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[MLA 2016, Austin] Special Session "Translation, Genre, Politics"

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 5:10pm
Josephine Hardman / UMass Amherst

MLA special session will investigate the influence of literary translation and adaptation on the development of new genres, forms, and modes of literature.

How do translated texts contribute to already-established literary canons in the receiving culture(s)? What kinds of translational choices do translators make? What is kept and what is lost in the process of translation?

Call for Papers: Imagining the Future Together: Critical Essays on Indigenous Science Fiction

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 4:55pm
Brian K. Hudson / University of Oklahoma

Call for Papers: Imagining the Future Together: Critical Essays on Indigenous Science Fiction

Paper proposals are now being accepted for a collection of essays potentially to be published for the new imprint at the University of Wales press for critical work on the genre of Indigenous science fiction.

For a good introduction to the genre, see Walking the Clouds: An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction edited by Grace Dillon.

Victorian Work and Labor Oct. 2-3, 2015

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 4:43pm
Victorians Institute

CALL FOR PAPERS
2015 VICTORIANS INSTITUTE CONFERENCE
VICTORIAN WORK AND LABOR
OCTOBER 2 – 3, 2015
CONVERSE COLLEGE
SPARTANBURG, SC

The concept of personal, as well as societal, industry was essential to the Victorian sense of self. The idea of work as a virtue, a duty, and a privilege was widespread (and sometimes mocked). For the 44th annual meeting of the VICTORIANS INSTITUTE, we invite proposals from a variety of disciplines addressing issues of Victorian work and labor. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

The Politics of Art and Art Scenes in Latin America

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 2:54pm
Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics

Call for papers: The politics of art and art scenes in Latin America

The upcoming issue will examine the political function of art in diverse contexts in Latin America. The issue aims to discuss the implications and consequences of the formation of Latin American contemporary art scenes, with respect to artists' ability to reflect and influence their local political situation, as well as the possibility of cooperation between artists and art scenes across contexts and countries.

We invite contributors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds to submit essays, exhibition reviews or interviews that address the theme "The politics of art and art scenes in Latin America" through a high variety of possible angles.

UPDATE, deadline now Sept. 1, 2015: Playing Offstage: Theatre As a Presence or Factor in the Real World

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 2:42pm
Professor Sidney Homan, English Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Call for Papers (deadline, September 1, 2015)
Playing Offstage: Theatre As a Presence or a Factor in the Real World
I am issuing a call for papers for a collection to be called Playing Offstage: The Theatre As a Presence or Factor in the Real World. I have proposed an edition of some 8-10 essays (along with an introduction). This collection would complement an earlier issue of Comparative Drama I had the privilege of editing: The Audience As Player: Interactive Theatre Over the Years. There the issue was the real-life audience's leaving the house and, as actors, entering the illusory world onstage. Here, the theatre moves offstage and into the larger, everyday world.

CFP: Speculation and Fiction (Deadline April 30, 2015)

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 2:37pm
Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry

We seek articles responding to the CFP below by April 30, 2015 for Vol. 2 Issue 1 of Sanglap: Journal of Literary and Cultural Inquiry.

Theory and Practice, Society of Fellows, Univ. of Chicago May 8-9, 2015

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 2:31pm
Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, University of Chicago

The University of Chicago Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts will host a two-day conference addressing the theme of Theory and Practice. The conference seeks to explore the tenuous relationship between theory and practice in the human and social sciences, and the practical dimensions of theoretical interventions in struggles for political emancipation, institutional structures, and artistic, historical, and scientific movements.
Our keynote speaker will be Danielle S. Allen (UPS Foundation Professor, School of Social Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study).

[UPDATE] Special Issue on Craft Rhetorics

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 2:30pm
Harlot: A Revealing Look at the Arts of Persuasion

Deadline extended to April 15!

These days the word "craft" gets attached to a lot—from cocktails to crochet, 3D printing to upcycled t-shirts, handmade paper to handmade pickles. And this trend only appears to be growing as craft is closely connected to the DIY movement: a wide-ranging, ever-expanding, and sometimes controversial field of work and play.

English Language Conference

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 12:24pm
California State Dominguez Hills, English Graduate Association

THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CONFERENCE
"Bridging: Past & Present"

Literature, Rhetoric & Composition, TESL, Creative Writing and Education

This year's theme is "Bridging: Past & Present." Following the theme is encouraged but not required. Submissions that follow the theme will be given priority. The E.L.C. provides a platform for students to
present research on their field of interest. Our hope is to give students an opportunity to practice presenting in a conference setting, network with fellow scholars, receive constructive feedback, and add public speaking experience as well a published abstract to resumes and CVs. Presentations will be 10-12 minutes long. Students may read papers or give more informal talks.

[UPDATE] LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE IN THE CONTEXT OF PHILOSOPHY conference, deadline for submissions extended to March 15

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 11:21am
Faculty of Foreign Languages, Alfa University, Belgrade

Faculty of Foreign Languages (Alfa University in Belgrade) is glad to announce its Fourth International Conference on Language and Literary Studies, which will be held on May 22 and 23, 2015.
For the fourth issue of our annual conference, we hope to gather scholars and teachers whose scientific research focuses on the study of
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND CULTURE IN THE CONTEXT OF PHILOSOPHY

CFP: Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Journal / Adrienne Rich

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 7:35am
Jen Riley

American poet Adrienne Rich died on March 27, 2012. The response, nationally and internationally, to this loss was immediate and speaks to her place and import in American literature and culture.

Reading Architecture Across the Arts and Humanities

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 6:07am
University of Stirling, Scotland

Reading Architecture Across the Arts and Humanities
An AHRC-Funded Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Stirling
Saturday 5th December 2015
First Call for Papers

UPDATE Final Call for Papers: Women and Ageing: New Critical and Cultural Perspectives, 20-22 May 2015

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 4:43am
University of Limerick, Ireland

In a time when even Bridget Jones finds herself in her early fifties, it may at first glance seem unwarranted to speak of the invisibility of ageing women in literary and cultural contexts. In fact, in a review of Mad about the Boy in The Times, Sarah Lyall writes that, "Bridget's amorous adventures … make the prospect of middle age not so bad at all". Constructions like this open up questions about representations of women and ageing. What types of images of the "ageing woman" are created in cultural texts? Do women in later life, in order to become visible, need to find ways to "pass" as younger so that "age shall not wither them" as Kira Cochraine puts it in an article in The Guardian?

Literature in Large Classes - MLA 2016 (Austin,Texas) Special Session

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 12:30am
K. A. Murchison, University of Ottawa

Inviting abstracts for an MLA special session proposal on teaching large classes.

How can we promote the kinds of discussions and debates that generally enrich literary study when teaching over 75 students? Games, apps, and other innovative approaches welcome.

Please send a C.V. and 300-word abstract by 20 March 2015 to kmurchis@uottawa.ca.

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