Tag Archives: March 2014

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.

Symposium: ‘More Crimes across the Continent’

The European Commission Representation in the UK in partnership with City University London will be holding a symposium on continental crime writing and its translation into English at the Europe House in London on 21 March 2014.

The introductory lecture will be followed by workshops with authors and translators in which context and culture, vocabulary and street talk will be part of the discussion. Workshop leaders include the following:

Writers: Pia Juul (Denmark); Marcelo Fois (Italy); Dominique Manotti (France) and Domingo Villar (Spain), and

Translators: Silvester Mazzarella (Italian); Ros Schwarz (French); Amanda Hopkinson (Spanish) and Pia Juul (Danish).

Entrance to the event is free but places are limited. To reserve a place please contact Joanna Zywotko.

Download the event poster for programme and registration details.

BCLA Spring Postgraduate Reception 2014

BCLA Spring 2014 Reception Poster ImageWe are pleased to announce that the BCLA will be hosting a Postgraduate Reception in the afternoon of 5 March 2014, Wednesday at the University of Leeds. This is the first time a BCLA Postgraduate Reception is held outside of London! We do hope to make this a regular event so that every year the autumn receptions are held at an institution based in London and the spring receptions are held elsewhere in the UK.

This spring, the BCLA Postgraduate Reception is organised in collaboration with the School of English at the University of Leeds and in conjunction with the lecture David Damrosch will be delivering at the University of Leeds. Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University and past President of the American Comparative Literature Association, David Damrosch kindly agreed to be present throughout the Postgraduate Reception and respond to the papers. Following the BCLA Postgraduate Reception, he will be delivering a lecture entitled ‘Tupi or Not Tupi: The World in the Nation’.

The Spring Postgraduate Reception will start at 2 pm and take place at the Leeds Humanities Research Institute Seminar Room 1. We will have two papers that will be engaging with David Damrosch’s book entitled What is World Literature? (Princeton University Press, 2003):

‘Writing Cultures: Claude Lévi-Strauss and the Ethnographic Imaginary’ by Nile Davies, Comparative Literature, University College London

‘A Circulating Centre: Naipaul’s The Enigma of Arrival and European Culture’ by Adele Tiengo, Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

These will be followed by responses to Robert J. C. Young’s ‘World Literature and Postcolonialism’ by

Dr Slavica Rankovic, Teaching Fellow, School of English, University of Leeds

Arthur Rose, School of English, University of Leeds

All are welcome. Admission is free of charge; however, as seating will be limited, please let us know.

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.

BCLA Spring Postgraduate Reception 2014 to be Held at the University of Leeds

Call for papers now closed. See the BCLA Spring Postgraduate Reception event page for details.

We are pleased to announce that the BCLA will be hosting a Postgraduate Reception in the afternoon of 5 March 2014, Wednesday at the University of Leeds. This is the first time a BCLA Postgraduate Reception is held outside of London! We do hope to make this a regular event so that every year the autumn receptions are held at an institution based in London and the spring receptions are held elsewhere in the UK.

This spring, the BCLA Postgraduate Reception is organised in conjunction with the lecture David Damrosch will be delivering at the University of Leeds. Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University and past President of the American Comparative Literature Association, David Damrosch kindly agreed to be present throughout the Postgraduate Reception and respond to the papers. Following the BCLA Postgraduate Reception, he will be delivering a lecture entitled ‘Tupi or Not Tupi: The World in the Nation’.

We have two or three slots available for postgraduates to give a 10-15 minute paper on any aspect of the relationship between Comparative Literature and Postcolonialism. Papers addressing David Damrosch’s contribution to the field of Comparative Literature or issues raised by his book entitled What is World Literature? (Princeton University Press, 2003) are particularly welcome.

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.

Abstracts (up to 250 words) should be sent using the form below, or alternatively emailed to bclapgrepresentative@gmail.com by 20 February 2014, Thursday. We may be able to be flexible if you indicate your interest but are not able to write an abstract before then. The call is open to all postgraduate students whose research falls within Comparative Literature; however, preference may be given in making a decision to those who are members of the BCLA. We are able to reimburse travel expenses of speakers who are based outside Leeds; if you would like to be considered, please indicate this at the end when sending your abstract.

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.