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.
The fifth annual postgraduate symposium of the Centre for Modern Studies at the University of York will take place under the title of ‘Mapping Identities in the Modern World, 1830-present‘ on 2 June 2015. The interdisciplinary one-day symposium aims to give postgraduate students across the arts and humanities the opportunity to develop interdisciplinary debates and ideas around the concept of identity, questioning the way in which identities are (re)formed, constructed and explored psychically and spatially in the modern world.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
- Cartography and the shaping of geographical boundaries;
- The construction of selfhood and the ‘other’;
- Contested identities, spaces and territories;
- Nationalism and racism 1830-present;
- Travel-writing/travelogues, voyages of self-discovery;
- The overlap of identity and culture;
- Spaces and places of identity in literature;
- Artistic representations of the self;
- Cultural identities;
- (De)constructing identity in the humanities;
- Philosophies of self;
- Alienation and/or isolationism.
Proposals of 250-300 words should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is 29 March 2015.
See the call for papers for details.
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 Frontiers, Wales Literature Exchange and Words Without Borders.
See the poster for details or register on the website.
The European Commission Representation in the UK in partnership with City University London will be holding a symposium on continental crime writing and its translation into English at the Europe House in London on 21 March 2014.
The introductory lecture will be followed by workshops with authors and translators in which context and culture, vocabulary and street talk will be part of the discussion. Workshop leaders include the following:
Writers: Pia Juul (Denmark); Marcelo Fois (Italy); Dominique Manotti (France) and Domingo Villar (Spain), and
Translators: Silvester Mazzarella (Italian); Ros Schwarz (French); Amanda Hopkinson (Spanish) and Pia Juul (Danish).
Entrance to the event is free but places are limited. To reserve a place please contact Joanna Zywotko.
Download the event poster for programme and registration details.