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Authorial literary translation / La traduzione letteraria d’autore / La traduction littéraire d’auteur

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 8:19am
Poli-Femo Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

Authorial literary translation 

            The study of any national literary system cannot exclude a comparative approach and an investigation into the function of translations. Our aim in this monographic issue is to study works translated by leading writers in international literary cultures (not exclusively European), and then analyse the role of these translations in the formation of supranational literary canons.

The leading writers of various literary traditions have in fact very often translated foreign works themselves by turning, on occasions, to translation as a fundamental practice for personal enrichment to creative and stylistic ends.

New Critics VIII: Undergraduate Literature and Composition Conferene

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 11:59am
SUNY College at Oneonta Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 3, 2017
  • NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS: Undergraduates, please send a 150-word summary of your paper (an abstract) to:
  • Conference Date: April 8, 2017
  • Papers must be critical (not creative) and can be on any subject in literature or composition.
  • Accepted papers must be readable in 15 mins.
  • You don’t need to be an English major!
  • QUESTIONS: Email

Historicizing Forms and Spaces of Refuge

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:01pm
History & Literature Forum, Modern Language Association (MLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 5, 2017

Historicizing Forms and Spaces of Refuge

The MLA Forum TC History and Literature invites proposals for a guaranteed panel at the 2018 MLA Convention in New York City (January 4-7, 2018).

We are seeking historically-situated papers on how literary forms construct, influence, and are influenced by spaces of refuge, asylum, sanctuary, and migration.

While recent public attention has turned toward humanitarian crises that have resulted in forced displacement, as well as debates about the legalities and moral consequences of documenting and registering immigrants, we welcome essays from a range of times and places, not limited to the United States or Britain in the present moment.


Monday, April 23, 2018 - 2:21am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

Unpublished Manuscripts and Research papers are invited for #review and consideration of #publication in "VOL. 6 NO.2 (2018) ISSUE -JUNE" to be Published in JUNE - 2018.

#Deadline for full paper submission is May 15, 2018.

Subaltern Women’s Narratives: Subversion, Resilience, and Shifting Responses

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:04pm
University of Sheffield
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017

This conference aims to look at the material histories and lives of subaltern women. In her 1988 essay ‘Can the Subaltern Speak?’, Gayatri Spivak extends the definition of the ‘subaltern’, going beyond “strict class analysis”, to incorporate a range of different subject positions, not predefined by dominant political discourses. We draw on her definition in our usage of the word ‘subaltern’, to focus on the experience of marginalised women in the present day. Most of the current academic discourse on subaltern women concentrates heavily on narratives of subjugation. However, the varied nature of lived experiences of these women has presented challenges in the knowledge and understanding of their experiences through an overarching critical narrative.

Tools of Transgression: Diverse Stategies in Comparative Methodologies

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:04pm
University of California Davis Department of Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Tools of Transgression:

Diverse Strategies in Comparative Methodologies

UC Davis Department of Comparative Literature

Graduate Student Conference

October 6th and 7th, 2017


Call for Papers:


We are pleased to welcome Keynote speaker Barbara Fuchs from the University of California, Los Angeles.


Soviet and Post-Soviet Shakespeares

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:04pm
The Shakespearean International Yearbook
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Special Section on Soviet and Post-Soviet Shakespeares in The Shakespearean International Yearbook (2019)

We invite contributions for a special section on Soviet and post-Soviet engagements with Shakespearean drama and Shakespeare as a culturally significant figure. We are particularly interested in ideologically influenced performance, translation, literary adaptation, and scholarship. Papers might focus on how Soviet approaches to Shakespeare were influenced by the evolution of cultural policies from 1917 to 1991, or examine treatments of Shakespeare in post-Soviet states from 1991 until the present. Contributors are also encouraged to consider Soviet and post-Soviet Shakespeare in languages other than Russian.

The Poetics and Politics of Identity

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
The Tunisian Association for English Language Studies (TAELS)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

The Tunisian Association for English Language Studies (TAELS)

organises its 3rd International Conference on:

“The Poetics and Politics of Identity” 
24-25 November, 2017
Venue: Vincci-Marillia Hotel **** Hammamet – Tunisia


Call for Papers

Global Modernism and Media

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
Elize Mazadiego
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 3, 2017

*With the extension of the deadline, we are re-opening our CFP.


Panel at Modernist Studies Association 2017 Conference (Amsterdam)

CFP: Global Modernism and Media


Modernism as distinctly international is largely discussed through the movement or migration of artists and writers in the multinational metropolitan centers. Despite the global reach of practitioners, there were still many who did not share the same mobility and direct access to traditional artistic centers. We wish to open up the discussion to a different kind of transnational network that fostered reciprocal exchanges and collaboration among cultural producers between the center and periphery.