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Textual Transactions in Netherlandic Literature, Language and Culture

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 8:59am
MLA Dutch Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018


3–6 January 2019, Chicago

Session organized by the MLA Dutch Forum

The Modern Language Association is the oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to the study of language and literature in America. For the 2019 convention of the Modern Language Association, the MLA Dutch Forum is organizing a session on the 2019 Presidential theme ‘Textual Transactions’. The convention will be held from 3–6 January, in Chicago.

Anne Gere, the 2018–19 president of the MLA, has chosen Textual Transactions as the presidential theme for the 2019 MLA Annual Convention in Chicago. This is described as follows:

Transposition of Religious and Theological Concepts Through Worldbuilding

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 9:12am
AAR, Religion and Science Fiction Unit
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2018

I am working to organize a panel proposal for this year's American Academy of Religion conference for the Religion and Science Fiction Unit. In particular, I am looking for fellow panelists interested in presenting papers on the topic "Transposition of Religious and Theological Concepts Through Worldbuilding." If you are interested, I would need your 1,000-word proposal and 150-word abstract by February 23rd so that I can draft a cohesive 1,000-word panel proposal before the final deadline. Please reach out to me if you are interested.

CFP: “Non-Worldly Literature” (journal feature topic)

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:18am
Ex-position / National Taiwan University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Journal Title: Ex-position

Publication Date: June 2019

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2018

Comparative Literature Conference: Borders, Place, Translation

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:11am
Dept of Comparative World Literature Annual Conference April 25-6
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

Borders, Place, and Translations

The 53rd Annual Comparative World Literature Conference

Presented by the Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics

Dates: April 25th-26th, 2018

Location: Anatol Center, California State University, Long Beach


From Starbucks’ retail-branding as a “third place” between home and work to Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities, the places of our lives are simultaneously locations and conceptions. To be in a place is to do the representational work of defining that space’s affective and pragmatic borders.

Deep In The Heart Of Texas!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:37am
WOMEN’S CAUCUS OF THE SCMLA/ South Central Modern Language Assoc.
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

This is an open CFP for the Women's Caucus of the SCMLA hosted in San Antonio, TX!

We are asking for an abstract of 500 words or less explaining your area of interest.

The interest should be an interesting surronding women in some capacity. 

We look forward to reading your submissions!



Christel Woods


Sarah Gray

National Identity in Translation

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:36am
University of Rzeszow, Poland/Ivan Franko University of Lviv, Ukraine
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The main aim of the conference is to provide a forum for discussion on the broad spectrum of issues pertaining to Translation Studies, with a particular emphasis on the position that national identity occupies in societies, as well as to the manners in which it is approached in translation in this rapidly changing and diversifying world.

Therefore, we invite specialists in the areas of literature, linguistics, translation studies, as well as cultural studies to participate in the event. We are open to a wide range of approaches and would welcome researchers specializing in various types of discourse - from literary, historical, social and political discourse, to specialist, professional, audiovisual and other.

EXTENDED DEADLINE Intralingual Translation

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 5:34am
14th ESSE Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

 EXTENDED DEADLINE (15th February 2018)14th International ESSE Conference at BRNO Czech Republic  29 August to 2 September 2018Over the past decades there has been a growing interest in intralingual translation or the “interpretation of verbal signs by means ofother signs of the same language” (Jakobson 1959). This panel aims to provide a forum to explore new theoretical perspectives and the latest developments in intralingual translation. Possible topics for development include diaphasic translation (translation between different registers and notably making texts available to the layperson) the modernization of ancient texts, diglossic translation and papers on cross-linguistic and cross-cultural research.

Images of the Translator and Interpreter in Anglophone Literature, special issue of American, British and Canadian Studies

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:14pm
Adriana Neagu / Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

American, British and Canadian Studies, the Journal of the Academic Anglophone Society of Romania, invites submissions for a special 2019 issue on Images of the Translator and Interpreter in Anglophone Literature, guest edited by Dr Adriana Neagu and Dr Alina Pelea, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj. The Special Issue will explore fictional representations of translation and interpretation roles across the centuries with emphasis on the dominant motifs, the myths, stereotypes, clichés and their reverberations in Anglophone translation and interpretation cultures.

Essay collection: The Robinsonade

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 3:23pm
Jakub Lipski, Kazimierz Wielki University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Chapters are sought for a book provisionally titled "The Robinsonade: Transnational and Transmedial Approaches", ed. Jakub Lipski (Kazimierz Wielki University), to be published in 2019. Please send in your chapter proposals (about 200 words) along with a brief bio to by the end of January, 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by the end of February. Complete chapters (about 5000 words) will be due in June, 2018. The editors of the series Transits (Bucknell University Press) have expressed an interest in the collection. Preliminary enquiries welcome. 

Possible subject areas include:

- Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, its sequels, spawns and imitations