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Transmediality and the Role of the U.S. in Cultural Translation (29 to 31 August 2013; Germersheim, Germany)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 4:37am
European Society for Translation Studies

This panel at the 7th Congress of the European Society of Translation Studies will address questions of transmediality and cultural translation with a focus on the U.S. As evidenced by terms and concepts such as Americanization, McDonaldization, or Disneyfication, the United States as well as concepts and products commonly associated with America have, in processes of cultural translation and particularly with respect to the 20th century, been considered a center.

2nd CFP: Authority and Wisdom, DUCIS, Dalarna, Sweden, 12-14 Dec 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 5:17pm
The 8th Biannual Conference of the Nordic Irish Studies Network (NISN)

The thematic focus of this interdisciplinary conference relates principally to the concepts of authority and wisdom as they apply, and have applied, to the Irish nation in times of change. In recent times, Ireland has witnessed a profound reconfiguration in terms of its cultural, political, constitutional, and religious identities, resulting in an unparalleled questioning of the discourses and narratives that had seemingly defined the nation.

Medieval Studies Journal Call for Papers: General Issue

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 7:24am
Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies

Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies
Volume 8, number 1 (2012)

Call for Papers: General Issue
SUBMISSION DEADLINE for Vol. 8, no. 1: 15 August 2012

Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies is a refereed, peer-reviewed, and born-digital journal devoted to the culture, literature, history, and society of the medieval past. Published semiannually, the journal collects exceptional examples of work by graduate students on any theme, discipline, subject, and period of medieval studies. We also welcome book reviews of monographs published or re-released in the past five years that are of interest to medievalists.

Theory@Buffalo: The Word Flesh

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 2:43pm
Department of Comparative Literature, State University at Buffalo

Call For Papers
Editors: Jana V. Schmidt, Brian O'Neill
theory@buffalo issue 17: "The Word Flesh"

4th annual Louisiana Studies Conference (Sept. 21-22, 2012)

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 2:35pm
Dr. Shane Rasmussen / Louisiana Folklife Center

The 4th annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 21-22, 2012 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The theme of this year's conference is "Louisiana Art and Artists."

CFP: Philologist, Journal of Language, Literary and Cultural Studies

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 12:22pm
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the sixth issue of our journal. 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).

Animal in the German Ecocritical Discourse

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 11:41am
2012 Annual Convention of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), November 9–11 2012, Durham, NC

The rise of the ecologically-oriented approaches in German-language literatures and scholarship calls for a new look at some traditional literary topics and representations in connection with the relationship of man and his natural environment. This panel seeks to (re) evaluate the literary representation of animals and related images in the light of eco-criticism. We invite abstracts for papers exploring the image of animals in the works of German-language authors of any period. Possible topic areas include, but are not limited to, animal studies, animality studies, cultural studies, ethics and animal rights, and animal-related postcolonial and modernist discourses.

Leiden University Graduate Conference "Death: the Cultural Meaning of the End of Life", 24-25 January, 2013

Monday, July 2, 2012 - 5:12am
Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS)

Death is a defining factor in the explorations of our subjectivity, art, history,
politics, and many other aspects of our social interactions and perceptions of the
world. In the modern age, conceptions of death have continued to shift and
evolve, yet our perceptions are still fueled by an instinctive fear of the end of life.

In recent decades, we have rebelled against the threat of death by inventing new technologies and medicines that have drastically increased our life expectancy—diseases and disabilities are gradually disappearing. Some believe that one day we will completely conquer the aging process, and ultimately death. Life can now be seen as a new form of commodity, a material object that we can trade, sell, or buy.