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Mapping Balkan routes: literary, cultural and linguistic landscapes

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:16am
Department of Albanian Language and Literature, University of Vlora "Ismail Qemali" in collaboration with the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

Interest in Balkan Studies, especially among scholars from the Balkans, has increased considerably. Being such a unique region, the Balkans have stirred the imagination of writers, travelers, scholars and the like. The aim of the conference is to gather together scholars from the Balkan region and worldwide who share an interest in Balkan studies. The conference promises to offer multidisciplinary perspectives in various fields of Balkan studies, namely in literature, cultural and language studies. It will be open to complementary and alternative ideas and interpretations. One of the main ambitions will be tackling taboo topics with the intention to overcome any forms of ordinary fanaticism, bias, fabricated antagonism, prejudices and stereotypes.

Emily Dickinson and Popular Culture

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 10:03am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 21, 2017

South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, Georgia, November 3-5, 2017

Conference "SCRIVERE IL/IN CONFINO - Scritture femminili del Novecento Europeo"

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:21pm
Club Soroptimist International di Messina / Spadafora Gallo-Niceto
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

Su iniziativa dei Club Soroptimist International di Messina e di Spadafora Gallo-Niceto l’8 Settembre 2017 avrà luogo presso l’Università di Messina, all'Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti, il Convegno “SCRIVERE IL/IN CONFINO - Scritture femminili del Novecento Europeo”, il cui tema portante sarà il tema dell’Esilio nella Letteratura femminile europea del XX secolo.

Gli interventi che si succederanno seguiranno due direzioni di base:

- l’esperienza esistenziale di autrici di testi letterari di qualsiasi genere che hanno vissuto in prima personale la fuga e il confino, attraverso i loro scritti personali e autobiografici

Reminder: Considering Modernist Confusion (NeMLA 2018 Pittsburgh)

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:07pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel reflects on the place of confusion in British and American modernism. Confusion has not been traditionally considered a proper scholarly response to textual analysis; critics are supposed to interpret a text rather than allow themselves to experience its uncertainties. What happens when we explore the confusion we feel when reading not as something to be worked through, but as something to be worked with? Building on affect theorists’ work on how our feelings can influence the way we read, such as Eve Sedgwick’s reparative reading and Rita Felski’s reflective and post-critical reading, how can considering confusion change both our experience of reading and our critical practices?

Milton (SAMLA 89, Atlanta, November 3-5, 2017)

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:08pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

This panel welcomes scholarly papers on any subject pertaining to John Milton. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 89 theme, “High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture,” are especially welcome. Potential topics include Milton and popular culture, Milton in performance, Milton’s prose as high or low art, Milton and multimedia or digital humanities, artistic renderings of Milton or his works, and musical or literary reinterpretations. By June 21, please submit a 250-word abstract, a brief bio, and A/V requirements to Dr. Matt Dolloff, Georgia State University, at or Dr. Olin Bjork, University of Houston – Downtown, at