August 2017 Updates

We’re breaking the summer silence to let you know that the latest OCCT Review has been published! Enjoy Brad D. Baumgartner’s review here.

Furthermore, there are some EXCELLENT events coming up very soon! Travelling with Coetzee: Other Arts, Other Languages is a two-day conference on the work of J.M. Coetzee to be held at the University of Oxford on 29-30 September. Coetzee himself is coming to Oxford, and will be giving a reading! Two workshops on translation and east-Asia are happening in Oxford on 6 Sept and 8-9 Sept. See you all there!


1. a) Workshop 'Translation and Transformation', Lucinda Ho Room, China Centre Oxford, 2pm-6pm 6th September 2017

This workshop aims to be a collective reflection on the creation of new terms of translation and transformation between Britain and East Asia from the end of 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, during the process of modernisation.

b) Workshop 'Translation and translators in East-Asia', TORCH Lecture room (2F) on 8th Sept and Lecture Room A in Queens' College on 9th Sept 2017

In this workshop, we aim to discuss issues and challenges involved in translation between Chinese, Japanese and Korean as well as from these languages into European languages such as English and French, with an eye to comparing the cultures of translation within East Asia and tracking some of their complex interrelationships. Presentations include topics on translingual and transnational literature, collaborative translation in pre-modern East-Asia, Chinese poetry in translation, and many more.

For more details, please see the attached documents.


2. Travelling with Coetzee: Other Arts, Other Languages is a two-day conference on the work of J.M. Coetzee to be held at the University of Oxford on 29-30 September.

The conference aims to consider both the transmission of Coetzee’s work into other languages and art forms, and the consistent engagement with other languages and art forms within his published work and archive. The academic programme will be comprised of panels on the relationship between Coetzee’s work and other art forms, including visual arts and music, as well as panels that address broader debates about intermediality, modernism, translation, and world literature.

The events will conclude on Sunday, 1 October, with a Reading by J.M. Coetzee at St Luke’s Chapel, near the Radcliffe Humanities Building.

Conference registration will include tickets for the Reading, but tickets are also available for those who wish to attend only the reading.

More details here:

Dr Eleni Philippou

Comparative Criticism and Translation

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