OCCT returns this second week of Trinity Term with two events. Do come if you can!
1) Philosophy of Criticism
Tuesday 6 May, 5-6.30pm, Colin Matthew Room, Radcliffe Humanities
Prof. Paul Crowther (Galway) on “Justifying Canonic Value”. Convened by Dr. Klevan and Dr. Grant.
Pre-seminar Reading available at https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/access/content/group/fceac83f-391f-437f-b4bf-91214ee1efaa/Philosophy%20of%20Criticism/Brit%20J%20Aesthetics-2004-Crowther-361-77.pdf
2) OCCT Discussion Group
Ali Smith in conversation with Matthew Reynolds and the discussion group, on the subjects of criticism, creativity and translation.
Thursday 8 May (NB not the usual Monday), 12.45-2pm, Seminar Room 3, St Anne’s College.
This is a special, joint meeting of OCCT’s graduate-led discussion group and St Anne’s Arts & Humanities Discussion Group. Ali Smith is the author of many award-winning works of fiction and criticism, including Artful, The Accidental, and The First Person and Other Stories, and is a former Weidenfeld Professor. We are delighted that she is able to return to Oxford for this event As usual sandwiches will be provided. RSVP is essential.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 6 May to confirm attendance and any dietary requirements. Please excuse the urgent bold, but we expect this to be a very popular session and we don’t want you to miss out. Early RSVP strongly advised.
The Comparative Criticism Discussion Group will be meeting again, on its usual Monday, in weeks 4, and 6.
In other news this week:
1) New York poet, translator, and publisher Jonathan Galassi on the subject of creative translation. 3pm, Thursday, 8th May in the Roy Griffiths Room (Keble College, Arco Quad). In addition to being a terrific poet himself as well as the president of the publishing house Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, Jonathan is the translator of two major Italian poets — Eugenio Montale and Giacomo Leopardi. At Keble he will be discussing in particular the fantastic Montale poems “The Hitler Spring” and “The Eel.” Please do email Dr. Nicola Gardini at email@example.com and he will add you to the attendance list. All welcome.
2) If you would like a preview and a taste of what the seminar will be like, Jonathan Galassi and another American poet, Maureen McLane will be reading from their own work the night before, on Wednesday 7th May at 6:30pm in the Pusey Room as part of Keble’s “Meet the Poet Reading Series”. All welcome. Come along if you can!
3) Please do check the Links page, new conference and funding calls have been added : http://oxfordcomparativeliterature.com/links/