The Department of Comparative World Literature and Classics of California State University in Long Beach is currently accepting abstract submissions for their 53rd annual conference, “Borders, Place, and Translations.” Possible paper topics include:
- Political places such as the border, the city, the region, and the nation
- Personal places in literature, film, and other media
- Speculative and conceptual places such as haunted houses, mazes, and fictionalized landscapes
- Digital spaces, social media, and the borders of selective community discourse
- The concept of borders and their relationship to diaspora studies and identity studies
- The locus classicus, or the “places” of literary texts
- The relationship of language translation to place
- The concept of translation beyond the linguistic
The deadline for submissions is February 2nd, 2018, and the conference will take place April 25th-26th, 2018. Click here to view their complete cfp.
The Colloquium Committee of York University’s English Graduate Students’ Association (EGSA) is now accepting abstract submissions for our annual conference. This year’s conference, “Just Representations: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Justice in World Literature,” will take place May 4-5, 2018. We welcome submissions on a variety of topics relating to the idea of justice in/and world literature. Possible paper topics include (but are not limited to):
- Fictional representations of international criminal courts
- Issues of justice in world literature
- Environmental justice/ecocriticism
- Fascism and eco-fascism
- Right-wing populism
- Representing/representations of the Holocaust
- Israel/Palestine Studies
- Voices of survivors of cultural genocide
- Memory and poetics
- Post-Apartheid drama and literature in South Africa
- The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in a Canadian context
- The case for and problematics of reparations
- Indigenous resurgence, resistance, restitution
- Diasporic literature
- Refugee experiences
- Critical Race Studies
- Decolonial love
Please submit a 250-word abstract for a 15-20 minute presentation, along with a short biographical statement, to email@example.com. The deadline for submissions is February 4, 2018. Click here to see our complete cfp.
As a complement to the colloquium, the theme of the 2019 issue of EGSA’s academic journal, Pivot, will also be “Just Representations.” The journal invites submissions for publication from colloquium participants.
The IWL, organized by the Department of Comparative Literature at Harvard University, is now accepting applications for their summer program, taking place at the University of Tokyo, Japan.
Applications close February 1st, 2018. See details here.
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Our blog is now accepting submissions from graduate students, independent scholars, writers, thinkers, and artists on any topic relating to the field of world literature. Send a 500-1000 word blog entry and a 50 word bio to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will let you know when your piece will appear on our blog. We welcome submissions in a variety of styles and formats, including reflection pieces, lists of still-unanswered questions, as well as works in progress.
Please allow for a two-week turnaround time on the submissions, but do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions about the submission process.