The coexistence in practice though not always in name of sometimes very different knowledges is both an ancient and modern concern. The Middle Ages saw the development of the concept of translatio studii alongside a growing interest in translation from other languages and cultures, both ancient and contemporary. At its core, translatio studii is the absorption of knowledge or practice from one culture into another, resulting in a text or practice that presents itself as part of the dominant culture, but retains something of its origins as well.
cultural studies and historical approaches
Since the arrival of the first European colonists on the North American continent, frontiers have served as powerful forces within the public imagination. Often characterized as lawless hinterlands, frontiers call boundaries into question and operate largely independently of, yet in juxtaposition with, larger units--imperial, national, cultural, racial--in which they are classified. For this proposed panel to the Charles Brockden Brown Society Annual Conference in Lexington, Kentucky from October 3-5, 2019, we invite proposals exploring any facet of the utility of frontiers, or borderlands, to protest or revise social or cultural ideas from the colonial period to the present.
INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST CONFERENCE:
Silence, Speech, Memory, Message, Understanding – AFTER 75 YEARS
2019, November 14th – 16th.
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Duality and Manuscript Evidence
at the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
14-17 November 2019 in Chicago
Call for Proposals
Roundtable: Rethinking Periodization, Modernism(s), and Caribbean Literature
Modernist Studies Association Conference
October 17-20, 2019
(Conference Theme: “Upheaval and Reconstruction”)
“Nourishment: Sustaining Resistance” is an inter- and trans-disciplinary graduate student conference at the University of Cincinnati focusing on ways that texts or writing practices nourish and sustain us through times of upheaval and uncertainty. Nourishing can take many forms—from eating a good meal to reading an apt sentence—but all acts of nourishment engage our senses and encourage us to continue working, either as opposers to troubling trends or supporters of positive change.
In 2019, Romania celebrates 30 years since the Revolution. This landmark date compels us to reflect on the radical changes that have occurred in Romanian society and culture since 1989. How have freedom of expression, efforts to reinstate a democratic society, and the country’s accession to the European Union impacted cultural production (literature, cinema, art)? How is Romanian cultural identity negotiated in the national, supranational (European), and global marketplaces? Despite being considered “small” or “minor,” Romanian culture has acquired great visibility in Europe, while it still requires faster dissemination outside Europe (e.g. in the United States). How should cultural institutions ensure its translation and promotion more effectively?
“Kinship as Critical Idiom in Oceanic Studies”
Special thematic issue of Atlantic Studies: Global Currents
Katharina Fackler and Silvia Schultermandl (University of Graz, Austria)
2019 Circling the Elements Hip Hop Conference & Albany State University Dance Program Present a Summit:
“So Much Things to Say: A 20 Year Reflection on the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”
Call for Proposals
April 15 – 21, 2019
Albany State University West Campus
Call for Chapters: New Critical Approaches to the Giallo Film.
Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns.
Universidad de Buenos Aires. Argentina
Cathedra of Film and Literature