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Conference: Worlding Symbolism: Texts, Images, Objects: Université Libre de Bruxelles, 16 – 17 May 2024 (deadline 19 January 2024)

The rise of Symbolism at the end of the nineteenth century coincided with rapid developments in communication and transport technologies that facilitated the transnational movement of people, texts, images and art objects. Writers and artists linked to Symbolism were therefore able to profit from an increased global mobility: they incorporated forms and ideas from other […]

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Conference: Affiliations: Towards a Theory of Cross-Temporal Comparison, University of Oxford, 24 – 25 May 2024

Keynote speakersSeeta Chaganti, Professor of English, University of California, DavisMark Currie, Professor of Contemporary Literature, Queen Mary, University of LondonCarla Freccero, Distinguished Professor of Literature and History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz  Funded byOxford Comparative Criticism and Translation (OCCT) Research Centre, University of Oxford  Organised byJoseph Hankinson, Career Development Lecturer in English, University

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Conference: Divine Disasters, University of Warwick, 24 February 2024

This conference proposes “divine disasters” as a new lens for examining the interrelationship between theology, ecology, and literature. We invite papers that consider how ideas of faith, religion, the divine or the sacred are challenged during ecological crises. Focusing on the Spaces/Places of such disasters, we invite enquiries into these distressed landscapes containing multitudinous emotions,

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Conference: Forms and Feelings of Kinship in the Contemporary World, University of Warwick, 27 April 2024 (deadline 30 November 2023)

Keynote Speaker: Professor Janet Carsten, University of Edinburgh The ontological meanings of kinship have long been a central question in academia. From the notion of ‘relatedness’ (Carsten, 2000) to the idea of the ‘mutuality of being’ (Sahlins, 2013), the static blood-based structure of kinship has now been comprehensively dismantled. In today’s world, forms of kinship are

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Conference: Diaries in the 20th Century: Testimony, Memory and Self-Construction. University College, Dublin, 8 – 9 December 2023

The diary proved an important form of writing during the 20th century, particularly for its engagement with self-definition and memory. In the early decades of the century, it enabled a new exploration of individual personality influenced by late-nineteenth-centurypsychology and philosophy. It can thus be read as an introspective prism displaying the author’s psychological, moral, and

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Call for papers: The International Postgraduate Conference in Translation and Interpreting, 2023, Heriot-Watt University, 23 – 24 November (deadline 22 May)

Lines of Enquiry: Methodological innovation in Translation and Interpreting Studies  Postgraduate research is anything but linear. Instead, it is a process of continual untangling – of plucking at a single thread within the tapestry. Methods and methodologies are the tools we use to find and follow those threads, sometimes without really knowing where they might

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Conference: Territorial Bodies: World Culture in Crisis, University of Warwick, Saturday 25 February 2023

Registration is now open for this BCLA-sponsored conference. Please also consult the terms and conditions, including cancellation policy before booking. Territorial Bodies: World Culture in Crisis will be a one-day interdisciplinary conference, bringing together scholars from across the humanities. We aim to rethink dominant notions of crisis, using the framework of “territorial bodies” to generate new

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Conference: “Where Are We Now? The Location of Modern Languages and Cultures”, University of Durham, 19 – 21 April 2023

The 2023 conference ‘Where Are We Now? The Location of Modern Languages and Cultures’, hosted by the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University, will bring together key thinkers, scholars and practitioners to debate the future of Modern Languages. As an interdisciplinary field of enquiry, Modern Languages bring a wide spectrum of insights to

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Virtual Conference: Boundaries and Margins in Fantasy: University of Glasgow, 10 -12 May 2023 (deadline January 26, 2023)

The Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic is pleased to announce a call for papers for Glasgow International Fantasy Conversations (GIFCon) 2023 (to be held online on 10-12 May 2023) with the theme of ‘Boundaries and Margins’.  Brian Attebery famously argued in Strategies of Fantasy that fantasy can be conceptualised as a ‘fuzzy set,’ with the edges of the genre mainly understood

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PG & ECR Conference: (Re)negotiations of Migration in Contemporary Literature and Film. IMLR, University of London, 13 January 2023 (deadline 30 September 2022)

On the Move and Moving On: (Re)negotiations of Migration in Contemporary Literature and Film.A PGR and ECR conference to be held at the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR), University of London, on 13 January 2023.Organisers: Vivian Jochens (IMLR) and Franziska Wolf (University of Birmingham/Oxford)Call for Contributions – deadline 30 September 2022 Migration is one

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