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Hölderliniana III

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:35am
UNIMI Journals - Università degli Studi di Milano - Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Studia theodisca
An international journal devoted to the study
of German culture and literature
Hosted by Università degli Studi di Milano under OJS
ISSN 2385-2917

Editor-in-chief: Fausto Cercignani

Co-Editor: Marco Castellari

Special volume 2018
Hölderliniana III
Volume Editors: Marco Castellari and Elena Polledri

Call for Papers on
“Friedrich Hölderlin and translation”
“Hölderlins Übersetzungen / Hölderlin-Übersetzungen”

Transatlantic Gardens: Literary and Ecological Form in the Long 18th Century

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:33am
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (4/12-15/18)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Short form CFP:

This panel examines links between literary and ecological form across the Atlantic in the long eighteenth century. Formal experimentation is often taken as analogue for political critique, but in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, these critiques tend to be sited within specific locales.  What literary shifts are enabled or enforced by divergent ecological sites? What new perspectives on formal innovation become available when we view the plantation through the lens of the garden, and vice versa?

Send abstracts of 300 words to Kate McIntyre ( and MC Hyland ( by September 30, 2017.


Locating "Poetry of Resistance": Poetry and the Politics of Space

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (4/12-15/18)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017


This panel examines the relationship between the contemporary poetry community’s call for “poetry of resistance” and the particular locations or spaces that such poems represent. Papers may examine how particular locations or spaces define the language of resistance or how poetic resistance defines particular locations or spaces. How is resistance defined locally, globally, geographically, environmentally, or personally in poetry? And how does poetry define the relationship between resistance and location?

Send 250-300 word abstracts to Kirsten Ortega at by September 30, 2017.



Reminder: Considering Modernist Confusion (NeMLA 2018 Pittsburgh)

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:28pm
NeMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel reflects on the place of confusion in British and American modernism. Confusion has not been traditionally considered a proper scholarly response to textual analysis; critics are supposed to interpret a text rather than allow themselves to experience its uncertainties. What happens when we explore the confusion we feel when reading not as something to be worked through, but as something to be worked with? Building on affect theorists’ work on how our feelings can influence the way we read, such as Eve Sedgwick’s reparative reading and Rita Felski’s reflective and post-critical reading, how can considering confusion change both our experience of reading and our critical practices?

Theoretical Approaches to Andrew Marvell

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:42pm
Marvell Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

Theoretical Approaches to Andrew Marvell

Marvell Studies seeks articles using and/or arguing for fresh theoretical approaches to the study of Andrew Marvell. Possible approaches might include—but need not be limited to—eco-criticism, queer theory, disability studies, political theory, and the ways in which these approaches alter our understanding of politics, futurity, nature, and life in Marvell’s poetry and prose.

500-word abstracts are due by September 15, 2017. Manuscripts will be due April 15, 2018. Article length is flexible.

Please direct submissions and any questions to Ben LaBreche ( or Ryan Netzley (

Poetry, Assemblage, and Spaces of Appearance

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:19am
NeMLA 2018, Pittsburgh, PA, April 12-15, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

CFP: NEMLA 2018 Poetry, Assemblage, and Spaces of Appearance

April 12-15, 2018
Pittsburgh, PA

Memory & Lineage in Medieval Romance (LEEDS IMC 2-5 JULY 2018)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 9:31am
Grace Timperley (University of Manchester) & Kirsty Bolton (University of Southampton)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 25, 2017

Memory and Lineage in Medieval Romance

The 25th Leeds International Medieval Congress has a special thematic strand of ‘memory’. Medieval romance lends itself to thinking about memory, in many ways, and not least because of its preoccupation with lineage. We invite proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of memory and/or lineage in medieval romance. 


The brief is deliberately broad, so please feel free to interpret according to your interest. Some thematic and theoretical approaches to consider may be: 

•inheritance / heritage / legacy

•remembering and recognition

•family histories and family politics

•textual lineage.

New criteria of selection for the proposals – sections Essays and Theory and practice of Translation

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 1:40pm
Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

«Ticontre» deals with literary critics and textual analysis, history of literature, theory of literature, comparative literature, translation studies. Each article is submitted to a double-blind scholarly peer reviw. Since its foundation in 2014, «Ticontre» published seven issues with no delay, adding up to 102 articles. The PDF versions of the articles have been downloaded over 65.000 times in a little more than three years. Thirty per cent of them are written in a language other than Italian. Authors belong to more than 50 universities, half of which are abroad.

Gower and Temporalities

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 9:52am
The Gower Project
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

When Gower says in the Vox Clamantis that the writings of the past provide examples for the future ("Scripture veteris capiunt exempla futuri") or when he envisions a statue of time made of the clay feet of the present and the golden head of the past, or when he mixes multiple temporalities together, such visions indicate not only that history has the capacity to repeat itself, but that the past and the future are implicated in the present moment. Such constructions of temporality challenge linear models based upon uninterrupted chronologies, diachronic progression, and narratives of continuity based upon heterosexual marriage, biological reproduction, and patrilineage.