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2019 WALT WHITMAN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

updated: 
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 9:06am
Walt Whitman Birthplace Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association (WWBA) invites you to attend the inaugural Walt Whitman International Festival (WWIF) to be held August 9-11, 2019 at Walt’s Birthplace on Long Island, NY, in celebration of Whitman’s Bicentennial birthday. Join this historic celebration.

Walt was born here in 1819 in a home built by his father. In Walt’s poem, “There Was a Child Went Forth,” he commemorates his Birthplace environs that “became part of that child who went forth every day, and who now goes, and will always go forth every day.”

Cities and Their Representations At the Turn of the Century

updated: 
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 3:16pm
ACLA: American Comparative Literature Organization/ Washington DC
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Who does the city represent? What does a city represent? What does it mean to represent and how does this come together in representations of cities at the turn of the nineteenth to twentieth centuries, a moment associated with the height of modernity, or at least the height of excitement about the project of modernization? The relationship between cities and modernity is often taken for granted. For example, many scholars associate cities with civilization, particularly as sites for the advancement of civilization. Yet, wholesale urban planning performed from the top down is often enacted in decidedly uncivil ways, calling into question which populations are represented in and by the city, or who is the proper citizen?

cfp for monographic journal issue

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:59am
I-DLang Centre University Orientale Naples
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Call for papers for the special issue: “Translating and Interpreting Linguistic and Cultural Differences in a Migrant Era”

The next monographic issue of the I-LanD Journal will be centred on exploring the role which translation and interpreting play as activities which potentially foster the recognition or misrecognition of, amongst others, sexual, ethnic, racial and class differences in an era of great waves of migrations, and will be edited by Eleonora Federici (University L'Orientale, Naples), and Rosario Martín Ruano and África Vidal Claramonte (University of Salamanca). Contributions should adhere to any of the following: 

Translating gender and sexualities; 

Translation and interpreting as cultural mediation; 

NeMLA Panel - Literature, Theory, and Visual Arts: Hybrid Regimes in the 20th and 21st Century

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:54am
50th NeMLA Annual Convention - SUNY University at Buffalo, Georgetown University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The panel invites theoretical reflections and/or case studies on questions of influence, convergence, correspondence, contagion, intertextuality, and cross-fertilization in the discourses of contemporary literature and literary criticism, critical theory, visual arts, and art criticism. Where, why, and how do (or may) the discourses of the three seemingly independent disciplines intersect? How has the vocabulary of one helped shape the conceptual tools of another? What new possibilities of interarts comparison does this hybridation open for the Comparative Literature of the 21st century?

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Call for Bookbird Issue 57.3 (July 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:54am
Petros Panaou
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Special issue on children’s literature originally published in a language other than English

Academic Articles, ca. 4000 words

Call for Bookbird Issue 57.2 (Apr 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:54am
Petros Panaou
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Open-themed Issue

Bookbird is inviting submissions in all categories (academic articles; letters; postcards; children and their books; authors and their books). Full papers should be submitted to the editors, Petros Panaou (ppanaou@uga.edu) and Janelle Mathis (janelle.mathis@unt.edu) by October 1, 2018. For further information, please visit the Bookbird website at http://www.ibby.org/bookbird.

Call for Bookbird Issue 57.1 (Jan 2019)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:54am
Petros Panaou
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Negotiating Agency, Voice and Identity through Literature

Bookbird seeks contributions for a themed issue on agency, voice and identity. In a fast-changing world, where power is becoming more and more oppressive and undemocratic, agency, voice and identity are the very life elements that can sustain us. Our sense of agency—our ability to assert our identity, exert our voice and make a difference in the world—is closely related to our drive to live, act and hope. Citizens who contribute to, and receive from, their local and global communities, strive to have a voice in issues that matter and to be part of decision-making processes that are of importance. Such empowerment comes from developing a strong sense of identity.

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