CULTURE

Symposium, competition

“Places and Spaces,» an interdisciplinary symposium on the future of English studies in Europe, runs from Sunday to September 13 at the European Cultural Center in Delphi. It will explore the interplay between space, culture, memory and identity in literary and cultural studies. Jointly organized by the British Council, Athens University’s English Studies Department and the University of Cyprus’s Foreign Literature Department, the conference has plenary sessions with discussions by keynote speakers, panel discussions and readings by contemporary writers. Workshops will discuss movement in space, contested space, spatial politics of gender, and empty spaces. The participants are academics from Greek and foreign universities, and guest speakers include eminent professors, writers and poets such as Susan Bassnett, Gillian Beer, Mary Jacobus, Djelal Kadir, Martin Kayman, Robert Young, Robert Crist, Tony Harrison, Maria Warner, Lydia Stefanou, Niki Marangou and Mehmet Yashmin. «The Road to the West» will be presented during the conference. It includes Maro Douka’s work «Do You Like Brahms?» performed by Katia Gerou and directed by Kyriakos Katzourakis, and a visual installation, also by Katzourakis. Deadline The deadline is approaching for the 2003 Keeley-Sherrard Translation Award for Poetry. The prize is the equivalent of 500 US dollars for a translation of Greek poetry into English, to be judged by poet Don Schofield and the editors of Poetry Greece. The closing date is November 30. Send entries to Wendy Holborow, Poetry Greece, 10 Mitropolitou Athanassiou (third parodos), Corfu 49100, tel 2661.047990, e-mail: [email protected] (but do not send entries by e-mail).