TT 2016 Week 9 Updates

Term ends with the fascinating Thinking Colour Symposium at Trinity College, Oxford. OCCT has had an amazing year, and we’re looking forward to the next one! We start planning for the next academic year this coming week! Any ideas or events you’d like to see happen, get in touch!


Events and Funding Opportunities

1) Please join us at the next Comparative Modernisms Seminar with David Ayers and Rebecca Beasley on 27th June and feel free to forward the message!

IES -SAS Comparative Modernisms Seminar Series

Monday 27 June 2016, 18:00-20:00 Senate House, Room 243

Rebecca Beasley (University of Oxford): "The Russian revolution in British fiction, 1919-1928: Walpole, Gerhardie, Tyrkova and Williams, and Maugham"

David Ayers (University of Kent): ""Spirits of Modernist Europe: Eliot, Valéry, Patočka and Derrida"


Contact: Dr Angeliki Spiropoulou,


2) New MA Bursary in Comparative Literature with French

The School of Languages, Linguistics and Film at Queen Mary, University of London is happy to announce the Jill Forbes MA Bursary for Comparative Literature with French.
Thanks to the generosity of the late Jill Forbes - a former chair of French at Queen Mary, and a leading figure in French studies both nationally and internationally - we are able to support a full-time UK or EU MA student specializing in a field relating to French studies, through a fee bursary for the academic year 2016/17 (value £7950).

Applicants must have French as a named subject in their first degree (completed or due for completion in 2016), and propose a dissertation project that includes a substantial French/Francophone element. Applicants are invited to submit a short dissertation research proposal (no more than 300 words in English or French) and a covering letter together with their application.

If eligible candidates have already submitted an application to the MA programme and wish to apply for the bursary, they should submit a dissertation proposal and covering letter directly to Shital Pravinchandra:

Applications may be made via the taught postgraduate course finder here.

All applications must be received by 15 July 2016.


3) MA by Research Funding in French, German, Italian, Hispanic Studies or Comparative Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway, University of London

Masters by Research Fee Waivers in French, German, Italian, Hispanic Studies or Comparative Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway, University of London

The School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Royal Holloway is in a position to offer two Masters by Research fee waivers (full Home/EU fee waiver) for applications to its MA by Research for 2016-2017.

In addition, the School is offering two MA by Research bursaries of £1000 for any of the programmes above (note that these may not be awarded concurrently with the fee waivers).

Applications received by the deadline of 13th July 2016 at 4pm will be considered, on a competitive basis.

The Masters by Research offers a number of exciting possibilities to students who are interested in postgraduate study. Our Masters by Research is a flexible programme that allows students to undertake in-depth study (both full and part-time) on key areas of literature, visual or cultural studies or comparative topics. We offer a tailor-made research focussed module to equip you with a range of theoretical and historical approaches to the study of literature, art and culture whilst you refine your own approach to your topic for the dissertation. For more information, go to:…/prospec…/postgraduatestudy/home.aspx

Eligibility conditions apply. Please note that only candidates who have been offered, and who have accepted, a place to study at Royal Holloway will be considered for any available funding opportunities.
We will consider applications from any area of our research specialisms in French, German, Hispanic Studies or Italian or on comparative topics which might include comparisons between the literature, film or culture of different language areas (including texts in translation) subject to expertise in the School or other comparative topics such as adaptation, reception, interpretation, performance, place and displacement or creative transfer amongst others: ( Subject to a waiver of regulations, dissertations may be written in languages other than English.

Prospective applicants should contact Dr Sarah Wright ( as soon as possible who will be able to offer further advice on making an application, the programme, the fee waiver award, and on the range of research themes/topics on which we are able to offer expert supervision.

Dr Eleni Philippou

Comparative Criticism and Translation

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