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Who Reads the Literatures of Small Nations and Why?

What was the last book you read in English translation? What made you read it? Do you go out of your way to read books in translation? Are they easy to find? Can they tell us or show us things that English-language literature can’t?

You can help us to learn more about the habits of UK readers by answering this short and simple online questionnaire: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/research/translating-sen/reader-survey/. We are particularly interested in the thoughts of readers following our Nordic Noir Book Club

And join us for an evening of sharing experiences with the reading, publishing and selling of literature in translation in the UK on Wednesday February 4th 2015, 7pm; Elwin Room, Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HNhttp://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/research/translating-sen/events/workshop-1-bath/


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New PhD-studentship at UCL: From Miss Smilla to Sara Lund: Danish-English Literary Translation in a Changing Media Landscape

A fully-funded three-year PhD studentship sponsored by Statens Kunstråds Litteraturudvalg (The Danish Arts Council’s Committee for Literature) and UCL is available under the supervision of Dr Claire Thomson and Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen in the Department of Scandinavian Studies, School of European Languages, Culture and Society, UCL, starting 1 October 2013 (negotiable). The studentship award consists of fees paid for three years at the UK/EU rate, and a stipend of £15,000 per annum for three years.

The focus of the proposed research project is a literary-sociological analysis of the reception and marketing of Danish literature in the UK, in the context of the current wave of media and popular interest in Danish culture. As a UCL Impact PhD Student, the successful candidate will also be expected to undertake public engagement work in the broad field of Danish literature in the UK (including, for example, organising book club meetings and other events, attending book fairs and blogging), and to facilitate the development of a new network for Danish-English translators. Training and support in public engagement work and relevant research methodologies will be provided.

Full details of the research project, the person specification, and the application procedure, can be found at this link: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/scandinavian-studies/danish-impact-phd. The deadline for applications is 5pm on 5 July 2013.

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Retold, Resold, Transformed: Crime Fiction in the Modern Era

The University of Leeds’ Faculty of Arts and the Crime Studies Network are pleased to invite you to the ‘Retold, Resold, Transformed: Crime Fiction in the Modern Era’ cross-disciplinary conference to take place at Leeds on the 17th and 18th of September 2013.

See the conference website http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/info/125158/crimefiction2013/1964/about/2 for the conference abstract, speakers and call for papers.


Kind Regards,

The Conference Organisers:

Dr Christiana Gregoriou, Prof. David Platten, and Dr Gigliola Sulis

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