Starting from the reappraisal of literary translation that Susan Bassnett carried out at the beginning of the eighties, comparative literature as a discipline started re-evaluating its relation to this ancient practice, considering that more than once the fundamental contribution of this practice to comparative studies had been taken for granted. To a certain extent, it could be claimed that translation is a requirement and a condition of possibility for comparative literature. For this reason, Journal 452ºF decided that the monographic section of issue number seven will describe the current state of affairs in translation studies and comparatism.
This seminar will discuss the notion of "crowd control" from various viewpoints, distinguishing "crowd controllers" and the "crowds controlled" in different loci : on the stage, in the Church, the royal entourage, urban/rural milieus, in the British Isles or elsewhere.
The seminar, which will take place during the September 2012 ESSE conference in Istanbul, seeks to build on ideological and Foucauldian-based approaches to notions and instances of rebellion and social control, favored by critics in the 80s and 90s, by taking into account recent interdisciplinary research on manuscripts, law, iconography, film and performance studies, among others.
An Embarrassment of Riches: The Drama of Wealth
Papers on dramas of abundance, wealth, and excess as well as theoretical discussions about drama as excess are welcome. Send 250-word abstracts to Ann C. Hall, email@example.com, with phone, email, and address by March 1, 2013.
Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies
CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
KINGS COLLEGE LONDON 4 - 6 SEPTEMBER 2012
The Association will hold its 33rd Conference organised jointly by Kings College London and the University of Westminster, for 4 - 6 September 2012. The conference will take place at King's College London.
The University of Roehampton presents
IN ANALYSIS: THE WORK OF HANIF KUREISHI
Friday, 24 and Saturday, 25 February 2012
Conference events include: Hanif Kureishi in conversation and reading from work-in-progress
Invited speakers include:
Susie Thomas (Independent, UK)
Tentative title: 'Kureishi's Revolutionary Cultural Experiment and the Literary Canon'
Geoffrey Boucher (Deakin, Victoria, Australia)
Tentative title: 'The Other Kureishi: Reading Something to Tell You'
Peter Childs (Gloucestershire, UK), TBA
A Call For Papers:
**Deadline extended to January 15, 2012**
Federation Rhetoric Symposium 2012
Women and Rhetoric: Influence, Inspiration, Inclusion
Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas
April 20, 2012
The Federation Rhetoric Symposium will provide an opportunity for a diverse group of scholars to investigate how today's rhetors are influenced by the works of women in rhetoric. Discussions are encouraged to explore how the women involved in rhetoric have influenced the way we theorize about discourse, what inspirations the women of rhetoric have provided, and how the inclusion of women in the subject of rhetoric has affected its study.
*** CALL FOR PAPERS***
Great Writing 2012
The 15th Anniversary Great Writing International
Creative Writing Conference (UK)
Imperial College London
Saturday June 16th - Sunday June 17th 2012
Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 15th Anniversary Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, 16th – 17th June 2012.
To be held at one of the UK's great universities and great locations: Imperial College London, South Kensington, a cultural centre for the arts, sciences, music and museums, close to Royal Albert Hall and right next to the wonderful Natural History Museum.
The Graduate Student Association of the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department is pleased to invite papers for the 8th annual MadLit conference to be held March 1-3, 2012. This year's theme, "Visual Memory: Mind, Monument, Metaphor" seeks to investigate the role that vision plays in the creation, recollection, and use of memory as well as to challenge the relationship between optic experience and the visual idioms often used to describe these processes.
NABMSA's fifth conference will once again bring together scholars and lovers of British music from various academic fields and locales for three days of papers, discussions, and musical performances. The 2012 conference will take place from July 25-28 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Studia austriaca - An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Call for Papers
From the next issue on "Studia austriaca" will become an online, open access, peer-reviewed journal hosted by Università degli Studi di Milano under OJS (Open Journal Systems).
The international character of the journal will be emphasized by the breadth of its Editorial Board and by the commitment to publish essays not only in German and Italian, but also in English and other European languages.
Suggestions and proposals for publication are welcome!
Scholars wishing to submit their essays should send their texts to the Editor:
University of Avignon, Provence, France
June 13-15, 2012
Conference website: http://www.nancyholt.com
Host lab: Cultural Identity, Texts and Theatricality
In partnership with:
Musée Gassendi, Digne-les-Bains (Provence, France)
Ecole Supérieure d'Art d'Avignon (Provence, France)
Haunch of Venison Gallery (London, UK)
Observatoire du Land Art (Paris, France)
English Literature and Translation Studies:
An interdisciplinary/international postgraduate conference
17th-18th May 2012
Cankaya University Ankara
Translation and Interpreting Studies and English Language and Literature Departments at Cankaya University in Ankara warmly invite our colleagues/students to send proposals for a 20-minute paper on English Literature and Translation Studies. This conference welcomes papers centering upon English Language, Translation and Interpreting Studies, Literary Translation, English Literature and Culture, American Literature and Culture, Comparative Literature and Literary and Cultural Theories.
An international journal devoted to the study of German culture and literature
Published annually in the autumn
Editor: Fausto Cercignani
Ursula Amrein (Universität Zürich)
Alberto Destro (Università degli Studi di Bologna)
Isabel Hernández (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Primus-Heinz Kucher (Universität Klagenfurt)
Paul Michael Lützeler (Washington University in St. Louis)
Marie-Thérèse Mourey (Université Paris-Sorbonne)
The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions to round out two panels at the 2012 American Literature Association in San Francisco, which is being held over Memorial Day weekend.
Panel 1: The Late Howells
We are looking for papers that focuses on Howells's late work. Though scholarship on his novels through A Hazard of New Fortunes is abundant, Howells remained prolific until his death in 1920. Why has his work after 1890 gotten relatively little attention? What works deserve another (or even a first) look? What of Howells' work as a playwright? Or his work in the short story genre? How does ignoring the late Howells' alter his position in American literary history, or perhaps even complicate American literary history?
artciencia.com, Revista de Arte, Ciência e Comunicação (ISSN 1646 3463) is an open-access, peer-reviewed independent e-journal whose main objective is to promote interdisciplinary studies in Art, Science and Communication Sciences.
We are especially interested in essays and artwork that address the convergence of studies in science, and technology with those in art, or reconsider the encounter of art with specific historical events (i.e. new discoveries in science, technological development, political and social change etc.).