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  • Call for papers - Representation

    Literary Dislocation(s) Seminar Series 2023-2024

    Literary Dislocation(s) Research Network

    The research team of ‘Literary Dislocation(s)’ warmly invites contributions to our online seminar series, “Literary Dislocation(s)”. This is the inaugural event series of the ‘Literary Dislocation(s)’ research project. This project aims to bring researchers and members of the wider community together to discuss the theme of “dislocation(s)” in literary production, exploring its various and wide-reaching forms and literary representations. Although working across diverse geographical, linguistic, temporal, socio-political, and cultural literary contexts, what connects the individuals involved in this project is their desire to better understand the unexpected complexities of literary dislocations.

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  • Study days - Europe

    Legal Issues in Textual Scholarship

    Through the practice of editing culturally and historically relevant documents, textual scholars are regularly faced with legal restrictions to their scholarly endeavours – including both copyright and non-copyright restrictions such as the privacy and moral rights of authors. In practice, these added difficulties and legal uncertainties cause funding agencies, libraries, and archives to prioritise the digitisation and publication of less legally problematic materials – which threatens to cause a bias in our output as a research field. In an effort to move forward as a research community, the European Society for Textual Scholarship (ESTS) is organising an online symposium on Legal Issues in Textual Scholarship to address these obstacles, and reflect on the legal restrictions that may affect textual scholarship in the analog and digital paradigms.

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  • Boston

    Conference, symposium - Africa

    From Biopolitics to Ecoaesthetics

    Legacies of Encroachment(s) in French and Francophone literatures, arts, and medias

    The reality of globalization, and its inherent movements and interactions of bodies, challenges the radical frame and geographies of the aforementioned concepts. The inevitability of the relation, in its materialisations as contact, conflict, and integration, highlights the thin lines between acknowledging, understanding, and trespassing boundaries in human relations to each other and to the systems that govern their lives. The idea of encroachment in thinking of the experiences of boundaries in human relations captures the inevitable obsession for trespassing. Regardless of its motivation, trespassing has an impact on the body that is transformative. Therefore, the effects of encroachment pervade the body in its relation to itself and its environment(s). In thinking about legacies of encroachments in French and Francophone literatures, we think of the legacies of this concept in literary practices, in thematic choices across geographies, and its transmedial expressions within and beyond the literary canon(s).

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  • Conference, symposium - Language

    Empathy and the Aesthetics of Language

    For three decades, the question of the role played by empathy in the aesthetic apprehension of language, and notably in the experience of literature, has been the topic of a growing number of studies. A joint project of the University of Parma, Aix-Marseille University and the University of Texas at Austin, this two-day webinar brings together thirteen experts – philosophers, literary theorists, neuroscientists, psychologists, historians – whose contributions will be published in two special issues of Texas Studies for Literature and Language (TSLL). Taken together, the talks proposed aim at offering an updated and encompassing discussion of recent, but also older research in the field. The webinar intends to address the question of empathy and the aesthetics of language from a cross-disciplinary and cross-methodological perspective, by giving room to both theoretical and empirical approaches and tackling the concept of empathy in all its semantic diversity.

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  • Lisbon

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Romance Languages in Medieval Latin Documentation

    Following recent discussions on the presence of Romance elements in medieval Latin documents, we propose this meeting, which aims at offering a new opportunity to reflect on all forms of manifestation of Romance languages in the mentioned texts, as well as to present the latest scientific advances made in their study in the wider European context. Thus, issues related to how, both morphologically and syntactically, the diplomas show the transition from Latin to Romance languages, the mechanisms for Latinizing Romance elements, or the presence of borrowings from other languages that were assumed by Romance languages, may be subject to analysis. Similarly, contributions will be welcome regarding the role that medieval Latin lexicography plays in relation to Romance language and how dictionaries and lexical databases contribute to their study.

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  • Call for papers - Language

    Journal “Translang” - Varia

    The Journal of Traduction et Langues TRANSLANG (Translation and Languages) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, and adresses themes related to the reflection on translation as a process, especially the translation of specialized texts (technical, literary, artistic), on the interpreting process (simultaneous, consecutive, community), on the cognitive aspects of translation, history of translation, didactics and pedagogy, translatology, and terminology as well as languages and linguistic studies. The journal publishes original research and survey articles, it aims at promoting international scholarly exchanges among researchers, academics, and practitioners to foster intercultural communication by providing insights into local and global languages and cultures.

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  • Halle

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Thought

    Research Fellow - Interdisciplinary Centre for European Enlightenment Studies (IZEA), Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

    The Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Interdisciplinary Centre for European Enlightenment Studies (IZEA), is seeking to fill the position of a Research Fellow (m-f-d) to be recruited at the earliest possible date for the duration of up to three years (a renewal is possible). Full-time.


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  • Tissemsilt

    Call for papers - Language

    Artificial intelligence at the service of teaching/learning foreign languages

    Reality, challenges and perspectives

    Cette rencontre sera l’occasion de comprendre l’impact potentiel de l’intelligence artificielle (IA) sur l’apprentissage des langues étrangères dans le contexte algérien et d’aboutir à des orientations techno-pédagogiques exploitant au mieux les opportunités des technologies de l’IA dans l’apprentissage des langues étrangères, notamment grâce à une collaboration humain-machine.

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  • Call for papers - Information

    Comics as Computation

    An uninterrupted thread of operational intensity

    This collective volume aims to provide a historical understanding of the intensification of automation in the comics industry, leading to today’s integration of algorithmic tools for the production of comics. It has the goal to examine to which extent comics are the direct output of industrial processes of completion based on instituted sets of standardization practices and how deeply automation is embedded in the conceptualization of artistic practices in the medium. Comics as Computation ambitions to analyze how the integration of computational processes for the production of contemporary comics is consistent with the industry’s early experiments in automation. This volume looks for contributions that suggest historical continuities by following the uninterrupted thread of the same operational intensity with today’s synthetic comics and generalized adoption of computational tools such as Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, chatgpt, Hugging Face, among many others.

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  • Call for papers - Representation

    Queering the Family: Exploring Non-Normative Family Figures in Literature, Arts, and the Media

    “Whatever, A Transdisciplinary Journal of Queer Theories and Studies”, 7 (Summer 2024)

    This project invites to delve into the representation of non-normative family configurations in literature, visual and performing arts, as well as other media (popular music, cinema, TV series, videogames etc.). By emphasizing these specific narratives and representations, contributors can uncover antagonistic portrayals that reveal and unhinge the normative order of parenting and the family. 

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  • Saint-Martin-d'Hères

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Modern

    International Excellence in the Humanities Programme - Junior and Senior Research fellowships 2024

    Université Grenoble Alpes

    The Maison de la création et de l’innovation (MaCI), UGA’s Center for the Humanities, is launching its annual Post-doctoral Fellowship Programme funded by the France 2030 ANR project GATES (Grenoble ATtractiveness and ExcellenceS). As part of this program, the MaCI will support every year three levels of research fellowships: Junior - Senior- Distinguished. The fellows will a monthly stipend during their stay.

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  • Call for papers - Science studies

    Galileo and Literature

    The aim of this call is to draw attention to two specific issues of historical, literary, and philosophical research. On the one hand, the objective is to explore how Galileo considered and used literature; on the other, to observe how past and current writers and intellectuals have tested and enriched their knowledge with Galileo’s teachings.

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  • Nice

    Call for papers - Representation

    Ecocriticism And Race Theory in the Humanities, 16th-18th centuries

    EARTH 16-18 Symposium

    This two-day academic symposium on ecology and race from the 16th to the 18th century will apply both ecocriticism and race theory that period. We hope to historicize the interconnectedness of human beings and the natural world in the early modern and modern age before looking at the impact and repercussions of early modern racial and ecological theories in our contemporary world in an Ecology and Race Campus” on the 5th of July 2024, the 3rd day of activities.

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  • Siena

    Call for papers - Europe

    Classicamente - Sienese Dialogues on the Ancient World

    The PhD alumni and students of the Anthropology of the Ancient World curriculum of the PhD course in Classics  and Archaeology would like to promote a sixth cycle of seminars of the series Classicamente. Dialoghi senesi sul mondo antico. The sessions which will take place in the 2023/2024 academic year shall continue focusing on the different methodologies and research perspectives which have shaped anthropology of the ancient world as field of study ever since its first development (with the works of Gernet, Vernant and Detienne). Space will also be given to those innovative approaches that constantly contribute to the hermeneutical expansion of this particular field of study. This year’s series of seminars wishes to create a meeting point for scholarship on antiquity and contemporary debate on its reception in modern societies, underlining the cultural, social and ideological aspects which spark from the interaction between present and past.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - History

    Translation in Early Modern Diplomacies: Between Tradition and Innovation

    The early modern period was a time of burgeoning diplomatic activity on the European continent characterized by the spread of resident diplomacy and the appearance of peace congresses. Linguistic practices were changing dramatically as well, including Latin, German and Italian progressively overshadowed by French as a pan-European medium of diplomacy. All these developments had a considerable impact on translation in diplomacy, affecting its functioning and role in various ways. We would like to adopt a transnational and interdisciplinary viewpoint and consider the subject on the basis of new primary sources in the broad context of the development of translation and the evolution of diplomacy in the early modern period.


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  • Call for papers - Language

    The birth and propagation of Phraseological Units

    Lexis Journal in English Lexicology – will publish its 24th issue in 2024. It will be edited by Damien Villers (Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France) and will deal with the topic “The birth and propagation of Phraseological Units”.

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  • Montpellier

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Language

    Post-doctoral position - ERC PuppetPlays Project

    Within the framework of the European project PuppetPlays funded by the European Research Council and led by Professor Didier Plassard, the Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 (France) announces a vacant 12-months postdoctoral position. This position, intended for a doctor in English Studies or in Performing Arts, is focused on collecting and searching plays for puppet and marionette theatre from English-speaking areas (Western Europe, 17th-21st Century).

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  • Amsterdam | Brussels

    Conference, symposium - Language

    The Urban Topography of Exclusion in Literature and Arts

    Representing Clandestinity in Metropolitan Contexts

    The two-day international conference seeks to examine literature and the arts (painting, cinema, music) produced immediately after the rise of Nazism, during World War II, and following the Holocaust in order to challenge the urban topographical dynamics of Nazi anti-semitism.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Representation

    The Agency of Plants in the Literature and the Arts of the French and English-Speaking Worlds (19th-21st century)

    Puissances du végéter dans la littérature et les arts des mondes francophones et anglophones (XIXe-XXIe siècle)

    The aim of this international conference is to reflect on the active role of plants in texts and visual representations in the literature and arts of the anglophone and the francophone worlds from the nineteenth century to the present day. We will think about the aesthetic, political, and epistemological implications of this form of agency and analyse the way in which plants act upon and with the human world from an anthrodecentric perspective. We will look at how plants can organise or disorganise our world, call into question established truths, and shape power relations, including political ones.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Language

    Hardy and Heritage

    The conference aims to examine notions of heritage and legacy in Thomas Hardy’s writings, career and influence. Part of the conference will focus in particular on the links between Hardy and D.H. Lawrence.

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