A few of our Translation Day events still have the odd space available: Sarah Maguire and Al Saddiq Al-Raddi at the Albion Beatnik, Friday 7.30 pm; the PEN creative writing workshop, Freedom to Read Freedom to Write, Saturday, 3.30pm, St Anne’s Seminar Room 7; and the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize Shortlist Readings and Prizegiving, Saturday, 5.30 pm, St Anne’s, Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre. To book your (free) place, please email email@example.com. Details and the full programme are here. Oxford Translation Day is a joint venture of OCCT and the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize, in partnership with Oxford Student PEN, the Poetry Translation Centre, the Oxford German Network and East Oxford Community Classics Centre.
In other news:
The recording from last week’s seminar in our Intercultural Literary Practices strand, “Theorising Interculturality”, is available here. The last graduate discussion group meeting on the question of ekphrasis was extremely lively and inspiring: please check the Discussion Group page for a write-up on the session and some photos!
Minding Borders conference : NB the deadline to submit a 200 word proposal and a short biog to firstname.lastname@example.org is Monday 15th June.
Please do check the Links page since new CFPs and events outside Oxford have been advertised. In particular there is an inaugural issue, Angles: French Perspectives on the Anglophone World, which welcomes discussions on the links between humor, irony, and short forms of expression (mots d’esprit, soundbites, slogans) in a host of contexts: literary, linguistic, social, political and artistic. There is also a call for papers for Translation Talk, a 2-day international conference to be held at the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR), School of Advanced Study, University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU, UK, on Thursday 23 – Friday 24 April 2015.