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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 […]

Oct 22nd, 2013

CFP: CCLA Congress 2014 Special Session—Crisis, Comparative Literature, and the World

Comparative Literature has long been haunted by the idea of crisis, a condition that now affects not only the discipline but also the humanities as a whole and even the university. However, in the 1960s Frank Kermode reminded us that, while crisis has become one of the most common strategies for “making sense of our […]

Oct 22nd, 2013

CFP INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE CULTURAL POLITICS OF MEMORY 14-16 MAY 2014

The politics of remembering and forgetting are important social and cultural issues. The authority, power and resources with which to create hegemonic versions of the past – to give authoritative accounts that are available in the public domain – are largely the property of institutions. Questions of power, voice, representation and identity are central to […]

Oct 13th, 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS “Comparative Literature/Studies in the Global Age”

Les Cahiers Ivoiriens d’Etudes Comparees (CIEC) / Ivorian Journal of Comparative Studies (IJCS) is currently accepting submissions for its upcoming inaugural edition. The inaugural theme will be covering the challenges and stakes of comparative literature/studies in Africa and in the world. Comparative literature/studies seek(s) to challenge this monolithic world order for the coming of age […]

Oct 10th, 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS Cinema and Multilingualism

Editors: Tijana Mamula (John Cabot University) and Lisa Patti (Hobart and William Smith Colleges) The collection Cinema and Multilingualism takes its cue from two independent, but interrelated, ideas. Firstly, that the importance of linguistic difference and change in contemporary history has been vastly undervalued: an individual’s migration into a non-native linguistic environment, like the collective […]

Oct 10th, 2013

Call for Papers Inquire: Journal of Comparative Literature

Inquire 4.1 (Spring 2014) ‘Contemporary Literature, Culture and Cinema of Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikistan and Turkey’ Submission Deadline: December 10, 2013 Inquire: Journal of Comparative Literature invites article submissions on contemporary literature, culture and cinema of Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikistan and Turkey. One of Comparative Literature’s primary imperatives is to break away from Eurocentrism and Western canons […]

Oct 10th, 2013

Whither Comparative Literature?

Organizer: Victoria Kuttainen (James Cook U) “National literature is now rather an unmeaning term; the epoch of world literature is at hand,” wrote Goethe in 1827. Almost two hundred years later, our literary imaginations and critical frameworks are still held captive by the nation. Even as a transnational turn has directed literary studies in the […]

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