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Dec 15th, 2013

ACLA state of the discipline report

We’re writing with an update on the upcoming ACLA Report on the State of the Discipline. As you may know, the ACLA constitution mandates that we produce such a report at roughly ten-year intervals. The last two reports appeared in 1994 (Comparative Literature in the Age of Multiculturalism, edited by Charles Bernheimer) and 2004 (Comparative […]

Dec 14th, 2013

Call for papers: The Crypt(ic) – Institute for Comparative Literature and Society – Columbia University – Annual Graduate Student Conference – March 29, 2014

Keynote speaker: To be confirmed “The distortion of a text resembles a murder: the difficulty is not in perpetrating the deed, but in getting rid of its traces.” —Sigmund Freud, Moses and Monotheism The architectural crypt is the site of sacred relics situated outside of the space of religious practice.  It is the foundation that […]

Dec 14th, 2013

CFP: Queer Frontiers in Canadian and Québécois Literature

Queer Frontiers in Canadian and Québécois Literature Organizers : Jorge Calderón, Domenic A. Beneventi Joint Session: Association of Canadian and Québec Literatures(ACQL) / Association of Canadian and Quebec Studies (ACQL) The concept of “frontier” is most productive in thinking about queer experience. The spatial frontier separates the invisibility of private intimacy from the visibility of […]

Dec 4th, 2013

CFP: Comparative Literature in Canada Forum-Report: The State of the Field (CRCL/RCLC) – deadline extended to Jan. 21, 2014

(le français suit) Graduate students and early career (pre-tenure) scholars in Canada working in the field of Comparative Literature are invited to submit 1000 word submissions to the Canadian Review of Comparative Literature/Révue canadienne de littérature comparée by December 21, 2013 reflecting on the discipline of Comparative Literature, on Comp Lit in  Canada, or demonstrating […]

Nov 29th, 2013

CfP 1st Global Conference Testimony: Memory, Trauma, Truth, Engagement 29th July – 31st July 2014 Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Presentations: This inaugural conference aims to examine the evolving genres and emerging contexts of testimonial production Testimony: Memory, Trauma, Truth, and Engagement. Broadly understood, testimony is an autobiographical narrative that presents evidence of first-person accounts of human rights abuses, violence and war, and life under conditions of social oppression. It is a genre […]

Nov 23rd, 2013

Call for Papers Vth INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE LITERATURE CONFERENCE 15-16-17 October, 2014 Mersin University, TURKEY

LOCAL CONTEXTS, GLOBAL CONNECTIONS TRANSITIONS, DEVIATIONS, INNOVATIONS IN LITERATURE, CULTURE AND ART 15-16-17 October, 2014 Mersin University, TURKEY SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 1 January – 30 May, 2014 Conference Website: http://karsilastirmaliedebiyat.mersin.edu.tr/tr/

Nov 16th, 2013

Brevity at Western

BREVITY 16th Annual Graduate Student Conference Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Western University, Canada Keynote speakers: Luca Somigli (University of Toronto); Mark McDayter (Western University). “Cuando despertó, el dinosaurio todavía estaba allí” [When (s)he woke up, the dinosaur was still there]. This is the entirety of a 1959 short story by Augusto Monterroso. It […]

Nov 2nd, 2013

Call for Articles, Reviews and Interviews: Special Themed Issue Collecting, Archiving, Publishing North America

TEXT MATTERS: A JOURNAL OF LITERATURE, THEORY AND CULTURE Published by the University of ?od? in Poland Editor-in-Chief Dorota Filipczak No. 5 Special Themed Issue Collecting, Archiving, Publishing North America edited by Jadwiga Maszewska Jeremy Braddock, in his Collecting as Modernist Practice, argues that the material collection and the anthology both be considered as an “authored […]

Nov 2nd, 2013

University of Alberta’s 8th Annual Graduate Conference in Comparative Literature: Crossings, 15 March 2014

“Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death.” Horace (Roman […]

Oct 22nd, 2013

CFP CCLA Congress 2014 panel on Testimonio

In ’Pushing the Boundaries of Latin American Testimony: Metamorphoses and Migrations’, the editors identified testimonio analysis as a Latin American genre that moves beyond canonical beginnings and structures. Their study reveals the need and interests of scholars to engage in questions concerning not only Latin American cultural studies but also women’s studies, social justice, trauma […]

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