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July 18, 2007

CFP: "Exile in and from Czechoslovakia during the 1930s and 1940s", London, 09/2008

The Research Centre for German & Austrian Exile Studies at the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies (University of London) invites contributions for a conference from 17 to 19 September 2008, marking the 70th anniversary of the Munich Agreement in 1938 and the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Communist government in 1948 on the subject of exile in and from Czechoslovakia during the 1930s and 1940s.

Papers on exile following the Prague Spring 1968 will also be considered, as will German-speaking exile from other former Hapsburg lands.

Suggested topic areas include:
- Aspects of German-speaking exile in Czechoslovakia prior to 1939 (political, cultural etc)
- Czech Refugee Trust Fund in Czechoslovakia
- Czech Refugee Trust Fund in Britain
- The British response to the Czech plight of 1938
- Czech refugee organisations in Britain
- Czech government in exile
- Relations between Czech refugee groups in Britain and other exile groups
- Post war remigration to Czechoslovakia
- Exiled representatives of Czech culture in Britain e.g., writers, painters, musicians...

Conference languages: English and German

Call for Papers Deadline: 31 December 2007

It is planned to publish the papers in the Yearbook of the Centre in 2009.

If you wish to offer a paper, please send a synopsis of around 300 words in the first instance to both: Professor Charmian Brinson c.brinson@ic.ac.uk AND Dr Marian Malet mwmalet@blueyonder.co.uk as soon as possible and in any case by 31 December 2007.

For information about the Research Centre and its Yearbook, visit http://igrs.sas.ac.uk/research_centres/exilestudies/index.html

University of London School of Advanced Study Senate House, Malet
Street, London WC1E 7HU
Telephone: +44 (0)20-7862 8966 Fax: +44 (0)20-7862 8970
Email: igrs@sas.ac.uk
Website: http://igrs.sas.ac.uk

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CFP: "Symposium" articles on Slavic languages & literatures

SYMPOSIUM, a quarterly journal in modern literatures, welcomes contributions pertinent to modern languages and literatures. Research on authors, themes, periods, genres, works, and theory, often through comparative studies, is regularly featured.

Recent issues include essays on Yolanda Bedregal, Albert Camus, Assia Djebar, Carlos Fuentes, Franz Kafka, Gaston Leroux, and José Mármol. Although articles are primarily in English, some issues include discussions of works in the original language.

Please send three copies of submissions to:
Amy S. Wyngaard, Editor
340 H. B. Crouse Hall
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244-1160

Submission details
Essays must be prepared according to the MLA Style Manual and should be 15-25 double-spaced pages in length. Essays in languages other than English must be accompanied by a short paragraph describing their contents. The editorial board will not consider essays submitted simultaneously to other journals. In accordance with our blind peer review process, the author's name should not appear on the manuscript; any references to the author's previous work should be in the third person.

Decisions are typically reached within 8-12 weeks; articles are usually published within 6-9 months of acceptance. Manuscripts not accepted for publication will be returned only if submitted with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

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