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New Seminar Series 2016: COMPARATIVE MODERNISMS

COMPARATIVE  MODERNISMS

School of Advanced Study

University of London

The new Seminars Series in Comparative Modernisms stresses both modernism’s continuing relevance in the present and its complex, relational nature which calls for a comparative perspective.  It provides a forum for groundbreaking  multidisciplinary, transnational and inter-textual research in modernist studies by inviting international experts as well as hosting a variety of associated events, such as roundtables, workshops and colloquia.

Monday 22 February 2016, 18:00-20:00, Senate House, Room 245 

Catherine Bernard, Denis-Diderot University (Paris 7): Modernist politics of translation: ‘Hanging suspended without attachment’                                                                    

Tuesday 1  March 2016, 18:00-20:00, Senate House, Room 104

Rachel Bowlby, UCL-Princeton University: The Psychological Moment: the early modernist turn to psychology

The seminars are FREE and open to all. For further information and to book a place in advance please contact the Seminar convenor,  Dr Angeliki Spiropoulou, Visiting Fellow at the School of Advanced Study-IES; Assistant Professor of European Literature, Peloponnese University.

 

‘Orienting Fiction’ at Oxford

Orienting Fiction Poster Image

Professor Marina Warner (Birkbeck, University of London and President of the BCLA) will be convening a series of seminars titled ‘Orienting Fiction’ at All Souls College, University of Oxford in April-June 2015.

The eight-week programme is as follows:

Week 1 – 30 April: Abdelfattah Kilito, ‘Story-Bearers: Dante and Sindbad’

Week 2 – 7 May: Marina Warner, ‘Stories in Motion/Ways of Dwelling’

Week 3 – 14 May: Marina Warner, ‘“The Wondrous Flitting” of the Holy House: Mary in England’

Week 4 – 21 May: Ibrahim Al-Koni, ‘Vagabond Homelands’

Week 5 – 28 May: Marina Warner, ‘Elissa the Wanderer: Dido in Carthage’

Week 6 – 4 June: Hoda Barakat, ‘La narration dangereuse: nos personnages et la mise-en-abîme’

Week 7 – 12 June: Nacer Khemir, ‘Les deux labyrinthes: le récit des Mille et une Nuits et la ville arabe’

Week 8 – 18 June: Marina Warner, ‘Riddle Princess: Turandot in Paris’

Download the poster or visit the website for details.

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.

BCLA Autumn Postgraduate Reception 2014

We are pleased to announce that the BCLA will be hosting its Autumn Postgraduate Reception on 28 October 2014, Tuesday at the University College London.

The Reception will start at 5:30 pm and take place at the Darwin Building, Room B15. We will have three papers preceded by a keynote lecture delivered by Dr Florian Mussgnung:

Welcome and introduction by Professor Elinor Shaffer, FBA, Founding Member of the BCLA Executive Committee, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge and School of Advanced Study, University of London

Keynote lecture: ‘Re-thinking Genre in an Age of World Literature’ by Dr Florian Mussgnung, Reader in Italian and Comparative Literature, University College London

‘From London to Taipei: Writing the Past in Youyuan jingmeng (Wandering in the Garden, Waking from a Dream) and Mrs. Dalloway’ by Shao-Hua Wang, Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford

‘Aestheticism: An Attempt at a Cosmopolitan Literature?’ by Claire Bitoun, Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford

‘Beyond Borders: A Hermeneutic Perspective on the Cross-cultural Interpretation of Texts’ by Joanna Wilson, School of English, University of Leicester

All are welcome and admission is free of charge.

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.