While canonical works like Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra’s Don Quixote have enjoyed rich histories of translation, minor texts rarely see as much activity. Even for famous authors, unusual forms may not see the light of day at all. Take Cervantes’ own entremeses, for example: a kind of theatrical interlude prevalent in Golden Age Spain, these short texts have attracted only a handful of translations compared to the Quixote’s hundreds. Carrying out the author’s own biting remark that he wrote dramatic pieces never to be dramatized, the lack of translation only reinforces the already problematic centering of canonical texts. Unavailability across languages ingrains the marginal status of other works and, with them, the marginal figures they represent.
Call for Papers -- Translat Library is accepting submissions.
Translat Library is a new open access journal devoted to the literary culture of Europe (1200-1600), with an emphasis on vernacular translations, the Romance letters, and the Latin tradition. Translat Library publishes short rigorous essays contributing new documentation and editions of unpublished texts.
Call for Papers
Special Latin American Issue of Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures
Guest Editor: João Cezar de Castro Rocha (Full Professor of Comparative Literature at State University of Rio de Janeiro—UERJ)
Published annually in June and December, Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures is seeking essays in critical theory, literature, culture, and translation theory. The submissions deadline is October 15 for the December issue, and April 15 for the June issue. The journal's website is: http://jflc.hunnu.edu.cn/. Submissions should use MLA style and be approximately 4,000-7,000 words. Inquiries are welcome to co-editor Lauri Scheyer at Lramey@calstatela.edu.
Coronavirus disease with its global and local pandemic has been on the top agenda of Government leaders, scientists, health professionals, as well as on the daily headlines across journalistic media. New governmental measures, decrees, scientific recommendations, and sanitary campaigns emerge everyday to combat or alleviate the pandemic which are endorsed and spread through mainstream media. On one hand, a new discourse and rhetoric has been articulated to create, support, and even impose a ‘new normal’ that reconfigures how human beings communicate, interact, and socialize in public and private spaces.
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Conference, April 8-11, 2021, virtual event
Matthew Liberti and Kristin Dickinson, University of Michigan (co-orgaizers)
Increasingly, scholarship has begun to address the significance of translation for a variety of fields, including architecture, geography, museum -, memory -, and gender studies. In this seminar we aim to investigate the particular intersection of visual studies and translation studies, and to explore non-linguistic or non-traditional modes of translation.
We invite papers from a variety of historical and literary-cultural backgrounds that take up the following questions:
We are glad to share with you the final CFP for the II International Conference From Manuscript to Digital: World Wide English Literature and World Wide Literatures in English, organized by University of Lincoln, Universidade de Lisboa, and Universidad de Jaén. The conference will be held in Jaén (Spain), 1-3 December / 2020. Please note that we have decided to organize the conference in an online format due to the extraordinary situation we are living.
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference 8-11 April 2021
Rabindranath Tagore was the first Nobel Laureate of Asia. He was a multi-talented genius. He experimented in several fields of creativity namely, song, dance, poetry, dramas, short stories, novels, novellas, essays, education, painting and social reformation to name a few. Even after 150 years of his birth, how or why does humankind across the globe still find Tagore universally relevant? This panel aims to explore these diverse facets of Rabindranath Tagore as perceived from a contemporary perspective. The panel welcomes papers which examines Tagore’s works in comparison to other practitioners, either his contemporaries or in contemporary society.
World Literature and the Minor: Figuration, Circulation, Translation
6 – 7 May 2021
University of Leuven, Belgium (online)
Michael Cronin (Trinity College Dublin)
B. Venkat Mani (UW-Madison)
Francesca Orsini (SOAS)
Lyndsey Stonebridge (Birmingham)
The Dalhousie Review is currently soliciting submissions of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction that explore the complexities of historical and contemporary European identities and that present European life in ways that may be unfamiliar to contemporary readers:
- POETRY: Poetry submissions may consist of up to five poems and in any style.
- FICTION: Fiction submissions may be up to 8,000 words in length, and no submission may consist of more than one story.
- NON-FICTION: Non-fiction submissions may be up to 4,000 words in length, and no submission may consist of more than one essay.
Call for Papers, Fiction and Poetry at CEA 2021
April 8-10, 2021 | Birmingham, Alabama
Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations of Fiction and Poetry for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org
Un/crossing language cracks: exophonic practices and realities
Post-Scriptum’s annual conference
Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada, April 8-9, 2021
Conference organized by Flora Roussel and Miriam Sbih
In a globalized world in which one is constantly connected with others in a positive and/or
negative way, and thereby can be pushed to merge with others, in particular those who are
given a majority based on oppression, and a voice within this homogenizing tendency, one
The International Arab Journal of English for Specific Purposes (IAJESP) is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes high-quality research papers from across the world. The purpose of this journal is to further the progress of English for Specific Purposes by reporting new research and promoting its growing importance and benefits.
The KFLC 2021 Executive Committee is proud to open sessions devoted to the presentation of scholarly research in the following areas:
LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND IDENTITY IN THE ARAB WORLD
The Department of Theatre Studies and the Department of English and American Studies, Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic are pleased to announce a series of international symposia on English Theatre Culture 1660–1737. The overarching theme of the first symposium is Forms, Genres and Conventions.
Call for Papers
Chapters for The Trinary Enigma of East-West Exchange:
A Cultural Dialogue
East-West Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies
National Taiwan University Press (NTUP) and University of South Carolina Press (USCP) announce a groundbreaking series: East-West Encounters in Literature & Cultural Studies. This Series seeks scholarly works on intercultural encounters in language, literature, drama, 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. An anthology of edited essays with a thematic focus is also welcome.
Suggested topics include but are not limited to the following:
Call for papers for seminar:
Seminar no. 1 “Appropriating Shakespearean Romance in Indian Cinema”, Annual Shakespeare Association of America Conference 2021 in Austin, Texas, USA (31 March to 3 April 2021)
Seminar keywords: regional, local, indigenous, Shakespeare, cinema, film, appropriation, caste, race, India, appropriation, romance
Al-Kīmiyā - Journal of the Faculté de langues et de traduction (FdLT)
Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth
Call for Papers for Issue Number 19
Given the circumstances in recent months due to the Covid-19 crisis, the conference organized by the Faculté de langues et de traduction (FdLT - Faculty of Languages and Translation) and its institutions, which was scheduled for April 2020, has been canceled. The theme of this conference will be taken up in the form of articles to be published in our journal.
this to report that academic Journal "Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione" has opened a new call for paper for its three permanent sections: Essays, a miscellaneous collection of academic articles on different topics; Translation Theory and Practice, devoted to papers on Translation Studies as well as to the publication of original translations of literary texts (both poetry and prose), accompanied by a critical commentary; Reprints, presenting works that, however pivotal for the scientific community and the history of Literary Studies, have never been translated into Italian or are no longer available in their first printed editions.
Call for papers for seminar:
Shakespeare Association of America Seminar for Annual Meeting 2021 in Austin, Texas (31 March to 3 April 2021)
Co-leader: Amrita Dhar (Ohio State University)
Co-leader: Amrita Sen (University of Calcutta)
Seminar keywords: vernacular, local, multilingual, intersectional, indigenous, postcolonial, race, caste, pedagogy, influence
Oxford Literary Review 41:1 - Summer 2021
Derrida and Heidegger
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.
Polish Literature as World Literature (Edited Collection)
Deadline: October 1, 2020
Piotr Florczyk (University of Southern California)
K. A. Wisniewski (American Antiquarian Society)
Call for Papers for Issue Number 18
Given the circumstances in recent months due to the Covid-19 crisis, the publication of issue 18 of our review has been significantly affected. As we will not be able to publish this June issue in time, we have decided to give a chance to possible new contributions by setting the date of July 15 as the last deadline for receiving articles.
Below a reminder of the theme of this issue with the possibility of choosing the Varia section.
The Thematic Section