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[UPDATE] Variations 24 - Origins (2016)

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Friday, November 20, 2015 - 10:11am
University of Zurich - Variations

Call for papers – Variations 24 (2015)

Variations is the journal for comparative literary studies at the University of Zurich. It publishes contributions in three languages (German, French and English) and represents a forum for research that helps advance academic exchange in literary studies. Each issue gathers articles on a particular topic, followed by literary and artistic contributions, as well as reviews of recently published research in comparative literary studies.

Ursprünge/Origines/Origins

In the beginning was the Word …
John 1.1

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?

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Midwest, June 2016

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 3:33pm
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Midwest
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
Writing the Midwest: 46th Annual Symposium
June 2-4, 2016
East Lansing, Michigan

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.

CSULA Significations May 6, 2015

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 12:12pm
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.

Fighting Words (Cold War, Korea, Vietnam) - Abstracts by Jan. 30

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 11:06am
Postwar Area Studies Group, American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2016, San Francisco

How did war terminologies and war mentalities manifest themselves in important texts from the postwar period? Did war narrative change significantly after WWII, in the period 1945 to 1975? Did it go underground, such that we could no longer tell stories about battles, foxholes, and beloved leaders in the way we did in the mid-century? Did Heller's Catch-22 and Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five rewrite the rules in significant ways? We welcome all papers treating representations of war in influential American texts, 1945-1975.
By Jan, 30, 2016 / Jacqueline Foertsch, Postwar Area Studies Chair / foertsch@unt.edu

The Suburban Sublime - Abstracts by Jan. 30

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 11:05am
Postwar Area Studies Group, American Literature Association, 26-29 May 2016, San Francisco

How did important texts from the postwar period frame the suburbs as a locus of refuge, anger, hysteria, or (even) self-realization at a moment when American cities themselves experienced a shifting and growing economy, African American rights protests, atomic fears, etc.? How did the suburban aesthetic, the collision of romantic and realist, and spatial concepts including place, space, geography, zones, neighborhoods, distance, and scale feature in suburban narrative? We welcome all papers treating the suburban experience, as this approached or averted the apocalyptic, in American texts, 1945-1975.
By Jan, 30, 2016 / Jacqueline Foertsch, Postwar Area Studies Chair / foertsch@unt.edu

CFP: Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers, edited volume, Palgrave Macmillan; abstracts due Feb.1, 2016

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 11:12pm
Sabrina Fuchs Abrams/ SUNY Empire State College

Contributors sought for an edited volume on Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers solicited by Palgrave Macmillan and based on a conference of the same title given at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers.
Send abstracts of 250-500 words (for projected essays of 5000 words) and brief c.v. by Feb.1, 2016 to Sabrina.FuchsAbrams@esc.edu.

[UPDATE] CFP: Biology and Manners: The Worlds of Lois McMaster Bujold. Abstracts due 8 Jan 2016.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 8:32pm
Dr. Una McCormack and Dr. Regina Yung Lee

Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract for a chapter for inclusion in a forthcoming edited volume on the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.

This volume, arising from an inter-disciplinary conference held in Cambridge in August 2014, will explore the works of Hugo and Nebula Award winning writer Lois McMaster Bujold, encompassing both her science fiction and her fantasy novels.

Abstracts are particularly welcome that address issues related (but not limited) to any of the following theoretical perspectives or themes related to the works of Lois McMaster Bujold:

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

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