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‘The Bearer-Beings’: Portable Stories in Dislocated Times

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Friday, May 13, 2016 -
3:00pm to 6:00pm
Ruth Deech Building, St Anne’s College, Oxford, OX2 6HS
Seminar Room 8

 

Convened by Marina Warner, Weidenfeld Professor of Comparative European Literature, 2016 and President of the British Comparative Literature Association (BCLA) and Prof. Matthew Reynolds, Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation (OCCT).  This initiative is kindly supported by the Metabolic Studio.

On Friday May 13 2016 from 3–6 pm a small workshop will be held focusing on rendering Arabic, including literature from Sicily during the period when Arabic was one of the island’s languages, stories from the Arabian Nights(including verse passages), folklore, and the work of Tamim al-Barghouti. Foreshadowing the 14 May workshop, this workshop looks at the act of translation as a form of transmission. Writers with other languages to be used as bridges to Arabic are most welcome. Some material will be shared ahead of time. Limited to 24 in Seminar Room 8 of the Ruth Deech Building at St Anne’s College, Oxford.

This workshop will be followed by a workshop on the 14th of May. Click here to view the details.

Click here to view the event poster.

These Oxford-based workshops feed into a 3-day workshop in Sicily in September 2016 that will engage with the expression, circulation, translation, and re-telling of stories in contemporary refugee and multicultural communities.

Please contact Dr Eleni Philippou by 1 May 2016 at comparative.criticism@st-annes.ox.ac.uk if you would like to attend this event.

OCCT is a Divisional research programme supported by TORCH and St Anne's College. Convenors Prof. Matthew Reynolds, Prof. Mohamed-Salah Omri, Prof. Ben Morgan, Dr Sowon Park, Prof. Adriana X. Jacobs, Prof. Patrick McGuinness, Prof. Jane Hiddleston, Dr Xiaofan Amy Li, Dr Valentina Gosetti. Co-ordinator: Dr Eleni Philippou.

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Contact name: 
Dr Eleni Philippou
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Open to all