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[UPDATE] Old and New Humanism(s) Deadline extended Feb 15

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 3:52pm
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Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Old and New Humanism(s): Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

Humanism—the renowned contribution of the Renaissance to academic inquiry and creative endeavors—began as a movement to recover the classical past and to explore what it means to be human. However, as a way of living, humanism did not always align with contemporary views on politics, education, religion, and culture. Thus, humanism has been a subject of debate since its origins. These conflicts still reverberate in our own discussions with regard to the pertinence and role of the humanities today.

Philologist - journal of language, literature and cultural studies

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 3:07pm
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University of Banja Luka
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Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the June issue of Philologist. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.

Papers should be a maximum of 7.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

Call for submissions: SHAKESPEARE AND CERVANTES: 1616‒2016 - Special issue of "Meridian critic" - Deadline: 1 June 2016

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 1:51pm
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Cornelia Macsiniuc, Luminita Turcu / University of Suceava, Romania

The academic journal "Meridian critic" invites contributions which celebrate the global cultural legacy of Shakespeare and Cervantes, in a year which marks the fourth centennial of their death. Submissions might address any related issues including, but certainly not limited to, the following:
• The myth of authorship: Cervantes's fictitious authorship (Mata, 2008) and the Shakespeare authorship question (Bradbeer and Casson, 2015)
• Shakespeare's and Cervantes's role in the genealogy of modern ideas regarding love and friendship (Donskis, 2008) as well as in the humanist educational revolution;
• The two writers' concerns overlapping with our understanding of Green politics (Egan, 2006);

[UPDATE] Translation/Transnation: Languages, Geographies, Genders (Deadline Extended)

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 11:34am
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Texas Tech University Comparative Literature Program
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Central to the Latin word translatio is the notion of 'carrying across' or crossing boundaries. Translation is fundamental to effective human communication, but translation requires more than just moving between two languages. When we translate, we cross many kinds of boundaries – political, linguistic, geographic, and gendered. Thus, whether literary, linguistic, media-based, or artistic, communicative acts require reliable interpreters in order to "carry across" their intended meanings. Yet, this "carrying across" can result in unintended loss and gain, even with the most skillful of interpreters. When a literary work, a piece of art, an idea, or a system moves across boundaries, what is left behind? What resists translation? What is added?

SAMLA 2016: Perfect/Imperfect Worlds in Print Culture and Book History (abstracts: 1 June 2016)

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 11:08am
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Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)
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Papers are invited for the SHARP affiliate session at the 2016 South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Convention. Potential topics include print culture, history of the book, authorship, publishing history, ephemera, illustration, publishers' archives, production, circulation, and reception. Papers addressing this year's convention theme, "Utopia/Dystopia" are especially welcome. What connections can be made between print culture/book history and the idea of perfect/imperfect worlds? How has the conception of these worlds evolved from the manuscript age to the digital world of the 21st century?

Other possible topics include:

[UPDATE] Backward Glances: History, Time, Memory, Oct. 29, 2016

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 9:22am
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English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) and National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
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24th Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association in Taiwan

Theme: Backward Glances: History, Time, Memory

Conference Organizers: English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) and National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Date: October 29, 2016
Venue: National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Call for Papers (New Deadline: February 15, 2016)

[UPDATE] Postcolonial Shakespeares - CFP for Postcolonial Interventions Vol I, Issue 2

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 9:16am
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Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies

2016 marks the quartercentenary of Shakespeare's death and the upcoming issue of Postcolonial Interventions would focus on the continued relevance of multiple Shakespeares in the culture-scape of the postcolonial world. It is true that not only were Shakespearean plays shaped in many ways by colonial discourses, especially discourses of racial difference, but Shakespearean plays also initially functioned as those "signs taken for wonders" through which the colonial administrators sought to consolidate imperial hegemony, as evident from such critical works as Post-Colonial Shakespeares (1999).

[UPDATE] Forms of Feeling - Extended Deadline: 12 Feb, 2016

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Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 6:19pm
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English Graduate Organization, UMass Amherst

Forms of Feeling: Navigating the Affective Turn

April 2, 2016
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(Extended) Submission Deadline: February 12, 2016
Email: ​umassegoconference@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Patricia Clough (The Graduate Center, CUNY) Interdisciplinary Faculty Roundtable
imposters,​Original Multimedia Verbatim Performance

Women & Work in Literature

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Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 3:46pm
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Women & Work in Literature / Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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Women and Work in Literature: Special Session, Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association Conference, November 11-13, 2016, Pasadena, California

Session Description:
How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose? How do race, class, sexuality and national identity affect women's ability to define both the meaning of their work and their ability to engage in work?

[UPDATE] Studia theodisca - Deadline: 30th September of each year

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Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 3:49am
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Studia theodisca - An international journal devoted to the study of German culture and literature - http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaTheodisca/

Studia theodisca
An international journal devoted to the study of German culture and literature
Published annually in the autumn
p-ISSN 1593-2478 | e-ISSN 2385-2917
http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaTheodisca/
Editor-in-chief: Fausto Cercignani
Co-Editor: Marco Castellari
– Editorial Board
Ursula Amrein (Universität Zürich)
Rüdiger Campe (Yale University)
Alberto Destro (Università degli Studi di Bologna)
Isabel Hernández (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Primus-Heinz Kucher (Universität Klagenfurt)

[UPDATE] Studia austriaca - Deadline: 31st March of each year

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Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 3:07am
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Studia austriaca - An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature - http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaAustriaca/

Studia austriaca
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
p-ISSN 1593-2508 | e-ISSN 2385-2925
http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaAustriaca/
Editor: Fausto Cercignani
Co-Editor: Marco Castellari
Editorial Board
Prof. Dr. Achim Aurnhammer, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Prof. Dr. Alberto Destro, Università degli Studi di Bologna
Prof. Dr. Konstanze Fliedl, Universität Wien
Prof. Dr. Hubert Lengauer, Universität Klagenfurt
Prof. Dr. David S. Luft, Oregon State University

Translation Theory Today 5/5-5/6 Abstracts due 3/1

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Friday, January 29, 2016 - 2:31pm
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Claire Sommers (the Graduate Center, CUNY)
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Translation Theory Today
An Interdisciplinary Conference on Critical Theory
Keynote Speakers:
Homi K. Bhabha (Harvard University)
Edwin Frank (The New York Review of Books Classics)
Keynote Roundtable on Practice:
Sara Bershtel (Metropolitan Books), Barbara Epler (New Directions), Jonathan Galassi (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux), & Jill Schoolman (Archipelago Books)

Project Narrative Summer Institute: July 4-July 15, 2016

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Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 2:49pm
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Project Narrative
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Project Narrative Summer Institute, "Narrative Medicine across Genres and Media"
July 4 - July 15, 2016

The Project Narrative Summer Institute (PNSI) is a two-week workshop at The Ohio State University devoted to an intensive study of issues in narrative theory as they relate to a specific theme or movement. This summer's PNSI on Narrative Medicine will be led by Project Narrative core faculty Jared Gardner and James Phelan. On July 13-14, we will be joined by Rita Charon (Columbia University), the pre-eminent scholar-practitioner of the movement.

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