Programme

Sixth Annual PG Conference in Comparative Literature and Translation Studies
Online, Friday 14 May 2021


School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Glasgow
Organised by Sophie Maddison and Elena Dardano, in collaboration with the
Writing in Transit research cluster


smlc-pgr-conf@glasgow.ac.uk | @SmlcPGConf

All times shown are BST (UK)

9.15 – 9.20: Welcome & Housekeeping

9.20 – 9.30: Head of School Address
Professor Stephen Forcer, School of Modern Languages and Cultures,
University of Glasgow


9.30 – 10.10: The Reconciliation of Old and New

Reinterpretation, Renewal and Regeneration in Jewish Tradition: A Look at the Megillat Esther and Passover Haggadah through Graphic Novels
Jordanna Conn, University of Glasgow

Resurrecting (and Rewriting?) an Ode: Navigating Insertions in Sezai Karakoç’s Translation of ‘Bānat Suʿād’
Gabrielle Russo, University of Oxford

Chair: Andrew Rubens, University of Glasgow

10.10 – 10.20: Break

10.20 – 11.00: Narratives of Spectrality

Can the ghost be resurrected? (Re)translating the spectral memory of Mrs Ramsay in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse
Ziling Bai, University of Manchester

Byron’s Ruins: Dark Ecology, Spectrality and the Regeneration of Greece
Stefan Kalpachev, University of Oxford

Chair: Kristina Åström, University of Glasgow

11.00 – 11.10: Break

11.10 – 12.10: Keynote

In the Shadow of the Holocaust: Glasgow’s 1951 Festival of Jewish Arts and the Regeneration of Jewish Culture
Dr. Mia Spiro, University of Glasgow

12.10 – 1.30: Lunch Break

1.30 – 2.10: Twentieth-Century Literature and Translation

The Crisis of Exhaustion in Turn-of-the-Century Germany: Medical and Literary Perspectives on Body Regeneration
Rachel Lehmann, University of Kent

Russian (Re)Translations of Wilde’s Salomé: A Comparative Study
Ekaterina Shatalova, University of Glasgow / Aarhus University

Chair: Andreea Tint, University of Glasgow

2.10 – 2.20: Break

2.20 – 3.20: Keynote

The Jane Eyre Generator
Professor Matthew Reynolds, University of Oxford

3.20 – 3.30: Break

3.30 – 4.10: Translating Existence and Identity

Experiencing Regeneration through Exophony. The Case of Jhumpa Lahiri
Andrea Bergantino, Trinity College Dublin

Recreating Existence in Ibn ʿArabi’s al-Futūhāt al-Makkiyya, “The Meccan Openings”
Beatrice Bottomley, Warburg Institute, University of London

Chair: Lucy McCormick, University of Glasgow

4.10 – 4.15: Break

4.15 – 5.00: Closing Roundtable

Professor Susan Bassnett, University of Glasgow & University of Warwick
Professor Matthew Reynolds, University of Oxford

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