Tag Archives: September 2015

Early Career Symposium: ‘National Boundaries in Early Modern Literary Studies’

A one-day, early career symposium, ‘National Boundaries in Early Modern Literary Studies’, organised in association with the Centre for Renaissance and Early Modern Studies at Queen Mary University of London, will be held on Friday 18 September 2015. The day will consist of papers and panel discussions, a roundtable, and an opening address given by Professor Ingrid De Smet (FBA, University of Warwick).

The symposium is especially designed for early career researchers (including advanced postgrads) working in several disciplines (including English, Modern Languages and History) to reflect on challenges and opportunities for research in early modern European literary culture in different languages and that crosses national boundaries. A central aim is to give researchers working in different areas the chance to meet each other, make new contacts and exchange ideas.

Organisers welcome expressions of interest in speaking at the event (including giving a 15-20 minute paper). Deadline for proposals is 30 June 2015. Thanks to generous support from a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (BARSEA), attendance is free, and lunch and refreshments will be provided. In order to attract researchers from across the country, the organizers are able to assist with travel expenses for participants travelling from outside London. Places are limited and will be reserved on a first-come-first-served basis.

Visit the website for details and registration.

Atlantic Communities: Translation, Mobility, Hospitality

The Universidade de Vigo, Spain will be hosting an international conference entitled ‘Atlantic Communities: Translation, Mobility, Hospitality’ on 17-18 September 2015. Co-organised by the Universidade de Vigo, the Universidade do Porto and the Queen’s University Belfast, confirmed keynote speakers of the event are Michael Cronin from Dublin City University and Charles Forsdick  from the University of Liverpool.

The conference seeks to bring together scholars from across the social sciences and the humanities in order to suggest new ways of thinking about what binds and what separates the communities and individuals that inhabit the complex social and cultural spaces on both sides of the Atlantic. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • The Atlantic as an itinerary rather than a bounded site
  • The movement of people and ideas
  • Enforced migration and its consequences
  • Trans/Atlantic journeys and translational processes
  • Cultural exchange and encounter: contact, transfer and transformation
  • Representations in transit: the Atlantic in writing, images and sounds
  • ‘The rumble of tongues’: linguistic exchanges around/across the Atlantic
  • The tracing of an Atlantic identity: Atlantic communities and national/political organisation

300-word abstracts for twenty-minute papers that address these broad concerns are invited to be sent to atlantico@uvigo.es. The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2015. Accepted proposals will be notified by 28 February 2015.

‘Humanity and Animality’ Conference

Taking up an important debate in the field of humanities, the international conference entitled ‘Humanity and Animality in 20th and 21st Century Culture: Narratives, Theories, Histories’ will be taking place on 15-16 September 2014 at the University College London.

The conference aims to provide a forum for discussing what distinguishes, or indeed brings together humanity and animality through a varied programme of papers and debates.

See the programme for details or register on Eventbrite.

International Translation Day 2014

This year’s International Translation Day Symposium will be taking place on 26 September 2014 at the British Library in London. The conference is expected to bring together a wide variety of people who are interested in the art and business of literary translation.

From ‘Migrating Languages’, a talk on migrating and evolving languages in the UK, to ‘Singing the Meaning: Words and Translation in Opera’, various aspects of translation will be covered during the symposium.

The International Translation Day symposium is organised by Free Word,  English PEN, the British Library, the British Centre for Literary Translation, the Translators’ Association, Literature Across FrontiersWales Literature Exchange and Words Without Borders.

See the poster for details or register on the website.