From Memory Loss to Memory Shift, U of T conf, Sept 26, 2015

‘Social death’, ‘empty shell’, ‘everlasting funeral’, ‘living dead’—these are the terms that are often used to talk about persons living with Alzheimer’s Disease (aka AD). The MemoryShift conference was designed to surface the effects of this devastating discourse and the ways in which it imposes suffering, denies persons living with AD their dignity, and excludes them from … Read more…

Trans- Centre for Comparative Literature University of Toronto March 4th– March 6th 2016

Trans- Centre de littérature comparée Université de Toronto 4 mars – 6 mars 2016 Invités d’honneur: TBD Conférence en théorie littéraire Linda Hutcheon et J. Edward Chamberlin: TBD Changements internes et externes. Mouvements vers l’extérieur, au delà ou en dedans. Ce colloque explore le thème de « trans- » sous toutes ses formes, encourageant l’exploration … Read more…

CFP for Louisville Conference (deadline extended to Sept 15)

The 44th annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900 will be held at the University of Louisville, February 18-20, 2016. Critical papers may be submitted on any topic that addresses literary works published since 1900, and/or their relationship with other arts and disciplines (film, journalism, opera, music, pop culture, painting, architecture, law, etc). … Read more…

CFP: 2016 International Conference of Europeanists

“Resilient Europe?” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. • April 14-16, 2016 Organized by the Council for European Studies Resilience is the capacity to survive, to bounce back and to innovate in the wake of extraordinary stress or unexpected crises. Psychologists view resilience as a character trait. Today, researchers and scholars of all stripes are beginning to understand … Read more…

CFP (MLA, Düsseldorf, June 2016): Alternative Nostalgias in literature from the “Other Europes”

MLA International Symposia: Translating the Humanities Other Europes: Migrations, Translations, Transformations Düsseldorf, Germany, 23–25 June 2016 Panel: Alternative Nostalgias in literature from the “Other Europes” Svetlana Boym asserts that our age is marked by feelings of nostalgic longing, that “the sentiment itself, the mourning of displacement and temporal irreversibility, is at the very core of … Read more…

CFP: CCLA @ Congress 2016—Engaging Communities Comparatively/ Appel à communications: Congrès 2016 – Communautés et comparatisme

CFP: CCLA @ Congress 2016—Engaging Communities Comparatively (le français suit) Knowledge and understandings of shared values are created based on our respect for difference and diversity and our engagement with the communities we live in. A focus on connections between the individual, the local and the global can provoke new ways of thinking. From May … Read more…

Call for Abstracts (ICLA 2016, Vienna): (Queer) Relationality: Gender and Queer Comparatists at Work

21st World Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association University of Vienna, 21-27 July 2016 (Queer) Relationality: Gender and Queer Comparatists at Work, 5-Day Seminar Sponsored by the ICLA Comparative Gender Studies Committee Because the comparative examines literary and cultural texts relationally rather than what is assumed to be ontologically given, how might we theorise the … Read more…

Tusaaji 3 and CFP for Tusaaji 4: “Translation and Indigenous Languages”

We are pleased to invite you to read the third issue of TUSAAJI: A TRANSLATION REVIEW, on the topic “Vectors of Exchange”. In it you will find articles, translations, and a new section entitled “Translating (in) the Americas”:  http://pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/tusaaji/index We also want to share the Call for Papers for our fourth issue, on “Translation and Indigenous … Read more…

SCMS 2016 Call For Submissions

Atlanta 2016 Call for Paper, Panel, and Workshop Proposals The Society for Cinema and Media Studies announces its call for proposals for the 2016 conference. Please join us Wednesday, March 30 – Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the Hilton Atlanta. In Atlanta, fine dining, shopping and rich history combine with inspiration-inducing attractions to create a city with … Read more…