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Masters by Research Fee Waivers at Royal Holloway, University of London

Masters by Research Fee Waivers in French, German, Italian, Hispanic Studies or Comparative Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway, University of London.

The School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway is in a position to offer two Masters by Research fee waivers (full Home/EU fee waiver) for applications to its MA by Research for 2016-17.

In addition, the School is offering two MA by Research bursaries of £1000 for any of the programmes above (note that these may not be awarded concurrently with the fee waivers).

Applications received by the deadline of 13th July 2016 at 4pm will be considered, on a competitive basis.

“The Masters by Research offers a number of exciting possibilities to students who are interested in postgraduate study. Our Masters by Research is a flexible programme that allows students to undertake in-depth study (both full and part-time) on key areas of literature, visual or cultural studies or comparative topics. We offer a tailor-made research focussed module to equip you with a range of theoretical and historical approaches to the study of literature, art and culture whilst you refine your own approach to your topic for the dissertation. More information is available here.

Eligibility conditions apply. Please note that only candidates who have been offered, and who have accepted, a place to study at Royal Holloway will be considered for any available funding opportunities.

We will consider applications from any area of our research specialisms in French, German, Hispanic Studies or Italian or on comparative topics which might include comparisons between the literature, film or culture of different language areas (including texts in translation) subject to expertise in the School or other comparative topics such as adaptation, reception, interpretation, performance, place and displacement or creative transfer amongst others: (http://www.rhul.ac.uk/mllc/research/home.aspx). Subject to a waiver of regulations, dissertations may be written in languages other than English.

Prospective applicants should contact Dr Sarah Wright (sarah.wright@rhul.ac.uk) as soon as possible who will be able to offer further advice on making an application, the programme, the fee waiver award, and on the range of research themes/topics on which we are able to offer expert supervision.”

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.


LINKS Event: Inside/Outside

LINKS (London Intercollegiate Network for Comparative Studies)

“Inside/Outside: comparative questions”

4th June 2016, Birkbeck University

The 6th graduate conference in Comparative Literature, co-organised by Birkbeck University and Royal Holloway, will take place on Saturday 4th June 2016.

The programme reflects a rich variety of research around the theme of “Inside/Outside: comparative questions” (see programme!) and promises to be a fascinating and entertaining event. It should appeal to all students of literature and humanities studies.

The conference is open to all and free to attend, and will be followed by a drinks reception.

Registration open: SEEKING REFUGE

Postgraduate Conference – Seeking Refuge, King’s College London

10:00 23 May 2016  17:00 24 May 2016

Room K2.40, King’s College London – Strand, London, WC2R 2LS

The King’s College London Department of Comparative Literature warmly invites you to the ‘Seeking Refuge’ post-graduate conference. In a series of  presentations by PhD candidates and Early Career Researchers and moderated by King’s academics, this two-day conference engages with literary expressions and interpretations of crisis, trauma, and seeking refuge. We are also joined by Dr. Norbert Bugeja (University of Malta) and Prof Lyndsey Stonebridge (University of East Anglia) as keynote speakers, presenting their take on ideas of seeking refuge.

Writing itself presents a means of seeking refuge for some; for others, the act of narration is linked to trauma, displacement or a sense of loss or absence. Through the figure of the refugee – not only the political but also the existential refugee – concepts of borders and spaces are interrogated, and notions of both physical and psychological encounters are explored.

Against the backdrop of one of the most significant recent migrant crises in the Middle East, and a new western economic crisis which has put into question the right of owning a house, the condition of homelessness, exile, and the need of refuge have become a prominent topic in our time. The experience of exile is not only experienced in the materiality of losing one’s own home, but it can also become an existential condition which can be manifested, for example, in the experience of domestic abuse of any kind.

Speakers will discuss varying subjects speaking to the theme of seeking refuge like poetic explorations of refuge, imagined landscapes of refuge, identity, archival and medical encounters, and the body.

For more information, please see the conference website and registration page.

Revolutions and Classics

Revolutions and Classics

Friday July 22nd 2016

University College London

Researchers in classical reception are increasingly intrigued by the political significances of antiquity for subsequent cultures and societies: the field has been energised by the recent publication of Classics and Communism (2013) and Greek and Roman Classics in the British Struggle for Social Reform (2015).

’Revolutions and Classics’ examines the manner in which classical texts and artefacts have been deployed in societies undergoing rapid and radical social change. This one-day workshop aims to foster interdisciplinary discussion of intersections between classics and revolutions; substantial time will also be given to discussion of teaching across classical reception, classics, and politics.

The workshop is hosted by The Classical Reception Studies Network and the Legacy of Greek Political Thought Network, with the support of the Department of Greek and Latin at UCL, and the Department of Classics at the University of Reading. In line with the aims of the Classical Receptions Studies Network, the day is designed to be especially useful for doctoral researchers and early career academics.

Confirmed speakers include Rosa Andújar (UCL), Carol Atack (Warwick), Emma Cole (Bristol), Nicholas Cole (Oxford), Susan Deacy (Roehampton), Rachel Foxley (Reading), Benjamin Gray (Edinburgh), Jo Paul (Open University), Sanja Petrovic and Rosa Mucignat (Kings College London), Luke Richardson (University College London), and Michael Simpson (Goldsmiths).

There is no charge to attend, but registration is required; interested participants should register here. Ph.D. and Masters students from both UK and international institutions are eligible to apply for bursaries which can be used to subvent the costs of accommodation, subsistence, and travel. To apply for a bursary, please email the following information to Rosa Andújar and Barbara Goff on or before 30 June 2016:

1. A statement of not more than 200 words describing your research and how you might benefit from attending ‘Revolutions and Classics’ 2. a brief cv.

Should you have any questions, please contact the organisers:Barbara Goff, University of Reading and Rosa Andújar, UCL. The organisers are very grateful to the A. G. Leventis Fund at UCL for their generous support, as well as the UCL Institute for Advanced Studies, CUCD, and the Classical Association.

The programme of events can be found here.