CFP: Pseudotranslation and Metafictionality/Pseudo-traduction: enjeux métafictionnels

This special issue investigates the autoreflexive and metafictional dimensions of pseudotranslation (original texts that present themselves as translations for a variety of reasons). Based in an aesthetic of imitation, pseudotranslations imply a critical function towards the (original and translated) literary production of a certain period. The imposture often involves an elaborate paratextual discourse that foregrounds … Read more…

CFP: Special issue of Canada and Beyond

Call for Papers, a special issue of Canada and Beyond “Canada, Brazil, and Beyond” Guest Editors: Diana Brydon and Vanessa A. Nunes   The Brazilian comparison makes good sense for Canadianists yet our different histories of colonialism, indigenous relations, and cultural debates about capitalism, democracy, multiculturalism, and globalization have seldom been investigated with the sustained … Read more…

CFP: Identity and Gender in Galicia: an Interdisciplinary Perspective

Identity and Gender in Galicia: an Interdisciplinary Perspective Call for papers The symposium will attempt an interdisciplinary reflection on the identity – or the multiple collective identities – that have emerged along the complex history of Galicia. From the Celt myths and the Atlantis to the unique structures created by the exiled Galicians in Latin America, … Read more…

CfP: Cultural Crossings: Production, Consumption, and Reception across the Canada-US Border

Cultural Crossings: Production, Consumption, and Reception across the Canada-US Border Second international Culture and the Canada-US Border conference University of Nottingham, 20-22 June 2014 Keynote Speakers: Charles Acland, Danielle Fuller, and DeNel Rehberg Sedo Call for papers http://www.kent.ac.uk/ccusb/events/nottingham.html The Leverhulme Trust-funded Culture and the Canada-US Border international research network is pleased to invite proposals for … Read more…

CfP: Shifting Grounds: Cultural Tectonics Along the Pacific Rim

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Campus Germersheim, Germany July 17-19, 2014 SHIFTING GROUNDS: CULTURAL TECTONICS ALONG THE PACIFIC RIM Call for Papers Geological in origin, the term ‘Pacific Rim’ refers to a zone of high tectonic stresses, of seismic and volcanic energy, along the margins of the Pacific Ocean, thus conceptually tying together the Americas, the islands … Read more…

CfP: Le Canada : une culture de métissage / Transcultural Canada

Le Canada : une culture de métissage / Transcultural Canada Colloque international / 24 – 25 octobre 2013 Université de Saint-Boniface / Winnipeg (English text follows) Le métissage est un concept polysémique qui occupe un très grand champ d’applications dans l’analyse des sociétés contemporaines, surtout celles – comme le Canada – qui sont caractérisées par l’hétérogénéité … Read more…

“Papers, Please”: Knowledge at the Borders of Disciplinarity

Graduate Student Conference Friday, April 26 & Saturday, April 27, 2013 Graduate Program in Humanities, York University, Toronto, Ontario Our work in the Humanities brings us into contact with implicit and explicit bodies of knowledge, each of which has its own history, limitations and boundaries. We would like to consider the relationship between knowledge and … Read more…

CfP: Virgin Envy: Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Virginity

Virgin Envy: Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Virginity Eds. Jonathan A. Allan, Cristina Santos, and Adriana Spahr Contemporary culture has seen a renewed interest in virgins, from Bella Swan and Edward Cullen to Anastasia Steele to Steve Carrell’s infamous 40-old-virgin to the rise of Purity Clubs. How do we understand these discussions and representations … Read more…

Call for Papers: A matter of lifedeath

Mosaic: a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature CALL FOR PAPERS AN INTERNATIONAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE A matter of lifedeath October 1-4, 2014 The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Andrea Carlino, Françoise Dastur, David Palumbo-Liu, H. Peter Steeves, Elisabeth Weber With immense pleasure and great anticipation, Mosaic invites writers from across the disciplines (architecture, film, history, … Read more…