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[ACLA seminar] Double frames: authors, texts, audiences in original translation

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Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 8:01am
full name / name of organization: 
Brigitte Rath, U Innsbruck/FU Berlin; Beatrijs Vanacker, KU Leuven
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Writing a text as if it were a translation creates a specific kind of fiction: it overlays the act of authorship with an invented author, and the original text with an invented original in a different language, aimed at a different audience. Original translation does not (only) invite readers to imagine a fictional world, but to imagine a fictional original version of the very text they read.

Epasa Moto: Multidisciplinary Journal of Arts, Letters and the Humanities

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 11:05pm
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Faculty of Arts, University of Buea

Epasa Moto is now accepting papers for it next issues.

Epasa Moto (New Series), an official bi-annual journal of both the Faculty of Arts and the Advanced School of Translators and Interpreters of the University of Buea, is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scholarly journal of arts, letters and the humanities. It publishes original, well-researched papers, review essays, interviews, résumés, and commentaries, which offer new insights into the various disciplines in the arts, letters and the humanities. Focus is on issues about Africa and the African Diaspora but comparative works from Western and other cultures designed to enhance the vitality of humanistic studies in Africa are acceptable.

[UPDATE] ACLA 2015 CFP: Poetry After Language (3/26-3/29, Seattle, WA) Deadline: 14 October 2014

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 6:14pm
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Marijeta Bozovic, Yale University; Kevin M. F. Platt, University of Pennsylvania; Walt Hunter, Clemson University

The L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E school of poetry marked a shift—or a return to avant-garde practice—in American poetry in the 1970s. This seminar examines the continuing international significance of the L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E school of poetry in the wake of renewed politically engaged practices after the international years of protest of 2011-2013. At a moment when artistic movements across the world are taking up avant-garde and modernist strategies, what is the legacy of that earlier recovery of the avant-garde? Diverse poetic practices associated with the loosely defined movement edged toward the position, in Lyn Hejinian's words, that: "Language is nothing but meanings, and meanings are nothing but a flow of contexts.

Crossing the Borders of Comparative Epistemologies: Research and Teaching in the Global Academy

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 4:02pm
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American Comparative Literature Association, Annual Meeting

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2015 Annual Meeting will take place at the Sheraton Seattle in Seattle, Washington, March 26-29, 2015. Please consider submitting your paper to our panel topic! Graduate students are encouraged to submit. Paper submissions should be submitted through the ACLA conference website: http://www.acla.org/annual-meeting

Organizer: Jennifer Reimer, Bilkent University
Organizer: Michael Subialka, Oxford University

Literature and Social Justice Graduate Conference

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:30pm
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Lehigh English Department Graduate Program
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The Lehigh University English graduate program is organizing our first annual conference on "Literature and Social Justice" for March 7th, 2015, to be held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. We welcome proposals for 15-20 minute presentations by MA and Doctoral students on all aspects of literature and social justice across any specialties within the discipline of English, comparative literature, or modern languages. Scholars working in all time periods, genres, and theoretical methodologies are welcome to submit abstracts. Potential topics could include, but are not restricted to:
-questions on whether literature should be socially or morally "useful"
-the current state of didactic literature

Call for Papers: Coreopsis Journal Spring/Summer 2015: Traditional Peoples: Otherworld Journeys

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:36am
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Coreopsis; A Journal of Myth & Theatre

Spring/Summer 2015: Traditional Peoples: Otherworld Journeys

Publication date: June 29, 2015

Abstract Deadline: March 1/Paper Deadline April, 18 2015/Deadline for final version: May 15, 2015

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I am a wind on sea, I am Ocean wave, I am Roar of sea... (Rees, p 98)

The music, dance, performance and story-art: the living philosophy of the traditions of the indigenous peoples of this earth.

Subjects under consideration but not limited to:

Digitization in the service of poetry: Ruler poems through the magnifying glass of the Tustep program

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 10:47am
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Dr. Christiane Czygan / University of Hamburg, Germany
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Although Divan poetry was rooted in Persian lyrical tradition, in the 16th century Ottomans began to elaborate their own Turkish-Ottoman style. During Sultan Süleyman the Lawgiver`s reign which lasted over forty years (1520-1566), the production of art was greatly stimulated and with Sultan Süleyman`s generous support, splendid works were created. Court poetry was strongly favoured and the poet Baki (1526-1600) was able to excel, taking Ottoman poetry to new heights. However, like his father and forefathers, Sultan Süleyman the Lawgiver created thousands of Ghazels himself under the pseudonym Muhibbi. After his father Selim I he is perceived to have been the most gifted ruler-poet.

_Feminist Spaces_: Women and Technology

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 10:30am
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Feminist Spaces

_Feminist Spaces_ is now accepting student submissions for its second issue to be published in March of 2015.

_Feminist Spaces_ invites undergraduate and graduate students from universities worldwide to submit academic essays, creative writings, or multimodal/artistic pieces that adhere to this issue's theme of women and technology throughout history and across cultures. These pieces may investigate, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Violation: Representations in Literature and Culture. February 2015.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 10:03am
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McGill University English Department

The McGill English Department's Twenty-First Annual Graduate Student Conference on Language and Literature invites submissions on literary and cultural engagements with violation. Violation can signify multiply: violating rules and regulations, violating genre or generic conventions, violating treaties, violating the body, violating expectations, violating intellectual property and copyright, violating social and cultural conventions, violating promises, violating standardized constructions of gender and sexuality, violating religious codes, violating privacy, violating human rights and dignities, and more. How are these political, stylistic, generic, bodily, and social infractions figured in diverse literary and cultural contexts?

Awe, Wonder & Passion: Music & the Creation of Meaning, 2nd International Symp. (Mexico City: Friday 7th - Sunday 9th, Nov. 2014

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:40am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

2nd International Symposium: Awe, Wonder and Passion: Music and the Creation of Meaning

Part of the Research Program on: Aesthetic Lives, Artistic Selves

Friday 7th to Sunday 9th of November, 2014

Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Partner: CEDUA-COLMEX
Venue: El Colegio de México
(Camino al Ajusco 20, Pedregal de Santa Teresa, 10740)
Main Campus (Sala Alfonso Reyes)

"Come Away, O Human Child": Children in Secondary Worlds

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:03am
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Tanya Jones, M.Ed
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Abstracts are requested for a proposed collection tentatively titled "'Come Away, O Human Child'": Children in Secondary Worlds." The collection will focus on literature that features children moving from their primary world (the known) into a secondary world (the unknown) or into Faerie.

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