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 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.