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:
- Abstracts proposals (350 words) should be sent as an email attachment (PDF format) to Dr. Luisa Caiazzo (firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Proposals should include “MLA 2020 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
- DEADLINE: Proposals must be received by 8pm GMT on 30 April 2020. Authors will be notified about the results of the blind review on or by 8 May 2020
- Contributors selected for the thematic panel must be members of both MLA and ANS in order to present their papers
- For further information, please contact Dr. Luisa Caiazzo <email@example.com>.
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.
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: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Please see the official call for papers for more details.
DEADLINE: Proposals must be received by February 1st, 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
Abstracts due: 01.02.2020
Dates: 20.06.20 — 21.06.20
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
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: email@example.com
The Emerging Scholar award recognizes the outstanding scholarship of a names researcher in the early stages of their academic or professional career. To be eligible for this award, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be an entry-level professional, an untenured academic, or a student;
- Have had their single authored abstract accepted for presentation at the ANS annual conference; and
- Be a member of the ANS.
To be considered for this award, applicants must submit the full text of their paper by midnight (E.S.T.) the 5th of December 2019 to both ANS President Dr. Dorothy Dodge Robbins (firstname.lastname@example.org) and this year’s ESA Chair, Dr. Jan Tent (email@example.com). Submissions must be sent as an email attachment in either a .doc or .docx format. For ease of processing, please be sure to include the keyword “ESA2019” in the subject line of your email.
The submission may not exceed 2,500 words (including the references, notes, and keywords but excluding any charts, graphs, or tables).
All submissions must include the following text elements in the order listed below:
- 100-word abstract
- 5 key words
- Notes (not to exceed 5 in number nor contain more than a total of 100 words)
- List of references
In addition to these basic organizational guidelines, authors are asked to use the formatting rules listed in the official style sheet of NAMES, the journal of the American Name Society. Submissions will not only be judged upon the quality of the writing and the scientific merit of the study presented, but also on their adherence to these formatting regulations.
Papers previously published are not eligible for consideration. However, papers based on unpublished theses or dissertations are eligible. The Emerging Scholar Award Selection Committee will judge all submissions for their methodological soundness, innovation, and potential contribution to the field of onomastic research. The awardee will not only receive a cash prize, but will also be mentored by a senior onomastics scholar who will assist the awardee in preparing their paper for submission and possible publication in the ANS journal, NAMES: A Journal of Onomastics. Past recipients of the Emerging Scholar award are eligible to re-apply for this award for an entirely new piece of scholarship which examines a different area of onomastic research. However, preference may be given to applicants who have not yet received the award. In addition, the Selection Committee reserves the right to refrain from giving this award in those years in which no submission is deemed to have met the above-mentioned requirements.
G21C (Grapholinguistics in the 21st Century) is a biennial conference bringing together disciplines concerned with grapholinguistics and more generally the study writing systems and their representation in written communication. The conference aims to reflect on the current state of research in the area, and on the role that writing and writing systems play in neighboring disciplines like computer science and information technology, communication, typography, psychology, and pedagogy.
They welcome proposals from all disciplines concerned with the study of written language, writing systems, and their implementation in information systems: epistemology of grapholinguistics, history, onomastics, topics, interaction with other disciplines, etc.
Submission deadline: January 13, 2020
You are invited to submit original contributions in the form of extended abstracts (not exceeding 1,000 words), written in English and anonymized.
The Society for Linguistic Anthropology, in partnership with graduate students in the Program in Culture, Language, and Social Practice (CLASP) at the University of Colorado Boulder, is pleased to announce the SLA 2020 Conference, to be held April 2-5, 2020 in Boulder, Colorado. The theme is “Future Imperfect: Language in Times of Crisis and Hope”. Please see the conference website for more information on the theme.
It will take place at the Hilton on Canyon in Boulder, Colorado, on April 2-5, 2020. The SLA Conference Steering Committee welcomes all submissions advancing the study of language and society, but we are especially interested in work that engages the 2020 conference theme.
The SLA will prioritize submissions for organized panels, individual presentations, roundtables, posters, and installations that engage productively with our conference theme and involve creative and diverse participation across methods, disciplines, institutions, and professional levels. We especially welcome panels that involve graduate students, activists, and/or public figures in addition to faculty. We also encourage conference participants to consider presenting new or in-progress research in order to take full advantage of SLA’s interdisciplinary community of scholars. To that end, we encourage participants who have an innovative proposal that does not readily fit into the conference format to contact the conference organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org for independent consideration.
The submission portal will open on Tuesday, October 8.
The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2019.
The ICCEM 2020 aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Cartographic Engineering and Mapping. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Cartographic Engineering and Mapping.
Call for Contributions
Prospective authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Cartographic Engineering and toponymy are cordially invited for presentation at the conference.
Abstracts/Full-Text Paper Submission Deadline: October 31, 2019