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BCLA Autumn Postgraduate Reception 2014

We are pleased to announce that the BCLA will be hosting its Autumn Postgraduate Reception on 28 October 2014, Tuesday at the University College London.

The Reception will start at 5:30 pm and take place at the Darwin Building, Room B15. We will have three papers preceded by a keynote lecture delivered by Dr Florian Mussgnung:

Welcome and introduction by Professor Elinor Shaffer, FBA, Founding Member of the BCLA Executive Committee, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge and School of Advanced Study, University of London

Keynote lecture: ‘Re-thinking Genre in an Age of World Literature’ by Dr Florian Mussgnung, Reader in Italian and Comparative Literature, University College London

‘From London to Taipei: Writing the Past in Youyuan jingmeng (Wandering in the Garden, Waking from a Dream) and Mrs. Dalloway’ by Shao-Hua Wang, Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford

‘Aestheticism: An Attempt at a Cosmopolitan Literature?’ by Claire Bitoun, Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford

‘Beyond Borders: A Hermeneutic Perspective on the Cross-cultural Interpretation of Texts’ by Joanna Wilson, School of English, University of Leicester

All are welcome and admission is free of charge.

Download the event poster for details.

Our Postgraduate Receptions are friendly seminars that offer postgraduates working in Comparative Literature and related fields the opportunity to present their work to peers and academics and are followed by a wine reception.

David Damrosch to Speak at the University of Leeds

David Damrosch, Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University and past President of the American Comparative Literature Association, will be delivering a lecture entitled ‘Tupi or Not Tupi: The World in the Nation’ at the University of Leeds on 5 March 2014, Wednesday at 5:15 pm at the Conference Auditorium. 

Damrosch Lecture Poster ImageThe lecture will be followed by a roundtable discussion with Professor Paolo de Medeiros (University of Warwick), Professor Wen-chin Ouyang (SOAS, University of London) and Dr Elinor Shaffer (Clare Hall, University of Cambridge and School of Advanced Study, University of London), and a reading by the Argentinian writer Fernando Sorrentino.

The reception sponsored by the BCLA will conclude the evening. The lecture is open to the public.

Download the poster for the ‘Tupi or Not Tupi: The World in the Nation’ by David Damrosch for further details.

This event is being organised in conjunction with the BCLA Spring Postgraduate Reception 2014.

For more information, contact Professor Stuart Taberner.