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Musical: The Go-Between

The Go-Between

Apollo Theatre, London W1

From 27 May

The Go-Between is a deeply moving musical adaptation of this acclaimed novel, beautifully capturing all the heat of L.P. Hartley’s 1900 summer setting, and the character of Leo Colston (Michael Crawford) as he faces up to the memories of the events of that summer, and the devastating effects they have had on his life.

For more informaiton, please see the official website.

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.

The Oxford–Weidenfeld Prize: Shortlist Announcement

The Oxford–Weidenfeld Prize is for book-length literary translations into English from any living European language. It aims to honour the craft of translation, and to recognise its cultural importance.  It is funded by Lord Weidenfeld and by New College, The Queen’s College and St Anne’s College, Oxford. See its website for further details.

The winner will be announced at the prizegiving and dinner at St Anne’s College, Oxford on Saturday 11 June. Shortlisted translators have been invited to introduce their work, and read extracts. This will be the crowning event of Oxford Translation Day, which boasts a varied programme of talks, workshops and readings. Details are available at here.

This year’s judges of the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize are the academics and writers Valentina Gosetti, Jonathan Katz, Graham Nelson, and Patrick McGuinness (Chair).

The 2016 shortlist is:

Paul Vincent and John Irons for 100 Dutch-Language Poems (Holland Park Press)
John Cullen for Kamel Daoud’s The Meursault Investigation (Oneworld)
Stephen Pearl  for Ivan Goncharov’s  The Same Old Story (Alma Classics)
Don Bartlett  for Karl Ove Knausgaard’s Dancing in the Dark: My Struggle (Harvill Secker)
Shaun Whiteside for  Charles Lewinsky’s Melnitz (Atlantic Books)
Lola M. Rogers  for Sofi Oksanen’s When the Doves Disappeared (Atlantic Books)
Philip Roughton for Jón Kalman Stefánsson’s The Heart of Man (MacLehose Press)
Lisa C. Hayden for Eugene Vodolazkin’s Laurus (Oneworld)

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.

Registration Open: Hospitable Modernism

Hospitable Modernism

May 27th 2016, University of Sussex

 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kate McLoughlin (Oxford)

This is a one-day conference being held at the University of Sussex on Friday 27th May. It aims to bring together all levels of researchers to discuss broad ideas of hosting and hospitality in modernist literature. The conference is kindly being sponsored by the Sussex Centre for Modernist Studies.

The conference programme can be found here. Full details of the event and each talk can be viewed on the conference website.

The cost of the conference is £10 or £5 for concessions (including students) and this price includes lunch and a wine reception. Payment will be taken in cash or cheque on the day of the event.

Registration for this conference must be made in advance – to register please send your full name, your institutional affiliation, and any dietary or access requirements to the conference organiser.

Please send any questions to Justine Shaw.