In his influential Palimpsests: Literature in the Second Degree, Gérard Genette proposed terms to refer to the relationship among texts: intertextuality, paratextuality, metatextuality, architextuality, and hypertextuality. Connections among texts are not new to medieval scholars, as is evident on volumes about sources and analogues; yet, textual networks might be more productively explored against trade routes, religious and political invasions, and ideological impositions. How are textual transpositions, which Genette defines as “serious transformation[s]” (212), anchored in cultural clashes and exchanges?
New Directions in Brut Studies
Annual deadline: September 15
Title: The Eighth International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature
Date:14-15 February 2023
Venue: Ahwaz, Iran
The Eighth International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature is organized by different universities and research centers.
The conference will be dedicated to current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation.
Faculty of Foreign Languages is pleased to announce that the submission deadline for our 11th International Conference on Language and Literary Studies has been extended to 15th July 2022.
We are also happy to inform you that our confirmed keynote speakers so far include Prof. Svetlana Slapsak, Prof. Svenka Savic, and Dr Gordana Stojakovic. The Conference will also feature the special participation of authors Jasminka Petrovic and Sanja Lovrencic.
The Conference is to take place at Alfa BK University, Belgrade, on 22nd and 23rd September 2022. The topic of the 11th edition of our annual conference is
LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND INDUSTRY
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES, FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY, UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD
is happy to announce
THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND ANGLOPHONE LITERATURES TODAY (ELALT 6)
October 29-30, 2022
The conference will be held ONLINE and is FREE OF CHARGE.
Formal Approaches to Embedding (Invited speaker: Boban Arsenijević, University of Graz)
New Words and Dictionaries in Theory and Practice (Invited speaker: Tvrtko Prćić, University of Novi Sad)
Literature, Culture and Nostalgia (Invited speaker: Antonija Primorac, University of Rijeka)
We invite chapter submissions for inclusion in an edited volume on Transfiction and Translation Studies.
The edited volume will explore how fiction can be used as a source to approach translation theory and issues related to Translation Studies. Topics may include:
• How fictional views of translators/translation provide an opportunity to explore preconceived notions of translation
• The role/task of the translator as it relates to culture and society
• Power struggles between authors/editors/publishers and translators
• Ethical issues (such as fidelity/infidelity, visibility/invisibility, translator intervention)
• Translator’s gender
Cadernos de Fraseoloxía Galega (CFG), an international journal on phraseological and paremiological research edited by Centro Ramón Piñeiro para a Investigación en Humanidades (Xunta de Galicia), is seeking submissions of contributions for its twenty-fourth issue. Even though the deadline is permanently open, only manuscripts received by October 24, 2022 will be considered for issue 24.
Call for Submissions:
Since the turn of the twenty-first century, scholars and educators working in interdisciplinary fields connected to multilingualism, have been developing new conceptual theory and applied pedagogy. These areas include history, culture, linguistics, literary and media phenomena, as well as technological and pedagogical approaches to multilingualism, and the study of multilingual communities in the United States. Immigration, globalization, the mechanization of language diversity, translation tools, social media, and universal streaming platforms have contributed to the rapid progression of multilingualism.
On December 1, 1952, World War II veteran Christine Jorgensen became the first American to undergo sex reassignment surgery. Her long-standing legacy has helped reignite a fundamental debate on gender, sex, and recognition. Indeed, as historian Joanne Meyerowitz notes in How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States (2009), the redefinition of gender identity, “as opposed to biological sex,” was the ultimate product of a long process that “emerged from the medical discourse of the mid-1950s and as a result of the post-Jorgensen phenomenon.” Since then, the non-binary understanding of gender has featured prominently in an ever-expanding debate on American society as it struggled to achieve inclusiveness, freedom, and equality.
Pasados: Recovering History, Imagining Latinidad
Celebrating 75 years of Indian Independence: India and Indian Writing in English
(Call for Papers for the June 2022 issue (Vol. II, Issue. II) of Akademos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary and Culture Studies)
Last Date of Submission: 25th June, 2022
The University of Lausanne, the French Vladimir Nabokov Society and the Jan Michalski Foundation are joining forces to organize the Sixth International Vladimir Nabokov Conference sponsored by the French Vladimir Nabokov Society. After the three conferences in Paris (2013, 2019, 2021), Biarritz (2016), Lille and Chapel Hill (2018), this conference will explore the rich relationship of Nabokov’s oeuvre to the natural world.
In Passage : The International Journal of Writing and Mobility, the journal of the Department of English of the University of Boumerdes (Algeria), seeks essays in English or French for its fifth issue, to be released in December 2022. In Passage is indexed in MIAR and the MLA Directory of Periodicals.
All the contributions should either be written in English or discuss questions that relate to the English-speaking world. They should fit within the broad scope of texts and mobility and their interconnectedness in the fields of literature, linguistics, and translation, among others. The subjects that the journal seeks to investigate include but are not restricted to:
Waseda University, Tokyo
In collaboration with The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham
17-19 September 2022
Call for Papers
Living in Languages
traversing borders, disciplines, and mediums.
Inviting Submission to Living in Languages Journal
This special session of the 94th South Atlantic MLA conference welcomes submissions on any aspect of Power, Society, and Adaptation in and of Charles Dickens. Abstracts addressing the conference theme, Change, are especially welcome. By May 7th, 2022, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Meghan Hodges at email@example.com.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE April 22, 2022
Reading Minds: Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks and the Reading Human
SLSA 2022, Purdue University
Participation both depends on and produces agency. Therefore, it is always embedded in power structures and power remains unequally distributed. Though empires are long gone, neo-colonial structures of domination continue to exploit the so-called Global South, to privilege Eurocentric knowledge traditions over non- Eurocentric knowledge, and to exclude racialized subjects or people and communities from erstwhile colonized countries from power positions. For decades, postcolonial subjects have worked against imperial forms of oppression. They continuously labor to create space for local and hitherto marginalized world views and experiences. Processes of (self-)translation produce spaces of articulation and enable participation.
Abstract submissions are invited to the second Central Asia Language and Education Conference (CALE) to be hosted by KIMEP University in Almaty, Kazakhstan, via Zoom on May 26-27, 2022. This conference welcomes researchers working on language education, sociolinguistics, linguistics, second language acquisition, TESOL, and related disciplines. Although the conference overall has a special interest in how issues of language and language education play out in Central Asia, papers do not need to be related to Central Asia, and researchers do not need to be based in the region.
Call for Workshop Participants: Translating Women's Writing from Turkish into English
A one-day, face-to face workshop, 19 June 2022
Organized as part of the Muslim Women’s Popular Fiction Network
Özyeğin University, Altunizade Campus
With support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the UK
Verdades con minúscula. Confrontaciones con la realidad en la narrativa contemporánea
(Forced) Migration, Integration and Social Change: International and European Perspectives
( Zoom sessions:2 days-Virtual platform:5 days)
The Hawthorne Society invites proposals for our allied-society panel at the 2023 meeting of the MLA, which will take place in San Francisco, CA, Jan 5-8, 2023. Please send your abstract of 250-300 words to firstname.lastname@example.org by Mar. 28, 2022.
The year 2022 will mark the first centenary of the ‘annus mirabilis’ of British modernism, the year 1922, which saw the simultaneous publication of Virginia Woolf’s first experimental novel, Jacob’s Room, of James Joyce’s Ulysses, T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, R.M. Rilke’s Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus.
Please consider submitting an abstract for a session at the next Modern Language Association Convention in San Francisco (January 2023) and/or forwarding to colleagues and students.
Sociology of international circulation of literature.
We invite 300-word abstracts and short bio, with clear methodology, examining circulation of literary texts and/or writers, sociology or history of translation, or of cultural intermediaries (translators, editors, literary agents…)
Deadline for abstracts: Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Please send to email@example.com
Multilingualism in Translation
(the English-speaking world, 16th century – present)
Université Paris Nanterre, 30-31 March 2023 & Université de Lille, February/March 2024