This week we have rich seminar-discussions in *two* of our core strands. Do come if you can!
Languages of Criticism: Robert Chard and Stephen Harrison on the Practice of Commentary
Tuesday 11th March, 4-6pm, St Anne’s College, Seminar Room 8
Dr Robert Chard (Oriental Studies) on Commentary and the Confucian Ritual Canon, and Prof Stephen Harrison (Classics) on Commentary and Reception in Classics. As they traverse their diverse materials the talks will explore how and why commentary expands on and extrapolates from its source texts, and how it can invent in the name of correcting. Xiaofan Amy Li will chair. There will be drinks and ample time for discussion. All welcome! *NB this event is taking place in St Anne’s College, not in TORCH*
Cultures of Mind-Reading: The Novel and Other Minds Terence Cave, Ben Morgan and Sowon Park on Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim
Wednesday 12 March, 4-6.30pm, Lecture Room (2nd Floor), Radcliffe Humanities
“Approaches to fiction: Conrad’s ‘Lord Jim’”
Chair: Sowon Park (Corpus Christi/English)
Terence Cave (St John’s/French): “Sitting on the verandah with Marlow: cognitively inflected reading”
Ben Morgan (Worcester/German): “What is is fiction for? Marlow and other minds”
*NB there has been a change of room for this event. It will take place in the Lecture Room (2nd Floor) and not in the Colin Matthew Room on the ground floor as previously advertised.* Again there will be drinks and ample time for discussion; and again all are welcome!
The last meeting of the Comparative Criticism Postgraduate Reading Group this term will take place at St Anne’s as usual but in a different room (Seminar Room 3), on Monday 10th March. The text for the meeting will be Walter Mignolo’s ‘Delinking: The rhetoric of modernity, the logic of coloniality and the grammar of de-coloniality’, Cultural Studies 21:2-3 (2007), 449-514. Please read it here. NB it is rather long (60-odd pages).
There is also another event organised by TORCH this week with help from OCCT:
Activist Humanities in the World
Friday – Saturday 14th – 15th March | Radcliffe Humanities and Ertegun House
Panels include “Migration and Translation”, “Social Practice and Subversive Action” and “Religion and Secularism”
For more information about the panels ‘Migration and Translation’ chaired by Matthew Reynolds, and ‘Religion and Secularism’ chaired by Mohamed-Salah Omri, please see here.
Outside Oxford, there is the UCL Translation in History Lecture Series, with Dr Willem Smelik (UCL - Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies) giving the next lecture on Thursday 13 March from 6-7.30 pm in Lecture Theatre G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology. This lecture will focus on the rabbinic views of translation against the background of their views on language. See our Links Page for more information.
The Bristol Watershed is putting up a Translation/ Transmission series. For more details and their March events, see here.
There is a new monthly series on “Translation and Transdisciplinarity” starting at the Centre d’études de la traduction de l’université Paris Diderot. The first event will take place on Monday, 10th March 2014 – 17h30-19h30. “L’épigénétique au prisme de la traduction”. Jonathan Weitzman et Olivier Putois (discussion: Élise Pestre).
There are more calls for papers available on the Links Page.