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Research project and web portal Polyphonie. Mehrsprachigkeit_Kreativität_Schreiben

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:01am
Polyphonie. Mehrsprachigkeit_Kreativität_Schreiben (www.polyphonie.at)
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 (http://www.polyphonie.at, 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

updated: 
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

ACLA 2017: Transnational Narratives of Exile in Literature and Cinema

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 4:03pm
Pace University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

This seminar analyzes diaspora literature and cinema across cultures and countries, hence its transnational quality. One of the main issues that panelists are invited to brainstorm is if literature and cinema could commence a genuine dialogue of tolerance given their universal themes and motifs. We would try together to determine how literature and cinema could provide a reassuring, yet effective platform that would let people discuss ardent issues such as natiolality, home, naturalization/alienation, and belonging. In today's world, still marred by war and violence, literature and cinema are border-less and offer a humanistic model that could be replicated and/or at least adapted at a higher level. 

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

updated: 
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""

updated: 
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.

Poe and Anthologies

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:58pm
Emron Esplin
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

At the upcoming ALA Conference in Boston (May 25-28, 2017), one of the Poe Studies Association’s panels will focus on Poe in the light of anthologies. Earning a living as a professional writer for newspapers and magazines, Poe was constantly occupied with publishing enterprises, and he had his own ideas about anthologizing others (the monumental The Living Writers of America) as well as himself (Tales of the Folio Club, Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, The Raven and Other Poems). Poe was obsessed with displaying both unity and diversity in his body of work, and that literary corpus was both dismantled and reconstructed during his lifetime and afterwards by several influential editors. According to Alan C.

Medieval Texts in Transit: Continuities and Shared Spaces

updated: 
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?

NeMLA 2017 Panel - Transcultural Adaptation of Shakespeare

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:03pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel seeks to shed light on transcultural adaptations of Shakespeare. Proposals are invited for presentations on aspects of adaptations of Shakespeare across languages, cultures, religions, and even platforms (theatre, TV, cinema, video games, social media, and other forms of pop culture). One of the features of global Shakespeare in the 21st century is the proliferation of transcultural adaptations around the world. This panel seeks to shed light on these adaptations across languages, cultures, religions, and even platforms (theatre, TV, cinema, video games, social media, and other forms of pop culture). Proposals are invited for presentations on aspects of transcultural adaptations of Shakespeare.

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