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[MLA 2016, Austin] Special Session "Translation, Genre, Politics"

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 5:10pm
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Josephine Hardman / UMass Amherst

MLA special session will investigate the influence of literary translation and adaptation on the development of new genres, forms, and modes of literature.

How do translated texts contribute to already-established literary canons in the receiving culture(s)? What kinds of translational choices do translators make? What is kept and what is lost in the process of translation?

Theory and Practice, Society of Fellows, Univ. of Chicago May 8-9, 2015

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 2:31pm
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Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, University of Chicago

The University of Chicago Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts will host a two-day conference addressing the theme of Theory and Practice. The conference seeks to explore the tenuous relationship between theory and practice in the human and social sciences, and the practical dimensions of theoretical interventions in struggles for political emancipation, institutional structures, and artistic, historical, and scientific movements.
Our keynote speaker will be Danielle S. Allen (UPS Foundation Professor, School of Social Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study).

English Language Conference

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 12:24pm
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California State Dominguez Hills, English Graduate Association
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THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CONFERENCE
"Bridging: Past & Present"

Literature, Rhetoric & Composition, TESL, Creative Writing and Education

This year's theme is "Bridging: Past & Present." Following the theme is encouraged but not required. Submissions that follow the theme will be given priority. The E.L.C. provides a platform for students to
present research on their field of interest. Our hope is to give students an opportunity to practice presenting in a conference setting, network with fellow scholars, receive constructive feedback, and add public speaking experience as well a published abstract to resumes and CVs. Presentations will be 10-12 minutes long. Students may read papers or give more informal talks.

[UPDATE] LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE IN THE CONTEXT OF PHILOSOPHY conference, deadline for submissions extended to March 15

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 11:21am
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Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgrade

Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Fourth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on May 22 and 23, 2015.
For the fourth issue of our annual conference, we hope to gather scholars and teachers whose scientific research focuses on the study of
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE IN THE CONTEXT OF PHILOSOPHY

Reading Architecture Across the Arts and Humanities

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 6:07am
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University of Stirling, Scotland
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Reading Architecture Across the Arts and Humanities
An AHRC-Funded Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Stirling
Saturday 5th December 2015
First Call for Papers

UPDATE Final Call for Papers: Women and Ageing: New Critical and Cultural Perspectives, 20-22 May 2015

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 4:43am
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University of Limerick, Ireland
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In a time when even Bridget Jones finds herself in her early fifties, it may at first glance seem unwarranted to speak of the invisibility of ageing women in literary and cultural contexts. In fact, in a review of Mad about the Boy in The Times, Sarah Lyall writes that, "Bridget's amorous adventures … make the prospect of middle age not so bad at all". Constructions like this open up questions about representations of women and ageing. What types of images of the "ageing woman" are created in cultural texts? Do women in later life, in order to become visible, need to find ways to "pass" as younger so that "age shall not wither them" as Kira Cochraine puts it in an article in The Guardian?

Humanities Unbound: Work and Play (April 10, 2015::Old Dominion University::Norfolk, VA)

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 10:38am
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Jamie Henthorn on behalf of Rhetoric Society of ODU, English Graduate Organization, Media Commons
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Humanities Unbound: Work & Play

A Works-in-Progress Graduate Conference

On April 10th, the Rhetoric Society, English Graduate Org, and MediaCommons will be hosting a graduate student conference aimed at opening up a discussion of current student research within the Humanities. The conference will consist of a series of roundtables, each led by a scholar specializing in a particular sub-field of the humanities. We will explore the intersection of identity performance and work & play through the following possible lenses:

Forms of Feeling: Reading for Affect and Emotion

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 12:01am
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Friends of English-Southland Graduate Conference (UCLA Graduate Student Conference)

Forms of Feeling: Reading for Affect and Emotion
Call for Papers
Friends of English-Southland Graduate Conference
University of California, Los Angeles, June 5th, 2015
Keynote speaker: TBA

"In the arts, feeling is always meaning" –Henry James

The turn toward a critical engagement with feeling has given literary studies a new way of reading the relationships between text and its subject, context, and reader. But how does it answer aesthetic questions about form?

23rd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association (extended deadline2/25)

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Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 9:52am
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English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) &National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Originating from old Latin se- ("apart") and cernere ("sift"), "secret" means "hidden, concealed, and private," thereby signifying the distinction between the true and the false, the light and the dark, the self and the other, and the private and the public. This definition has its history and origin, and yet it is questioned and challenged nowadays by post-modernism and post-structuralism, as when Derrida considers in "Literature in Secret," "Pardon for keeping the secret, and the secret of a secret . . . of not meaning at all." If the secret one keeps is a secret "of not meaning at all," unveiling the secret simply reveals its nothingness. And yet, without the endeavor to unveil the secret, how can one know that there is nothing behind it?

Through Opposition and Commonality: The Role and Depiction of the Arts and Sciences in Young Adult Literature

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Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 8:35pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association /Columbus, OH/ 12-15 Nov. 2015
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Young Adult Literature
Permanent Section
Session Coordinator: Dr. Amberyl Malkovich
Dept. of English, Concord University
amalkovich@concord.edu

"Through Opposition and Commonality: The Role and Depiction of the Arts and Sciences in Young Adult Literature"

[UPDATE: Deadline Extended to 2/20] (Re)presentaion: Problematizing Authenticity St. John's University Grad Conference 3/28/15

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Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 1:21pm
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St. John's University English Department

With an increasing interest for a globalized and diverse society, the quest for an authentic self is more readily apparent and therefore further conflates the problem of representation. Globalization expands beyond social media and encroaches on the realms of the public and private spheres. However, the process of authenticity only further stabilizes potentially harmful ideologies that promote illusions of truth. In some instances, language (literature), film, and art, because of their figurative element, expose the artificiality of representation and engage the issue of authenticity. How are certain claims to truth (authenticity/referentiality) formulated, regulated, and destabilized through representation in literature, film, and art?

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