ACLA Seminar: Comparing Fashion Tales of Travel and Translation

ACLA Seminar: Comparing Fashion Tales of Travel and Translation (http://www.acla.org/comparing-fashion-tales-travel-and-translation) For the ACLA Annual Meeting in Utrecht, July 6-9, 2017, deadline for submissions: Sept. 23, 2016 Organizer: Markus Reisenleitner The fashion system is replete with imaginaries of spatial, temporal and social alterity. While fashion studies has produced ample research that traces the material flows and global centres of garment … Read more…

ACLA Seminar: Encounters in the Indian Ocean: Colonial and Postcolonial Imaginaries

Organizer: Asma Sayed Co-Organizer: Pushpa Acharya The fluid space of the Indian Ocean and its territorial rims, i.e. Africa, Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, were ‘deterritorialized’ and ‘reterritorialized’ not only by the forces of capital but also by knowledge-power nexus during and after the colonial period. In the age of neoliberal globalism, the … Read more…

Reminder: ACLA Seminar Proposals

Dear Friend of the ACLA, I’m writing to remind you that August 31 is the final day for submitting proposals for seminars at our upcoming conference at Universiteit Utrecht in Utrecht, the Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017. The portal for submissions can be found at http://www.acla.org/annual-meeting, and will be open until midnight Pacific Standard Time on August 31st. We have … Read more…

ACLA seminar submissions portal is now live!

Dear ACLA friend, I’m writing to let you know that our seminar submissions portal is now live and ready to accept proposals for seminars at our upcoming conference at Universiteit Utrecht in Utrecht, the Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017. The portal can be found at http://www.acla.org/annual-meeting. You are encouraged to read the information below to learn more about … Read more…

CFP: In Search of New Paradigms: Indigenous Studies in Canada and in the Americas

In Search of New Paradigms: Indigenous Studies in Canada and in the Americas Editors: Eloína Prati dos Santos and Rubelise da Cunha Canadian literary critics recognize that it is now difficult to imagine writing in Canada without the presence of Indigenous literature. As Heather Macfarlane and Armand Garnet Ruffo state in Introduction to Indigenous Literary Criticism in … Read more…

CFP: ACL(x) Conference Call for Papers: Extra-Disciplinarity

ACL(x) Conference Call for Papers: Extra-Disciplinarity What if disciplines were organized differently — or didn’t exist at all? Or existed, but none of us “belonged” to one? What if literary scholars were to go about interdisciplinary work the way scientists do, building large teams from distinct disciplines to produce work with many co-authors? How do … Read more…

CFP: Bodily Modernities: Comparing, Intersecting, Dismembering

Bodily Modernities: Comparing, Intersecting, Dismembering Biannual Graduate Student Crossroads conference in Comparative Literature University of Massachusetts Amherst October 7-9 2016 Bodies and issues of corporeality are variously entangled with the concept of the modern. Conventional definitions of the modern age place its onset variously at the Christian Reformation, the European Enlightenment, or the Industrial Revolution. … Read more…

ACL(x) Conference Call for Papers: Extra-Disciplinarity

ACL(x) Conference Call for Papers: Extra-Disciplinarity What if disciplines were organized differently — or didn’t exist at all? Or existed, but none of us “belonged” to one? What if literary scholars were to go about interdisciplinary work the way scientists do, building large teams from distinct disciplines to produce work with many co-authors? How do … Read more…

CFP: Retranslation in Context III: An international conference on retranslation

CFP: Retranslation in Context III. An international conference on retranslation. Ghent University (Belgium) 7-8 February, 2017   Retranslation is commonly associated with a dual focus: “the act of translating a work that has previously been translated into the same language” and “the result of such an act, i.e. the retranslated text itself” (Tahir Gürça?lar 2009, … Read more…

CFP: Mikinaakominis / TransCanadas Literature, Justice, Relation 

CALL FOR PAPERS Mikinaakominis / TransCanadas Literature, Justice, Relation An Interdisciplinary Canadian Literatures in English Conference University of Toronto May 25-27, 2017 Co-chairs Smaro Kamboureli, University of Toronto Larissa Lai, University of Calgary Canada’s Sesquicentennial anniversary of Confederation is an occasion that invites both celebration and the need to take critical stock of how we … Read more…