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Modernism and the Natural World; MMLA Conference, Columbus, OH, 11/12/15--11/15/15; Abstracts 4/15/15

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 11:56am
Timothy J. Sutton / Midwest Modern Language Association

Inviting abstracts/proposals for the permanent panel "English Literature III: Modernism and the Natural World" at the MMLA 2015 Conference, which will take place in Columbus, OH, November 12-15, 2015.

Modernism and the Natural World

This panel will consider proposals concerning any aspect of modernism and its relationship to nature. The notion of "the natural world" will be broadly construed. Suggested topics include modernism/modernists and eugenics, physics, environmentalism, rural landscapes, pantheism, waste and waste management, noise, urbanism, animals and animal behavior, etc.

Please send abstracts of 200-300 words by April 15 to Timothy J. Sutton at

[update] International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies[April-June, 2015 Issue]

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 9:05am
International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies

We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for the forthcoming [April-June, 2015] issue of the IJ-ELTS.
The papers can address issues in/related to the following research disciplines-
1. English Language Teaching
2. English Language Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age
3. Teaching English for Specific Purposes/ Academic Purposes
4. Effective Teaching Methodologies in Language, Literature & Translation Studies Classrooms
5. Language , Literature and Translation Assessment and Testing
6. Issues in Translation
7. Theoretical reflections on Translation

Death, Desire, and Dialogue: In [Death-] Bed with the Text - 22nd-23rd May 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 6:40am
Dr Andrew Power / Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus

13th International Conference
Saint Louis University – Madrid Campus
22nd - 23rd of May 2015

"Shall I believe / That unsubstantial death is amorous?"
(Romeo and Juliet, 5.3.102-3)

The Department of English at Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus will host its Thirteenth Annual International Academic Conference on Friday, 22 May and Saturday, 23 May. The keynote speaker is Andrew Hiscock, Professor of English, Bangor University, Wales.

SAMLA 87, 13-15 Nov. 2015--Shared Politics: Political Adaptations, Appropriations, and Influences

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 8:16am
Phillip Zapkin

This panel seeks interesting and innovative papers in the field of adaptation studies. As Linda Hutcheon writes in A Theory of Adaptation, adapters "are just as likely to want to contest the aesthetic or political values of the adapted text as to pay homage." Our panelists will explore the political uses to which adaptation is put, considering why and how authors adapt specific texts for political purposes. We will consider the possibilities and limitations of using adaptation as a political tool.

Literature Language and Translation Congress liLETRAd 2015

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 6:09am
Carmen Castro

The University of Seville (Spain) will host a Conference on Literature, Language, and Translation "liLETRAd" on 7 and 8 July 2015. Bringing together the three most important facets of language transmission and teaching in a multidisciplinary event, experts from a variety of countries and continents will meet to discuss the scientifically-relevant topics that are of interest to students, teachers and other professionals. In this spirit, the Conference covers a wide range of emblematic points of discussion. For registration information, please see the links below. Papers may be presented in Spanish, English, French, German, Italian and Portuguese.

50th Comparative Literature Conference: Tradition and Inovation: Comparative Literature in the 21st Century 4/15-17 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 10:47pm
Department of Comparative Literature and Classics, California State University, Long Beach

Comparative Literature is a dynamic, interdisciplinary field with a global reach. Its roots can be traced to classical philology, but its modern incarnation can probably be found in Goethe's early 19th-century concept of "world literature" (Weltliterature), in which he refers to the international circulation, reception, interpretation, and influence of ideas and the arts beyond cultural boundaries, an idea both poignant and prescient in our age of global communication.

SCMLA Comparative Literature Session 10/31-11/03

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 9:30pm
Amy Smith, Lamar University

Abstracts are being accepted for the regular Comparative Literature session at the South Central MLA meeting in Nashville, TN, October 31-November 3, 2015. The conference theme is "Sound and Story: The Rhythms of Language" but papers on any topic are encouraged. Successful papers may be considered for publication in the Lamar Journal of the Humanities, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal. Please submit abstracts to the session chair, Amy Smith, at by March 25, 2015.