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Federation for Modern Languages and Literatures (FILLM) The FILLM Newsletter
Volume 14 | June 2018

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The next volume of The FILLM Newsletter will come out on 15 September 2018. If you would like to contribute to the newsletter or have some information for us to include, please send a message to aborch@abo.fi (Deadline: 1 September 2018).



FILLM News

The FILLM Symposium in Vienna, Austria is little over a month away and the preparations are well under way. You can read more about the symposium on the FILLM website or those of the local organizer.

The symposium is not the only bit of information for you here, though. Below you'll find some very exciting news from FILLM itself as well as from our Member Associations.
 


FILLM and the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Many of you have probably spend a lot of your time clicking through your privacy settings on various websites over the last couple of weeks. As you're most likely aware, the reason for this is that, at the end of May, the European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation (better known as the GDPR) kicked in. This required many organizations, companies, etc. to make sure that the users of their websites have given them permission to collect information about their usage of the site.

We mention this, because we would like to make sure that you know where you stand on this issue when visiting FILLM's website (www.fillm.org) as well as its social media accounts.

Currently, FILLM is not in any way tracking or collecting data about those who visit the federation's website. We have no plans to do so either, but should we decide that this might help the federation in the future then we will make sure to inform anyone who pays our website a visit.

With regards to FILLM's accounts on social media (which at the moment includes Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube), we do not gather or use any information beyond that which is available to anyone who administers a site in any of these places. That said, we would like to make you aware that it is quite possible that the companies behind these platforms do collect information about your usage of FILLM's accounts. To get more information about how they do this, we encourage you to consult the information Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube provide in this respect.


ACLANew Member: The American Comparative Literature Association

On to more exciting news:
we're very happy to announce that The American Comparative Literature Association, also known as ACLA, has joined FILLM.

ACLA is the principal learned society in the United States for scholars whose work involves several literatures and cultures as well as the premises of cross-cultural literary study itself.

The association was founded in 1960 and currently has about 2500 members. For more informaiton visit the association's website...

The ACLA  will be represented on the FILLM Committee by its current President,
Professor Emily Apter (New York University).


FILLM Book Series
FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures
It has recently been announced that the 9th volume in the FILLM Book Series, FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures (John Benjamins), will be published later this year. The book is an edited volume with the title Where Is Adaptation? Mapping Cultures, Texts, and Contexts. The book is edited by Casie Hermansson and Janet Zepernick (both Pittsburg State University).

While you wait for that gem, we recommend that you check out the series's back catalogue. It  includes many interesting titles.

Below you'll notice that the Series Editor, Roger D. Sell, is very interested in receiving typescripts which fit the overall aims of the series. He is especially keen to get more proposals with linguistic, philological and pedagogical topics.

Note also that members of FILLM's Member Associations are entitled to a 30% discount on volumes in the FILLM Book Series.


FILLM Membership Fees

Finally, we would just like to draw our members' attention to the fact that it is now only possible to pay the FILLM membership fee in Euros. For more information...



News from CIPSH and our Member Associations
ChLA
The next conference of the Children's Literature Association (ChLA) will be held at Texas State University, San Antonion, Texas, US from 28-30 June 2018. Theme: "Refreshing Waters/Turbulent Waters". More details...

ISOLA
The next conference of The International Society for the Oral Literatures of Africa will take place from 10-12 July 2018 at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. For more information...


IASSThe International Association of Scandinavian Studies holds a conference on the theme of "Scandinavian Exceptionalisms" in August 2018. The conference will be held at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. For more details...

ESSE
The 14th conference of the European Society for the Study of English will be held in Brno, Czech Republic from 29 August to 2 September 2018. For more information ...


The International Association for Dialogue AnalysisThe Internation Association for Dialogue Analysis holds a conference at the Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan. Dates: 25-28 September 2018. Theme: "Dialogue and Becoming: Technologies, Agencies, and Ways of Relating". More information...


The Modern Language AssociationThe Modern Language Association will hold its next annual convention in Chicago, US. Dates: 3-6 January 2019. Theme: "Textual Transactions". For more information...

ACLA
The next annual conference of the American Comparative Literature Association will be held in Georgetown, US in March 2019. For more information...

ChLA
The 2019 conference of the Children's Literature Association (ChLA) will be held in Indianapolis, US from 13-16 June 2019. More details will be released in the coming months, so keep an eye on the ChLA website...

The International Association for University Professors of English
The next conference of the International Assocation for University Professors of English (IAUPE) will be held at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland from 22-26 July 2019. For more information on the conference...

ACLALSThe next triennial conference of the Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (ACLALS) will be held in Auckland, New Zealand in 15-19 July  2019. More information is available on the conference website...


The Modern Language AssociationThe Modern Language Association will hold its next international symposium in Lisbon, Portugal. Dates: 15-19 July 2019. Theme: "Remembering Voices Lost". For more information...

AILC
The International Comparative Literature Association (AILC) will organize its next conference in Shenzhen, China in 2019. More details will be announced later.




Call for Papers
FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures
FILLM is looking for contributions to its book series FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures. While FILLM is looking for contributions within all areas of language and literature studies, we're particularly keen to receive proposals focusing on linguistic, philological and pedagogical topics.The series is published in collaboration with John Benjamins Publishing Company and former FILLM President Roger D. Sell is the Series Editor. For more on the aims of the series and how to submit a book proposal...


The International Association for University Professors of EnglishThe International Assocation for University Professors of English (IAUPE) are looking for proposals for their next triennial conference at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland in July 2019. Theme: "... a way with words ..." Deadline for submitting proposals is 31 August 2018To read the entire Call for Papers...


The Modern Language AssociationThe Modern Language Association is looking for paper and session proposals for its upcoming symposium in Lisbon, Portugal (15-19 July 2019). The theme of the symposium is "Remembering Voices Lost". The deadline for submitting proposals is 21 September 2018. To read the entire Call for Papers, please check out the symposium website...

ACLALSThe Call for Papers for the Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (ACLALS) next conference in Auckland, New Zealand in July 2019 is now out. Deadline: 21 September 2018. More information is available on the conference website...



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