This panel reflects on the place of confusion in British and American modernism. Confusion has not been traditionally considered a proper scholarly response to textual analysis; critics are supposed to interpret a text rather than allow themselves to experience its uncertainties. What happens when we explore the confusion we feel when reading not as something to be worked through, but as something to be worked with? Building on affect theorists’ work on how our feelings can influence the way we read, such as Eve Sedgwick’s reparative reading and Rita Felski’s reflective and post-critical reading, how can considering confusion change both our experience of reading and our critical practices?
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Conference 2018
April 12-15, 2018
Call for papers for a roundtable at the 2018 Northeast Modern Language Association conference in Pittsburgh, April 12-15.
Deadline for Submission: September 30, 2017.
This roundtable will examine teaching methods and strategies for addressing the fiction of terrorism in the contemporary literature classroom. With a focus on teaching after 9/11, and in a moment fraught with tensions about politics and secondary education (see, for example, the “Professor Watchlist”), this roundtable will also address the ways faculty can frame their classes—not only for the students they teach, but for a general public concerned with the politics of college and university faculty.
Organisers: Dr Arin Keeble (Edinburgh Napier) and Dr Sam Thomas (Durham).
Keynote: Professor Stephen Shapiro (Warwick University)
We are seeking proposals for a symposium to be hosted by the School of Arts and Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University (Merchiston Campus) on May 5-6, 2018.
J. R. R. Tolkien once wrote, “Not all those who wander are lost.” Although this quotation has experienced its fair share of "inspirational quote" status by both Tolkien and Coachella fans alike, there remains a question of what "wandering" and "being elsewhere" means for the academic community. The 2018 New Voices Graduate Conference invites submissions that consider concepts of elsewhere. How do the terms interdisciplinary, difference, and othering delineate the elsewhere of cultural studies? What do authors and texts stand to gain wandering outside canonical forms? We also invite papers that explore the elsewheres of canonical texts, as well as papers that illuminate uncanonized and/or forgotten works.
The Research Society of American Periodicals invites submissions for its 2016-17 Article Prize.
The prize is awarded to the best article on the subject of American periodicals published in a peer-reviewed academic journal between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2017.
The Article Prize is designed for early-career scholars. Graduate students and those who received their Ph.D. no earlier than January 1, 2012 are eligible to apply.
The prizewinner will be awarded $1000. The prizewinner and two honorable mentions will also be provided with a one-year membership to the Research Society of American Periodicals, which includes a subscription to the society’s journal, American Periodicals.
The Bibliographical Society of America is pleased to announce its 2018 Fellowship Program.
The BSA Fellowship Committee wishes to remind our broad community that BSA awards are open to any member of the scholarly community engaged in bibliographical scholarship, including: academics, faculty, graduate students, booksellers, collectors, and scholars studying the materiality of books, manuscripts, and other cultural documents and artifacts.
Title of the panel to be proposed: Multimodal Books as Archives
Conference: 2018 International Conference on Narrative
Where: McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Dates: April 19 – 22, 2018.
Co-chairs: Torsa Ghosal (California State University, Sacramento) and Brian Davis (University of Maryland, College Park)
Call for Papers: Travel and Literature at CEA 2018
April 5-7 | Saint Petersburg, Florida
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront | 333 1st St. South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Travel and Literature for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org.