingham has proposed severe cuts to staffing in the School of Cultures, Languages, and Area Studies (CLAS) at the University of Nottingham, as a result of a Portfolio Review in the Faculty of Arts. The Review proposes a savage reduction in staffing levels in CLAS. (See the open letter from the staff in the Department of German Studies, University of Nottingham)

In response, Marina Warner, the President of the BCLA, has commented on the plans, which are ‘startlingly ill-judged and short-termist’. In her letter to Professor Greenaway, the Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham, she warns against such a dangerous step:

‘The BCLA represents and supports the interests of research and teaching in comparative literary and cultural studies in the UK in multiple languages, and our members […] wish to protest in the strongest possible terms against such proposals.’