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  • Scholarship, prize and job offer - Language

    Values Across Space and Time (VAST) - Research Grant for Master student

    A call for tender is open for one Research Grant for Master student under the VAST: Values Across Space and Time project, of which IELT – NOVA FCSH is a partner, financed by European funds through the European Commission (H2020), in the scientific area of Literature. The aim of the project is to study the transformation of moral values in space and time and their communication and perception by different audiences, capturing, digitizing, preserving and analyzing the stories and experiences of those exposed to these values.

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  • Bologna

    Call for papers - Language

    Les projets de recherche en terminologie : dynamiques et résultats

    La XVIIIe journée scientifique de REALITER (Réseau panlatin de terminologie) et le XXXIIe colloque Ass.I.Term (Italian Association for Terminology) se proposent de pouvoir présenter aux collègues, aux doctorant·e·s, aux étudiant·e·s et à la communauté des langues romanes la dynamique de la recherche terminologique actuelle bénéficiant de financements, dont les travaux sont en cours, récemment conclus ou dans l’attente des résultats d’évaluation. Ils veulent en outre réunir les réflexions les plus percutantes et les plus pointues sur les recherches actuelles en cours dans le domaine de la terminologie théorique et appliquée.

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  • Call for papers - Language

    João Ubaldo Ribeiro, a ficção e a história

    III Congresso Internacional de Literatura Brasileira

    João Ubaldo Ribeiro nasceu na Bahia, em 23 de janeiro de 1941. Depois de viver em Portugal, Alemanha e Estados Unidos, na década de 1990 se mudou para o Rio de Janeiro. Tudo isso permitiu que o escritor ampliasse o horizonte do seu olhar. Comprometida política e socialmente com os desfavorecidos, a literatura de João Ubaldo traça a história do Brasil e acrisola as distintas culturas que configuraram a idiossincrasia desse grande país, a portuguesa e a africana, passando por numerosas manifestações nativas. Por isso, a sua obra possui uma pluralidade complexa de sotaques e uma notável variedade de tipos, unida a um profundo olhar histórico, e inegável compromisso com a ficção, da qual se serve na crítica, na ironia e no sentido de humor. Amante e defensor da língua portuguesa, da qual se considerava um servidor, João Ubaldo Ribeiro fez o idioma brilhar em seus trabalhos, que lhe proporcionaram grandes prêmios e um amplo número de leitores. O Colibra convida a todos os especialistas e leitores da obra de João Ubaldo Ribeiro, assim como da Literatura brasileira em geral, a participarem desta nova edição (como nas edições anteriores, também serão admitidos trabalhos que versem sobre literatura brasileira em general).

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  • Call for papers - Language

    Cordel Literature: new perspectives, new approaches

    Jangada Journal #20

    Due to its thematic, poetic, and expressive diversity, the cordel witnessed, narrated, and recorded several national history moments. Even though only men mastered the art of composing and singing in verse initially, little by little, women also took the stage. Nowadays, poets adjust national and international interest themes to their meter, rhyme, and clause. They denounce the system’s falsities and contradictions; they question decisions and mock hypocrisy without, however, losing that aura of playfulness and wonder that has consecrated the cordel among us. Originally handwritten and later in printed versions, cordel has maintained a strong connection with the voice and culture of fairs and squares, the fey and laughter of rogue heroes, and the feeling of indignation of the less favored and the exaltation of legendary braves since the end of the 19th century. More recent researchers drew attention to the relationship between cordel and its singers’ orality and body performance while singing poetry and African griots. In this thematic issue, we propose to host papers concerning the most varied studies on cordel literature and its cultural practices.

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  • Aveiro

    Call for papers - Language

    Didactique(s), plurilinguisme(s), mondialisation(s)

    La didactique des langues est un domaine pluriel, où se côtoient des recherches diversement situées, qui interrogent des situations variées, des thématiques distinctes, voisines ou complémentaires, selon des approches qui privilégient différentes orientations et démarches liées à l’appropriation d’une ou de plusieurs langues par des apprenants et/ou aux rôles joués par différents acteurs dans l’appropriation langagière. Cette année, les organisateurs ont choisi d’interroger plus spécifiquement la notion de mondialisation comme angle d’analyse des situations didactiques. 

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  • Call for papers - Modern

    The Fantastic from screen to books, from books to screen: adaptations, reworkings, translations, mentions

    Revue « Caderno de Letras », #43 (2022)

    Since its origins, Cinema has made evident the existence of an open dialogue with other forms of art, either by having incorporated them into its own language – given its hybrid particularity, being simultaneously narrative, performative, visual and voiced –, or by having used existing productions as inspiration and having created, from them, new forms of art. Literature has proven to be a fertile ground for inspiration. Not by chance, great works that mark the beginning of the cinematographic trajectory were adaptations of novelistic or theatrical literary works. We propose for the issue 43 of Journal Caderno de Letras a dossier on all the potentialities of such dialogue involving Fantastic literary and audiovisual productions, whether based on adaptations (in both directions) or on the direct or indirect presence of Literature in audiovisual media or of audiovisual productions in literary texts.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Language

    José Saramago : création, dialogue et critique

    À l’occasion de la célébration du centenaire de la naissance de l’écrivain portugais José Saramago et dans le but d’analyser et de débattre de sa création littéraire dans ses multiples dialogues et dans sa portée critique, est organisée une journée d'étude sur le thème « José Saramago : création, dialogue et critique ».

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  • Villeneuve-d'Ascq

    Call for papers - Early modern

    Exhaustion and reinventions of Spanish narrative prose fiction at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries

    This meeting proposes to revisit the thesis of a first huge crisis of the novel between the second half of the 17th century and the 18th century, in the different Europeans and Americans spaces, from the Spanish case.

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  • Call for papers - America

    Border Dreamers. Identifying and narrative Latin America’s closed spaces

    « Amerika » numéro 23

    Ce numéro de la revue Amerika va interroger la notion de limites dans les imaginaires latinoaméricains, que ce soit dans l’évocation de limites physiques de l’espace (bornages, frontières) ou dans les séparations implicites, tant d’un point de vue social ou politique qu’artistique.

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  • Call for papers - America

    Local and global tension in the 21st century: Latin America redefined by its writers

    Revue CECIL

    Depuis l’émergence des républiques, les autrices et auteurs latino-américains ont réfléchi au caractère intrinsèque des littératures nationales. Que signifie être un écrivain latino-américain au XXIe siècle ?

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  • Lisbon

    Call for papers - Middle Ages

    Imago, Actus et Verbum. Challenges and Questions in Medieval Studies

    A crossdisciplinary dialogue between philology, philosophy, history, art and literature

    On the outset of the 21st century, cross-disciplinary studies on the Middle Ages seem to be in need of a careful reconsideration of their nature, scope and aims. This is specially so after the series of "turns" undergone by historiography in the last four decades. Despite their differences, philosophy, history, philology , literary studies and art are also bound through their work on texts; and all are currently faced with both methodological and substantive issues raised by important shifts in contemporary society. This congress is devoted to a global assessment of the current state of affairs in medieval studies, but also the upcoming challenges.

     

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  • Call for papers - Language

    Analysis of digital discourse: epistemological and methodological issues

    La journée d’étude, qui aura comme thème l'analyse du discours des corpus numériques, est organisée par l’association ADAL (Analyse des discours de l'Amérique latine) avec le soutien de l’université de Limoges (laboratoire EHIC). Cet événement débattra autour des discours politiques et médiatiques en ligne et cela sur différents terrains de recherche. Seront acceptés des travaux portant sur les discours de blogs ou forums, sur les réseaux sociaux numériques ou encore sur les moyens de communication en ligne.

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  • Call for papers - Thought

    Animal work

    “Laboreal” Journal, July 2022

    In numerous socio-professional activities (in agriculture, the police, the army, health, research, art, the environment, among others), humans and animals work together. In recent years, research in the human and social sciences has highlighted the specificities of cooperation between humans and animals, and has shown the existence of animal work, thus opening a new field of research. We now know that the rules of work are built intra- and inter-specific: between humans and between animals and humans. The aim of this issue is to discuss and analyze these activities, and the associated ethical and deontological issues. We seek to address the issue of human work with animals, as well as animal work itself. Therefore, this dossier seeks to discuss both the relationship between humans and animals and the engagement of animals in work.

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  • Viçosa

    Call for papers - Language

    Cultural Transfers

    This issue proposes a discussion on Cultural Transfers regarding Literary Theory as well as literary encounters. Thereby, it aims at opening news perspectives in the field of Cultural History. For decades, studies and researches on Cultural Circulation had been seen as a fruitful field of exchanges among several European countries and some continents.

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  • Viçosa

    Call for papers - Language

    New visions on fantasy

    Jangada Journal #18 – Dec. 2021

    Drawing from the history of Fantasy as a genre, this issue of Jangada Journal, from Viçosa Federal University, invites researchers to submit papers on such a pervading category in contemporary literature. We encourage analysis concerning structural and thematic approaches to the genre. We are also interested, in particular, in papers that focus on works insufficiently studied so far, extrapolating Anglophone backgrounds that have engendered Fantasy, and relating diverse media expressions through which Fantasy was disseminated. 

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  • Bissau

    Call for papers - Africa

    Africans and Europeans in southern Senegambia: interactions and transversalities

    Tribute to Jean Boulègue

    Ce colloque, en hommage à l’historien Jean Boulègue, vise à donner suite aux travaux commencés en 2016 dans le premier colloque international sur la présence portugaise à Ziguinchor et, à ce titre, sera présenté comme un espace de débat multi et interdisciplinaire qui vise à revisiter l’histoire, l’héritage culturel portugais et les dynamiques qui la maintiennent vivante. Revisitant les études sur les Luso-africains, permettra d’aborder des questions historiques et actuelles telles que : quelles interactions culturelles et quels mouvements transversaux se sont opérés au fil du temps ? Quel rôle ont joué ces populations dans la vie sociale, économique et politique de la région ? De l’époque de la Libération à nos jours, que reste-t-il des Luso-africains en Sénégambie ? Quel héritage ces populations ont laissé dans le paysage culturel, politique, linguistique et culinaire, entre autres, de la région ?

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  • Call for papers - Geography

    The politics and geopolitics of translation

    The multilingual circulation of knowledge and transnational histories of geography

    In the last fifty years, the field of the history of geography has moved from an approach dominated by National Schools to an attention to the circulation of knowledge in its multiple scales. The history of science and of geography have in the last decades incorporated concepts such as transit, networks, mobilities, the transnational, circulation, centre of calculation, spaces of knowledge, geographies of science, spatial mobility of knowledge, geographies of reading and geographies of the book. More recently, a turn has emerged towards considering the dynamics and necessities of decolonizing the history of geography. This work is turning the field of the history of geography into one of the most dynamic areas of the discipline. Yet we suggest that questions of language and translation have remained under-determined in this new field. Translation and writing have not received the same attention as, for instance, departmental histories, sites of museums, laboratories, botanic gardens, and scientific societies, for example. We suggest, therefore, that new perspectives opened up by translation studies can open new windows on the history of geography.

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  • Porto

    Call for papers - Europe

    The Pleasures of Reading: State(s) of the Art

    Le sens commun nous dit que lire un texte littéraire est tout simplement et avant tout de l’ordre du plaisir (Compagnon 1998), sa réhabilitation étant dès lors aussi celle des modalités de la récupération et du renouvellement du « plaisir du texte » (Barthes 1973) et des plaisirs de lire. Même le caractère souvent ludique, ironique et citationnel de la fiction contemporaine, qui met souvent en jeu « (…) un extérieur qui se veut littéraire, il ne s’adresse qu’à des déjà lecteurs » (Demoulin 1997: 11), ne restreint pas ce plaisir, mais le déploie et le complexifie. En outre, dans un contexte amplement marqué par internet et les réseaux sociaux, on observe l’émergence et le développement de nouvelles modalités de lecture liées à l’apparition de nouveaux supports numériques, lesquels favorisent une co-élaboration du texte, et induisent une logique interactive avec de nouvelles formes de sociabilité lectrice fondées sur de nouvelles formes de partage des plaisirs de lire.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - America

    The creative power of margins: the rise of black, native, and mixed-race intellectuals in the Americas, 19th-20th centuries

    Journal IdeAs 16

    Issue 16 of IdeAs magazine. Ideas from the Americas, to be published in October 2020, will focus on “The creative power of margins: the rise of black, native, and mixed-race intellectuals in the Americas, 19th-20th centuries”. We want to focus on the Black and non-white intellectual Americas. We receive proposals for articles on all countries of the American continent, in French, English, Spanish or Portuguese. 

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  • Toulouse

    Call for papers - Language

    "Literary Brazil" viewed from abroad - transnational perspectives (1822 to the present day)

    « Cahiers de Framespa », 2019/3

    La revue Cahiers de Framespa lance un appel à contributions pour son numéro 2019/3, dont le dossier s'intitule « Le “Brésil littéraire” vu de l’étranger – perspectives transnationales (de 1822 à nos jours) ». Ce dossier souhaite approfondir la réflexion autour de la dimension connectée de l’histoire culturelle du Brésil contemporain à partir d’une perspective différente, à savoir la projection internationale des œuvres littéraires et intellectuelles brésiliennes, ces « lettres » que l’on qualifie volontiers de « Pátrias » au XIXe siècle. 

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