2018 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation - now open for submissions
The University of Warwick is pleased to announce that the submission period for the 2018 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation is now open.
Inaugurated in 2017, the prize is awarded to the best eligible work of fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction, work of fiction for children or young adults, or graphic novel, written by a woman, translated into English by a female or male translator, and published by a UK or Irish publisher.
The £1,000 prize is divided between the writer and her translator(s), with each contributor receiving an equal share.
Submissions are open until Tuesday 26 June, 2018, with the prize set to be awarded at an evening event held at the Warwick Arts Centre on Tuesday 13 November, 2018.
The Warwick Prize for Women in Translation aims to address the gender imbalance in translated literature and increase the number of international women’s voices accessible by a British and Irish readership.
The 2017 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation was awarded to Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada, translated from German by American translator Susan Bernofsky.
Commenting on the 2018 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation Dr Chantal Wright, the prize’s coordinator and Associate Professor in the University of Warwick’s Department of English and Comparative Literary studies said:
“The prize has already had tremendous effects in terms of awareness-raising around the issue of the under-representation of female authors in translation. We’re very much hoping for an increase this year on the 58 entries we received in 2017 and look forward to seeing which women authors have been made available in English by British and Irish publishers over the last twelve months.”
For full details of eligibility and how to enter, please go to: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/womenintranslation/
UNCOMMON SOLIDARITIES: WRITING, LANDSCAPE, RESISTANCE 9-10 MAY
UNCOMMON SOLIDARITIES: WRITING, LANDSCAPE, RESISTANCE 9-10 MAY
WEDNESDAY 9 MAY
WORKSHOP: WRITING & RESISTANCE
5:30-7pm, R3.41 Ramphal
Professor Stephen Collis will discuss the role poetry has played in his environmental activism, specifically in resistance to Canadian tar sands mining, extraction and transport, and alongside members of the Critical Environments group will lead a workshop on writing and activism.
(In the same time slot, Dr. Patrick Barron will lead a seminar on translation with MA in Literary Translation students. For more information, please contact Dr. Chantal Wright.)
THURSDAY 10 MAY
PERFORMANCE: WARWICK THURSDAYS
1:30-2:30pm, Writers Room, Millburn House
Professors Stephen Collis and Patrick Barron will give a reading (of original poetry, prose, and translation) and discuss their creative work.
SEMINAR: UNCOMMON SOLIDARITIES
4-6pm, R2.41 Ramphal
Professors Stephen Collis and Patrick Barron will briefly present creative and critical work around landscapes of the Anthropocene—threatened, enclosed, abandoned, occupied, reclaimed, irrevocably humanized more-than-human commons—and lead a discussion about the new kinds of solidarity and resources called forth in and through environmental writing in a time of accelerated climate change and intensified pressure on the planetary commons. Professors Collis and Barron have provided the following texts for participants to read in advance of the seminar, though this reading is not required for participation.
ALL EVENTS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
ABOUT THE VISITORS
Stephen Collis’s many books of poetry include The Commons (Talon Books 2008; 2014), On the Material (Talon Books 2010—awarded the BC Book Prize for Poetry), DECOMP (with Jordan Scott—Coach House 2013), and Once in Blockadia (Talon Books 2016—nominated for the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature). He has also written two books of literary criticism, on poets Susan Howe and Phyllis Webb, a book of essays on the Occupy Movement, and a novel. Almost Islands is a forthcoming memoir, and a long poem, Sketch of a Poem I Will Not Have Written, is in progress. He lives near Vancouver, on unceded Coast Salish Territory, and teaches poetry and poetics at Simon Fraser University.
Patrick Barron is Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, where he co-directs the Undergraduate Creative Writing Program and teaches courses in environmental literature, translation studies, and poetry. He has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fulbright Program, the Academy of American Poets, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. His books include Terrain Vague: Interstices at the Edge of the Pale (Routledge); Haiku for a Season, Haiku per una stagione, by Andrea Zanzotto (Chicago); The Selected Poetry and Prose of Andrea Zanzotto (Chicago); and Italian Environmental Literature: An Anthology (Italica). A critical edition of Gianni Celati's Towards the River's Mouth (Lexington) is forthcoming in 2019.
For further INFORMATION about any of these events, please contact Dr. Jonathan Skinner: J.E.Skinner@warwick.ac.uk
Prof Stephen Shapiro - Frontline #1: The Power of Direct Action + The Legacy of ACT UP
Prof Stephen Shapiro will be on a public panel for this event - Frontline #1: The Power of Direct Action + The Legacy of ACT UP
Full details can be found in the following link:
Research & Thinking about Rhetoric conference to honour Peter Mack
On 8th June 2018 there will be a one-day conference in honour of the retirement of Professor Peter Mack, presenting new research on medieval and renaissance rhetorical theory and practice.
Speakers will include:
Professor Rita Copeland, University of Pennsylvania
Dr Karin Margareta Fredborg, Institut du Moyen-Âge Grec et Latin, Copenhagen
Professor Lawrence D. Green, University of Southern California
Professor Dr C. G. Meerhoff, University of Amsterdam
Dr Katie Reid, Warburg Institute, University of London
Professor Jennifer Richards, University of Newcastle
Professor Marjorie Curry Woods, University of Texas, Austin
The conference will include a buffet lunch for all participants and a wine reception at the close.
An online registration form is available on the English Department website : https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english. The registration form will close on 23rd May 2018. For any enquiries, please contact Christiania Whitehead : email@example.com
Please see the Programme for further details of the day.
The conference is organised and financially supported by the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, the Humanities Research Centre, and the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick
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