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Palimpsests: The V International Flann O’Brien Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 9:42am
University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 8, 2019

Call for Papers now Open!

 Palimpsests: The V International Flann O’Brien Conference (University College Dublin; 16-19 July 2019) 


Keynote Speakers
  • Louis de Paor (NUI Galway)
  • Katherine Ebury (University of Sheffield)
  • Maebh Long (University of Waikato)
  • Erika Mihálycsa (Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj)

  Guest Writers

[One-Day Symposium] The Neighbourhood—Call for Abstracts

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:06pm
Hong Kong Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD: A HKS SYMPOSIUM While the word “community” is more often than not suffused with a benevolent glow, connoting the virtues purportedly associated with groups of people—shared values and heritage, constancy and solidarity—“neighbourhood” is a term that has a more ambiguous, even troublesome, valency. Neighbourhoods, depending on one’s point of view, can be good or bad, welcoming or hostile, safe or dangerous, dull or vibrant.

First Heterotopic Junction Graduate Conference in Language, Literature and Culture

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:57am
Hong Kong Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

The First Heterotopic Junction Graduate Conference in Language, Literature and Culture (HJC-1), which will take place on Saturday 13 April 2019, is now calling for abstracts. This conference is open to all graduate students globally (including advanced undergraduates who are progressing to postgraduate studies) to submit research in the areas of linguistics, literature and culture.

Each person may submit at most one single authored and one co-authored abstract to HeterotopicJunction@gmail.com by 1 December 2018.

Hong Kong Dystopia—a One-Day Symposium

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 11:57am
Hong Kong Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The 2019 Backreading Hong Kong Symposium, co-organised by the Department of English at Hong Kong Baptist University and the literary journal Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, will take place on Saturday 19 January 2019.

The theme of the symposium is “Hong Kong Dystopia”. Looking at more than just dystopian literature, we are interested in papers that explore the theme of "Hong Kong Dystopia" from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines, including but not limited to: anthropology, ecology, economics, education, geopolitics, history, language, law, literature, philosophy, politics, religion and sociology. Papers that challenge existing notions of dystopia and its application to Hong Kong are very welcome.

Shakespearean Translations – Translating Shakespeare

updated: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:18am
Shakespeare Seminar 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

It is a critical commonplace that Shakespeare in many ways relied on and produced various forms of translations – translations of foreign words, translations of literary texts, translations from one medium into another, to name but a few. Over time, Shakespeare’s works themselves have become some of the most widely translated texts in world literature. As of today, his works have been translated into more than 100 languages. Moreover, his plays and poems have travelled across time and space, and they have been re-translated time and again in order to adapt them for contemporary audiences. More often than not, such translations also raise questions about the original works and their socio-cultural as well as literary contexts.

Challenging Precarity

updated: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:23am
Om Prakash Dwivedi/AURO University, Surat
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

This proposed international seminar aims to respond to the current state of world affairs: notably, the inherent ontological vulnerability of life and the economic, socially-conditioned precariousness of individuals, societies and populations, which have been heightened since the 2008 financial crisis. Caused by an economic shift in the labour market and global neoliberal capitalism, precarity has been increasing due to world-wide inequality as “more extensive and less visible patterns of global dispossession” and “relatively unstable and dispersed conditions of deprivation and insecurity” gain ground (During 2015). 

Over_Seas: Melville, Whitman, and All the Intrepid Sailors

updated: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 9:24am
ULICES University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 11, 2019

Over_Seas: Melville, Whitman, and All the Intrepid Sailors

July 3-5, 2019

School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon

 

Herman Melville (1819-1891), sailor and writer, plowed the ocean as a tablet to be read, gazing at the white page where unfathomable characters surface to the eyes of the puzzled reader. “Captain” Walt Whitman (1819-1892), on the other hand, writing “in cabin’d ships at sea,” broke open and passed the divide between in- and out-of-doors, as he urged his book to “speed on.” Both were born 200 years ago.

 

The British Society for Literature and Science Fourteenth Annual Conference, Royal Holloway University of London, 4–6 April 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:28pm
The British Society for Literature and Science
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 7, 2018

The fourteenth annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science will take place at Royal Holloway, University of London, from Thursday 4 April until Saturday 6 April 2019. Keynote speakers will include Professor Tim Armstrong (Royal Holloway) and Professor Angelique Richardson (Exeter).

 

"Vladimir Nabokov: History and Geography"

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 3:53pm
Société Française Vladimir Nabokov
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS
International Symposium « Vladimir Nabokov : History and Geography »6-8 June 2019, Paris, Sorbonne University / University of Cergy-Pontoise
Organized by Société française Vladimir Nabokov

 

 Keynote speakers: Isabelle Poulin (Bordeaux-Montaigne University) and Will Norman (University of Kent).

 

Experimental Narrative in Nonfiction (Part II)

updated: 
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 12:32pm
International Society for the Study of Narrative
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 10, 2018

The proposed panel aims to build on enthusiasm for the “Experimental Narrative in Nonfiction” panel, held at the ISSN conference in 2018. It will continue to explore how and why nonfiction uses “experimental or unnatural devices,” and the differences that obtain when such devices are used in nonfiction as opposed to fiction.

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