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CFP: Translation as Reading (ACLA 2020)

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:22pm
Junjie Luo/Gettysburg College (ACLA seminar)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Translation as Reading

CFP: ACLA 2020, March 19-22, Chicago.

Organizers: Junjie Luo and Eugene Eoyang

Fiction and Poetry (CEA 3/26-3/28/20)

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:51pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Call for Papers, Fiction and Poetry at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations of Fiction and Poetry for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at

About This Special Topic:

Present your original poetry or fiction at our upcoming conference.

Let the tides of inspiration ignite your creativity.

Examination Without Misrepresentation: Analyzing Culturally Diverse Narratives

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 11:45am
2020 NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

How can academics attempt to faithfully translate, interpret, analyze, and/or discuss the creative narratives of cultures and communities to which they have no personal connection? This roundtable will insist that this question, although immensely complex, is not rhetorical—and that we, as students and scholars of literature, language, and culture, are positioned to conduct particularly constructive explorations into possible answers.

Rabindranath Tagore and his Creative Genius (ACLA 2020, Chicago)

Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 3:30pm
Dr Medha Bhattacharyya, Bengal Institute of Technology, India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference 2020, Chicago


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 do 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 the contemporary society.


Craving Planet Earth: Food in Culture - Past, Present and Future

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 4:32pm
Ana-Karina Schneider / Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 24, 2019


Craving Planet Earth: Food in Culture - Past, Present and Future


International Conference

Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu,

7-9 November 2019


Invited Speakers include:


Dr Daisy Black (University of Wolverhampton, UK)

Professor Peter Childs (Newman University, Birmingham, UK)

Professor Bran Nicol (University of Surrey, UK)

Professor Ștefan Oltean (Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania)


And the writers:


Kazuo Ishiguro and the illusion of the World

Monday, September 9, 2019 - 2:29pm
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Conference: American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago, 19-22 March 2020

Seminar: Kazuo Ishiguro and the illusion of the World

Organizers: James Tink ( and David Huddart (

Submit a Paper:

Deadline: 23 September 2019

Call for Translations and Translation Studies Scholarship

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 4:08pm
Translation Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 16, 2019

Translation Reviewis a peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing the best new scholarship on all aspects of literary translation studies. Each issue highlights a translator in an interview and features articles and essays on the history, practice, and theory of translation, as well as translations of contemporary international writers into English. 

Please see instructions for authors available at the link:

General Call for Papers - Winter 2019

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 12:26am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

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, sociology, political science, history, anthropology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

Teaching Contemporary Literature from the Middle East (NeMLA 2020, Boston, March 5-8)

Friday, August 30, 2019 - 8:32am
Sally Gomaa, Salve Regina University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The panel invites papers on identifying strategies and developing practices to engage students with literature from the Middle East. Topics may include teaching texts in translation, applying interdisciplinary approaches, and utilizing technology.

The 51st annual NeMLA convention will be held in Boston, MA, March 5-8, 2020. Abstracts must be submitted through NeMLA's database:

Please submit 250-300 word proposals.

Submission deadline: September 30, 2019.

For more information, visit:

First Virtual Conference Language, Communication and Education (LCE2020)

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 2:41pm
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

The First Virtual Conference Language, Communication and Education (LCE2020) will be held on January 15-17, 2020 (15-22h Central European Time). The theme of LCE2020 is “Linguistic Advances in the Digital Era”. Seven thematic strands have been distinguished (see conference strands and topics).

CFP Deadline 09/15/19 - Women's Studies Quarterly Special Issue - "solidão"

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 11:06am
Women's Studies Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Please share and consider submitting to the Call for Papers below - we look forward to receiving girlhood studies contributions related to the Call for Paper's inquiries.  ---


Submissions may be in English, Portuguese, and/or Spanish. We will consider multilingual essays and may accept essays in other languages.  Please consult the guest editors before submitting in a language other than English, Portuguese, or Spanish.

Kalamazoo ICMS 2020: Proverbs and Wisdom

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 11:50am
Early Proverb Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 13, 2019

The Early Proverb Society emphasizes the functions of that mobile, morphic form, the proverb.  EPS showcases our readings at a round table (three to four discussants and one respondent) and a panel of papers (three speakers) at the 55th Congress, May 7-10, 2020.  All methodological approaches are welcomed warmly.

Round table:  Medieval Proverbs:  Exchanges, Clashes, and Transactions

Translating Back: Vernacular Sources and Prestige-Language Adaptations

Monday, August 12, 2019 - 4:41am
Marian Homans-Turnbull & Alexandra Reider
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Building on a great conversation at Kalamazoo this spring, Marian Homans-Turnbull and Alexandra Reider are organizing a panel on medieval translation and multilingualism for the International Medieval Congress to be held in Leeds, UK, on 6-9 July We welcome submissions on any medieval language(s), and we're especially eager for submissions on non-English languages this year! Translating Back: Vernacular Sources and Prestige-Language Adaptations Multilingual cultures develop complex practices—and theories—of translation.

"Voices" - Italian Graduate Society Conference, Rutgers University

Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 8:54am
Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

                The Italian Graduate Society at Rutgers presents:


            An Interdisciplinary Conference November 22-23, 2019

Socialist Side of World Literature

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 12:19pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

This proposal invites scholars to address the connection between Socialist Realism(s) and world literatures within and beyond the Soviet Union and the Cold War. As I. Anisimov stated in 1959 that, in the period following the October Revolution, the leading talents of world literature came to the side of the Socialist Revolution, since Socialist literatures associated with the new reality were rapidly developing not only in the Socialist world, but also in the capitalist world, where the best part of literature has joined battle to change reality. However, in the past decades the Socialist side of World Literature has not gotten the proper attention in World Literature studies.

CALL FOR PAPERS Translational Spaces: Language, Literatures, Disciplines

Monday, August 5, 2019 - 12:07pm
Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation (OCCT), University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Call for Papers

Translational Spaces: Language, Literatures, Disciplines

A postgraduate and early career conference at the Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation (OCCT) Research Centre, University of Oxford (22 February 2020)

Creating and Defining Multi-cultural American Identities

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:52pm
Scott R Kapuscinski/ Queens College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

As a nation of settlers and immigrants, Americans often confront the possibility of claiming a mixed heritage, whether their ancestors have resided in the country for generations or they themselves are the first generation who have come from another country. Translating Rosemary Serra's study, Sense of Origins: Studies on the young Italian Americans of New York, I have confronted numerous interpretations of how the relationship between two countries (in this case Italy and America) constitutes an essential element of individual identity. Perhaps the most significant aspect is the extremely varied nature regarding how the individuals assign meaning to the term "Italian American."

Nineteenth-/Twentieth-/Twenty-First-Century Medievalisms

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:42pm
Daniel C. Najork; Robert Sirabian
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

For this session, we seek proposals exploring the factors shaping nineteenth- and twentieth-/twenty-first-century literature (in its broad sense) about the Middle Ages as well as the differences in approaches to the Middle Ages in each century. What historical, social, and intellectual views shaped nineteenth-century approaches to the Middle Ages? In what ways were these views limited or biased based on what the Victorians knew and believed and did not know, particularly when compared to advances in historical, psychological, and political knowledge in the next centuries? Conversely, what shaped twentieth-/twenty-first-century views of the Middle Ages?

Proposals sections “Essays” and “Theory and practice of Translation” Ticontre, XIII, 2020

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 12:19pm
Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

«Ticontre» focuses on Literary Criticism and Textual Analysis, History of Literature, Literary Theory, Comparative Literature, and Translation Studies. All manuscripts will undergo a double-blind peer-review process. Since its foundation in 2014, «Ticontre» is regularly published twice a year, with a total of eleven issues and 185 papers. In the last four years, pdf articles were downloaded more than 65,000 times. Up to thirty per cent of them are written in a language other than Italian and authors belong to over seventy different universities, half of which abroad.

"How to Win Students and Influence Colleagues; Innovative Teaching in the Medieval and Early Modern Classroom" (TEMA 2019, Roundtable)

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 11:11am
Lauren "Lola" Watson / Texas Medieval Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

We are seeking proposals for a roundtable on innovative ways to engage students in medieval and/or early modern studies.  This roundtable is intended to be a time for sharing ideas and discussing effective approaches to teaching medieval and early modern content.  We are particularly interested in presentations which showcase specific lessons, activities, and methods that participants have found fruitful, have resulted in especially productive class meetings, or compelling student work.  We invite proposals for short (8-10-minute) presentations.  Presentations related to teaching courses in all disciplines are welcome.  Relevant topics might include (but are not limited to):

Irony, Humor, and Laughter in Italian Literature

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:36am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

What is the relationship between irony and other literary techniques, including but not limited to humor? How do authors utilize irony and humor in their texts? Are humor and irony to be considered a literary tool to disguise a personal or political agenda? Or are they simply a resource to entertain their readers?

This panel seeks presentations that analyze or investigate the role of irony, humor, and laughter in texts from early modern to contemporary examples by Italian writers. This panel will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss various new and important perspectives on the use of humor and irony in Italian literature. 

Translating Performance / Performing Translation

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 11:50am
University of Paris 8 / EUR ArTeC / Laboratoires Aubervilliers
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 2, 2019

International Conference "Translating Performance / Performing Translation"

EUR ArTeC (University Paris 8)

December 12-13-14, 2019


Location: The conference will be held in Laboratoires dAubervillers, an art center focusing on experimentation and social practices as well as live creation.

Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers

41 Rue Lécuyer, 93300 Aubervilliers

on line 7 of the Parisian métro


Call for papers for Ancient Indian Polity Book

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 9:57am
Blue Roan Publishing House
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Dear Sir/Madam,

Fresh articles/papers/chapters are invited for upcoming ISBN book to be published under the title 'Ancient Indian Polity'. Through an edited book on 'Ancient Indian Polity' an attempt will be made to discuss the various aspects pertaining to ancient Indian polity. Any paper relating to the title that cover the aspects of Ancient Indian Polity may be submitted for publication in the edited book. The edited book is going to be published from Blue Roan Publishing House, a reputed academic publisher based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The book is expected to release by the first week of August, 2019.

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Intercultural Studies Beyond Checkpoints

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 9:13pm
Rhetoric and Communications Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The history of mankind/humanities is marked by intercultural contacts among different societies, be it in development contexts such as trades, business, religious encounters, diplomatic and academic exchanges, or be in conflictual contexts such as war incarceration, human trafficking, forced migration, and annexations.

Propelled by globalization, the first decades of the 21st century witness a growing trend of old (i.e. face to face interactions) and new (i.e. digital/online interactions) forms of intercultural contacts in both development and conflictual contexts. Intercultural contacts consist of an interplay of interlocutors’ interactions, languages, communications, behaviours, and emotions that are dynamic, non-linear, and emergent.

Tacky/Wacky: The Corny as an Aesthetic Category

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 1:20pm
Mathieu Perrot
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

“What I liked were: absurd paintings, pictures over doorways, stage sets, carnival backdrops, billboards, bright-colored prints, old-fashioned literature, church Latin, erotic books full of misspellings, the kind of novels our grandmothers read, fairy tales, little children’s books, old operas, silly old songs, the naïve rhythms of country rimes,” Arthur Rimbaud, The Alchemy of the Word (1873).


Call for Papers [Volume: 07, Issue: 03]

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 3:46pm
International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for Volume: 07, Issue: 03 [July-September, 2019 Issue] of IJ-ELTS.  

The papers can address issues in/related to the following research disciplines-