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Portals: A Journal of Comparative Literature

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 9:08am
SFSU Comparative and World Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Portals: A Journal of Comparative Literature

Spring 2018

The SFSU Comparative Literature Student Association (CLSA) is accepting submissions for the Spring 2018 edition of the literary journal Portals.

In addition to papers looking across linguistic borders, we invite submissions from those engaging critically with literary topics from an interdisciplinary or comparative perspective. This includes:

  • Papers comparing at least two authors or texts (print/media)

  • Interdisciplinary research within the arts (philosophy, cinema studies, etc.) and sciences

Textual Transactions in Netherlandic Literature, Language and Culture

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 8:59am
MLA Dutch Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018


3–6 January 2019, Chicago

Session organized by the MLA Dutch Forum

The Modern Language Association is the oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to the study of language and literature in America. For the 2019 convention of the Modern Language Association, the MLA Dutch Forum is organizing a session on the 2019 Presidential theme ‘Textual Transactions’. The convention will be held from 3–6 January, in Chicago.

Anne Gere, the 2018–19 president of the MLA, has chosen Textual Transactions as the presidential theme for the 2019 MLA Annual Convention in Chicago. This is described as follows:

Media Journey Symposium 2018: Animation in Transcultural Contexts

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 8:59am
University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

Media Journeys 2018: Animation in Transcultural Contexts

Symposium at the University of East Anglia

 24th May 2018


Call For Papers: Paper Proposal Deadline: 2nd March 2018


Transposition of Religious and Theological Concepts Through Worldbuilding

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 9:12am
AAR, Religion and Science Fiction Unit
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 23, 2018

I am working to organize a panel proposal for this year's American Academy of Religion conference for the Religion and Science Fiction Unit. In particular, I am looking for fellow panelists interested in presenting papers on the topic "Transposition of Religious and Theological Concepts Through Worldbuilding." If you are interested, I would need your 1,000-word proposal and 150-word abstract by February 23rd so that I can draft a cohesive 1,000-word panel proposal before the final deadline. Please reach out to me if you are interested.

CFP: “Non-Worldly Literature” (journal feature topic)

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:18am
Ex-position / National Taiwan University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Journal Title: Ex-position

Publication Date: June 2019

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2018

Comparative Literature Conference: Borders, Place, Translation

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:11am
Dept of Comparative World Literature Annual Conference April 25-6
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

Borders, Place, and Translations

The 53rd Annual Comparative World Literature Conference

Presented by the Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics

Dates: April 25th-26th, 2018

Location: Anatol Center, California State University, Long Beach


From Starbucks’ retail-branding as a “third place” between home and work to Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities, the places of our lives are simultaneously locations and conceptions. To be in a place is to do the representational work of defining that space’s affective and pragmatic borders.

Deep In The Heart Of Texas!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:37am
WOMEN’S CAUCUS OF THE SCMLA/ South Central Modern Language Assoc.
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

This is an open CFP for the Women's Caucus of the SCMLA hosted in San Antonio, TX!

We are asking for an abstract of 500 words or less explaining your area of interest.

The interest should be an interesting surronding women in some capacity. 

We look forward to reading your submissions!



Christel Woods


Sarah Gray

National Identity in Translation

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:36am
University of Rzeszow, Poland/Ivan Franko University of Lviv, Ukraine
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The main aim of the conference is to provide a forum for discussion on the broad spectrum of issues pertaining to Translation Studies, with a particular emphasis on the position that national identity occupies in societies, as well as to the manners in which it is approached in translation in this rapidly changing and diversifying world.

Therefore, we invite specialists in the areas of literature, linguistics, translation studies, as well as cultural studies to participate in the event. We are open to a wide range of approaches and would welcome researchers specializing in various types of discourse - from literary, historical, social and political discourse, to specialist, professional, audiovisual and other.

EXTENDED DEADLINE Intralingual Translation

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 5:34am
14th ESSE Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

 EXTENDED DEADLINE (15th February 2018)14th International ESSE Conference at BRNO Czech Republic  29 August to 2 September 2018Over the past decades there has been a growing interest in intralingual translation or the “interpretation of verbal signs by means ofother signs of the same language” (Jakobson 1959). This panel aims to provide a forum to explore new theoretical perspectives and the latest developments in intralingual translation. Possible topics for development include diaphasic translation (translation between different registers and notably making texts available to the layperson) the modernization of ancient texts, diglossic translation and papers on cross-linguistic and cross-cultural research.