Giving Life to Objects: The New Literature Museum in Vienna and the Question of ‘Austrian National Literature’

University of London on 18 October 2018, 6.00pm - 8.00pm The Court Room, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Speaker: Bernhard Fetz (Director, Literary Archives, Austrian National Library) Biennial Ingeborg Bachmann Centre Lecture   Museums and exhibitions are experiencing a boom all over the world, probably in response to the apparent end… Continue reading Giving Life to Objects: The New Literature Museum in Vienna and the Question of ‘Austrian National Literature’

Bloomsbury Chapter conference ‘Faithful to our task’, 22nd October, London

Celebrating 175 years of Macmillan publishing. An international programme has been revealed for ‘Faithful to our task’, an all-day academic conference on the global history of Macmillan publishing, part of this year’s celebrations for Macmillan’s 175th anniversary. The conference takes place at the Senate House, University of London on Monday, 22 October 2018. It has… Continue reading Bloomsbury Chapter conference ‘Faithful to our task’, 22nd October, London

Paul Claudel and Audrey Parr: a Cambridge exhibition

To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the poet and playwright Paul Claudel (1868–1955), a new exhibition in the Cambridge University Library’s main Entrance Hall displays highlights from a collection of letters, postcards, verses and books sent or presented by Claudel to his friend and collaborator Audrey Parr (1892–1940), and donated to the… Continue reading Paul Claudel and Audrey Parr: a Cambridge exhibition

Job Opportunity: Morgan Library & Museum for Curator of Literary Manuscripts

Robert H. Taylor Curator of Literary and Historical Manuscripts (Full-time) The Morgan Library & Museum seeks a senior curator to lead its Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts. The Robert H. Taylor Curator and Department Head manages, interprets, and advances the Morgan’s notable collection of primarily handwritten documents spanning more than 500 years and including major… Continue reading Job Opportunity: Morgan Library & Museum for Curator of Literary Manuscripts

Call for Papers: ‘Things come together?: Literary archives from, in and for Africa’

SCOLMA Annual Conference Things come together?: Literary archives from, in and for Africa Monday 10 September 2018 University of Birmingham  CALL FOR PAPERS This conference will explore African literary archives, their creation, preservation, digitisation and use in research and teaching. African literature is multi-faceted and multi-lingual. Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart (1958) not only signalled… Continue reading Call for Papers: ‘Things come together?: Literary archives from, in and for Africa’

GLAM Meeting, Cambridge, 22nd March

Archives in Translation Join us for a GLAM members meeting focusing on translator’s archives, and literary archives in languages other than English. The meeting will include presentations from members at the University of Manchester, the Southbank Poetry Centre and Cambridge University Library, amongst others. The meeting will be held in Cambridge University Library.  See http://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/contact-us Agenda to… Continue reading GLAM Meeting, Cambridge, 22nd March

On display: ‘Poems by Siegfried Sassoon’

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The friendship formed by the poet Siegfried Sassoon with the literary hostess Lady Ottoline Morrell was among the most formative of his life. Begun by correspondence early in 1916 while he was serving on the Western Front, the relationship introduced Sassoon to the circle of pacifist intellectuals centred on the Morrells’ home at Garsington in Oxfordshire.… Continue reading On display: ‘Poems by Siegfried Sassoon’