Migration and translation are distant but closely related phenomena that understand migration discursively as mobility of texts, international transfer of knowledge and transformation in the field of cultural literacy. Migration may be defined as translation, in line with Salman Rushdie’s proposal that migrants are “translated beings” (Rushdie, 1983). As a matter of fact, it would be easy to prove that they are constantly engaged in “translating and explaining themselves.” The migrant’s hybrid status opens up new research areas in relation to: 1). Central European émigré literature before the collapse of communism, 2). writings of post-socialist Central European migrants abroad, 3). literary writings of migrants residing in Central Europe.
CALL FOR PAPERSMigration, Diaspora, Circulation and Translation October 5-7, 2017University College Dublin, Clinton Institute for American StudiesDublin, IrelandA conference sponsored by the Charles Brockden Brown Society(www.brockdenbrownsociety.ucf.edu)
Proposed session for the annual convention of the American Studies Association (theme: “Pedagogies of Dissent”) in Chicago, Nov 9-12, 2017
In conjunction with the MLA theme: #States of Insecurity, this panel seeks contributions that complicate notions of assimilation and the assimilated Italian American. How has Italian American radicalization been minimized, erased, or marginalized in favor of the assimilation tale of struggle, hard work, and success? How have Italian radical migrants’ stories been homogenized by the mythic and legal processes of assimilation, including the Alien Registration Act? How have other ethnic and racial minorities used the example of Italian American assimilation to create their assimilation stories? Seeking contributions especially in gender studies, race and ethnic studies, urban studies, working class studies, and digital humanities.
Call for Papers Edited Volume: The Flourishing of New Men: Ecomasculinities in North America (provisional title)
Editor: Rubén Cenamor
Proposals are sought for a special session roundtable for the 2018 MLA convention: “Family Letters in Early America”
Papers addressing letters/letter writing, actual or fictional, between parent(s)/guardian(s) and child(ren) in early America. Some thematic areas to consider include: sentiment; separation; advice; friendship; romance; letter as news, memorandum, dispatch, philosophical forum.
Dear Colleagues, please consider this CFP. A shareable link can be found here: https://seanguynes.com/2017/01/12/cfp-mla-2018/.
MLA 2018 CFP
4-7 January 2018
New York City, NY
Institutions, Markets, Speculations: Creative Economies of Science Fiction
Title: "The Empathetic Imagination and the Pedagogies of American Protest Music"
As we head toward the 150th anniversary of Catharine Sedgwick's death and the 20th anniversary of the CMS Society in 2017, we invite proposals for the following panel for ALA 2017:
Session #1: TIME, MEMORIALS AND ANNIVERSARIES (3 or 4 15 to 20-minute papers):
William Faulkner Society
2017 American Literature Association Conference
Boston, MA, May 25-28
Reading Faulkner in the Age of Trump(ism)