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CFP: Comparative Canadian Literature: New Directions

We are organizing a session on ‘Comparative Canadian Literature: New Directions’ for the HSS Congress 2019 at UBC in Vancouver, June 2-5.  Building on the work of pioneers in the comparative studies of Canadian writing such as Ron Sutherland, Clément Moisan, Patricia Smart, E.D. Blodgett, Barbara Godard, Philip Stratford and others the session will explore…

CFP: American Comparative Literature Association

We are pleased to announce that the paper submission portal for ACLA 2019 (Georgetown University in Washington, DC, March 7-10, 2019) is now open and available at https://www.acla.org/node/add/paper. Please fill out all necessary fields in the online form to propose a paper. Abstracts must be received by 9 AM EST on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Current ACLA…

CFP: Literary Back-Translations

Over time, some translations of literary works are returned to their original languages. For example, Antonin Artaud’s 1931 French translation of Matthew Gregory Lewis’ gothic novel The Monk was back-translated into English in 2003. Such back-translations challenge the assumption that an original can only be superior to its translation and raise questions about what an ‘original’ actually…

CFP: Bronwen Wallace: Essays on Her Work

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the death of Bronwen Wallace (1945-1989), a significant Canadian poet, prose-writer, and activist. Though her life began and ended in Kingston, Ontario, her influence was felt across the country. Her five collections of poetry, Marrying into the Family (1980), Signs of the Former Tenant (1983), Common Magic (1985), The Stubborn Particulars of Grace (1987), and Keep That Candle Burning Bright and…

CFP: The Scattered Pelican

Dear colleagues, The Scattered Pelican editorial team hopes you have had a great summer so far, and enjoins you to read and distribute the attached Call for Papers for the Fall 2018 issue of The Scattered Pelican, the Graduate Journal of Comparative Literature at Western University in London, Ontario. The Scattered Pelican is a double-blind, peer-reviewed journal…

CFP: European Congress of Comparative Literature

THE 8TH CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE WILL TAKE PLACE IN LILLE FROM 28TH-31ST AUGUST 2019: “LITERATURE, CULTURAL EXCHANGES AND TRANSMISSION: KNOWLEDGE AND CREATION BETWEEN PAST AND FUTURE”. Organizers: Fiona McIntosh-Varjabédian and Karl Zieger The deadline for abstracts of individual papers and panels has been extended until 22 July, but please let…

CFP: The Comparative Literature Students’ Tribune

The Comparative Literature Students’ Tribune is a space of encounter and bilingual discussion in English and in French, where graduate students can share their research projects while reflecting on their discipline. At the first four meetings (organized alternatively in Montréal and Toronto since January 2015) students from a dozen universities presented their scholarly and creative…

CFP: Intersectionality: Theories, Policies, Practices – Grainau, Germany

The Association for Canadian Studies in German-Speaking Countries is a multidisciplinary academic association which aims to increase and disseminate a scholarly understanding of Canada. For our 2019 annual conference, we invite papers from any discipline that speak to the conference theme of “Intersectionality: Theories, Policies, Practices” with a Canadian or comparative focus. (Papers can be…

Call for Papers: Leonard Cohen: A Retrospective

At the time of his death in November 2016, Leonard Cohen had published two novels, eight poetry collections, and several volumes of selected works. In his better-known role as a singer, he had produced fourteen studio albums (which he once claimed to be hardly different from his books of poems), including You Want It Darker, released in…