Welcome Drinks Followed by a Conversation with Kai Aareleid and Patrick McGuinness


Interested in comparative literature and translation? Then OCCT is the place for you! At our welcome event you’ll get the opportunity to meet our organising committee, and hear about OCCT’s Michaelmas 2018 programme. Join us for this fun and relaxed event with lots of free wine!

Our welcome drinks will be followed by a conversation with Patrick McGuinness, the British novelist and poet, and Kai Aareleid, the Estonian novelist, translator, and performance poet. Aareleid’s historical saga, Burning Cities (2018), is set in post-war Soviet Estonia. McGuinness’s novel The Last Hundred Days (2011) explores the disintegration of the communist regime in Romania. At this event the two authors will meditate upon writing and translation from the peripheries of formerly soviet Europe. Aareleid will also read from her recent work. 

This conversation is sponsored by the British Council and the Estonian Literature Centre.


Comparative Criticism and Translation

Contact name: Dr Eleni Philippou
Contact email: comparative.criticism@st-annes.ox.ac.uk
Audience: Open to all