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International Symposium on Global Literary Studies: Key Concepts

20-21 May 2021

While the very existence of Global Literary Studies as an institutionalized field is not yet evident, the growing interest to engage with questions that involve a global perspective of study in the various established disciplines in literary studies and the humanities is overwhelming. This impulse has led literary critics and cultural historians to find new concepts, new methodologies and to face serious challenges both concerning the conceptualization of their object of study as global and the adoption of a global critical approach. Within this framework, this international symposium responds to a double demand: on the one hand, it discusses these notions (global, globalization, world, cosmopolitan) within an historical perspective, providing a thorough intervention in the state of the art. On the other hand, it proposes different case studies that help develop further the global perspective in four key research avenues: global translation flows, the global novel, global literary environments, and global cinema.

Through the aforementioned lines, this conference aims at a better understanding of: 1) the development of new conceptions of space in global literary studies; 2) the novel ways to integrate unforeseen layers and scales that allow us to combine local, national, regional and continental features, and a global reach; 3) the new or unknown relations that emerge, as well as the role of connectivity and its unevenness; 4) the historicization and periodization of theories, approaches and methodologies in global literary studies; and 5) agents participating in the circulation of literary and cinematic products, as well as in cultural transformation processes, and global subjects that are being modelled in literature and film. In that respect, we also consider a gender perspective and different forms of cultural mediation.

The symposium gathers international scholars with expertise in various areas of research (sociology of literature, novel studies, narratology, cultural transfer, translation studies, ecocriticism, digital humanities, global cinema, and gender studies) to reflect on the current and future paths of global literary studies from an interdisciplinary perspective. The conference will structure these areas of research and concerns through the concepts of space, scale, connectivity, time, and agency. We understand that all these concepts have a twofold approach, poetic and sociological, that we assume as specific features of Global Literary Studies. At the same time, we also understand as specific of the field the purpose of finding new methodologies for global literary research that, in many cases, are both qualitative and quantitative.

Due to the current circumstances caused by the coronavirus, the conference will be held virtually (via Google Meets). Registrants will receive an email with the link to the event as the date approaches.

Organizers:

This conference is organized by the Global Literary Studies Research Lab (GlobaLS, 2017 SGR 1143), at the IN3-UOC (Barcelona), and by the ERC StG project ‘MapModern - Social Networks of the Past: Mapping Hispanic and Lusophone Literary Modernity, 1898-1959’, funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (grant agreement No 803860). PI: Diana Roig-Sanz.

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PAST EVENTS

"#NoviembreHD". Asociación Argentina de Humanidades Digitales (AAHD)

November 27, 2020 - Virtual Conference

Diana Roig-Sanz and Laura Fólica participate in the virtual conference “#NovemberHD” of the Asociación Argentina de Humanidades Digitales (AAHD). Their participation is titled “Redes sociales del pasado. Mapear la modernidad literaria hispánica y lusófona a través de las publicaciones periódicas”.

You can see the information to the conference here!

Cultural Organizations: Between the Local and the Global (1880s-1960s)

November 18-20, 2020 - Virtual Conference

European Research Council Organized by the ERC StG project Social Networks of the Past: Mapping Hispanic and Lusophone Literary Modernity (1898-1959) (Grant agreement No 803860), led by Diana Roig Sanz.
IN3- Arts and Humanities Department, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

Programme The programme for the conference is available here.

Attendance Participation in the conference is free of charge. Please register by contacting Lucía Leandro (lleandro@uoc.edu)

Organizers:

  • Elisabet Carbó (Social Networks of the Past/GlobaLS, IN3, Estudis d’Arts i Humanitats, UOC): ecarboc@uoc.edu
  • Diana Roig Sanz (Social Networks of the Past/GlobaLS, IN3, Estudis d’Arts i Humanitats, UOC): dsanzr@uoc.edu
  • Lucía Leandro Hernández (GlobaLS, UOC): lleandro@uoc.edu

Webinar “Between the Nation and the World: the Role of Translation and Para-Diplomatic Initiatives in the Circulation of Small/Minor/Peripheral/Less Translated Literatures”

Monday, June 29 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Tuesday, June 30 2020 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. [through Google Meet].

European Research Council Organized by the ERC StG project Social Networks of the Past: Mapping Hispanic and Lusophone Literary Modernity (1898-1959) (Grant agreement No 803860), led by Diana Roig Sanz.
IN3- Arts and Humanities Department, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

The ERC StG project Social Networks of the Past. Mapping Hispanic and Lusophone Literary Modernity, 1989-1959, part of the Global Literary Studies Research Group (GlobaLS), organizes the webinar Between the Nation and the World: the Role of Translation and Para-Diplomatic Initiatives in the Circulation of Small/Minor/Peripheral/Less Translated Literatures. This webinar aims at further defining the notion of the ‘minor’ and related concepts such as the ones above-mentioned within an historical perspective. We advance the hypothesis that minor cultures and literatures are not only relevant in their own right, but also from a broader perspective. In that respect, there is an urgent need to reassess the value of the minor and the role of translation in nation building processes, but also in relation to different scales (regional-national- transnational-international-global). The webinar gathers different case studies which are related to the translation, circulation and institutionalization of small/minor/peripheral and less translated literatures (Czech, Georgian, Yiddish, Catalan, Walloon, native indigenous literatures in Latin America, and Swahili) through processes that may imply intranslation and extranslation and para-diplomatic initiatives in the light of power struggles for legitimization.

Organising Committee: Ana Kvirikashvili, Elisabet Carbó and Diana Roig Sanz.

Read the full programme here.

Les transferts culturels dans l’espace international: défis et nouvelles méthodes

Liège, Belgium. July 24, 2020.

With the participation of Diana Roig Sanz (Keynote Speaker)

Panel “Between the nation and the world: The role of translation in the circulation of small/minor/peripheral/less translated literatures”

Sixth European Congress on World and Global History: Minorities, Cultures of Integration, and Patterns of Exclusion

25-28 June 2020. Turku, Finland

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the congress has been postponed for 17-20 June 2021. The panel will take place in a virtual setting on 29 June 2020.

Participants:
Laura Fólica (Open University of Catalonia): “The translation of indigenous languages in Latin American avant-garde literary journals of the first half of the 20th century”
Elisabet Carbó (Open University of Catalonia):”The internationalization of Catalan Culture: an overview”
Maud Gonne (University of Namur):”Between Belgium, Flanders and the Others. Literary translation practices and beliefs in Wallonia (1850-1930)”
Ana Kvirikashvili (Open University of Catalonia):”15 years of translations (1995-2020): from the creation of a Georgian literary field to the internationalization of a minor literature”
Ondrej Vimr (Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Czech Literature):”Modelling International Trajectories of a Literature. The Case of Czech Literature since 1945”
Golda van der Meer (University of Barcelona):”From self-translation to the world: the case of Deborah Vogel and the “choice” of the Yiddish language”

Panel organised by Ana Kvirikashvili, Elisabet Carbó and Diana Roig Sanz

The Network Society Today: (Revisiting) The Information Age Trilogy

IN3, Barcelona, June 10-11, 2020. Postponed due to COVID-19.

With the participation of Diana Roig Sanz (Keynote Speaker)

Cultural Organizations: Between the Local and the Global (1880s-1960s)

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Av. Tibidabo 39, 08035, Barcelona (Spain). November 18-20, 2020

European Research Council Organized by the ERC StG project Social Networks of the Past: Mapping Hispanic and Lusophone Literary Modernity (1898-1959) (Grant agreement No 803860), led by Diana Roig Sanz.
IN3- Arts and Humanities Department, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

Given the exceptional circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, the organizers wish to express that we will follow the situation closely and an online version of this conference might be considered if future updates advise it. Even though an on-site format is preferred, a final decision will be provided to all participants at the beginning of September.

Call for Papers: The call for papers for this conference has been opened. Read the full call here.

[ES] La convocatoria para este congreso está abierta. Consultar la convocatoria completa aquí.

Submissions:

Authors should submit an abstract (300 words), filiation, bio-note and a short reference list to Elisabet Carbó (ecarboc@uoc.edu) and Diana Roig Sanz (dsanzr@uoc.edu) before July 15, 2020. Papers may be written in English, French, Spanish, or Catalan. During the Conference, an extended summary and a power-point presentation (if used) should be written in English to ensure successful exchanges between participants.

Organizers:

  • Elisabet Carbó (Social Networks of the Past/GlobaLS, IN3, Estudis d’Arts i Humanitats, UOC): ecarboc@uoc.edu
  • Diana Roig Sanz (Social Networks of the Past/GlobaLS, IN3, Estudis d’Arts i Humanitats, UOC): dsanzr@uoc.edu
  • Lucía Leandro Hernández (GlobaLS, UOC): lleandro@uoc.com

Conference of the European Association for Digital Humanities

Krasnoyarsk, Russia, September 22-25, 2020.

With the participation of Diana Roig Sanz (Keynote Speaker)

IX Congreso Internacional de la Asociación de Hispanistas del Benelux

Antwerpen, Belgium, September 17-18, 2020.

With the participation of Diana Roig Sanz (Keynote Speaker)

Cultural History of Cinema: Experiences and Horizons. | Histoire culturelle du cinéma : expériences et horizons

Institut national d’histoire de l’art and the École nationale des Chartes, Paris. 28-29 May 2020. Due to COVID-19, postponed to 09-11 December 2020

Pablo Suárez-Mansilla: “A Cultural History of the first years of Cinema in Spain until the Civil War (1936) through Film Criticism”
Ainamar Clariana Rodagut: “Aesthetics of a social network: the Cine-club Mexicano”.

International Networks and Mexican Mediators

UNAM, Mexico D.F., Mexico, November 21-22, 2020 Due to COVID-19, postponed to February 2021.

With the participation of Diana Roig Sanz

The NECS 2020 Conference. Transitions: Moving Images and Bodies.

University of Palermo. June 18-20, 2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19.

Workshop: “Studying Film Societies. Methodologies, Sources, Prospects”.

Participants:
Prof. Dr. Michael Cowan, (University of St. Andrews), Prof. Dr. Malte Hagener (Philipps-University Marburg), Dr. Ainamar Clariana Rodagut (PhD candidate, Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona), Dr. Irene Rozsa (Concordia University Montréal), Sanghita Sen (PhD candidate, University of St. Andrews)

Congrès Médias 19-Numapresse:Presses anciennes et contemporaines, à l’heure du numérique

Paris, 8-11 June 2020. Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the conference has been postponed for May 2021.

Laura Fólica: “La traduction littéraire dans les revues ibéro-américaines (1898-1959): défis méthodologiques dans la construction d’un corpus à grande échelle”
Pablo Suárez-Mansilla: “Film criticism in Spanish literary, cultural and cinematographic journals in the first third of the 20th century”

Doing Women’s Film and Television History V: Forming Histories/Histories in Formation.

Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland. May 20-22, 2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19.

Ainamar Clariana Rodagut: “Female audiences in the LEAR’s Film-Club (1931): practices and social networks”.

BAFTSS Annual Conference Rethinking Screen Cultures

University of St Andrews. April 16-18, 2020. Cancelled due to COVID-19.

Pablo Suárez-Mansilla and Diana Roig Sanz: “Absent Figures in Spanish early Cinema through Film Criticism. A methodological proposal”

Symposium: Circulation of Symbolic Goods.

20-21 January 2020. Brussel, KU Leuven, Belgium.

Elisabet Carbó Catalán: “The role of cultural organizations in the internationalization of Ibero-American cultures”.

Culturas cinematográficas en transición: España 1970 – 1990 ¿Una luna de miel entre un cine y su público?.

Universidad Complutense de Madrid. November 28-29, 2019.

With the participation of Ainamar Clariana Rodagut and Pablo Suárez-Mansilla

International Course: Introducción a la teoría de grafos y análisis de redes

University of Vigo. November 9-11, 2019.

Attended by Ventsislav Ikoff

Audience Lost: Minority Women and Spectatorship.

Ghent University, Belgium. November 22-23, 2019.

Ainamar Clariana Rodagut: “Lola Álvarez Bravo as a cultural mediator through her central role at the cine-club Mexicano”.

Congrés: 36 Assisses de la Traduction Littéraire

Arles, França, 9-10/11-19.

“¡Vamos Allais!: traducción del humor” - workshop by Laura Fólica

A Century of Internationalisms: The Promise and Legacies of the League of Nations

Lisbon, National Library of Portugal and ISCTE-IUL. September 18-20 2019.

Attended by Elisabet Carbó Catalán

9th Congress of the European Society for Translation. Panel: “Big Translation History: The Use of Data Mining and Big Data Approaches”, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. September 9-13, 2019.

Panel “Big Translation History. The Circulation of Books (Spain-Latin America 1900-1945”
Diana Roig Sanz and Laura Fólica: “Big Translation History. The Circulation of Books (Spain-Latin America 1900-1945)”

Seminario Permanente de Estudios de Traducción

IES Lenguas Vivas, Buenos Aires. August 15, 2019.

Laura Fólica: “La Historia de la Traducción desde la perspectiva de las Humanidades Digitales: algunas reflexiones metodológicas”.

Asociación Argentina de Traductores e Intérpretes-Instituto Francés

Alianza Francesa de Buenos Aires, August 08, 2019.

Laura Fólica and Julia Azzareto: “Apoyo a la traducción y a la publicación en Francia para argentinos y extranjeros”.

V Jornadas Internacionales de Traductología

Universidad de Córdoba, Argentina. July 31-August 01-02, 2019.

Laura Fólica: “Hacia una Big Translation History: desafíos metodológicos para el uso de big data en historia de la traducción”.

European Summer University in Digital Humanities.

University of Leipzig. July 23- August 02, 2019.

Attended by Ventsislav Ikoff

The Institute for World Literature

Boston, Harvard University, USA. July 2019.

Attended by Elisabet Carbó Catalán

Summer School: Comunica tu ciencia.

University of the Basque Country. June 27-28, 2019. Attended by Ventsislav Ikoff

The Use of Data Mining and Big Data Approaches in Big Translation History

Brussels, Belgium. June 12, 2019

Conference by Diana Roig Sanz

Towards a History of Transnational Publishing: Theoretical and Methodological Reflections

Ghent, Belgium. June 11, 2019

Conference by Diana Roig Sanz

Writing Spaces, Mapping Words conference

Lisbon, Portugal. May 29-30, 2019.

Diana Roig Sanz: “Las redes sociales del pasado. Cartografía de la modernidad literaria iberoamericana, 1898-1959”.

Paradoxes and Misunderstandings in Cultural Transfers

Louvain-la-Neuve, May 22-24, 2019.

Diana Roig Sanz: “Shaping International Literary Exchanges. Ibero-American Modernity as a Case Study”.