This year’s NEMLA conference includes focus on transnational spaces and “the complex processes of transculturation.” Since waterways such as oceans and rivers have historically been both media for and a contested sites of such processes, we invite panelists for a proposed session that will explore water and/as transcultural and transnational space. While we are particularly interested in exploring the cultural, political, and imaginative impulses that can work to turn waterways into transcultural spaces, we are equally interested in explorations of the forces that resist processes of transculturation.
This call is for an accepted roundtable session at the 50th Northeast Modern Language Association convention in Washington, DC, March 21-24, 2019. Please submit abstract (300 word limit) through the NeMLA system: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/17239
This panel proposes a historical approach to the study of women’s participation in the press industry as editors of magazines, newspapers, and periodicals. We invite scholars to work from a transnational perspective in order to compare editorial strategies and trace different journalistic traditions in Europe and the US. In addressing these issues, this panel seeks to explain how women shaped the periodical field throughout the long nineteenth century while navigating the challenges of the industry and advocating for gender equality.
The interdisciplinary turn in the field of Translation Studies has raised a number of questions regarding the interweaving of theory and practice, the development of hybrid approaches to the target text, the power of translation to shape cultural relations, and the growing expectations of the reader for truth and clarity. In this context, the role of the literary translator becomes ever-more pertinent. His/her verbal dexterity as well as the ability to capture the narratological complexity of the source text define the subtle border between content and form and shape the identity of the translated work of art.
54th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 9-12, 2019
Sponsored by the Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch
Organized by Jason Jacobs (Roger Williams University)
This panel proposes to bring together scholars whose work combines ecocriticism and cognitivist approaches to literature for the purpose of considering the potential of the ongoing dialogue between these two fields. Ecocriticism typically looks at how environment is represented and how humans can create an optimal relationship with the non-human world. Cognitive science is generally interested in how humans represent concepts to ourselves and how we make meaning out of those concepts. An understanding of the mind is essential to an understanding of humankind’s relationship to and perception of the non-human environment.
Thinking with Nancy
CALL FOR PAPERS
Friday 29thand Saturday 30thMarch 2019
University of Oxford
Keynote Speaker: Jean-Luc Nancy (University of Strasbourg)
Organisers: Marie Chabbert and Nikolaas Deketelaere
In a society where urban life recreates otherness, dissolves geographical and social borders, creates transnational spaces and crafts new identities, how do Latinos and Hispanic immigrants of various Latin American regions living in cities in the US (re)build the local and global from inter- and cross-cultural perspectives: language, history, sense of belonging, conflict, territorializing, mobility?
This call is for an accepted session at the 50th Northeast Modern Language Association convention in Washington DC, March 21-24, 2019.
Chair: Nathan Douglas / Indiana University, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese
Anthem Studies in South Asian Literature, Aesthetics and Culture will encourage a trans-disciplinary and trans-cultural understanding of South Asian ways of doing literature, thinking and performing culture, linguistic philosophy that links South Asian Studies with global studies. The series will be a vibrant ground for the study of a critical and radical aesthetics in South Asia, one that is in cross-dialogue with other traditions and cultures of thinking and thought. Titles will include intellectual biographies, critical introductions, socio-literary studies, and cover events or phenomenon related to South Asian literatures and cultures.