All of the talks from the New Approaches to Art in the German Democratic Republic series, organized by Sven Spieker (UCSB) and Matteo Bertele (Ca' Foscari University of Venice) can now be viewed here. 

On May 19, 2023, the GCLR hosted a workshop focused on translation as a technique for cultural production. The presenters were interested in the relationship between translation and media such as literary writing (in print and manuscript), film, photography, and computers, and the way these and other media technologies underwrite different ways of addressing the question of what it means to translate. Presenters included: Patrice Petro, Juan Pablo Lupi, Jody Enders, Anna Schewelew, Susan Hwang, James McNamara, Giancarlo Tursi, Naoki Yamamoto. Here is a picture from the event. 

A reminder that the GCLR offers recruitment fellowships to help affiliated departments recruit the best graduate applicants. The fellowships are $3000 each and are competitive. Please send the student’s CV and a cover letter to the GCLR Director ( to apply. The deadline for applications is March 20.

The application process for the Harvard Institute of World Literature is now open. UCSB graduate students whose application is successful attend free of charge. This year’s HIWL will happen at Harvard from July 5 to 27, 2023. 
For more information, please click here. If you are interested in applying through the GCLR you can find more information about the process on the GCLR website. The first step is to send the GCLR Director a letter that they intend to apply by January 18, 2023.