Central to the Latin word translatio is the notion of 'carrying across' or crossing boundaries. Translation is fundamental to effective human communication, but translation requires more than just moving between two languages. When we translate, we cross many kinds of boundaries – political, linguistic, geographic, and gendered. Thus, whether literary, linguistic, media-based, or artistic, communicative acts require reliable interpreters in order to "carry across" their intended meanings. Yet, this "carrying across" can result in unintended loss and gain, even with the most skillful of interpreters. When a literary work, a piece of art, an idea, or a system moves across boundaries, what is left behind? What resists translation? What is added?
Papers are invited for the SHARP affiliate session at the 2016 South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Convention. Potential topics include print culture, history of the book, authorship, publishing history, ephemera, illustration, publishers' archives, production, circulation, and reception. Papers addressing this year's convention theme, "Utopia/Dystopia" are especially welcome. What connections can be made between print culture/book history and the idea of perfect/imperfect worlds? How has the conception of these worlds evolved from the manuscript age to the digital world of the 21st century?
Other possible topics include:
The William Gilmore Simms Society invites all interested scholars to a conference exploring the future of Simms studies and the literature and intellectual history of the Old South. William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870) was the antebellum South's most prolific writer and one of its best-known public intellectuals as a novelist, poet, critic, and historian. The Simms Society welcomes academics, graduate students, and undergraduates from all disciplines—especially history, literature, philosophy, and political science—to contribute papers on Simms's life and work for this major national conference.
Barnard College's 25th Biannual Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference
Saturday, December 3, 2016
New York, NY
With Ursula K. Le Guin's departure from "hard science fiction" in the 1960s, worlds began to be created that examined the social, cultural, and philosophical foundations of our own societies. These foundations, which are so interwoven into the fabric of our everyday lives that they often defy nuanced examination, were un-Earthed so that their implications and pervasiveness could be clearly displayed. This session seeks to identify methods for how science fiction can be utilized to teach undergraduate students complex literary and cultural theories and will seek to answer questions such as the following: What works can be used to exemplify Marxism, feminism, affect theory, and others?
2016 marks the quartercentenary of Shakespeare's death and the upcoming issue of Postcolonial Interventions would focus on the continued relevance of multiple Shakespeares in the culture-scape of the postcolonial world. It is true that not only were Shakespearean plays shaped in many ways by colonial discourses, especially discourses of racial difference, but Shakespearean plays also initially functioned as those "signs taken for wonders" through which the colonial administrators sought to consolidate imperial hegemony, as evident from such critical works as Post-Colonial Shakespeares (1999).
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
and Liverpool John Moores University Study Day
Dressed to Kill: Fashion in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals
Saturday 19th March 2016, Aldham Robarts Library, LJMU
Featuring The Liddell Hart Collection of Costume (LHCC)
Call for Papers
Journal of culture, politics and innovation
Call for papers
"Glocalism", a peer-reviewed, open-access and cross-disciplinary journal, is currently accepting manuscripts for publication. We welcome studies in any field, with or without comparative approach, that address both practical effects and theoretical import.
Articles can be in any language and length chosen by the author, while the abstract and keywords have to be in English.
Deadline: April 30, 2016. This issue is scheduled to appear at end-June 2016.
ESSACHESS and CTS-IARSIC of CORHIS (EA7400, Paul Valéry University of Montpellier, France) is excited to announce the launch of the Call for Papers for its 3rd International Conference Comsymbol on "Religion(s), secularity(ies), society(ies) and the digital humanities turn".
The conference will be held at Paul Valéry University in Montpellier, France on November 9 and 10, 2016.
The proceedings will be reviewed and will have an ISBN. The proceedings will be published at a French Academic Publishing and will be submitted for indexing in a number of citation indexes including (Google Books, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, the ISI Thomson Web of Science, etc.).
Call for Papers: Vol. 8, No. 2, 2016 on
"Interdisciplinary Approaches to Education in the 21st Century"
In collaboration with
School of Education
Lovely Professional University
Phagwara, Punjab (India)
To be guestedited by
Dr. Mihir Kumar Mallick
Professor & Head,
School of Education
Lovely Professional University