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OCCT Event: Korean Literature and Translation

Korean Literature and Translation in Dialogue with the Circulation and Translation of Indian Language Texts in South and East-Asia in the 19th century

February 24, 2016 – 16:30 to 18:30

Radcliffe Humanities Building, Seminar Room, University of Oxford

Speaker(s):

Dr Jieun Kiaer (Oriental studies, Oxford), Dr Mishka Sinha (History Faculty, Cambridge)
Chair: Dr Sowon Park (Oxford)

For more information, please see the OCCT website.

Dr. Jieun Kiaer (Oxford) :What words say and can’t say: questions in translating the contemporary Korean novel

In this paper, Kiaer will discuss the socio-linguistic concerns found in contemporary Korean novel translation. He will explore four novels: The Hen Who dreamed she could fly by Seonmi Hwang, Please look after my mother by Kyungsook Shin, Our Happy Time by Jiyoung Kong and Princess Bari by Hwang Sok-young. He will cover issues regarding translating names, interpersonal relations and different socio-cultural values.

Dr Mishka Sinha (Cambridge): How to read the East: Publishers’ series and the making of an Oriental canon

This paper presents a preliminary analysis of the history of Western publishers’ series of Eastern texts, their role in the making of an Oriental canon and the shaping of a market for Eastern ideas and literature in Britain and Europe, in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The paper will consider in particular three series which introduced Oriental literary and philosophical texts in translation to potentially new audiences: Nicholas Trübner’s Oriental Series, OUP’s Sacred Books of the East, and John Murray’s Wisdom of the East Series. The first two were published from 1878 and 1879, respectively, and the last from 1905. All three published works that had been translated into English, by publishers located in Britain. However, Trübner was a German immigrant, two of the series had German Orientalists as editors, and the third a British and an Indian editor. Their markets and audiences ranged across Europe and the United States and farther afield.  Both Trübner’s Series and the Sacred Books were subsidised by the colonial Government in India. The series represent examples of cross-cultural production and reception as well as an intersection of commercial, scholarly and imperial interests. The paper is based on my current research project on the history of the publishing of Eastern texts in Europe and the United States, and its early explorations into what is increasingly revealing itself to be a vast and complex field of research.

 

OCCT Events

Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation (OCCT) is a research programme based at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities and St. Anne’s College. For the new term, the OCCT is hosting a series of events. Please see the PDF for the event listing and the event description.

OCCT is a Divisional research programme supported by TORCH and St Anne’s College. Convenors Prof. Matthew Reynolds, Prof. Mohamed-Salah Omri, Prof. Ben Morgan, Dr Sowon Park, Prof. Adriana X. Jacobs, Prof. Patrick McGuinness, Prof. Jane Hiddleston, Dr Xiaofan Amy Li, Dr Valentina Gosetti. Co-ordinator: Dr Eleni Philippou.

 

BCLA Spring Postgraduate Reception 2015 at Oxford

BCLA Spring 2015 Reception Poster ImageWe are pleased to announce that the BCLA will be hosting a Postgraduate Reception on 19 March 2015, Thursday at the University of Oxford. Following last year’s reception at the University of Leeds, this is the second time a BCLA Postgraduate Reception is held outside of London, and we do hope to keep 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 Oxford Comparative Criticism & Translation Programme based at the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities and St. Anne’s College. The Spring Postgraduate Reception will take place in conjunction with the workshop on Auto-exoticism at the Radcliffe Humanities Building, Colin Matthew Room between 10:45am-7:00pm.

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.

Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation 2015 Events

Based at the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities and St. Anne’s CollegeOxford Comparative Criticism and Translation (OCCT) is an interdisciplinary research programme which explores comparative relations between texts in different languages and different media. The OCCT continues its series of seminars as well as organising a postgraduate student-led discussion group throughout January and February 2015. The events of the New Year will kick of with the artist talk with Jamie McKendrick followed by a private view of the New Art Exhibition on 23 January.

See the website or download the current programme for details.

Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation Autumn Events

Based at the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities and St. Anne’s CollegeOxford Comparative Criticism and Translation (OCCT) is an interdisciplinary research programme which explores comparative relations between texts in different languages and different media. The OCCT will be organising a series of seminars as well as a postgraduate student-led discussion group throughout October and November 2014.

See the website or download the current programme for details.