On 21 to 24 June, staff and students from the University of Bonn will come to Oxford for an intense three-day colloquium on medieval German literature and culture. This annual meeting open to all undergraduates that have taken medieval papers, provides an excellent opportunity to train presentation skills, test proficiency in German conversation and medieval merrymaking. The Bonn and Oxford students will be working with the Reformation holdings of the Taylorian and try their hand at printing the 95 Theses.
This two-day conference is devoted to the reception of the Italian Renaissance in eighteenth-century German Literature. Participants include Oxford scholars as well as external speakers from Italy, Germany and the US, both senior and junior. Topics to be dealt with include general issues like translation and philology, as well as the reception of single figures such as Aretino, Machiavelli, Petrarch, and Tasso
The event will take place at the Queen’s College, Oxford (Shulman Auditorium), on 16-17 June 2016.
We are delighted to announce that on 16-17 June 2016 the University of Oxford will host an international conference entitled ‘500 Years of Orlando furioso’. The conference will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the poem by providing a platform to deepen our understanding of Ariosto’s masterpiece and its enduring appeal.
The conference is the launch of the Marie Curie Project conducted by Dr. Paola Tomè at the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages (“Greek Studies in 15th century Europe”) and will be held at the Auditorium of Corpus Christi College on 14th-15th June 2016. The programme is available here. Registration is now open till the 10th June: you can enrol here.
The magazine Modern Poetry in Translation, founded by Ted Hughes, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a ‘Poetry and Translation study day’ on Saturday 14th May in Queen’s. This will involve a number of workshops in the morning on translating from different languages, and on topics from ‘fake translation’ to translating song, led by leading poets and translators, followed by the launch of a new anthology from the magazine, Centres of Cataclysm, a Brecht event, and the launch of a new microsite devoted to the first issue of MPT.
Professor Marc Silberman (University of Wisconsin — Madison) - Tuesday 10 May at 5.00 in the Taylorian, room 3,
Professor Silberman is a distinguished scholar of the GDR and of German film and is prominent in Brecht studies. He is spending all of Trinity Term in Oxford and is keen to meet students and members of the Faculty. He is a clear and lively lecturer, and this talk will be of interest to undergraduates studying GDR literature, as well as to more advanced students and scholars.