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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!

Submission link

The submission link is now active at

If you don’t have already one, you will need to create an account (i.e., username and password) in order to file a submission. For each submission, you must upload an abstract and may upload other files as supporting materials (including graphics, multimedia, etc.) after you have completed filling out some demographic data and the abstract field.

Your abstract must not exceed 750 words (1000 including bibliography). Please submit your abstract for a paper or project presentation by 31 August 2014.