Category Archives: Calls for Papers, Articles, Translations

‘Textual Embodiment’: Postgraduate Conference at Goldsmiths

Department of English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths College will be organising a postgraduate research conference entitled ‘Textual Embodiment: Literature, the Body and Psychoanalysis’. The conference, which will take place on 5 August 2014 at the Richard Hoggart Building, Small Hall Cinema in London, features keynotes by Professor Naomi Segal (Birkbeck, University of London) and Professor Josh Cohen (Goldsmiths, University of London).

Panel and paper proposals from postgraduate students and early career researchers on the relationship between literature and the body, especially in light of psychoanalysis are invited. Deadline for abstracts is 25 June 2014.

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Vth International Comparative Literature Conference in Turkey

The Vth International Comparative Literature Conference in Turkey will be held on 15-17 October 2014 at Mersin University. The title of this year’s conference has been designated as ‘Local Contexts, Global Connections: Transitions, Deviations, Innovations in Literature, Culture and Art’. The title is inspired by Yaşar Kemal, the writer of local cultural values of Anatolia, and Pierre Bourdieu, the sociologist emphasising globality of cultural transfer.

Invited speakers include Professor Francis Claudon, Professor Monica Spiridon, Professor Monika Schmitz-Emans and Professor Onur Bilge Kula. Abstracts up to 250 words either in English, French or German are invited for 20-minute papers. Deadline for abstracts is 30 May 2014.

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The Stephen Spender Prize 2014 for Poetry in Translation

Stephen Spender ImageThe Stephen Spender Prize 2014 for poetry in translation in association with the Guardian awards translations of poems from any language, classical or modern, into English in three categories: Open, 18-and-under and 14-and-under. Entrants must be British or Irish citizens or residents.  Closing date for entries is 23 May 2014. All winning entries are also published in a booklet.

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22nd Annual China EALA Conference, Taiwan

The 22nd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association (EALA) of the Republic of China will be held on 1 November 2014 at National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan. This year’s theme is ‘Literature and Emotions’.

The official languages of the conference are English and Chinese. Interested scholars are invited to submit a 300-word abstract and a brief CV. Deadline for abstracts is 31 May 2014.

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Cultural Studies Conference in Skopje: ‘Popular Culture: Reading from Below’

Organised by the Institute of Macedonian Literature and the Cultural Studies in Literature at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia, the conference entitled the ‘Popular Culture: Reading From Below’ is dedicated to the fifty years jubilee of the establishment of the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham

Organisers of the conference, which will take place between 3-4 November 2014, state that ‘this conference is not proposed as a remembrance of the history of the discipline or as a discussion on its research results, but rather the anniversary is just a cause of continuous interdisciplinary research of some of the topics they set off. Above all it is aimed at various theoretical and applicative articulations of the contemporary cultural context, both locally and globally.‘ Deadline for abstracts is 15 May 2014.

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