Wed 3 Oct - Wed 19 Jun
Goldsmiths University of London
Goldsmiths University is organising a year-long seminar exploring the poetic and critical writings of Charles Baudelaire and their impact on modern and contemporary philosophical thought, insisting on the richness and ambiguity inherent to his philosophy.
Tue 19 Mar - Thu 23 May
Collège International des Traducteurs
The French association for the promotion of literary translation Atlas is offering emerging translators under 35 an amazing professional development opportunity in the form of an intense two-month programme (“La Fabrique des Traducteurs”), set in Arles.
Fri 29 Mar - Fri 12 Jul
Stephen Spender Trust
Every year, the Stephen Spender Prize seeks to promote international literature, intercultural understanding and the art of literary translation. Its particularity resides in including the young, with categories including 14-and-under and 18-and-under.
Wed 24 - Sat 27 Apr
Maison française d'Oxford
This three-day international symposium, including an exhibition and film screenings, explores race, gender and the transcending of biological and human limitations through technology to question the intellectual norms challenged by science-fiction authors.
Thu 25 - Fri 26 Apr
Trinity College and Murray Edwards College, Cambridge
Suzanne Doppelt (b. 1956) is a French writer and photographer, based in Paris. Combining pictorial assemblage and prose, her work offers an investigation of what is at play in the very act of seeing, exploring the relationship between text and image.
Fri 26 - Sat 27 Apr
University of Leeds
The symposium will bring together Barthes and Beckett scholars to facilitate a conversation between the writers, aiming to (re)historicise Barthes’s and Beckett’s cohabitation of the post-War French milieu and to underline the kinship between the two authors.
Wed 1 May
Librairie La Page
Rising writer Alix Laine's Madame explores the difficulties faced by a young, ambitious woman trying to navigate her professional and sentimental lives, and struggling to strive and stand for herself when faced with toxic people.
Sat 11 May
Librairie La Page
Recently published in France by Buchet-Chastel, Deux Coréennes narrates the encounter between two women, one from North Korea, the other from South Korea, learning to embrace their alterity and see past the veneer of propaganda colouring their lives so far.
Tue 14 May
Explore the intersection between poetry and performance in the work of contemporary European artists, followed by a concert by François Atlas centered around Charles Baudelaire's' Les Fleurs du mal.
Contemporary Music, Talks
Mon 27 May
2017 Goncourt Prize winner Eric Vuillard will be a guest speaker at Hay Festival, where he will discuss his artistic vision and projects for the future.
Tue 28 May
2017 Prix Goncourt winner Eric Vuillard will discuss The Order of the day - which tells the story of the pivotal meetings which took place between the European powers in the run up to WW2, and analyses the possibility that History might repeat itself.
Thu 30 May
Old Bookshop - Kentish Town
Being & Neonness is a cultural and philosophical history of neon, from early 20th century Paris to the electric, present day Manhattan, a metonym of contemporary identity and a metaphor for the present, linking consumerism, modernity, and subversion.
Sat 1 Jun
The first Moroccan woman to win the prestigious Prix Goncourt, Leila Slimani will join Philippe Sands to discuss her thriller Lullaby and her new novel Adèle, as well as to share her views on women's and human rights and the promotion of French culture.
Tue 4 Jun
National Centre for Writing
As part of European Writers 2019, Javier Cercas, Christina Hesselholdt, Pajtim Statovci and Lina Wolffin discuss the way literature can offer new and challenging views on identity, history and diversity, in response to the changes faced by Europe.
Fri 28 Jun - Sun 14 Jul
Shubbak is London's largest biennial festival of contemporary Arab culture. The festival returns in 2019 bringing Arabic artists, music and events to London, and will host three French writers: Leïla Slimani, Joseph Kai and Inaam Kachachi.
Sat 6 - Wed 10 Jul
University of Warwick
Warwick Translates is a literary translation summer school that offers the opportunity to translate texts across the literary genres into English, working with leading professional translators. Registrations are now open.
Fri 12 - Sat 13 Jul
This two-day symposium will interrogate the ways in which the novel, a genre born in the 19th century in the context of the rise of nation-states, has evolved to reflect an interconnectedness inherent to modernity and globalisation, focusing on migrations.
Sun 21 - Sat 27 Jul
University of East Anglia
The British Centre for Literary Translation, in partnership with the National Centre for Writing, is proposing an intensive, one-week, residential programme of translation and creative writing through a series of prose and poetry multilingual workshops.