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Poetics and Politics of Translation and Rewriting in Early Modern Literature in English (Northeast Modern Language Association 50th Anniversary Convention)

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 9:48am
Emiliano Gutierrez Popoca/ Brandeis University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The achievements of Early Modern literature in English evince the relevance of translation for literary history. The impact of translation on the development of new literary modes and genres during this period is often acknowledged. It is clear, for instance, that the sonnet in English, both as a verse form and as a mode of individual lyrical expression, is traced to its introduction to the English tradition through Wyatt and Surrey’s translations of Petrarch’s Canzoniere.

In Search of the Canon: Poets and Artists Confronting with their Models (c. 1500-1700)

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 1:09pm
The Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 12, 2018

The theory of Imitation was a central topic of discussion in the ‘Republic of Letters’. The European community of humanists, philosophers, poets and artists was engaged in the dispute over the models to refer to during the creative process. How to develop a normative canon as a reference point for artists and writers in the practice of Imitation? Which poets and artists to select as the examples of ‘bello stile’?

While the authority of ancient models was universally acknowledged, the building of a canon of modern masters was under discussion. One of the typical environments of this discussion were the Academies, where writers, artists, philosophers, antiquarians gathered around learned patrons.  

Metaphoric Stammers and Embodied Speakers (Conference)

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 11:08am
Maria Stuart, Assistant Professor, School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 30, 2018

Metaphoric Stammers and Embodied Speakers: Expanding the Borders of Dysfluency Studies (Humanities Institute, University College Dublin, 12 October, 2018)

 Keynote speaker: Chris Eagle, Emory University, Centre for the Study of Human Health (Dysfluencies: On Speech Disorders in Modern Literature, 2014; Talking Normal: Literature, Speech Disorders, and Disability, ed. 2013)

USA expatriation project

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:51am
Marshall Moore
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

I am in the process of compiling an anthology of writing from expatriate Americans. There has already been some interest from a university press, and a number of contributors are already attached to the project. Depending on the type and number of submissions I receive, I may do this as two books: one volume as academic research and the other as creative nonfiction/ memoir.

Here’s a bit of background on the book:

Violence: Of the Idiom (ACLA 2019, March 4-10)

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:42am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

"Violence: Of the Idiom"

Seminar organizers: D. J. S. Cross (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile), Tyler M. Williams (Midwestern State University)

The Politics of Form in Early Modern Europe

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 12:08pm
Université Paris-Est Créteil / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Call for Papers



June 27-28, 2019

Université Paris-Est Créteil / Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3


CFP Auto/Fiction Special Issue on Serge Doubrovsky

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:37am
Centre for Autofiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS - Auto/Fiction

Special Issue on Serge Doubrovsky
Guest Editor: Pierre-Alexandre Sicart
Submission of full essays due January 31, 2019 
(Extended Deadline)

Muriel Rukeyser: A Living Archive is inviting submissions

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:54pm
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The website devoted to Muriel Rukeyser invites submission of short essays (for instance on individual poems); blogs (on any topic related to Rukeyser); approaches to teaching Rukeyser's work; creative work inspired by Rukeyser; and reviews of recent works on or related to the poet's life and work.  We are also interested in discussions/summaries of dissertation research, interesting archival finds, visual material, etc.

For inquiries, please contact Elisabeth Daumer at and visit the website at

Politics and Ontology

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 3:26pm
ACLA 2019 - American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

"Politics and Ontology"


Organizer: Matthew Scully (Emerson College)


Politics, as that which relates to the organization of public life, and ontology, as the study of being, have long been intertwined. Left/right identity politics, for example, often ground themselves on an ontologized, or essentialized, identity. In contrast, many theorists view politics as the construction of identity. Jacques Rancière, for instance, insists that politics determines the ontological status of its subjects, rather than the reverse; no “human being” preexists the political act.