CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - Comparative Literature Summer School: Principles, Practices, and Perspectives
Organized by the Centre for Modern European Literature at the University of Kent, this summer school (25th-27th June 2018) offers intensive training in the underlying principles, the variant practices, and the latest perspectives of comparative literature. The theoretical assumptions and practical implications of the discipline are so diverse that a residential programme focusing on its common causes is long overdue in the UK. Designed to include both European and non-European perspectives on comparison, this summer school will bring together postgraduate students working in the many fields of comparative literature, introducing them to leading specialists in the discipline and offering them a valuable opportunity for both intellectual training and institutional networking. Applications are invited from postgraduate students – either currently undertaking a PhD or about to start a PhD – working in the field of comparative literature broadly defined. The school is fully funded by CHASE (Consortium for the Humanities in South-East England); accommodation costs and tuition fees of successful applicants will be covered. Students will stay on campus for the duration of the school (3 nights), and will be expected to participate fully in all aspects of the programme.
Suitably qualified students should submit a letter of motivation, a brief CV, and a one-page outline of their project to: email@example.com
Deadline for submissions is 15th April 2018; admission decisions will be communicated by early May. Around 12 students will be admitted; CHASE members may be given priority. Informal enquiries should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 Korean Literature Essay Competition
LTI Korea and the Asia Literary Review have opened entries for the 2018 Korean Literature Essay Contest in the UK. The competition is focused on the writings of rising star Kim Ae-ran. The deadline for entries is 31st March 2018. More details about the competition can be found on the Asia Literary Review Website.
The Institute for World Literature 2018
The Institute for World Literature (IWL) was created to explore the study of literature in a globalizing world. As we enter the twenty-first century, our understanding of “world literature” has expanded beyond the classic canon of European masterpieces and entered a far-reaching inquiry into the variety of the world’s literary cultures and their distinctive reflections and refractions of the political, economic, and religious forces sweeping the globe.
For more information about the programme in 2018 visit the IWL website.
BCLT on behalf of the CHASE network is an institutional affiliate of the Institute for World Literature.
APPLICATIONS CLOSED - Information for 2019 will be available here towards the end of the year.
MA in Literary Translation at the University of East Anglia:
The course focuses exclusively on literary translation and combines translation practice with translation theory. Described by former external examiner Dr Francis Jones as 'deservedly a UK leader in literary translation studies', this innovative course has been training literary translators for over two decades.
BCLT is pleased to offer an internship programme for two students on the MALT programme. It provides them with more work and field experience, and allows them a chance to work with the BCLT more closely and to make contacts in the world of literary translation.
The 2017/18 internships will take place in May-July 2018 and students apply via the Careers Service.
Some general tasks that the interns will work on include: helping to catalogue and organise the BCLT library; helping with BCLT events by contacting speakers, working on promotion and/or hosting and facilitating at the event itself. The interns this year will work closely with the BCLT Manager on the annual International Literary Translation & Creative Writing Summer School.
In 2011 UEA's Creative Writing programme was awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, the UK's most prestigious higher education award, in recognition of its continuing excellence in delivering innovative courses at a world-class level.
Possible Sources of Funding for Translators & Translation Projects
English PEN produces a very useful spreadsheet listing possible sources of funding for translators working across the world. Visit English PEN to find out more. Literature Across Frontiers lists possible sources of funding for publishers. Frankfurt Book Fair website has a great page of organisations which offer programmes for the promotion of translations for publishing companies and translators. Creative Europe Desk UK offers funding for publishing works from one Eurpoean language into another.
MA in Literary Translation
British Centre for Literary Translation
School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
University of East Anglia
Norwich Research Park
Norwich NR4 7TJ