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Disability Aesthetics: New Directions (ACLA 2018 Seminar)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 1:53pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Disability studies has a problem with representation. Michael Bérubé locates the roots of this problem in two dominant trajectories of literary disability studies. The first trajectory largely pursues a logic of identification and revelation, a tactic for demonstrating the ubiquity of disabled characters and the overwhelmingly negative thematics attached to their peripheral bodyminds. The second trajectory depends on diagnosing characters as disabled that have not been explicitly designated as such.

The Literary Interface 2018 Literary Studies Convention

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:32am
Australian National University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 25, 2017

July 4-7, 2018
Australian National University, Canberra

The Australian National University (ANU) is proud to host the 2018 Literary Studies Convention. The convention will be held on the ANU campus in Canberra between Wednesday, July 4 and Saturday, July 7.

Call for Papers Now Open

Abstract of 150 words and biographical note of 100 words to:
julieanne.lamond@anu.edu.au

>>Download Call for Papers (223KB)

Deadline for submissions extended to 25 August 2017

"Dickens and Language": 2018 Dickens Society Symposium

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:32am
Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Dickens Society is pleased to request abstracts for our annual Symposium, to be held July 30-August 1, 2018 in Tübingen, Germany, a university city located just 30 minutes from Stuttgart, between the Swabian Alb and the Black Forest. Founded in 1477, Tübingen is one of the oldest universities in Germany. The picturesque old town is intact, with late medieval university buildings and half-timbered houses as well as Hölderlin tower, where the German poet lived, by the Neckar River.

 

Bold Women - Special Issue of eTropic

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:19pm
James Cook Univesrity
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Etropic Call for papers: Bold Women Write Back

CALL FOR PAPERS: Bold Women Write Back

 Special Issue Volume 16, No 2, 2017

Submission deadline: 30 Sept 2017

BOLD WOMEN WRITE BACK

Women, Art and Feminism in Australia since 1970

updated: 
Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 11:09pm
Anne Marsh:Women, Art and Feminism in Australia since 1970, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for papers and proposals

Keynote Speakers Professor Clare Hemmings and A/Professor Jennifer Biddle.

National Symposium

22nd and 23rd of February, 2018

Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia.

online submission form and further information http://www.wafa.net.au

The Poetic Nuance in Literary Translation

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:22pm
American Comparative Literature Association. March 29th-April 1st, 2018 - UCLA, Los Angeles, California.
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

The task of translating a literary text often poses the challenge of choosing between content and form. This is, of course, conspicuous in the translation of poetry where meaning and form are indissoluble and constitute an organic whole. Prose translation can be equally exigent. Its narratological ingenuity and nuances in style demand not only verbal dexterity but also the ability to capture the magic concealed in the author’s imagery. In order to produce a version that is pertinent and meaningful to the modern reader, the translator of both poetry and prose takes certain liberties with regard to the source text but inevitably faces the challenge of fidelity to its original language and content.

CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT PRECARITY, POPULISM AND POST-TRUTH POLITICS

updated: 
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 5:47am
University of Córdoba, Spain
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This three-day event—a two-day conference followed by a workshop on the third day—aims to interrogate the multiple and overlapping global processes underlying three emergent relational fields or modes of enquiry: precarity, populism and post-truth politics. As a network, we are committed to the pursuit of arguments and ideas that will foster articulation of research questions and positions and the construction of one or more interlinked, interdisciplinary projects. We seek to identify the interconnections between precarity, populism and post-truth politics in ways that will enable the development of cross-cutting thematic and theoretical approaches to these manifestations of global inequality, injustice and tension.

Facebook, Twitter and other Social Media: How they can be Used for Academic Purposes

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:39pm
Stella Mattioli - University of Virginia
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This roundtable analyzes the possibilities of including social media in the foreign language classroom (with a focus on Italian), in order to create activities that might be appealing to the students’ interest in using new technologies. Different language instructors are using Facebook and Twitter (or other social media platforms) in the classroom, in order to increase the participation of their students or to design new assignments. This contributes to the creation of new spaces, outside of class, where the students can practice at their own pace, using tools with which they are very familiar, and with minimal supervision from the instructor when necessary. 

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