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Dickinson Out Of Context

updated: 
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

updated: 
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 http://illuminations.cofc.edu/submission/index.php The deadline for submissions is January 1, 2018.

The Auschwitz Sonderkommando, their Testimony and their Legacy

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

 

Performance:

Andrew Lewis, composer, Professor at Bangor University

 

Conference organisers:

COMPARATIVE HUMANITIES: RE-CONFIGURING HUMANITIES OF THE GLOBAL SOUTH

updated: 
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

updated: 
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.

Detail:

The Ethics of World Literature

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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

updated: 
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:

Negotiations

updated: 
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 12:48pm
Cotton University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 20, 2017

Call for Papers

 

 

2017 AATSP Ontario Chapter Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 11:41am
AATSP Ontario Chapter
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Ontario Chapter of the AATSP (AATSP-ON) invites you to participate in its annual conference, hosted this year by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures of the University of Ottawa, on Nov 3-4, 2017.

Deadline for submissions is Oct 10, 2017.

Presentations (20 minutes; 7/8 pages, Times 12, double-spaced) and workshops (30 minutes) will focus on the topics outlined below.

Stream 1 – Research and Criticism: Interdisciplinary discussions focused on cultural production and socio-political, economic, environmental, and geographic themes:

[sic] - a journal of literature, culture and literary translation: issue 15 (open, non-thematic)

updated: 
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 8:55am
University of Zadar
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation
University of Zadar
Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV. br 2
23000 Zadar
www.sic-journal.org

 

Call for Papers
(Open, Non-Thematic Issue)

deadline extended until September 20!

 

[sic] – a journal of literature, culture and literary translation invites submissions for the upcoming 15th issue. We accept:

  • original research papers: 5,000 to 7,000 words
  • reviews: up to 2,000 words
  • translations of literary texts: 5,000 to 7,000 words

 

ACLA 2018 | Resistances in the Poetics of the Americas

updated: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 11:52am
Edgar Garcia, University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Resistances in the Poetrics of the Americas

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Meeting

Los Angeles | March 29-April 1, 2018

 

An invitation to submit book reviews

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:25pm
Persian Literary Studies Journal (PLSJ)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

Persian Literary Studies Journal (PLSJ), a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary periodical designed to comparatively explore literary, artistic and cultural issues, is seeking book reviewers to write essays about the publications it receives.

We also kindly invite publishers to send their publications of interest to the PLSJ office at Farideh Pourgiv, Dept. of Foreign Languages & Linguistics, Eram Campus, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.

Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable

updated: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:18pm
Irmengard Rauch
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable

Friday/Saturday, April 6-7 2018

The Faculty Club

University of California, Berkeley

 

Invited Speakers:

Tonya Dewey-Findell, University of Nottingham

Angelika Lutz, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

John McWhorter, Columbia University

Theo Vennemann, University of Munich

 

Scholars (faculty and students) interested in Germanic Linguistics, its near and/or distant related languages, diverse approaches, synchrony and/or diachrony, historical and/or contemporary language are invited to submit a one-page abstract of a twenty minute paper by January 31, 2018  to the conference organizer:

Shakespeare’s Heterotopias in Times of Conflict (Panel)

updated: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:26am
Sonia Perelló / 49th NeMLA Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel seeks to discuss the worldwide impact of Shakespeare's Afterlives in contexts of social, political or ideological conflicts.

Hölderliniana III

updated: 
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
http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaTheodisca/

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”

15th Intl Conference of Teaching English Language & Literature Society of Iran (TELLSI)

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 7:57am
Islamic Azad University Roudehen Branch, Tehran, Iran
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

English Language Teaching Department of the Islamic Azad University Roudehen Branch is proud to announce 15th International TELLSI Conference to be held on November 22-24, 2017. The conference aims to delve into the theoretical and practical sides of the most contentious and thought-provoking issues in the realms of ELT, English literature, and translation studies. The theme of the conference this year is Applied Linguistics in the 3rdMillennium: Towards Criticality and Reflection. The participants around the globe are kindly invited to critically reflect and review the fields of applied linguistics in the early years of the third millennium.

East - West Cultural Passage

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:23pm
Alexandra Mitrea / Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Call for Submissions

 

East – West Cultural Passage is an internationally-listed, peer-reviewed journal in the field of the Arts and Humanities, published biannually by Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania. Submissions are now accepted for its two 2017 issues. The journal seeks quality essays in the fields of language, literature, culture, civilization and religion. Scholars are strongly encouraged to submit original articles that have not been published elsewhere, nor are currently under review in any other journal. We regret that we are unable to accept multiple submissions. Papers presented at conferences may be submitted only if they have been thoroughly revised or extended.

The Poetic Nuance in Literary Translation

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:22pm
American Comparative Literature Association. March 29th-April 1st, 2018 - UCLA, Los Angeles, California.
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

The task of translating a literary text often poses the challenge of choosing between content and form. This is, of course, conspicuous in the translation of poetry where meaning and form are indissoluble and constitute an organic whole. Prose translation can be equally exigent. Its narratological ingenuity and nuances in style demand not only verbal dexterity but also the ability to capture the magic concealed in the author’s imagery. In order to produce a version that is pertinent and meaningful to the modern reader, the translator of both poetry and prose takes certain liberties with regard to the source text but inevitably faces the challenge of fidelity to its original language and content.

REMINDER: Modernism's World Languages

updated: 
Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 7:45am
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).

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

updated: 
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.

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