As the exact date for the quincentenary of the publication of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses is approaching (published on 31 October 1517), there are a number of Reformation events which combine the three strands which have been explored throughout the year (cf. the events during Bonn Week): Translating – Printing – Singing. This might be of interest for anybody interested in the literature, history and music of Protestant Germany and England in the 16th century and its legacy. All welcome! For more information, go to the Reformation 2017 blog of the Taylorian.
The next conference of the International Walter Benjamin Society will be held in Oxford at Worcester College and the Taylorian Institute on 24th-27th September 2017. To coincide with the conference, there will be a small exhibition at the Bodleian Library on the theme of “Reading with Benjamin,” which will include Kafka manuscripts, and other Benjamin-related rarities.
International Colloquium Marking the 150th Anniversary of Baudelaire’s Death and the 160th Anniversary of Les Fleurs du mal.
Organized by Ève Morisi (Oxford), André Guyaux (Paris-Sorbonne) and Bertrand Marchal (Paris-Sorbonne)
Dr. Javier Muñoz-Basols is the Principal Investigator of the recently-launched “Portal de lingüística hispánica – Hispanic Linguistics”, a Digital Humanities project devoted to promoting and disseminating research in Spanish Language and Hispanic Linguistics.
Catriona Seth, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature and Fellow of All Souls, has been elected to the British Academy. Fellows of the British Academy represent the very best of humanities and social sciences research, in the UK and globally.
Chawton House in Hampshire played host to a conference on Germaine de Staël and Jane Austen jointly organised by Dr Gillian Dow of the University of Southampton, Dr Nicola Watson of the Open University and Oxford’s Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature, Catriona Seth.
In June 2017 a team of Oxford University undergraduate students, graduate students, and lecturers joined forces to perform Arseholes, an original new play about the poets Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud’s two-year relationship.
In May Caroline Warman spoke to the teenage delegates of the International Philosophy Olympiad in Rotterdam about the Tolerance volume, which had been translated by 102 Oxford French students and tutors.