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American, British and Canadian Studies

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:13pm
Ana-Karina Schneider/ Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018

American, British and Canadian Studies is now accepting submissions for its June 2018 issue, an open-theme edition featuring our usual selection of critical-creative multidisciplinary work. We invite contributions in the form of articles, essays, interviews, book reviews, conference presentations and project outlines that seek to take Anglophone studies to a new level of enquiry across disciplinary boundaries. Guidelines for contributors are available below and on the journal’s website, 


Channeling Relations in Medieval England and France

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 3:43pm
Stephanie Grace-Petinos (University of Wisconsin-Madison); Deborah McGrady (University of Virginia); Elizabeth Robertson (University of Glasgow); Sara Rychtarik (Graduate Center, CUNY); hosted by the Pearl Kibre Medieval Study
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Date: May 4, 2018


Location: CUNY Graduate Center


Keynote Speaker: Ardis Butterfield, Yale University


This event is hosted by Pearl Kibre Medieval Study at the CUNY Graduate Center



Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:09pm
Taiwan Children’s Literature Research Association (TCLRA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018










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Comparative World Literature Conference: Borders, Place, and Translations

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 12:11pm
California State University, Long Beach, Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 2, 2018

The 53rd Annual Comparative World Literature Conference: Borders, Place, and Translations

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.

Exiles, Émigrés and Expatriates in Romantic-Era Paris and London

Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 9:49pm
London-Paris Romanticism Seminar
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018


Exiles, Émigrés and Expatriates in Romantic-Era Paris and London


Symposium of the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar  


Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, Thursday 12-Friday 13 April 2018


Keynote Speakers: Greg Dart (University College London), second speaker TBC


Scientific Committee:

Marc Porée (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)

David Duff (Queen Mary University of London)

Caroline Bertonèche (Université Geronoble Alpes / Société d'Etudes du Romanticisme Anglais)

Dr Laurent Follliot (Université Paris-Sorbonne)

Thinking the Global with Literature (journal special issue)

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 11:18am
New Global Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

For this literary-focussed issue of the New Global Studies journal we invite proposals for essays on any aspect of literature’s engagement with ideas of the global, from the ways in which literature’s conceptual reach may help us to think the possibilities of the planetary, to how the global literary marketplace can act as a barometer for shifting cultural norms.

The central question that this special issue poses is: how does literature help us to conceptualize the global? Secondary to this, the issue asks how literature, literary theory, and literary movements and networks may help us to shape, observe, and define what Bruce Mazlish called the ‘emerging global civil society’.

2018 Annual Conference: Diversity through Language

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:35pm
New England Translators Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017


We are looking for proposals for 60-minute presentations at the 2018 Annual Conference of the New England Translators Association. The conference will take place on Saturday, April 28, at the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Our theme for 2018 is Diversity through Language. We are open to proposals from all sectors of the field of translation and interpreting and hope to once again have separate tracks for interpreting, translation and technical/support/tools.

We can pay a small honorarium for your presentation, as a token of gratitude. Registration for the conference is also waived for presenters.

Language Boundaries and Constraints

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 9:35am
Second Language Acquisition and Teaching/University of Arizona
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 17, 2017

17th SLAT Interdisciplinary Roundtable

hosted by SLATSA at the University of Arizona

February 16th and 17th, 2018

Keynote Speaker: Diane Larsen-Freeman

Plenary Address: Lance Askildson


The theme of the 2018 Roundtable is Language Boundaries & Constraints

We invite proposal submissions that focus on, but are not limited to:

  • language use and policy in border regions
  • boundaries within and between languages
  • cognitive constraints on language processing
  • language constraints, universals, & typologies
  • defying sociopolitical limits on language use, instruction, & revitalization

Submission deadline: November 17th, 2017

Mississippi Philological Association Meeting and Conference

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 11:01am
Mississippi Philological Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Mississippi Philological Association Meeting and Conference

March 2-3, 2018

Jackson State University

Jackson, Mississippi


Call for Papers


The Mississippi Philological Association (MPA) invites submissions of critical or pedagogical papers and creative works for the annual association meeting and conference to be held March 2-3, 2018, at the Mississppi eCenter campus at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. The conference is hosted by the Department of English, Foreign Languages, and Speech Communication, the Department of History and Philosophy, and the College of Liberal Arts at Jackson State University.

Love in Translation

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:24pm
Rutgers University Program in Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Rutgers University Program in Comparative Literature Biennial Graduate Student Conference

March 2-3, 2018

Keynote by Professor Sandra Bermann, Princeton University
Translation workshop by Professor Susan Bernofsky, Columbia University

Palimpsest: Yale Graduate Literary and Arts Magazine, Vol. IX: TRANS [ . . . ]

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 1:30pm
Brandon Menke, Editor / Palimpsest: Yale Graduate Literary & Arts Magazine
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Palimpsest is a biannual print publication run by graduate and professional students at Yale University, featuring fiction, poetry, visual art, nonfiction, and media related to architecture and music.

We are pleased to announce the call for submissions for our upcoming issue, Volume IX: TRANS [       ].

Dickinson Out Of Context

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 1:27pm
Emily Dickinson International Society/ American Literature Association 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Emily Dickinson International Society seeks submissions to a panel at the annual American Literature Association Conference (ALA), which will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco on May 24-27, 2018 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).



"Dickinson: Out of Context" 


Cuban/Cuban-American poetry

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 1:32pm
Illuminations: An International Magazine of Contemporary Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

Illuminations is now accepting poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction submissions for Issue 33, to be published in Spring of 2018. While this is an open issue, we are especially eager to receive  submissions from Cuban and Cuban-American authors for a featured section on new Cuban/Cuban-American writing. If you are interested in submitting your work, please find our guidelines at The deadline for submissions is January 1, 2018.

The Auschwitz Sonderkommando, their Testimony and their Legacy

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 9:14am
Dominic Williams
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 19, 2017

Telling, Describing, Representing Extermination
The Auschwitz Sonderkommando, their Testimony and their Legacy

12-13 April 2018


International conference organized at the Centre Marc Bloch (Berlin) and at the Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung (Berlin)


Speakers will include:

Gideon Greif

Chief Historian, Shem Olam, Israel, and Foundation for Holocaust Education Projects, Miami U.S.A, and author of We Wept without Tears: Testimonies of the Jewish Sonderkommando from Auschwitz

Philippe Mesnard

East-West Cultural Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies (book series)

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 11:04am
National Taiwan University Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

A leading university in the world, National Taiwan University is striving for globalized collaborations and scholarly exchanges. NTU Press, playing an important role in disseminating top-notch research and scholarship in the Chinese-speaking academy, is now committed to expanding its scope of publication in English. This Series seeks scholarly works on intercultural encounters in literature and cultural studies, including East-West precolonial, colonial, modern or contemporary contacts. The Series especially welcomes monographs written in English or other languages translated into English. Conference volumes or edited volumes by multiple authors will not be considered, but volumes of essays with a thematic focus written by a single author are welcome.

I International Conference on Research in Multilingualism: Innovation and New Challenges

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 10:41am
University of Oviedo, Spain
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The expansion of bilingual and multilingual education in an increasingly globalised world involves a series of intrinsic challenges to which both teachers and students respond with changes and innovations – technological, methodological or procedural – with respect to the traditional model of learning-teaching. In parallel with this, it also offers an interesting field of study to undertake research into the learning of a language in all its domains – linguistic,  social, or cultural –  not only from theoretical approaches, but also in order to uncover areas of improvement and good practice. 

Poetry and Sound in Expanded Translation

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:28pm
Bangor University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Poetry in Expanded Translation III

Conference: Poetry and Sound in Expanded Translation, April 4th to 6th 2018


Bangor University, Wales

Deadline for abstracts: January 2nd 2018


Keynote speakers:

Caroline Bergvall, artist, writer and performer

Lawrence Venuti, translation theorist, Professor at Temple University



Andrew Lewis, composer, Professor at Bangor University


Conference organisers:


Monday, September 25, 2017 - 3:11pm
Dr. Amith Kumar PV. Professor & Head, Dept. of Comparative Literature, The English and Foreign Languages University, India
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

We invite original and unpublished academic/research papers regarding the topic 'Comparative Humanities' for an edited volume to be published by a reputed publication house with a recognized ISBN. The volume aims to bring together in print the diverse ideas and conceptualizations about the concept 'Comparative Humanities' - with a special focus on understanding and redefining 'Humanities' as practiced in the Global South.


Self-Translation Is Not Translation At All

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 1:03pm
Yves Cloarec / Queens College CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Unlike the translator of someone else’s work, a self-translator does not translate: she “thinks” in both languages. Self-translation, then, may not be translation at all, but be merely the process of creating “the same” literary work in a different language. This roundtable invites writers, translators and scholars to examine examples of Self-Translation from high literature, popular culture, or ideally their own attempts, and discuss to what degree the “Self” is bound by the language(s) which it uses to express itself.


The Ethics of World Literature

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:22am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA_
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

World Literature Forum:  The Ethics of World Literature

NeMLA/ Pittsburgh, PA/ April 12-15, 2018

Deadline:  September 30, 2017


The World Literature Working Group of NeMLA invites submissions to participate in a roundtable discussion at next year's NeMLA convention, where the keynote speaker at this conference will be Rob Nixon, author of Slow Violence:  The Environmentalism of the Poor.  

Logos & Littera - Call for papers

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:22am
Faculty of Philology, University of Montenegro
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 20, 2017

Logos et Littera: Journal of Interdisciplinary Approaches to Text is an academic/scholarly international journal, published by the Faculty of Philology -Department of Translation Studies, University of Montenegro (the former Institute of Foreign Languages). It is currently indexed in the following journal citation databases: DOAJ, ProQuest's LLBA, Erih Plus, Linguist List, MLA Bibligraphy, MLA Directory of Periodicals, CiteFactor and MIAR. 

The journal accepts papers in linguistics and literature, especially those which apply interdisciplinary approaches. All contributions shall undergo a double blind peer review before being accepted for publication. 

Constructing South Asian Identity in Film and Fiction

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:23pm
Richard Schumaker/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Constructing South Asian National Identity in Literature and Film: Confluences on the Asian Subcontinent

When Partition created India, East Pakistan (later Bangladesh) and West Pakistan in 1947, the nationhood of these new states moved from the theoretical to the real in dramatic fashion, setting up complexities and contradictions that continue to reverberate into the present day. This panel will investigate the past, present, and future of these South Asian nations’ search for cultural identity in an examination of their fiction, poetry, and film. 

[ACLA 2018] Migratory Forms and Their Affective Challenges

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:46am
Jackie Kim, Harvard University; Melih Levi, Stanford University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

This seminar probes the significance of poetic forms as an affective vehicle in the context of their cross-cultural circulation and adaptation. How do migratory forms preserve, permute, and perform their affective potential as they cross linguistic and cultural borders? How does the question of forms and their transcultural adaptability reconfigure the principle of (un)translatability? How does cross-cultural transference complicate the affective potentiality of a form? What does a form lose and gain in such processes of global translation? What are, if at all existent, the responsibilities of a poet experimenting with borrowed forms?

REMINDER: Modernism's World Languages

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:40am
NeMLA 2018: Pittsburgh, PA (April 12-15)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

As Douglas Mao and Rebecca Walkowitz indicate in their article “The New Modernist Studies,” recent trends in modernist studies have operated a radical revision of the term “modernism,” moving away from the idea that modernism is confined to a single place (Europe, North America, and the West in general) or a single time (roughly 1890-1940). As the map of “transnational” and “global” modernisms expands, ever more attention has been given to new languages, phenomena of bilingualism and multilingualism, and translation as a fundamental practice in modernist writing (Yao, Rogers).

The 2nd Congress of the World Literature Association “Center and Periphery: A New Approach to World Literature” October 19-21, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:40am
UCL, Belgium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

From October 19 to October 21, 2017, the University of Louvain (UCL, Belgium) will host the Second Congress of the World Literature Association, titled “Center and Periphery: A New Approach to World Literature”.


Among others, Pascale Casanova’s and Franco Moretti’s works have demonstrated how relevant the notions of “center” and “periphery” are for studying the world literary system. Far from exhausting all the issues related to this binary approach to literature, such works have rather shown a set of aspects that are yet to be explored in the definition of a world literature and which are likely to bring a reconsideration of the latter from a diachronic as well as a synchronic point of view.


Aesthetic Explorations in Turkish Literature

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 4:15pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This is a cfp for the panel, "Aesthetic Explorations in Turkish Literature" in the 2018 NeMLA convention (Pittsburgh, April 12-15, 2018).

Aesthetic Explorations in Turkish Literature: