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Scottish Universities’ International Summer School (SUISS) – deadline 18 March 2016

The call for applying for the 69th Scottish Universities’ International Summer School (SUISS),
which will take place from the 11th July – 20th August 2016 is now open.

Students can apply for
– a four-week course in Creative Writing
– three two-week courses in Modernism, Scottish Literature and Contemporary Literature
– a two-week course in Contemporary British and Irish Theatre and Performance

Students can attend a single course or a combination of courses. All courses can be taken for university credits on undergraduate and graduate level.

Courses are supplemented by a wide-ranging social and cultural programme, and will include readings by contemporary Scottish authors such as A. L. Kennedy, Ian Rankin, David Greig and Liz Lochhead.

For the latest information on the School, please visit http://www.suiss.ed.ac.uk. Please note, if three students from the same university attend our courses, the SUISS offers them a 20% discount off the course fee. There is also a variety of scholarships that are awarded on merit and financial need.
Details are available from the SUISS web site.

Applications which also include the application for any of the available scholarships must be received no later than Friday, 18th March 2016.

For more information, visit the SUISS web site

Department of English contact: Iva Polak

Master in Advanced English Studies: University of Salamanca and the University of Valladolid 2015

Master in Advanced English Studies: Languages and Cultures in Contact

THE MASTER IN ADVANCED ENGLISH STUDIES: LANGUAGES AND CULTURES IN CONTACT is an official Master’s program offered by the Universidad de Salamanca and the Universidad de Valladolid, Spain in English studies.

Admission period to sign up for

is now open.

For more information on our program please visit:

http://masterenglishstudies.eu/en/
https://www.facebook.com/masterenglishstudies?ref=hl

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The Master’s in Advanced English Studies: Languages and Cultures in
Contact consists of 60 credits and takes one academic year to complete.
Classes are held at the University of Salamanca during Fall semester, and
at the University of Valladolid in the Spring semester.
The Master’s in Advanced English Studies: Languages and Cultures in
Contact is a flexible program that offers three academic itineraries in
language and linguistics, and literature and culture, or a combined
program of linguistics, literature and culture. Students are free to
choose courses offered by these itineraries according to their academic
or professional preferences. The subjects offered reflect the major
research lines and methodological trends in the fields of English
Language Learning and Linguistics, and Anglo-American Literature and
Culture.

The goals of the Master’s program are to enable students to acquire the
necessary competencies and skills characteristic of an advanced,
specialized, and interdisciplinary education. The program prepares
students for the demanding standards of the international job market and
allows access to the PhD program, that has been distinguished by the
Spanish Ministry of Education for its Quality of Excellence.

The Master’s is aimed at both the professional training for teachers of
English as a Foreign Language and the preparation of future researchers
in academia. The study plan also addresses the curricular needs of future
cultural mediators who work in the media, press, embassies, ministries,
archives and libraries.

This Master’s has an inter-cultural, and interdisciplinary orientation.
Since its beginnings, in 2007, it has welcomed international students
from all over the world: US, China, India, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, Iran,
Cuba, Syria, Colombia, Romania, etc.

More reasons to sign up for this program:

The University of Salamanca (1218) is Spain’s oldest university and the
fourth oldest in Europe. The University of Valladolid also dates back to
the 13th century.

In the Humanities, both the University of Salamanca and the University of
Valladolid hold an indisputable international prestige in areas of
research and teaching innovation. These institutions are linked to the
creation of the first grammar and to famous historical figures such as
Cervantes, Lope de Vega Fray Luis de León, San Juan de la Cruz, Torres
Villarroel, and Miguel de Unamuno, among many others.

 

International Conference of the Central European Association for Canadian Studies

7th Triennial International Conference of the Central European Association for Canadian Studies 9 – 10 October 2015, Zagreb, Croatia
Beyond the 49th Parallel: Canada and the North – Issues and Challenges

Keynote speakers:
Aritha van Herk (University of Calgary, Canada)
Daniel Chartier (l’Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada)

Special guest: 
Mark Anthony Jarman (University of New Brunswick, Canada)
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3rd and last CALL FOR PAPERS

We welcome proposals for twenty – minute presentations in the field of Canadian Studies.
We accept paper proposals in English and French.
Abstracts of between 150 and 250 words + a brief CV (150 words) should be submitted via the Paper Proposal Submission Form, which is to be found on the conference website.
This must be sent by 10 June 2015 to the conference e-mail
zagreb2015conference@gmail.com

Notification of acceptance of paper by 15 June 2015
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3rd Call for papers (English) (.pdf)
3rd Call for papers (French) (.pdf)

Conference website:
http://zagreb2015.hkad.hr/

For more information, email us at
zagreb2015conference@gmail.com

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North, in Western culture, is the fundamental direction.

As a geographical notion, “the North” can be used to indicate any or all locations in the northern hemisphere, from the equator to the North Pole. In relation to the United States, all of Canada can be seen as “the North”. But within Canada there is a whole range of different “Norths”, both historically and at present: the “Pays d’en Haut” of the voyageurs, the old Northwest, today’s camping and cottage country “up north”, the northern regions of many of the provinces (differing across the country), the northern territories (Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut), the Far North. Each of these reflects a different kind of “nordicity”, to use Canadian geographer Louis-Edmond Hamelin’s now widely adopted term.

Beyond geography, “the North” is also a concept, one that encompasses a broad range of meanings and symbolic values. It is an imagined space as well as a space for the imaginary, a space of myth as well as a space shaped by myth, by turns cruel and ennobling, enigmatic and inspiring, powerful and fragile. The country’s “northerness” is often viewed as one of its distinguishing features, a vital element in the Canadian identity – even when “the North” in this case may mean only the non-urban part of Canada north of the thin populated band hugging the border with the United States. It is also a source of pride – “the true North, strong and free” – and, increasingly, in an era of climate change, a challenge. Canada’s imagined and real Norths have been literary and cultural obsessions for centuries.

The aim of this conference is to explore both the literal and the imaginative aspects of the relationship between Canada and “the North” – geographical, economic, literary, linguistic, cultural, social, political, diplomatic, environmental. We seek submissions from all disciplines that deal with Canada and Canadian Studies. The topics may include but are NOT limited to:

– the North and its representations: real and imaginary territory
– the North in Canadian literature: nordicity and its varieties
– First Nations artwork and literature
– the symbolic North in Canadian culture: hockey, curling, winter carnivals, canoes
– living in the North: Aboriginal communities, the life and survival of traditional cultures, demography and development of local communities, social problems
– North and South: Canada as America’s “North”, southern Canada and its “North”
– decision-making in the North: the roles of federal, provincial and territorial governments and of local administration
– the North and economic questions: exploitation of resources, gas and oil exploration, tourism
– the North and the international community: defense of Canadian sovereignty, the Arctic Council

We welcome proposals for twenty-minute presentations in the field of Canadian Studies. We accept paper proposals in English and French. Abstracts of between 150 and 250 words + a brief CV (150 words) should be submitted via the Paper Proposal Submission Form, which is to be found on the conference website. This must be sent to the conference e-mail zagreb2015conference@gmail.com by 20 March 2015. Notification of acceptance of paper by 20 April 2015.

Conference website: zagreb2015.hkad.hr

For more information, email us at zagreb2015conference@gmail.com

After the conference, selected papers will appear in a special publication issued by the Central European Association for Canadian Studies.

Organizing Committee of the Croatian-Canadian Academic Society:
Vanja Polić (University of Zagreb)
Evaine Le Calve – Ivičević (University of Zagreb)
Marija Paprašarovski (University of Zagreb)

Secretaries:
Hrvoje Puh (University of Zagreb)
Nikola Kajin (University of Zagreb)

Academic Advisory Board for the Central European Association for Canadian Studies
Rodica Albu (Al. I. Cuza University of Iasi)
Jason Blake (University of Ljubljana)
Janos Kenyeres (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest)
Lucia Otrísalová (Comenius University, Bratislava)
Don Sparling (Masaryk University, Brno)
Diana Yankova (New Bulgarian University, Sofia)

Graz International Summer School Seggau 2015 – deadline Feb 28, 2015

The University of Graz
is delighted to inform you that the Call for Applications for the
Graz International Summer School Seggau 201
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Shifting Perspectives: Europe and the Americas
is now open

 

Dear colleagues,
Focusing on the emphasis areas of the University of Graz – South Eastern Europe and North, Central and South America – the summer school will take place from June 28th to July 11th, 2015 at Seggau Castle in Styria, in the wine region close to the Slovene border. Emphasizing on the aspects of shifting perspectives, transformation processes and demographic change, interdisciplinary morning lectures will provide the context for the seven specialized seminar workshops in the afternoon. The Graz International Summer School Seggau is designed for internationally oriented, highly motivated students from all disciplines, who wish to deepen their understanding of current European and International affairs by studying and discussing global developments and challenges in terms of shifting perspectives reflecting aspects of individual, social, political, religious, cultural, literary, regional, economic, cohort and national identities.
Here you can find a PDF version of our brochure, containing all relevant information about the summer school. We kindly ask you to pass it on for example through list servers, department mailing lists, to student associations as well as to post it on relevant websites etc.. Also find below a text which can be used as a forward-mail to students.
Detailed information about the summer school program can be found on our website http://international.uni-graz.at/en/gusegg/. Please note that we continually update the website with more information.
There will be various scholarship schemes available, so please encourage your students to apply. In the past, students and teaching staff from more than 35 different countries have provided a diverse and stimulating international classroom, and we would love to welcome students from your university to this exciting summer school.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the program. We would be happy to mail you brochures and posters for your institution, so please supply us with an address if you wish to do so.
Thank you for your support and spreading the word about GUSEGG 2015!
Wishing you all the best and looking forward to having your students participate!
Blaž Ploj for the summer school organizers
Blaž Ploj, prof.lat. in univ.dipl.soc.kult.
GUSEGG – Graz International Summer School Seggau
University of Graz, Austria
Office of International Relations
Tel. +43-316-380-1242
Fax +43-316-380-9155
@: gusegg@uni-graz.at
web: international.uni-graz.at/en/gusegg/
Find us on facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/gusegg
Dear students,
Focusing on the emphasis areas of the University of Graz – South Eastern Europe and North, Central and South America – the summer school will take place from June 28th to July 11th, 2015 at Seggau Castle in Styria, in the wine region close to the Slovene border. Emphasizing on the aspects of shifting perspectives, transformation processes and demographic change, interdisciplinary morning lectures will provide the context for the six specialized seminar workshops in the afternoon. The Graz International Summer School Seggau is designed for internationally oriented, highly motivated students from all disciplines, who wish to deepen their understanding of current European and International affairs by studying and discussing global developments and challenges in terms of shifting perspectives reflecting aspects of individual, social, political, religious, cultural, literary, regional, economic, cohort and national identities.
Here you can find a PDF version of our brochure, containing all relevant information about the summer school.
Detailed information about the summer school program can be found on our website http://international.uni-graz.at/en/gusegg/. Please note that we continually update the website with more information, there will also be various scholarship schemes available.
Application Deadline: February 28th, 2015
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the program.
Blaž Ploj for the summer school organizers
P.S. Don’t forget to like our facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/gusegg
and please forward this information to your friends, colleagues and others who might be interested in the summer school.

Blaž Ploj, prof.lat. in univ.dipl.soc.kult.
GUSEGG – Graz International Summer School Seggau
University of Graz, Austria
Office of International Relations
Tel. +43-316-380-1242
Fax +43-316-380-9155
@: gusegg@uni-graz.at
web: international.uni-graz.at/en/gusegg/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Irish College Paris Fellowship for students and researchers – deadline 5 Jan 2015

The Centre Culturel Irlandais offers Fellowship bursaries to encourage research on its Old Library and Historical Archives collections.

For more information please chek the offer for the 2015 Fellowships at the Centre Culturel Irlandais / Irish College Paris.
The offer is also available on our website:
http://www.centreculturelirlandais.com/en/libraries/bourse-detude
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The Old Library contains 8,000 volumes (from the 15th to the 19th century). Once the library of the Irish College when it was a seminary, the collection contains works of theology, history, philosophy etc.

More than 19,000 items are held in the Historical Archives, covering a period extending from the 14th to the 20th century. The main themes are daily life at the Irish College and the buildings which were owned by the Irish Community, the grant foundations, the religious community etc.

 

Yeats in 2015 – Call for Translations & Call for short Paper

Reborn in Translation: W.B. Yeats in 2015
Call for Translations & Call for short Paper

Deadline: 30 November 2014

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EFACIS, the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies, wants to celebrate the 150th anniversary of W.B. Yeats’s birth by reviving the poet’s work in as many European languages as we can. More specifically we will focus on poems in which he “conceived” of Life, which means human existence in its grand perspective, encompassing life, death and rebirth, in their surprisingly multifarious forms.

In order to make this celebration a Europe-wide event we launch this call for new translations, inviting you and/or your students to translate any of the 33 selected poems dealing with Life in W. B. Yeats. We picked poems from across his oeuvre, early and late ones, difficult and simple, long and short, so that everyone will find something that appeals to her/him. We look forward to receiving translations in all European languages with a very short essay in English attached which concisely (c. 800 words) describes the specific difficulties that pop up in the translation from Yeats’s diction to your own target language. You can also add a note describing how your chosen poem echoes with an aspect of your own culture.

A jury of experts from all over Europe (see EFACIS website) will be invited to select the best translations to be published in 2015 with a festive launch.

On the EFACIS website we will post a reader consisting of 33 poems by W.B. Yeats (download the document) which all deal with the ways in which the poet relates to Life and vice versa. The poems are ordered according to the chronology of their publication, but one could also distinguish the following clusters of subthemes:

Conception of Life can be physical or mental (emotional, intellectual):

(1) Solomon and the Witch
(2) A Song From the Player Queen
(3) Leda and the Swan
(4) A Prayer for My Daughter
(5) Among School Children
(6) Crazy Jane talks with the Bishop

Relations between parents and children:
In some places and situations Life feels more “real” than in others. Children often have to move from the land of their childhood and youth, but have a special place in their hearts which they keep as an ideal world; other children can be transported by dreams, losing touch with reality; or they can get in conflict with their parents over the friend they choose, as in

(7) The Lake Isle of Innisfree
(8) The Stolen Child
(9) Father and Child

Poetics
How can a poet “feed” people’s imagination to increase their sense of Life?

Poetics and Desire:
Yeats believed that a poet could never be complacent but had to stretch his self in restless desire of other and better ways of being as in
(10) The Song of Wandering Aengus
(11) The Tower
(12) The Wheel
(13) What Then?
(14) An Acre of Grass

Poetry was hard work anyway because you have to work in a team, or you have to dive deep down into yourself to find an authentic voice; and you need great discipline to coral all the things you want to say in a neat pen /poem, as in
(15) The Fascination of What’s Difficult
(16) A Coat
(17) The Balloon of the Mind
(18) High Talk

Yeats became a “national poet
which meant he wrote about all kinds of aspects that make up humanity; sad cases of poverty as well as forms of heroism, as in
(19) The Ballad of Moll Magee
(20) Easter 1916

And since WBY wrote often in times of war, violence was an aspect of Life and had to be lived through and overcome:
(21) Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen
(22) Meditations in Time of Civil War (I and VI)
(23) Lapis Lazuli

But poetry is a subtle art and its products can be fragile, as in
(24) Fergus and the Druid
(25) He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven

or poetry can be very strong in its subtlety:
(26) The Withering of the Boughs
(27) Long-Legged Fly

Where does the poet find his inspiration to feed Life? In many different sources, both natural and supernatural, as we see in
(28) The Rose of the World
(29) Sailing to Byzantium
(30) A Dialogue of Self and Soul
(31) Those Images
(32) Byzantium

Finally, Yeats wondered about the possibility of reincarnation,
as we see in
(33) The Cold Heaven
(34) The Circus Animals’ Desertion (part III)

Some of the poems chosen here are very long, and in the following cases we will also consider partial translations of
Easter 1916: Part I
The Tower, Parts I and III
Among School Children I, VI, VII and VIII
Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen : I, II and V

Meditations in Time of Civil War part I (Ancestral Houses) and VI (The Stare’s nest by My Window)
The Circus Animals’ Desertion: part III

Our selection of the 33 poems is based on the observations made by the different contributors to The Reception of W.B. Yeats in Europe (ed. Klaus Peter Jochum, Continuum, 2006) who pointed out that some parts of Yeats’s long poems were less relevant to their culture than others.

Time scheme: please send your translations with comment and a CV of max 10 lines to Sien.deltour@ggs.kuleuven.be before 30 November 2014.

 

 

GRADUATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS (Canadian Studies)(deadline Nov 24, 2014)

The ICCS Graduate Student Scholarships, worth a maximum amount of $4,000, are offered each year to a dozen of students, helping them to spend 4-6 weeks at a Canadian university or research site, other than their own, doing research related to their thesis or dissertation in the field of Canadian Studies.

All applications must be submitted to the ICCS by November 24, 2014.

More information is available at http://www.iccs-ciec.ca/graduate-student-scholarships.php