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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.

"Europa vs Europa""

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 3:39pm
Mise en Abyme. International Journal of Comparative Literature and Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Call for papers

Mise en Abyme. International Journal of Comparative Literature and Arts - Nr 5 (July/December 2016) - Deadline: 16th October 2016


The theme for the monographic section of issue nr 5 (July/December 2016) will be Europe vs Europe.

Medieval Texts in Transit: Continuities and Shared Spaces

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
Miriam Edlich-Muth/ Free University Berlin and Alastair Matthews/ Centre for Medieval Texts (University of Southern Denmark/ University of York)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

21–22 July 2017, Free University Berlin, in collaboration with the Sonderforschungsbereich 980, ‘Episteme in Bewegung’, Berlin, and the Centre for Medieval Literature, University of Southern Denmark (Odense)/University of York.

Do we overestimate the impact that the transient socio-political and formal linguistic borders of Western Europe had on the literary culture of the pre-nation state era?