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John Berger Now 12-13th September 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 9:45am
School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 16, 2017


John Berger Now

12-13th September, 2017 School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University.

Keynote: Professor Vikki Bell (Goldsmiths), Dr Tom Overton (editor, Landscapes and Portraits, currently writing Berger's biography)

Roundtable discussion with Professor John Bowen (York), Professor Tessa McWatt (UEL) and Professor Jeff Wallace (Cardiff Metropolitan)

The Conference:

MLA 2018: Leonora Carrington at 100

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:09pm
Andrew Ferguson
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This panel seeks to build on the resurgence of interest in the work of Anglo-Mexican surrealist writer and painter Leonora Carrington inaugurated at her death in 2011 at age 94, and continuing through major career retrospectives in Dublin (2013) and Liverpool (2015). For many years, criticism on her writings has been held up by the relative unavailability of her works. Forthcoming centennial reissues of her complete stories (Dorothy Project) as well as her memoir, Down Below (NYRB Classics), however, offer the chance to resituate her work within recent scholarly work on modernism, surrealism, transnationalism, cosmopolitanism, gender studies and sexuality, trauma studies and neurodiversity, translation studies, and more.

​‘Ford and the Other’

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:29pm
Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: ​‘Ford and the Other’

Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France
September 7–9, 2017

Proposals are invited for an international conference on Ford Madox Ford and 'the other'.

​The principle underlying Max Saunders’s magisterial biography on Ford is that of duality; of a man forever oscillating between differing versions of himself; between public and inner life; tradition and modernity; reality and authenticity. As Saunders reminds us, a writer’s life, according to Ford, is ‘a dual affair’; and this tenet seems relevant both as regards Ford’s life as a writer and his theoretical and literary writing. At the core of duality lies the idea that one is also always another.

*UPDATE* 2nd & Final CFP for Acting Out: The IV International Flann O'Brien Conference (Salzburg)

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 4:31pm
Acting Out: The IV International Flann O'Brien Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 5, 2017

2nd and Final CFP Deadline: 5 March 2017

Keynote Speakers

  • Anne Fogarty (University College Dublin)
  • Stanley E. Gontarski (Florida State University)
  • Maebh Long (University of Waikato)

Guest Writers

  • Arthur Riordan (Improbable FrequencySlattery’s Sago SagaThe Train)
  • Alan Titley (The Dirty Dust, In My Own Words: Flann O'Brien Speaks)
  • Joanna Walsh (Vertigo, Hotel, Grow a Pair)


Irish International Alliances (MLA 2018)

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:02pm
Forum for Irish Languages Literatures and Cultures/MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

CFP: Irish International Alliances (MLA Forum for Irish Languages Literatures and Cultures, non-guaranteed panel MLA 2018)

Irish International Alliances:

Abstracts welcome on transnational and transatlantic cooperation in Irish literature, culture, politics and history from monastic settlements to the present day.

300-word abstracts by 10 March 2017; Catherine Flynn (

Connecting the Dots: Museums and Comics

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:03pm
Nhora Serrano/MLA Forum on Comics and Graphic Narratives
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 12, 2017

Connecting the Dots: Museums and Comics 


Journal of Awareness (JoA)

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 11:56am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 10, 2017

Journal of Awareness (JoA) is an international refereed journal.

It aims to create a forum on AWARENESS. In this perspective, high quality articles are going to be published.

Keywords: Social sciences; Multidisciplinary studies; Interdisciplinary studies


CFP Word and Image. The Second Modernist Network Cymru (MONC) Conference

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 1:55pm
Modernist Network Cymru (MONC)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 24, 2017

CFP Word and Image

The Second Modernist Network Cymru (MONC) Conference

The Drwm, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth & The School of Art, Aberystwyth University12 – 13 September 2017Keynote speaker: Professor Laura Marcus (University of Oxford)

Authorial literary translation / La traduzione letteraria d’autore / La traduction littéraire d’auteur

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 8:19am
Poli-Femo Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

Authorial literary translation 

            The study of any national literary system cannot exclude a comparative approach and an investigation into the function of translations. Our aim in this monographic issue is to study works translated by leading writers in international literary cultures (not exclusively European), and then analyse the role of these translations in the formation of supranational literary canons.

The leading writers of various literary traditions have in fact very often translated foreign works themselves by turning, on occasions, to translation as a fundamental practice for personal enrichment to creative and stylistic ends.