Comp Lit & Globalisation, Birmingham, Saturday 24 October

The Northern Comparative Literature Network Presents:
Comparative Literature and Globalization Today

A one-day conference
Saturday 24 October

The School of English
Birmingham City University
The Curzon Building
4 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD

Confirmed keynotes:

Prof. Philip Leonard (Nottingham Trent University)
Dr. Maike Oergel (University of Nottingham)

The Northern Comparative Literature Network (NCLN) is a platform for scholars in the midlands and the north of the UK who study literature across boundaries of language, culture and nationality.

**Attendance is free, but places are limited.** Please book by contacting Tom Knowles thomas.knowles@bcu.ac.uk

For information about NCLN, please contact Peter Sjølyst-Jackson Peter.Jackson@bcu.ac.uk Follow us on Twitter @NorthernCompLit
Programme:

9.30-10.00: Registration

10.00-11.15: Keynote 1

Philip Leonard (Nottingham Trent University), ‘A Literature of the World’

11.15-11.30: Coffee

11.30-1.00: Panel 1: Globalisation, Translation and Testimony

Kirsty Hemsworth (University of Sheffield), ‘Translating in/as Aftermath: A comparative approach to 9/11 fiction in translation’
Olga Castro (Aston University), ‘The politics of self-translation in a globalised market: author-translators and the stateless literatures of Spain’
Paola Botham (Birmingham City University), ‘Testimonial Theatre and Globalisation: A Case Study’
1.00-2.00: Lunch
2.00-3.30: Panel 2: Global, Transnational and Postcolonial Spaces
Christinna Hobbs (Liverpool John Moores), ‘Global Perspectives, Peripheral Identities: Cultural Nationalism and the Journey to Independence in the North Atlantic’
Maryam Farahani (University of Liverpool), ‘Anatolia, Russia, Persia: The Challenge of “Triangular Otherness” for the West’
Juliette Taylor-Batty (Leeds Trinity University), ‘Challenging originals: modernism and translational composition’
3.30-3.45: Coffee
3.45-5.00: Keynote 2
Maike Oergel (University of Nottingham), ‘Zeitgeist – how to make ideas travel?’