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MITN Postgraduate and Early Career Researchers 
Newsletter n°5, May 2016
Welcome to our fifth MITN newsletter. We have two upcoming events detailed below - we hope to see you there! Don't forget to keep an eye on our new webpage for PG/ECR MITN activities, and let us know if you would like to have a profile on the MITN website as a postgraduate or early career researcher.

If you would like us to publish something for you in the next newsletter, please send it to us by the 22nd of June.
Best wishes,
Jessica and Gioia
MITN Postgraduate Representatives /
Warwick Website
Monash Website
#MITNPhD #monwar
Two Upcoming Events!

Wednesday June 1st
Inaugural Reading Group for 'Performing Narratives' cluster

Warwick: 9-10 am, International Portal (R0.12, Ramphal Building)
Monash: 6-7 pm, International Portal (B461, Caulfield Campus)

More info here
To RSVP, contact Naomi or Reagan


Wednesday 8th June
Second Reading Group for 'Space, Place and the City' cluster

Warwick: 8-10 am, International Portal (R0.12, Ramphal Building)
Monash: 5-7pm, International Portal (B461, Caulfield Campus)

More info here
To RSVP, contact Alice or Ayten

Past Events 

Inaugural Reading Group for  the 'Space, Place and the City' cluster
March 9 2016
Texts discussed were De Certeau's 'Walking in the City' and Keating's 'Discourse, Space and Place'

Third Plenary Event (Storify)
Third event (blog)
February 3 2016
Launch of the 'Space, Place and the City' research cluster

Second Plenary Event (Storify)
Second Event (Blog)
October 28 2015
A workshop run by Felix Nobis

Latest MITN Blog Post

Paolo Vacca reflects on a recent event held at Warwick.

Have you attended a conference, published an article or started a new research project? Would you like to share your reflections with the MITN community? 

Please email MITN Project Coordinator Gavin Schwartz-Leeper if you wish to contribute to the blog.
Call for submissions: Poetry in Translation

Cluster coordinator Alice Whitmore has started working for Cordite Poetry Review, and they're looking to publish translations of poetry from a range of languages. If you'd like to know more, email Alice at

Grant Awarded:
Translation in the European Middle Ages and Renaissance

Two doctoral students from Warwick and Monash, Liam Lewis and Luke Bancroft, have been awarded a grant from the Monash-Warwick Alliance for a filming project which aims to create a series of educational, skills-focused videos featuring research by postgraduate students and academic staff from the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance at the University of Warwick and the Monash Centre for Renaissance and Medieval Studies.

These videos will showcase the innovative research taking place in these institutions on translation and culture in the European Middle Ages and Renaissance. They will include interviews with experts from Warwick and Monash, introductions to cultures of the past in a variety of languages (specifically English, French, Italian, and Latin) and short presentations of postgraduate case-study based research. They will be used to promote the research of the institutions involved online, particularly at postgraduate level, as well as showcased at a variety of public seminars and events at Warwick and Monash in the future.

Please email to indicate if you would be interested in participating.

Monash-Warwick Student-Led Scheme Awarded:
Collaborative Translation Project

The Collaborative Translation project instigated by a group of MITN PG/ECRs has been awarded funding through the student-led scheme led by the Monash-Warwick Alliance. The project explores how a model of collaboration between two or more participants with complimentary skill sets can perform the function of translation. It applies this model to research in the following areas: 

Literary Translation
Language Learning
Migration in Australia

If you are interested in learning how collaborative translation might benefit your own research projects, please contact Jessica or Gioia.

New publication:
The AALITRA Review Issue 11

Available to read online here
The AALITRA Review is a peer-reviewed online journal established in March 2010 by the Australian Association for Literary Translation (AALITRA), a national organization that promotes an interest in all aspects of literary translation. They publish scholarly articles, interviews, book reviews and translations of literary texts and they accept submissions all year round. For more information, visit their website.
Call for Papers:

'Devotional Writing In Print and Manuscript in Early Modern England, 1558-1700'
20 July, 2016, Warwick University
Submissions due 3 June 2016
For more information, see their website

MITN Website Update

MITN is in the process of updating their main website, hosted by Warwick.
One priority is to increase the visibility of the PG/ECR activities. We have listed our plenary events, related blog posts and storify pages, and have made past newsletters available. Each research cluster now has their own page where information and news can be posted: Space, Place and the City and Performing Narratives.

Would you like an MITN PG/ECR Profile Online?

There is a page dedicated to PG/ECR profiles, where you can search for and contact potential collaborators. Please email us if you would like to have your profile uploaded.

Research Clusters

Is there an area of research related to migration, identity and/or translation that you would like to explore with other postgraduates and early career researchers?

Email us with your ideas and we will publish an Expression of Interest!

Events of Interest

Memory, Nostalgia and Unbelonging in The Other Side of the World
Monash University
6 June 2016

Refugee memories
University of Warwick
7 June 2016

Post Racial Fantasies in an Age of Diversity and Migration
University of Warwick
8 June 2016

Annual Migration Postgraduate Research Conference
Sheffield University
9 June 2016

Everywhere and Nowhere
An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Symposium On Imagined Spaces
University of Nottingham
20 June 2016

Devotional Writing In Print and Manuscript in Early Modern England, 1558-1700
University of Warwick
20 July 2016

The 7th Asian Translation Traditions Conference
Monash Malaysia Campus, Kuala Lumpur
26-30 September 2016 

CFP: Trans-Asia Human Mobilities and Encounters
23–24 January 2017 
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
Organized by the 
Monash Asia Institute, Monash University & Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University
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