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…

CFP: 452F: Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature

Beyond Maps. Imaginary of Open Space in Contemporary Culture Along history, the conceptualization of geographic space has maintained a privileged relationship with the processes of territorial identification. In the literature and painting of Latin America for instance, landscape and frontiers became, since the 19th century, the main nodes in the intermingled consideration of, on the one hand, spatial forms, and … Read more…

CFP: *DEADLINE EXTENDED* DIGITAL TEXTUALITIES / CANADIAN CONTEXTS / TEXTUALITÉS NUMÉRIQUES / CONTEXTES CANADIENS

DIGITAL TEXTUALITIES / CANADIAN CONTEXTS Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory Launch Conference, Sept. 20-22, 2016 Papers on the intersection of text and the digital in the Canadian context are invited for a two-day conference celebrating the launch of the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory (CWRC) at the University of Alberta. Keynote: Lori Emerson (University of Colorado at Boulder) The conference provides an … Read more…

CFP: 4th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Culture of Cities (IASCC)

4th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Culture of Cities (IASCC) Ermoupolis, Syros Greece July 27-29th, 2016 This Conference is hosted by The Culture of Cities Centre and will convene on July 27-29th, 2016 at The Cultural Center in Ermoupolis, on the island of Syros in Greece. It is held … Read more…