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Translation/Transnation: Languages, Geographies, Genders

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 5:27pm
Texas Tech University Comparative Literature Program

Central to the Latin word translatio is the notion of 'carrying across' or crossing boundaries. Translation is fundamental to effective human communication, but translation requires more than just moving between two languages. When we translate, we cross many kinds of boundaries – political, linguistic, geographic, and gendered. Thus, whether literary, linguistic, media-based, or artistic, communicative acts require reliable interpreters in order to "carry across" their intended meanings. Yet, this "carrying across" can result in unintended loss and gain, even with the most skillful of interpreters. When a literary work, a piece of art, an idea, or a system moves across boundaries, what is left behind? What resists translation? What is added?

Significations: Celebrating Christopher Isherwood

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 12:17pm
English Graduate Student Association

Call For Papers
CSU graduate students who present their papers at Significations share their research and engage in professional academic discussion of their work during the conference. All submissions will receive feedback from reviewers.

Paper Topics
In honor of one of our faculty members, the acclaimed writer, teacher, and scholar, Christopher Isherwood, we especially welcome papers discussing and celebrating his life and various literary works.

Early Modern Black Studies: A Critical Anthology

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 8:56am
edited volume

We are seeking submissions for a collection of essays tentatively titled Early Modern Black Studies: A Critical Anthology. Inspired by and modeled after interdisciplinary studies such as Black Queer Studies and Shakesqueer: A Companion to the Works of Shakespeare, this edited volume stages a conversation between two fields—Early Modern Studies and Black Studies—that traditionally have had little to say to each other. This disconnect is the product of current scholarly assumptions about a lack of archival evidence that limits what we can say about those of African descent in earlier historical periods. This proposed volume posits that the limitations are not in the archives but in the methods we have constructed for locating and examining those archives.

CFP - The Timeless Toni Morrison

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 6:09am
University of Maroua, Cameroun, and University of Zielona Góra, Poland.Editors. Blossom N. Fondo Ph.D. and Agnieszka Łobodziec Ph.D.

In celebration of Toni Morrison's 85th birthday in 2016, we invite contributions for a collection of essays that will be published with the cooperation of the University of Maroua, Cameroun, and University of Zielona Góra, Poland. Editors. Blossom N. Fondo Ph.D. and Agnieszka Łobodziec Ph.D.

Announcing the 2016 First Book Institute

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 5:17pm
Center for American Literary Studies

Announcing
The 2016 First Book Institute
June 5-11, 2016
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University
Co-Directors
Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book
Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women's Studies, Duke University and Editor of American Literature

CFP: Crime and Criminality in Literature Conference - April 1-2, 2015

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 11:10am
Carolina Graduate Literature Society

The Carolina Graduate Literature Society is thrilled to announce the third annual Graduate English Conference at the University of South Carolina:

Crime and Criminality

April 1-2, 2015

Featured Speakers:

Shelley Streeby, University of California San Diego

John Muckelbauer, University of South Carolina

Symposium Reading the Present through the Past - 4 March 2016

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 5:52am
Daný van Dam / The Netherlands Research School for Literature

Reading the Present through the Past
Forms and Trajectories of Neo-Historical Fiction

Call for Papers

One-day symposium, 4 March 2016

The Netherlands Research School for Literary Studies
University of Amsterdam

UPDATE Archi-textuality: Explorations of text and writing. April 16-17, 2016 at CSUN

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 4:24pm
The California State University at Northridge Department of English Annual Conference Archi-textuality

The CSUN Department of English Annual Conference
Archi-textuality

ON: April 16-17, 2016
AT: 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330
Sponsored by: The Associated Graduate Students of English (AGSE) and Sigma Tau Delta Iota Chi Honors Society (STDIC)

Archi-textuality: Explorations of text and writing in creative, historical, sociopolitical, pedagogical, and metaphysical spaces.

Associated Graduate Students of English and STDIC are seeking submissions for the CSUN Department of English Annual Conference. This year's conference will focus on the intersections of text and writing within creative, historical, sociopolitical, pedagogical, and metaphysical spaces.

[UPDATE] "Chat with an Editor" at the MLA Convention, Austin, January 8–9, 2016

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 2:27pm
Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ)

MLA members—especially junior faculty and graduate students—are invited to meet with a journal editor to discuss their writing for academic publication. This is an invaluable opportunity to develop your scholarship by meeting with editors from some of the top journals in the discipline, including Contemporary Literature, Modernism/Modernity, MELUS, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and Verge: Studies in Global Asias, among others.

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