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CALL FOR PAPERS: “CLE2017”, WARSAW, 10-12 MAY 2017

We are pleased to announce that CLE second biennial conference will take place in Warsaw, 10-12 May 2017. This conference is organized by Cultural Literacy in Europe ForumInstitute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Committee on Literary Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

The Programme Committee of the 2017 Conference invites proposals for individual papers and poster presentations. Please submit your proposals using this this form. Deadline for submission is 15 October 2016.

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Call for Papers: “Replacement”, London, 9-10 December 2016

CfP-ReplacementThis interdisciplinary conference hosted by Birkbeck (University of London) is of interest to all in the arts, humanities and social sciences. It is about modes of personal haunting, looking both forward and back, and may focus on any of the three main positions in the drama of replacement: the ‘replacement’ child or partner; the never-entirely-dead predecessor; or the effect on the empowered or disempowered person whose desires move between these two others.

Keynote speakers: Juliet Mitchell (psychoanalysis), Laura Mulvey (film studies), Naomi Segal (comparative literature) and Naomi Tadmor (history).

Please send proposals for a 20-minute paper (or for a panel of three 20-minute papers) to the two organisers, Jean Owen ( and Naomi Segal ( Deadline: 30 May 2016. A proposal should comprise your name, email address & academic affiliation if any; the title, a 300-word abstract and a 100-word mini-bio.

MLA International Symposium: Düsseldorf, 23–25 June 2016

Other Europes: Migrations, Translations, Transformations

The symposium encompasses nearly seventy panels covering a wide range of disciplines and includes panels in English, French, and German. Among those presenting are the MLA president, Kwame Anthony Appiah; the philosopher Susan Neiman; the artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien; and the writers Eva Hoffman and Yoko Tawada. With hundreds of participants joining us from across North and South America, Europe, and Asia, the symposium promises to be a stimulating and truly international event.

The preliminary program for the first MLA International Symposium is now available!