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The 2nd Congress of the World Literature Association “Center and Periphery: A New Approach to World Literature” October 19-21, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:40am
UCL, Belgium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

From October 19 to October 21, 2017, the University of Louvain (UCL, Belgium) will host the Second Congress of the World Literature Association, titled “Center and Periphery: A New Approach to World Literature”.


Among others, Pascale Casanova’s and Franco Moretti’s works have demonstrated how relevant the notions of “center” and “periphery” are for studying the world literary system. Far from exhausting all the issues related to this binary approach to literature, such works have rather shown a set of aspects that are yet to be explored in the definition of a world literature and which are likely to bring a reconsideration of the latter from a diachronic as well as a synchronic point of view.


Aesthetic Explorations in Turkish Literature

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 4:15pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This is a cfp for the panel, "Aesthetic Explorations in Turkish Literature" in the 2018 NeMLA convention (Pittsburgh, April 12-15, 2018).

Aesthetic Explorations in Turkish Literature:

2017 AATSP Ontario Chapter Conference

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 11:41am
AATSP Ontario Chapter
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Ontario Chapter of the AATSP (AATSP-ON) invites you to participate in its annual conference, hosted this year by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures of the University of Ottawa, on Nov 3-4, 2017.

Deadline for submissions is Oct 10, 2017.

Presentations (20 minutes; 7/8 pages, Times 12, double-spaced) and workshops (30 minutes) will focus on the topics outlined below.

Stream 1 – Research and Criticism: Interdisciplinary discussions focused on cultural production and socio-political, economic, environmental, and geographic themes:


Monday, August 28, 2017 - 12:48pm
Cotton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

Call for Papers



Thinking the Global with Literature (journal special issue)

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 11:18am
New Global Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

For this literary-focussed issue of the New Global Studies journal we invite proposals for essays on any aspect of literature’s engagement with ideas of the global, from the ways in which literature’s conceptual reach may help us to think the possibilities of the planetary, to how the global literary marketplace can act as a barometer for shifting cultural norms.

The central question that this special issue poses is: how does literature help us to conceptualize the global? Secondary to this, the issue asks how literature, literary theory, and literary movements and networks may help us to shape, observe, and define what Bruce Mazlish called the ‘emerging global civil society’.

ACLA 2018 | Resistances in the Poetics of the Americas

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 11:52am
Edgar Garcia, University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Resistances in the Poetrics of the Americas

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Meeting

Los Angeles | March 29-April 1, 2018


Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:18pm
Irmengard Rauch
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable

Friday/Saturday, April 6-7 2018

The Faculty Club

University of California, Berkeley


Invited Speakers:

Tonya Dewey-Findell, University of Nottingham

Angelika Lutz, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

John McWhorter, Columbia University

Theo Vennemann, University of Munich


Scholars (faculty and students) interested in Germanic Linguistics, its near and/or distant related languages, diverse approaches, synchrony and/or diachrony, historical and/or contemporary language are invited to submit a one-page abstract of a twenty minute paper by January 31, 2018  to the conference organizer:

An invitation to submit book reviews

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:25pm
Persian Literary Studies Journal (PLSJ)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Persian Literary Studies Journal (PLSJ), a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary periodical designed to comparatively explore literary, artistic and cultural issues, is seeking book reviewers to write essays about the publications it receives.

We also kindly invite publishers to send their publications of interest to the PLSJ office at Farideh Pourgiv, Dept. of Foreign Languages & Linguistics, Eram Campus, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.

Shakespeare’s Heterotopias in Times of Conflict (Panel)

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:26am
Sonia Perelló / 49th NeMLA Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel seeks to discuss the worldwide impact of Shakespeare's Afterlives in contexts of social, political or ideological conflicts.