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BCLA Autumn Graduate Reception: Modernity

We are pleased to announce that the British Comparative Literature Association will be hosting a Graduate Reception on the evening of Thursday 29th October 2015, at University College London.

The theme for this year’s Autumn Reception is “Modernity” and we have three slots available for postgraduates to give a 20-minute paper on any aspect of their research in Comparative Literature that addresses the concept or experience of modernity or examines the way in which modernity is itself figured by the discipline of Comparative Literature. Submissions need not be limited to these parameters and we welcome broad and creative interpretations of this theme.

Our keynote speaker for the evening is Dr Tim Beasley-Murray (Senior Lecturer in European Thought and Culture at UCL).

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. Previous Graduate Receptions have featured papers on Cosmopolitanism and Aestheticism, Virginia Woolf and Arundhati Roy, V.S. Naipaul’s cross-cultural writing, and Claude Lévi-Strauss’ ethnographic imaginary.

The deadline for abstracts (up to 250 words) is Thursday 8th October (we may be able to be flexible if you indicate your interest but are not able to write an abstract before then).

If you would like to present, or for more information, please contact the BCLA Postgraduate Representatives.

UCL Translation in History Lectures

The UCL Translation in History Lectures explore the role of key figures and movements in specific historical contexts. The focus for the forthcoming lectures is on translation beyond the European tradition, including lectures on the Septuagint, Ainu oral narratives, South Asian Christianity and rewriting Haitian translation. All events take place from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Archaeology Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY.

Scheduled lectures for January, February and March are as follows:

22 January 2015, Thursday: Dr Aleksander Gomola (Jagiellonian University), ‘The Septuagint and its Role in the Birth and Spread of Christianity’

5 February 2015, Thursday: Dr Nana Sato-Rossberg (SOAS): Translating Culture Thickly: Mashiho Chiri and Translation of Ainu Oral Tradition

26 February 2015, Thursday: Dr Hephzibah Israel (University of Edinburgh), ‘Bible Translation and South Asian Christianity’

12 March 2015, Thursday: Professor Andrew Leak (UCL), ‘The Politics of Rewriting: the Case of Gary Victor’s A l’angle des rues parallèles’

Events are free and open to all; however, registration is recommended via Eventbrite.

Visit the website 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.

UCL Translation in History Lectures 2014-2015

The UCL Translation in History Lectures explore the role of key figures and movements in specific historical contexts. The seminars scheduled for Autumn 2014 are as follows:

9 October 2014: Professor Susan Irvine (UCL), Sense and Sensibility? The Prose and Prosimetrical Translations of the Old English Boethius

23 October 2014: Dr Marko Pajević (Royal Holloway, University of London), Translating the Poem: Henri Meschonnic’s Poetics of Translating

13 November 2014: Dr Chantal Wright (University of Warwick), Berman on Benjamin, a Trilingual Translation Journey

27 November 2014: Dr Danielle Sands (Royal Holloway, University of London), Derrida and Translation: Literature, Philosophy, Politics

All events take place from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Archaeology Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY.

Events are free and open to all.  See the website for details or register on Eventbrite.

BCLA Autumn Postgraduate Reception: Beyond Europe

We are pleased to announce that the British Comparative Literature Association will be hosting a Postgraduate Reception on the evening of Tuesday 28 October 2014 at University College London.

The theme for this year’s Autumn Reception is ‘Beyond Europe’ and we have three slots available for postgraduates to give a 20-minute paper on any aspect of their research in Comparative Literature that shifts across or reaches beyond the boundaries of European cultures, languages, or societies.

Our keynote speaker for the evening is Dr Florian Mussgnug (Lecturer in Italian and head of the Comparative Literature Graduate Programme at UCL), who will be speaking on ‘Re-thinking Genre in an Age of World Literature’.

BCLA Postgraduate 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. Our last Postgraduate Receptions included papers on Bronisław Malinowski and Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Vriginia Woolf and Arundhati Roy, Naipaul’s cross-cultural writing and Claude Lévi-Strauss’ ethnographic imaginary.

The deadline for abstracts (up to 250 words) is 6 October 2014 (though we may be able to be flexible if you indicate your interest but are not able to write an abstract before then). If you would like to present, or for more information, please contact BCLA Postgraduate Representatives.