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General Call for Papers

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:09am
Association of Canadian and Québec Literatures (ACQL)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017


ACQL Annual Conference, Ryerson University, May 27-29 2017

 Formed in 1975 during the period that witnessed the ratification of Canadian biculturalism, ACQL has, over the course of 40 years, emerged as Canada’s principal association for showcasing bilingual research in Canadian and Québec literatures. ACQL’s annual conference will take place at the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities being held at Ryerson University in Toronto from May 27-29, 2017.

 General Call for Papers


Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:05am
The Institute of English and American Studies of the University of Gdańsk; The Polish Association for the Study of English; The Polish Society for the Study of European Romanticism
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

We hope to stimulate academic research and discussion around the theme of cognition, in relation to language (including language teaching), literature, translation and culture. In every aspect of our lives we make judgments and assessments and encounter judgments and assessments made by others, without necessarily examining closely the perspectives, methodologies or theoretical assumptions on which these judgments are based. What established procedures and canons of seeing and understanding govern the way we teach, the way we translate, or the direction of our research in any given area? Is there a need for these procedures or canons to be revised, modified or even abandoned altogether?

Islands on Sale: New Zealand and Pacific Arts in the Global Marketplace

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 4:12am
Regent’s University, London 30 June/1 July 2017. Cohosted by the University of Northampton in association with the New Zealand Studies Network
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

This conference will be devoted to the discussion of recent developments affecting the production and reception of New Zealand and Pacific literary, visual and performance arts in a global context. It will focus on a range of issues related to the creation, reception, study, translation and marketing of these forms of expression. Whereas on the one hand New Zealand and Pacific arts are being created and circulated as deriving from culturally specific locations, they have also been received, translated, taught and marketed as part of the more broadly defined category of ‘world’ culture.

International conference on Society, Literature and Multilingualism

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 10:14am
Bhaashaa: The Centre for Preservation and Enhancement of Regional Languages
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

An International Conference on “SOCIETY, LITERATURE & MULTILINGUALISM ” to be held on 16th and 17th December 2016 in Pune, India.

Language has been the first sign of human evolution. Looking at our journey from pictorial symbols to the diverse multingual society we live in today, language forms an important anchor in this development. 

Language has marked our progress as a civilization. Today, the world is coming closerand distances are getting shorter. Globalization, cultural openness, increased interaction
and proliferation of the internet has made multilingualism the norm, to the extent that studies show that multilingual speakers outnumber monolingual speakers today.

The Dark Sides of the Law in Common Law Countries, International and Interdisciplinary Conference, Paris (France), June 15-17, 2017

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:04am
Panthéon-Assas University (Paris, France)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Call for papers

The Dark Sides of the Law in Common Law Countries

International and Interdisciplinary Conference, Paris (France), June 15-17, 2017

The Panthéon-Assas University “Law and Humanities” research centre (a part of CERSA) is pleased to announce its first international conference to be held in Paris (France) on June 15-17, 2017. As an interdisciplinary group working on the connections between law and politics, economics, and literature, we are seeking papers exploring the dark sides of the law from a wide range of perspectives in the United Kingdom, the United States and Commonwealth countries.

Research project and web portal Polyphonie. Mehrsprachigkeit_Kreativität_Schreiben

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:01am
Polyphonie. Mehrsprachigkeit_Kreativität_Schreiben (
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The editors Beate Baumann (University of Catania), Michaela Bürger-Koftis (University of Genoa) and Sandra Vlasta (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz) kindly invite contributors to send proposals for the multilingual web portal Polyphonie. Mehrsprachigkeit_Kreativität_Schreiben (, ISSN 2304-7607).

This international research project investigates the many and diverse connections between multilingualism and creativity in writing systematically and from an interdisciplinary perspective. The aim of the project is to explore the more or less close relationship between individual/social multilingualism and creativity in general, and in particular literary creativity.

No End: Twenty Years into Krzysztof Kieslowski's Second Life

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:37am
Piotr Florczyk / Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Southern California
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

No End: Twenty Years into Krzysztof Kieslowski's Second Life

University of Southern California

October 13-14, 2016

Autobiographical Narratives and the Uprisings of the Global South: the Private, the Collective, and the Global

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:41pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

This panel focuses on the autobiographical narratives of the Global South with a particular attention to those produced during popular revolts and regime-changing uprisings, like the fall of the dictatorships in Latin America, the demise of Apartheid in South Africa, and, more recently, the Arab Uprisings. The first axis that guides our panel is the relationship between “the subject” and “the collective” (understood as the tribal, the sectarian, or the national). These texts, which are generally written by activists, public intellectuals, journalists, or established literary figures, are mostly appreciated as counter-narratives or as the petits récits of national memory.