OCCT TT Week 5 2019 Updates

In our next Discussion Group session, on Monday June 3rd, we will discuss translating from Armenian literature with Dr David Zakarian (Pembroke College, Oxford) who will introduce us to the (seemingly considerable) 'Challenges of Translating Medieval Armenian Colophons in Verse'. We will meet between 12:45-2pm (back to the usual time!), in Seminar Room 11 in the New Library at St Anne's College. No advance preparation is needed. As always, sandwich lunch, fruit, and coffee will be provided.

Last week, the Weidenfeld lectures at St Anne’s came to a close. The 2018-19 Weidenfeld Visiting Professorship is held by the highly-esteemed Durs Grünbein, one of the foremost contemporary poets in Europe. In addition to his lectures, Durs also gave a poetry reading.

Oxford Translation Day tickets are going fast! To see the full programme and book tickets, go here: http://www.occt.ox.ac.uk/oxford-translation-day-2019.

Take a look below at the fascinating events taking place in Oxford and London!




1.This Thursday (30th May), Professor Adriana X Jacobs will run a session of the Poets Translating Poets reading group at Queen’s, on the work of Kim Hyesoon and Don Mee Choi. Contact nicola.thomas@queens.ox.ac.uk for the reading material. The session will start at 5.30pm in Lecture Room A, Queen’s – all welcome.


2.We are delighted to announce the full programme and registration for the international conference: 'Canon? Practice? Commodity?

The Past, Present and Future of the Literary Anthology', organised by the Department of Comparative Literature and Culture at Queen Mary University of London.

For further details, please see:



3. SciPo2019 TORCH Research Seminar: Gesa Jessen and Elsa Hammond

Colin Matthew Room, TORCH

5pm, Tuesday 11th June

A interdisciplinary roundtable on the subject poetry and botany in the 19th century, with Gesa Jessen (German) and Elsa Hammond (English). Gesa Jessen will talk about her research on the pioneering German poet Annette von Droste-Hülshoff’s interest in botany, and Elsa will chair. All welcome – suitable for a non-specialist audience.


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