Who does the city represent? What does a city represent? What does it mean to represent and how does this come together in representations of cities at the turn of the nineteenth to twentieth centuries, a moment associated with the height of modernity, or at least the height of excitement about the project of modernization? The relationship between cities and modernity is often taken for granted. For example, many scholars associate cities with civilization, particularly as sites for the advancement of civilization. Yet, wholesale urban planning performed from the top down is often enacted in decidedly uncivil ways, calling into question which populations are represented in and by the city, or who is the proper citizen?
This issue of Aletria: Revista de Estudos de Literatura welcomes papers that offer critical contributions on the contemporary scenario of English-language literatures in North America. Our purpose is to bring together articles that discuss contemporary literary productions against the background of profound political, historical and cultural changes in both the United States and Canada.
UNSW, Sydney Australia, March 15 2019
Convenors Brigitta Olubas and Elizabeth McMahon
Keynote Speaker: Sneja Gunew
* Deadline extended until 30th October *
How does medieval war resonate beyond the battlefield? This roundtable session invites papers that consider the relationship between medieval literature and wartime. War punctuates our understanding of the Middle Ages, providing us with frameworks for comprehending and interpreting the events of history, and the corpus of literature created in response to these conditions is equally broad. In its most literal sense, wartime literature is the narration or memorialization of events on the battlefield, from the Battle of Maldon to the work of Jordan Fantosme and the poetry attributed to Laurence Minot. Wartime, however, is less a temporal or veridical marker than a loaded conceptual term. What counts as wartime? When does it begin and end?
CFP: ICMS 2019 "Rhetoric of Resistance"
The International Association of Robin Hood Studies is sponsoring a session on “Rhetoric of Resistance” at the 2019 International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo (ICMS 2019).
50th Anniversary Convention: Northeastern Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2019
Host Institution: Georgetown University
Echoing Theseus in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Claude McKay notes, “You place your Seers with madmen, fools and rogues, Their words distort and twist.” This panel will explore the “distort and twist” of words, examining how Shakespeare’s literary work (re)defines and intersects with race and community today. How is Shakespeare recovered within minority communities? How is his work used in music to address race and contemporary issues? Why is his work subverted and reconfigured to address contemporary issues of race and nation? Do performances place the audience in a place of complicitness? This session invites papers that explore the intersection of his literary recovery and race.
Topics may include:
CALL FOR PAPERS: TRANSITIONS 8 – new directions in comics studies 2018
Birkbeck, University of London
Saturday 10th November 2018
After a year’s hiatus we are delighted to announce this call for papers for the interdisciplinary Transitions 2018 symposium. Originally convened by PhD students in 2010, Transitions at Birkbeck is a platform for emerging research that is free to attend and participate in.
Call for papers for the special issue: “Translating and Interpreting Linguistic and Cultural Differences in a Migrant Era”
The next monographic issue of the I-LanD Journal will be centred on exploring the role which translation and interpreting play as activities which potentially foster the recognition or misrecognition of, amongst others, sexual, ethnic, racial and class differences in an era of great waves of migrations, and will be edited by Eleonora Federici (University L'Orientale, Naples), and Rosario Martín Ruano and África Vidal Claramonte (University of Salamanca). Contributions should adhere to any of the following:
Translating gender and sexualities;
Translation and interpreting as cultural mediation;
EGE UNIVERSITY 17TH INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL STUDIES SYMPOSIUM
“NATURE VS. CULTURE”
Ege University, Faculty of Letters, İzmir, TURKEY
May 8-10, 2019
The panel invites theoretical reflections and/or case studies on questions of influence, convergence, correspondence, contagion, intertextuality, and cross-fertilization in the discourses of contemporary literature and literary criticism, critical theory, visual arts, and art criticism. Where, why, and how do (or may) the discourses of the three seemingly independent disciplines intersect? How has the vocabulary of one helped shape the conceptual tools of another? What new possibilities of interarts comparison does this hybridation open for the Comparative Literature of the 21st century?
Special issue on children’s literature originally published in a language other than English
Academic Articles, ca. 4000 words
Bookbird is inviting submissions in all categories (academic articles; letters; postcards; children and their books; authors and their books). Full papers should be submitted to the editors, Petros Panaou (email@example.com) and Janelle Mathis (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 1, 2018. For further information, please visit the Bookbird website at http://www.ibby.org/bookbird.
Negotiating Agency, Voice and Identity through Literature
Bookbird seeks contributions for a themed issue on agency, voice and identity. In a fast-changing world, where power is becoming more and more oppressive and undemocratic, agency, voice and identity are the very life elements that can sustain us. Our sense of agency—our ability to assert our identity, exert our voice and make a difference in the world—is closely related to our drive to live, act and hope. Citizens who contribute to, and receive from, their local and global communities, strive to have a voice in issues that matter and to be part of decision-making processes that are of importance. Such empowerment comes from developing a strong sense of identity.