Calls for papers – Conferences taking place in February 2021

The Fifth Annual International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature
Ahwaz, Iran, 2-3 February 2021
Deadline for submissions: 31 October 2020
The Fifth Annual International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature is organized by different universities and research centers. The conference will be dedicated to current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation.
Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research regarding current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation in English or Arabic.
The selective full papers of the conference will be published as the book of conference and also will be indexed in CIVILICA (however, the book of abstracts will be published too).

The conference will bring together multi-disciplinary expertise from all relevant fields. We invite submissions for an abstract of a research-based paper in any of the relevant fields, including but not limited to:

  1. Linguistics (Any issue related to either theoretical or applied linguistics)
  2. Literature (Any literary issue related to English, Arabic, and others)
  3. Translation (Any translation and interpreting issue related to English, Arabic, and other languages and dialects)
  4. Religious linguistics (Any linguistic study related to religious texts and speeches)
  5. Languages and dialects – Any linguistic issue related to English, Arabic, and other languages and dialects such as: Morphology and syntax / Phonetics and phonology / Corpus linguistics / Historical linguistics / Sociolinguistics / Contact linguistics / Psycholinguistics / Contrastive linguistics / Comparative linguistics / Neurolinguistics / Interlinguistics / Computational linguistics / Linguistic statistics / Orthography / Pragmatics / Rhetoric / Stylistics / Semantics / Linguistic typology / Bilingualism / Social Networks / Education (Issues such as teaching, program evaluation, Curriculum Development) / …

Important dates:

  • Conference: 2-3 February 2021
  • Deadline for the submission of abstracts & registration: 31st October 2020
  • Notificaetion of acceptance: with two weeks after the deadline for the submission of abstracts
  • Deadline for full articles (if you wish your article to be published): 30th November 2020

For more information, please consult the Conference Website:

Remembering Catastrophe: Historical Fictions Research Network 2021
Online conference (Zoom), 18-21 February 2021
Deadline for proposals; 30 September 2020

Historical fictions can be understood as an expanded mode of historiography. Scholars in literary, visual, historical and museum/re-creation studies have long been interested in the construction of the fictive past, understanding it as a locus for ideological expression. However, this is a key moment for the study of historical fictions as critical recognition of these texts and their convergence with lines of theory is expanding into new areas such as the philosophy of history, narratology, popular literature, historical narratives of national and cultural identity, and cross-disciplinary approaches to narrative constructions of the past.

Historical fictions measure the gap between the pasts we are permitted to know and those we wish to know: the interaction of the meaning-making narrative drive with the narrative-resistant nature of the past. They constitute a powerful discursive system for the production of cognitive and ideological representations of identity, agency, and social function, and for the negotiation of conceptual relationships and charged tensions between the complexity of societies in time and the teleology of lived experience. The licences of fiction, especially in mass culture, define a space of thought in which the pursuit of narrative forms of meaning is permitted to slip the chains of sanctioned historical truths to explore the deep desires and dreams that lie beneath all constructions of the past.

We welcome paper proposals from Archaeology, Architecture, Literature, Media, Art History, Cartography, Geography, History, Musicology, Reception Studies, Linguistics, Museum Studies, Media Studies, Politics, Re-enactment, Larping, Gaming, Transformative Works, Gender, Race, Queer studies and others.

We welcome paper proposals across historical periods, with ambitious, high-quality, inter-disciplinary approaches and new methodologies that will support research into larger trends and which will lead to more theoretically informed understandings of the mode across historical periods, cultures and languages.

Theme: Remembering Catastrophe
2020 is a year we are likely to remember. This conference will consider how we have remembered / memorialised / narrated / represented catastrophes including war, famine, epidemic, genocide, tsunami and avalanches, natural and human made disaster; how ‘ownership’ of disasters has been claimed, how disasters have been written out or elided and how disasters have structured ethnic, national, religious, cultural, community, personal identities.

Please submit papers to the Paper Proposal Form.
Deadline 30th September

Twitter: @HistoricalFic
Facebook Group: Historical Fictions Research Network

(posted 29 August 2020)