On June 8th and 9th, St Anne’s College will be running Oxford Translation Day, a celebration of literary translation consisting of workshops and talks at St Anne’s and around the city, culminating in the award of the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize. The programme really has something for everyone – practical translation workshops, poetry readings with top poets, a translation slam, and talks with world-famous translators and inspiring writers! All events are free and everyone is welcome. See more here.
In Week 6, two of the best-known writers from the Spanish-speaking world discussed the state of the modern novel. In a discussion chaired by Matthew Reynolds and Adriana X. Jacobs, Javier Cercas and Juan Gabriel Vásquez spoke about their work, auto-fiction, and the development of the novel over the course of the last century. The Discussion Group convened on Monday of Week 6.
Enjoy Robert Britten’s review of Revolution of the Ordinary. Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell by Toril Moi here.
1.A major conference that is going to take place in the Faculty of English Language and Literature at Oxford on 25 June. The conference is titled Global Hungers, and is devised and organised by Professor Ankhi Mukherjee, Professor of English and World Literatures here.
The conference is concerned with issues of race, gender, migration, equality, precarity and the physical and emotional deprivations of the uneven global economy. It looks at literature and culture, and ranges across the globe in its focus.
Our keynote speakers are Professor Gayatri Spivak and Professor Leela Gandhi, and we'll also have talks and papers from Prof. Elleke Boehmer, Prof. Pablo Mukherjee and Prof. Robert J.C. Young.