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: "Forked Tongues: Learning to Translate from Bilingual Writers." ALTA 2011. November 16-19

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 7:32pm
Anastasia Lakhtikova/ University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

This panel attempts to bridge creative writing and literary translation as creative practices by examining the work of bilingual and exophonic writers (i.e. writers who write either in two languages or in their non-native language). What might these writers' works and their translation of their own works imply for practitioners of literary translation? What strategies do these writers choose in the absence of equivalence, where a creative decision must be made? Is their practice different from recommended practice? How does the translator of an exophonic writer recreate the unusual relationship between writer and hidden "source" language? Or should s/he?

CFP - Disability Studies and Virginia Woolf - Panel for the 22nd Annual Conference on Woolf (2012)

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 2:49pm
Sherri Foster, Washington College

This panel seeks 20-minute papers that examine representations of disability in Woolf's writings or use her work to think about the relationship between disability and literary modernism or literary studies more generally. It is a special panel for "Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Woolf", the 22nd Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf to be held from 7-10 June 2012 at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.

Deadline for Abstracts: September 15, 2011

Please send a 250-word abstract as a Word attachment.

Include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements

[UPDATE] Deadline Reminder for Place and Particularity Conference October 21, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 12:43pm
Modern Horizons Journal

For the October 21, 2011 Modern Horizons conference (at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario) we invite abstracts for 20 minute presentations that explore the various philosophical, literary, artistic, and political expressions of place and particularity which have led to and are part of our time. We are pleased to announce that Ian Angus will present the Keynote Address entitled "Continuing Dispossession: Clearances as a Literary and Philosophical Theme."

CFP: "Prospects: A New Century," Berkeley, April 12-15, 2012

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 6:31pm
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists seeks paper and panel submissions to its second biennial conference, which will take place April 12-15, 2012 at the historic Berkeley City Club and at the beautiful University of California, Berkeley campus. We invite individual papers or panels on any aspect of U.S. literary culture—broadly conceived—during the long nineteenth century, including those that bring insights from visual, sound, or performance studies into conversation with literary/textual studies.

Extremism, Nationalism and Transgression - Proposals by 31 October 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 9:19am
Gylphi Limited

Extremism, Nationalism and Transgression (Gylphi) – call for chapters

Eds. Jason Lee and Andrew Wilson, University of Derby

We invite proposals for a collection of original interdisciplinary essays –

Extremism, Nationalism and Transgression to be published in Gylphi's Transgressive Culture series.

[REMINDER] Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon: 2011-11-01

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 8:25am
Martin Paul Eve

Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon, a new Open Access, peer-reviewed e-journal of scholarly work pertaining to the writings of Thomas Pynchon and adjacent fields, seeks articles, reviews and letters for publication.

Thomas Pynchon is an American writer of novels, short stories and occasional journalistic pieces whose influence upon the contemporary American writing scene is virtually unparalleled, leading Harold Bloom, in recent correspondence, to write: "certainly he is still the most important writer alive". Topics for consideration could include, but are by no means limited to:

Global Science Fiction Cinema conference (April 12-14, 2012)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 1:52am
Sarah Wells and Jennifer Feeley / University of Iowa

Call for Papers:
"Visions of the Future: Global SF Cinema"
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, April 12-14, 2012
Deadline: August 31, 2011

Keynote Speakers:
Professor N. Katherine Hayles (Literature Program, Duke University)
Professor Thomas LaMarre (East Asian Studies, Art History and Communications Studies, McGill University)

Featured Presenter:
Professor Sharalyn Orbaugh (Asian Studies; Women's and Gender Studies, University of British Columbia)

[UPDATE] The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization. In NYC @ Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 3:55pm
Fordham University GEA

An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Russ Castronovo, Dorothy Draheim Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

This one day interdisciplinary conference will be held at Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus in New York City: (113 W 60th)

We are currently accepting applications from PhD and MA students (as well as junior faculty members). The conference is free of charge and includes breakfast and an after-keynote reception w/food and beverages.

We are also currently working on an after-conference event, which will most likely involve drink specials at a local pub.