Thursday, March 16, 13:00, A17
Glyn Hambrook (University of Wolverhampton). “The New Next: The Axes and Orientations of Comparative Literature in a Post-National Literary Age.”
Dr. GLYN HAMBROOK studied French and Spanish Languages and Literatures at the University of Nottingham, UK, from where he was also awarded his PhD on the influence of Charles Baudelaire on Spanish modernismo in 1986. Since 1981 he has worked at the University of Wolverhampton (formerly Wolverhampton Polytechnic), first as a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in French and Spanish, and subsequently as a Reader in Comparative and European Literature. Dr Hambrook’s specialist area of research is the literature of the European Fin de Siecle. He is a member of the British Comparative Literature Association’s Executive Committee in his capacity as co-editor of the Association’s journal,Comparative Critical Studies, and also sits on the editorial board of the Revue de Littérature Comparée. His recent publications include a critical sourcebook of the reception of Francophone literature in the modernista review Helios 1903-1904 (2013) and an essay on Eduardo Marquina’s 1905 Spanish translation of Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du mal (Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 2016). His current teaching areas include the poetics of Symbolism and Modernism on the Masters Programme in Visual Cultures and Spanish-American literature on the English degree programme’s ‘American Literatures’ module.
Tuesday, April 25, 11:00, room H4
Oana Cogeanu (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University – Iasi). “Introduction to American Travel Writing”
Dr. OANA COGEANU teaches cultural studies and translation studies at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iași, Romania. She authored an Introduction to African-American Travel Literature (2013); edited volumes in cultural studies (Wounded Bodies, Wounded Minds, 2014) and on intercultural issues (Travel and Intercultural Communication in Europe, 2016); and published articles on a range of authors and topics, with a special interest in African-American literature and a constant focus on travel. She gave lectures in travel and translation studies at universities in several European countries and taught Romanian language, culture and civilisation in South Korea.
May 8-9, 11:00-12:00, room H4
Michaela Mudure (“Babes-Bolyai” University in Cluj-Napoca). “Romanian American Writers and Trauma”
MICHAELA MUDURE is a Professor at “Babes-Bolyai” University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She has been a member of the Beatrice Bain Research Group at the University of California at Berkeley (2015-2016). Her publications include: Feminine (2000); Katherine Mansfield. Plucking the Nettle of Impressions (2000); Ethnic America (2008); Lecturi canadiene. Canadian Readings (2009). Dr. Mudure has edited These Women Who Want to Be Authors… Female Authorship during theEnlightenment (2001); Mary Wollstonecraft: Reflections and Interpretations(2014); and Trading Women. Traded Women. A Historical Scrutiny of Gendered Training.
Wednesday, June 28, 12:15, room A-17
Dalia Kandiyoti (College of Staten Island, City University of New York). “About Transamerican and Transatlantic Approaches to Diaspora Writing in the US: A Conversation with Prof. Dalia Kandiyoti.”
DALIA KANDIYOTI researches and teaches comparative diaspora and ethnic studies as well as gender studies. She has specialized in Latina/o literature, comparative studies of ethnicity and race in the Americas, as well as in global Jewish studies, and has published a book on diaspora literatures, identities, and theories entitled Migrant Sites: America, Place and Diaspora Literatures (University Press of New England).