Institute for World Literature – University of Belgrade (6 – 30 July 2020)
The British Centre for Literary Translation, on behalf of the Consortium for Humanities and the Arts – South-East England (CHASE), is pleased to announce two sponsored places at the annual Institute for World Literature (IWL), to be held in Belgrade in summer 2020.
The Institute will hold its tenth summer school session 6 – 30 July 2020 at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. This ambitious four-week programme includes a total of twelve two-week seminars taught by leading names in world literature today, together with outstanding guest lectures and the opportunity for participants to share their work in colloquia, as well as panels on publishing and the job market. The programme will be supplemented by informal outings to build community beyond the boundaries of the formal sessions. Participants will have the chance to examine critically the latest challenges of this comprehensive and rapidly developing field, from its theoretical concepts and the history of the discipline to its forms of practice today embedded in a world market.
The programme includes seminars and guest lectures by faculty including Emily Apter, David Damrosch, Stefano Evangelista, Françoise Král, Natalie Melas, Franco Moretti, Galin Tihanov and Tatiana Venediktova.
In addition to attending seminars, participants will give a paper or present a work in progress or a recent project within one of twelve colloquia groups organised around broad themes: World Literature and Production, World Literature and Circulation, World Literature and Translation, Postcolonialism and World Literature, World Cinema and World Literature, Premodern Literature and World Literature, Politics, Poetics and World Literature. Meeting once each week with their peers under the leadership of one of the postdoc or faculty participants, they have the opportunity to share their work and receive valuable feedback from scholars all over the world working on similar topics, and develop new projects including future ACLA seminars. Participants’ work will benefit from using the resources of the University of Belgrade Library.
Applications are welcomed from current PhD students at all CHASE institutions (NB: the scheme is not restricted to students who are already CHASE-funded). If you are interested in attending IWL 2020, please email BCLT (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 15 March, including a copy of your CV and a 300-word statement describing current scholarly interests and plans, as well as specific suggestions as to how the IWL might further those interests and plans. The statement should also include information about any relevant courses taken and/or taught in comparative and world literature and theory. BCLT will assess the applications and select those most likely to benefit from the experience.
The successful applicants will be responsible for their own travel, room and board, and incidental costs. They are also initially responsible for paying the tuition fee (at a discounted rate) but will then claim reimbursement of the tuition fee through CHASE.
Further details about IWL are available at: http://iwl.fas.harvard.edu/
Information about BCLT is available at: http://www.bclt.org.uk/