REVISED Call for Papers for the Modern Language Association (MLA) Conference, Toronto, Canada, January 7-10, 2021

ANS Panel at the Modern Language Association Conference

January 7-10 2021, Toronto, Canada

Please note the revised deadline: MARCH 31, 2020

The American Name Society is inviting abstract proposals for a panel with the literary theme “Toponyms and Literaryscapes”. Although toponyms are often taken for granted in our daily lives, they bear considerable potential for acquiring personal and social meanings depending on their contexts and co-texts of use. These multi-layered meanings are often utilized by authors as a literary resource to evoke associations or invoke evaluative positioning. Papers accepted for this panel will explore how the meaning potential of place-names—be they real or fictional—is effectively harnessed to shape literary settings within specific works or by specific authors. Examples of themes that can be addressed include toponyms choice/invention and their connotations; toponyms in translation; toponyms in literary theory; and toponyms and intertextuality.

For more information about the MLA, check out the official website.

Proposal submission process:

  1. Abstracts proposals (350 words) should be sent as an email attachment (PDF format) to Dr. Luisa Caiazzo (luisa.caiazzo@unibas.it>
  2. Proposals should include “MLA 2021 proposal” in the subject line of the email;
    All submissions must include an abstract title, the full name(s) of the author(s), the author(s) affiliation(s), and email address(s) in the body of the email and NOT with the abstract
  3. REVISED DEADLINE: Proposals must be received by 8pm GMT on 31 March 2020. Authors will be notified about the results of the blind review on or by 3 April 2020
  4. Contributors selected for the thematic panel must be members of both MLA and ANS in order to present their papers
  5. For further information, please contact Dr. Luisa Caiazzo <luisa.caiazzo@unibas.it>.

A downloadable version of the Call for Papers can be found here.

More information about ANS and MLA conferences is available on the Conferences page of this website.

 

Call for papers: Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, November 18-22, 2020

AAA General Call for Papers Now Open!

From Wednesday, November 18 through Sunday, November 22, thousands of anthropologists and friends of the discipline will gather in St. Louis, MO for the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association.

We are thrilled to announce the theme of the 2020 AAA Annual Meeting to be held in St. Louis, MO: Truth and Responsibility. “Truth and Responsibility” is a call to reimagine anthropology to meet the demands of the present moment. The imperative to bear witness, take action, and be held accountable to the truths we write and circulate invites us to reflect on our responsibility in reckoning with disciplinary histories, harms, and possibilities. To whom are we giving evidence and toward what ends? For whom are we writing? To whom are we accountable, and in what ways?

The 2020 Annual Meeting submission portal is open for the General Call for Papers. We have a variety of proposal submission types available, so use our interactive video to determine the best one for you, and submit your proposal today!

Pre-Submission Deadlines

March 18: Guest Presenter Registration request deadline (formerly Membership Exemption) for non-anthropologists or anthropologists living outside of the US or Canada who wish to present. Also the deadline to submit a Program Chair Waiver Application.

March 19: Annual Meeting registration prices increase

April 3 (3:00 p.m. EDT): New submission cutoff. Proposals must be started in the portal prior to 3:00 p.m. EDT on April 3 for consideration. The portal will not allow new submissions after this time.

April 8 (3:00 p.m. EDT): Submission deadline for submitters with active submissions.

Call for papers: The 8th International Symposium on Linguistics, Bucharest, Romania, 22 – 23 May 2020

The “Iorgu Iordan – Alexandru Rosetti” Institute of Linguistics of the Romanian Academy invites you to participate at THE EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON LINGUISTICS (Bucharest, 22 – 23 May 2020. Symposium, as part of the traditional scientific reunions organised by the “Iorgu Iordan – Alexandru Rosetti” Institute of Linguistics, is open for national and international researchers, who are invited to participate and present papers on topics related to the Romanian language and the Romance languages from a synchronic and, in particular, diachronic perspective, as well as issues in general linguistics.

Invited speaker: Prof. Michele Loporcaro, University of Zürich

Fields:
– History of Romanian language
– Philology
– Morphology and syntax
– Lexicology, lexicography, phraseology
– Dialectology, geo-linguistics and onomastics
– Phonetics, phonology
– Romance linguistics
– Pragmatics and stylistics

The duration of a presentation: 20 minutes (+ 10 minutes for discussion).

Papers can be presented in Romanian, English and French.

Those willing to participate should send the participation form no later than 8 March 2020.

All submissions are to be reviewed by the members of the scientific committee, who will decide on their inclusion in the final programme of our conference.

Deadline for acceptance: 20 March 2020.

13th Workshop on Building and Using Comparable Corpora

If you are interested in extracting proper names and named entities from comparable corpora, do not hesitate to submit your paper for the 13th Workshop on Building and Using Comparable Corpora in Marseille (France, May 11 2020).

In the language engineering and the linguistics communities, research in comparable corpora has been motivated by two main reasons. In language engineering, on the one hand, it is chiefly motivated by the need to use comparable corpora as training data for statistical NLP applications such as statistical and neural machine translation or cross-lingual retrieval. In linguistics, on the other hand, comparable corpora are of interest in themselves by making possible cross-language discoveries and comparisons.  As such, it is of great interest to bring together builders and users of such corpora.

Call Deadline: 25-Feb-2020

Submission Information: Please see the BUCC 2018 website at http://comparable.limsi.fr/bucc2020/

Call for Papers for the Modern Language Association (MLA) Conference, Toronto, Canada, January 7-10, 2021

ANS Panel at the Modern Language Association Conference

January 7-10 2021, Toronto, Canada

The American Name Society is inviting abstract proposals for a panel with the literary theme “Toponyms and Literaryscapes”. Although toponyms are often taken for granted in our daily lives, they bear considerable potential for acquiring personal and social meanings depending on their contexts and co-texts of use. These multi-layered meanings are often utilized by authors as a literary resource to evoke associations or invoke evaluative positioning. Papers accepted for this panel will explore how the meaning potential of place-names—be they real or fictional—is effectively harnessed to shape literary settings within specific works or by specific authors. Examples of themes that can be addressed include toponyms choice/invention and their connotations; toponyms in translation; toponyms in literary theory; and toponyms and intertextuality.

For more information about the MLA, check out the official website.

Proposal submission process:

  1. Abstracts proposals (350 words) should be sent as an email attachment (PDF format) to Dr. Luisa Caiazzo (luisa.caiazzo@unibas.it>
  2. Proposals should include “MLA 2021 proposal” in the subject line of the email;
    All submissions must include an abstract title, the full name(s) of the author(s), the author(s) affiliation(s), and email address(s) in the body of the email and NOT with the abstract
  3. DEADLINE: Proposals must be received by 8pm GMT on 31 March 2020. Authors will be notified about the results of the blind review on or by 8 May 2020
  4. Contributors selected for the thematic panel must be members of both MLA and ANS in order to present their papers
  5. For further information, please contact Dr. Luisa Caiazzo <luisa.caiazzo@unibas.it>.

A downloadable version of the Call for Papers can be found here.

More information about ANS and MLA conferences is available on the Conferences page of this website.

 

3rd Call for Submissions: Names, Naming, Identity, and the Law – Extended Deadline

Professor I. M. Nick, Editor-in-Chief of NAMES and Immediate Past President of the American Name Society, has issued a call for book chapter proposals on the topic of Names, Naming, Identity, and the Law. This call is for chapter proposals that critically address one of the following two sub-areas:

SUB-AREA ONE: the relationship between names, naming, the law and one of the following areas of identity: gender identification, sexual orientation, ethno-racial classification, family status, political affiliation, socio-economic attainment, religious denomination; nationality and citizenship, etc.
SUB-AREA TWO: the analytical methods used by private industry and/or governmental agencies to covertly or overtly extrapolate information about name-bearers’ potential identity using onomastic data.

The focus of this publication is placed upon nations where English is used as either a national or official language. However, chapter proposals that draw comparisons with other geolinguistic areas are also welcome. Proposals may explore any type of name (e.g. personal names, place names, trade names, brand names, etc.). The intended readership for this publication is made up of university students in advanced courses (upper undergrad/grad) as well as researchers in the disciplines of linguistics, language policy, law, history, sociology, government and politics. Despite the interdisciplinary appeal of this publication, this volume is primarily intended for students and scholars in language/linguistics. Researchers are encouraged to contact Dr. Nick with any questions regarding the suitability of envisioned themes. (mavi.yaz@web.de)

Revised Proposal Submission Deadline: February 1, 2020

The official call for papers may be downloaded here.

Call for Papers: CSSN 54: Canadian Society for the Study of Names , Ontario, Canada, May 30-31 2020

The Canadian Society for the Study of Names (CSSN) / Société canadienne d’onomastique (SCO) will hold their annual meeting as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Canada, May 30-31, 2020, at Western University in London, Ontario.

The theme of the 2020 Congress is “Bridging Divides,” but papers on any onomastic topic are welcome:

  • Personal names (e.g. family names, nicknames, naming trends and systems, etc.)
  • Place names (e.g. streets, settlements, rural names, rivers, etc.)
  • Names in literature
  • Names in society (e.g. identity, power, perceptions, attitudes, forms of address, etc.)
  • Names and linguistic landscape (e.g. public road signs, advertising billboard signs, street signs, commercial shop signs, etc.)

Presentations are allotted 20 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Please submit an abstract of 150-250 words, including the title of your paper and indicate whether you would like your paper to be considered for this year’s special panel.

Please email your abstract to: <jonathan.lofft@mail.utoronto.ca>

Please see the official call for papers for more details.

DEADLINE: Proposals must be received by February 1st, 2020.

 

 
 

Call for papers: “The Place of Memory and the Memory of Place” International Conference, Cambridge, UK, June 20-21 2020

 

“The Place of Memory and the Memory of Place” International Conference aims to spark new conversations across the field of memory and place studies. Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

  •  monuments and sites of trauma
  •  childhood homes
  •  city space and sightseeing
  •  burial places (graves, cementaries, necropoleis)
  •  ruins and forgotten places
  •  heterotopias and heterochronies
  •  toponymy and topoanalysis
  •  cartography and mapmaking

Conference Web-Site: https://memory.lcir.co.uk/

Country: United Kingdom

City: Cambridge

Abstracts due: 01.02.2020

Dates: 20.06.20 — 21.06.20

Call for Papers: 11th CERLIS CONFERENCE, Translation and Gender in the Profession, Bergamo, Italy, June 25-27 2020

CERLIS – the Research Centre on Specialised Languages is now accepting submissions for the 11th CERLIS CONFERENCE Translation and Gender in the Profession, which will be held in Bergamo, 25-27 June 2020 via EasyChair.

Confirmed plenary speakers are:

Jane Sunderland (University of Lancaster)
Pascale Sardin (Université Bordeaux-Montaigne)
José Santaemilia (Universitat de València)
David Katan (Università del Salento)

Abstracts and presentations should reflect at least one of the following themes:

– LSP translation, transcreation and gender issues
– Interpretation, community interpreting and gender issues
– LSP translation accuracy and gender issues
– Audiovisual translation from a gendered perspective
– Teaching translation and interpreting from a gender perspective
– Methodological approaches and translation practices and gender issues
– Corpus-based translation research and gender issues
– LSP Terminology, translation and gender sensitivity
– Language, gender and translation in business contexts
– Translation and gender-based analysis in academic discourse
– Translation and gender-based analysis in science/health research
– Gender issues in scientific and technical translations
– Translation, gender and participant roles in court interpreting
– Language, gender and translation in popularized forms of LSP discourse
– LSP, EU legal language and gender
– Translation, gender and the Media
– Gender issues in the translation of tourist texts

Deadline for proposals: 31st January 2020

Full details of the conference can be found here

 

Call for papers “Mapping Space Mapping Time Mapping Texts”, July 16-17 2020, London, UK

This two-day interdisciplinary conference is hosted by the AHRC Funded Chronotopic Cartographies project in partnership with The British Library. It comes out of primary research into the digital visualisation of space and time for fictional works that have no real-world correspondence. Chronotopic Cartographies develops digital methods and tools that enable the mapping of literary works by generating graphs as “maps” directly out of the coded text.

We invite submissions in the form of either 20-minute papers or 5-minute poster sessions. Individuals giving a paper or poster may also wish to run informal workshops for shared knowledge exchange.

Abstract Deadline: 31st January 2020.
E-mail abstracts to Dawn Stobbart: d.stobbart1@lancaster.ac.uk