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[REMINDER - last days to submit] Unflattening the Encounter: Translation, Travel, and Place: NeMLA 2020

updated: 
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 5:08pm
Sanjukta Benerjee, Agata Mergler / NorthEast Modern Language (NeMLA) 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

How can we apprehend the “terms of translation” shaping the construction and circulation of texts and artifacts across space and time? What sites and contexts of cultural and linguistic encounter move us to question those terms? Translation can be understood as always entangled with its surroundings, in tension with and inseparable from the place of its construction and of its reception at different times and places, suggesting that the complexity of language relations can remain constant across sites of inquiry; it can also have a flattening effect for the receiver, often blurring the line between “speaking of” and “speaking for”, and obscuring the networks of actors and processes involved in its making.

Post-Colonial Literature(CEA 3/26-3/28/20).

updated: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:21pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Post-Colonial Literature at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Post-Colonial for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Tides sweep the shores of post-colonial lands both literally and figuratively as do ideas, themes, and issues.  All topics in Post-Colonial Literature are welcome.

Conference Theme

REMINDER l ACLA March 2020: Oil & Water

updated: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 4:51pm
​Délice Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

Oil is everywhere, and that fact about the material world is generating more and more interest in a range of fields.

Memory and Materiality in Postcolonial and Postsocialist Literatures

updated: 
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 7:16am
Diviani Chaudhuri/American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Call for Abstracts

ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) 2020

Conference Dates: March 19th-22nd 2020, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago IL

Abstract submission deadline: Sept 23, 2019 (9 a.m. EST)

 

Memory and Materiality in Postcolonial and Postsocialist Literatures 

(https://www.acla.org/memory-and-materiality-postcolonial-and-postsocialist-literatures)

[ACLA 2020] Ordinary Language Philosophy and Literary Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:28pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Call for Abstracts

  ACLA 2020 (American Comparative Literature Association)Conference Dates: March 19-22, 2020, ChicagoAbstract Submission Deadline: Sept. 23, 2019 (9 a.m. EST)  Ordinary Language Philosophy and Literary Studies  

Complicity [ACLA 2020]

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 5:40pm
Anirban Gupta-Nigam | UC Humanities Research Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

In recent years, subtle discussions of beneficiaries (Bruce Robbins), bystanders (Robert Meister), spectators (Luc Boltanski), and implicated subjects (Michael Rothberg) have drawn attention to the political, ethical, and aesthetic imperatives emanating from occupying positions of complicity in structures propped up by historical injustice. While much of this scholarship zeroes in on atrocities and events of historical significance, Robbins and Meister, at least, also wedge open space for considering complicity at the level of everyday life. What does it mean for someone to feel depressed by diagnosis of climate catastrophe? To feel overwhelmed by capitalism? To desire escape routes in the face of resurgent racist nationalisms around the world?

Decolonial Epistemic Resistances and (Trans)local Practices

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 1:43pm
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

We are inviting scholars and graduate students to participate in our seminar at the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2020 annual conference, titled “Decolonial Epistemic Resistances and (Trans)local Practices.” This conference will be held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Chicago on March 19-22. Please see our seminar description below or via this link: https://www.acla.org/node/26205. The ACLA portal submission is opened until September 23, 2019. You may find more updates via this link about paper submission: https://www.acla.org/annual-meeting.

The Sacred in Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 4:34pm
New England Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

 

 

Translation is/in/as World Literature: the Hermeneutic Model

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 3:37pm
Mushtaq Bilal (Binghamton University) and Viviana Pezzullo (Florida Atlantic University))
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

From the most sophisticated theoretical discourses to the most banal clichés, translation continues to be understood in terms of such marital metaphors as fidelity and faithfulness. Lawrence Venuti theorizes this way of looking at translation as instrumentalism. According to Venuti, the instrumentalist model of translation is concerned with “the reproduction or transfer of an invariant that is contained in or caused by the source text, an invariant form, meaning, or effect.” Since any meaning of any text is contingent upon various values and functions that a source text supports in its original language, no translation can provide “direct or unmediated access” to it.

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