Calls for Papers: June 16, 2014

2014 Susan Sontag Prize for Translation

This $5,000 grant will be awarded to a proposed work of literary translation from Mandarin Chinese into English and is open to anyone under the age of 30. The translation must fall under the category of fiction or letters, and the applicant will propose his or her own translation project. Preference will be given to works that have not been previously translated. Applicants wishing to translate significantly longer works should contact the Foundation before sending in their applications so that supplementary materials can be included. The project should be manageable for a four-month period of work. For application details, visit All application materials must be submitted via regular mail to: Susan Sontag Foundation, 76 Franklin St #3, New York, NY 10013. Applications must be received by June 27, 2014.

The 6th International Indological Graduate Research Symposium

IIGRS 6 will be held at the University of Hamburg on October 6-7, 2014. The purpose of the conference is to bring together graduate students working with primary sources in Indology so that they can build contacts and present, discuss and publish their research. All papers dealing with any indological research centered around the study of texts in their original language will be considered by the selection committee. For further information, visit All M.A. and PhD students as well as early stage researchers (who have completed their PhDs within the past five years) are invited to send a 300 word abstract to Abstracts should be in both Word and PDF format, and include: 1) your name, institution and your status as a postgraduate student; 2) a paper title; 3) a broad indication of subject area; 4) an outline of contents. Abstracts are due by June 29, 2014.