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: "Forked Tongues: Learning to Translate from Bilingual Writers." ALTA 2011. November 16-19

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Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 7:32pm
Anastasia Lakhtikova/ University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

This panel attempts to bridge creative writing and literary translation as creative practices by examining the work of bilingual and exophonic writers (i.e. writers who write either in two languages or in their non-native language). What might these writers' works and their translation of their own works imply for practitioners of literary translation? What strategies do these writers choose in the absence of equivalence, where a creative decision must be made? Is their practice different from recommended practice? How does the translator of an exophonic writer recreate the unusual relationship between writer and hidden "source" language? Or should s/he?

CFP - Disability Studies and Virginia Woolf - Panel for the 22nd Annual Conference on Woolf (2012)

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Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 2:49pm
Sherri Foster, Washington College

This panel seeks 20-minute papers that examine representations of disability in Woolf's writings or use her work to think about the relationship between disability and literary modernism or literary studies more generally. It is a special panel for "Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Woolf", the 22nd Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf to be held from 7-10 June 2012 at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.

Deadline for Abstracts: September 15, 2011

Please send a 250-word abstract as a Word attachment.

Include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements

[UPDATE] Deadline Reminder for Place and Particularity Conference October 21, 2011

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Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 12:43pm
Modern Horizons Journal

For the October 21, 2011 Modern Horizons conference (at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario) we invite abstracts for 20 minute presentations that explore the various philosophical, literary, artistic, and political expressions of place and particularity which have led to and are part of our time. We are pleased to announce that Ian Angus will present the Keynote Address entitled "Continuing Dispossession: Clearances as a Literary and Philosophical Theme."

[UPDATE] NeMLA March 15-18, 2012: The Literary response to war – What is it worth?

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Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 12:28pm
Jeffery C. Blanchard / Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel will seek to address the role Modern and contemporary literature play during wartime and whether or not they provide a culturally valuable response to conflict. As we move further into the 21st century, and our wars deepen as well, the need to examine our representations of war in literature become more important. Wartime generates a need for many things, but is literature one of them? In a world where science and the military dominate by taking swift, concrete actions during war, it is critical for our discipline to consider the significance of wartime literature and its potential value as a medium of response. Does literature facilitate recovery from trauma? Does it help represent the horror of battle to those removed?