MT 2016 Week 6 Updates

If you’re at all interested in the dynamics of translation prizes and honours, then come to The Politics of Prizing Translation on the 24th of November at St Anne’s College. Prof. Adriana X. Jacobs, Deborah Smith, and Prof. Elleke Boehmer will speak about this topic with specific reference to the Man Booker International Prize. On Monday of Week 6 the OCCT Discussion Group held its fortnightly meeting, discussing “Allegories of Comparison: Benjamin and Hölderlin” with David Ferris, Professor of Comparative Literature and Humanities, University of Colorado at Boulder.


Events and CFPs

1. The University of Bucharest, Romania, is pleased to host the Seventh International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature, and the Arts. The conference will be held in Bucharest from Monday 5th to Wednesday 7th June 2017. The main conference venue will be the Odeon Theatre in Bucharest, Abstracts (up to 1 page) are invited for papers relating any aspect of consciousness (as defined in a range of disciplines involved with consciousness studies) to any aspect of theatre, performance, literature, music, fine arts, media arts and any sub-genre of those. We also welcome creative work! Please send the abstract to Professor Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe, Deadline for receipt of abstracts is 1 April 2017.


2. The Hen who Dreamed Fly by Sunmi Hwang

Moderator: Daniel Hahn

23rd November 2017. 5 pm – 6:30pm. Faculty Room, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, OX1 2LE

All are welcome. Drink reception will follow.

Please RSVP to for catering purposes.


3. The Graduate Forum at the Institute of Modern Languages Research  hosts its seminar session on Thursday 17th November, 2016, at 18:00-19:30 in Room 246, Senate House, London. The Forum is a great opportunity for postgraduates across languages and universities to come together and support each other's research.

Our session will feature presentations on Linguistic Genericity  and  Translation, by Sascha Stollhans (Manchester) and Jenny Harris (Cambridge)


4. With pleasure we invite you in Limerick, Ireland (23-26 May 2017) for the 9th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2017, which is organized under the umbrella of ISAST (International Society for the Advancement of Science and Technology).

This is the ninth year of the conference which brings together different disciplines on library and information science; it is a multi–disciplinary conference that covers the Library and Information Science topics in conjunction to other disciplines (e.g. big data, open data and open source, innovation and technological transfer, management and marketing, statistics and data analysis, information technology, human resources, museums, archives, special librarianship, etc).

The conference invites special and contributed sessions, oral communications, workshops and posters.

Target Group

The target group and the audience are library professionals in a more general sense: professors, researchers, students, administrators, stakeholders, technologists, museum scientists, archivists, decision makers and managers, information scientists, librarians, records managers, web developers, IT specialists, taxonomists, statisticians, marketing managers, philologist, subject and reference librarians et al.

Main topics

The emphasis is given to the models and the initiatives focus on the  Data.

The conference will consider, but not be limited to, the following indicative themes:

1.                   Data Mining, content analysis, taxonomies, ontologies
2.                   Open Data, Open Access, Analysis and Applications
3.                   Big Data and its Management
4.                   Information Ethics
5.                   Information and Knowledge Management
6.                   Synergies, Organizational Models and Information Systems
7.                   Multimedia Systems and Applications
8.                   Computer Networks and Social Networks,
9.                   Health Reference and Informatics
10.               Information Technologies in Education
11.               Decision making in service innovation
12.               STM information development

Special Sessions – Workshops

You may send proposals for Special Sessions (4-6 papers) or Workshops (more than 2 sessions) including the title and a brief description at: or from the electronic submission at the web page:

You may also send Abstracts/Papers to be included in the proposed sessions, to new sessions or as contributed papers at the web page:

Contributions may be realized through one of the following ways

a. structured abstracts (not exceeding 500 words) and presentation;
b. full papers (not exceeding 9,000 words);
c. posters (not exceeding 2,500 words);

In all the above cases at least one of the authors ought to be registered in the conference.

Abstracts and full papers should be submitted electronically within the timetable provided in the web page:

The abstracts and full papers should be in compliance to the author guidelines:

All abstracts will be published in the Conference Book of Abstracts and in the website of the Conference. The papers of the conference will be published in the website of the conference, after the permission of the author(s).

Student submissions

Professors and Supervisors are encouraged to organize conference sessions of Postgraduate theses and dissertations.

Post Graduate Student sessions for research are especially organized.

Please direct any questions regarding the QQML 2017 Conference and Student Research Presentations to: the secretariat of the conference at: 

Important dates:

Deadline of abstracts submitted: 20 December 2016

Reviewer’s response: in 3 weeks after submission

Early registration: 30th of March 2017

Paper and Presentation Slides: 1st of May 2017

Conference dates: 23-26 May 2017

Paper contributors have the opportunity to be published in the QQML e- Journal, which continues to retain the right of first choice, however in addition they have the chance to be published in other scientific journals.

QQML e- Journal is included in EBSCOhost and DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals).

Submissions of abstracts to special or contributed sessions could be sent directly to the conference secretariat at Please refer to the Session Number, as they are referred at the conference website to help the secretariat to classify the submissions.
For more information and Abstract/Paper submission and Special Session Proposals please visit the conference website at: or contact the secretary of the conference at


Dr Eleni Philippou

Comparative Criticism and Translation

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