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The Second International Conference on Current Issues of Literature, Translation and Teaching and Learning of Languages

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 1:30pm
Pazoheshgaran Andishmand Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The conference will be dedicated to current issues of literature, translation and teaching and learning of different languages.

Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research regarding current issues of literature, translation and teaching and learning of different languages and dialects in English, Arabic or Persian. Such an approach suggests that a study is no longer limited within a certain field; knowledge from different fields cultivates diversity in a study. Recognizing this trend, the conference organizing committee aims to provide a platform for researchers and scholars from various fields to exchange ideas.

Date: 1-2 February, 2018

“Languages of Urbanization and Visions of the City”

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:52pm
América Crítica (University of Cagliari, Italy)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

The second issue of América Crítica (December 2017) will include a section on “American cities and the city in America”, edited by Javier González Díez (University of Turin) and Fiorenzo Iuliano (University of Cagliari).

Women Between Aesthetics and Politics

updated: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:39am
MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

With the erosion of totalitarian regimes in Africa and the intense development of popular protest, women have always found ways to cope with the national disenchantment that has eternally attempted to exploit them as a means to preserve the nation’s homogeneity. Thus, the relationship between women and the nation remains rather complex: on the one hand, they are members of communities, institutions and groups that secure the nation’s political agenda, on the other hand, they are still looked at as social categories holding specific roles in the nation, namely that of reproduction.

The Orality behind Children's Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:39am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

A panel on children’s and young adult literature is seeking original papers relating to the subject of the oral tradition and its impact on contemporary children’s or YA lit. Oral influences on any form of media for young people may be explored, including interactions and productions created by adult storytellers and participating child listeners. The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 2017 conference will be held at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, Washington: October 12-14, 2017. Abstracts of 250 words or less should be sent to genevieve.ford@usu.edu<mailto:genevieve.ford@usu.edu>.

The Open Hand 2: Orientalism in the Pacific

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:39am
Rafik Patel / Auckland University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

With the election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States and Brexit, it appears like we have been returned to aggressively hegemonic geopolitics and spatial exclusions, globally and in the Pacific. We think that, under these conditions, it is important to revisit and extend Edwards Said's provocations.

 

Representations of Home 2

updated: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:44am
University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

REPRESENTATIONS OF HOME 2
Conflict and/or (Be)longing: Thinking with Stories and Images
Venue: School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon, 16-17 November 2017

People not only think about stories; far more consequentially, people think with stories.
Arthur W. Frank, Letting Stories Breathe: A Socio-Narratology, 2010: 47.

Gender Studies Panel - MMLA

updated: 
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 1:28pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Permanent Section Call for Papers: Gender Studies

Women in Literature MMLA 2017—“Literatures from the Lockdown”

updated: 
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 1:28pm
Midwest Modern Language Association, "Women in Literature" Permanent Session
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Women in Literature MMLA 2017—“Literatures from the Lockdown”

 

Thinking about this year’s MMLA theme, “Art and Activism,” led us to consider the ways in which women’s art and women’s activism have been “locked down.” Sometimes women’s art and women’s activism locks itself down; after all, Audre Lorde once proclaimed at an MLA conference, “What does it mean when the tools of a racist patriarchy are used to examine the fruits of that same patriarchy? It means that only the most narrow perimeters of change are possible and allowable.” How, then, do we escape the lockdown? How do we empower even as we resist?

 

Deadline Approaching:Postcolonial Interventions, Vol. II, Issue 2 (June 2017)

updated: 
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 1:29pm
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 7, 2017

A.K. Ramanujan in a poem entitled “Small-scale Reflections on a Great House” had mused, “Sometimes I think that nothing/that ever comes into this house/goes out. Things come in every day/to lose themselves among other things/lost long ago among/other things lost long ago”. The description may seem oddly apt for the field of postcolonial studies which continues to search for new shores even as some of the concerns of the past begin to fade with the inevitable processes of history. Even as the field remains committed to a quest for emancipation from violence and discrimination and deprivation, caused by the forces of race, class, gender, sexuality and a number of other factors, the modalities continue to change and the boundaries begin to blur.

H2O: Life and Death (15-16 September, 2017)

updated: 
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 1:29pm
J. M. Coetzee Centre fore Creative Practice (University of Adelaide, Australia)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

H2O

Life and Death

 

15 & 16 September, 2017

An interdisciplinary conference organised by the J. M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice, University of Adelaide (Australia)

 

Call for Submissions

Waters are contested entities that are currently at the centre of most scientific discussions about sustainability. Discourse around water management underlines both the serious absence and devastating overabundance of water: rising sea levels compete against desertification; hurricanes and floods follow periods of prolonged drought.  

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