Modern Language Association Convention
Location: Seattle , Washington
Special Session: Reading Langston Hughes in the Age of Barack Obama
Abstracts exploring Hughes's transformative vision of ethnicity/race. 250 word abstract and CV by 1 March 2011 to Sharon Lynette Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All presenters must join the Modern Language Association and the Langston Hughes Society.
Modern Language Association Convention
From Portraits to Pinups: Representations of Women in Art and Popular Culture
On May 14, 2011, the Brooklyn Museum will hold a one-day academic symposium in conjunction with the exhibition Lorna Simpson: Gathered, which features works by the contemporary artist Lorna Simpson. The program will consist of two sessions, morning and afternoon; in each, a select number of graduate students will present research related to the theme "From Portraits to Pinups: Representations of Women
in Art and Popular Culture" and participate in a moderated discussion with other panelists.
PAMLA Conference 2011, November 5 and 6, 2011, at Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Panel Title: History in the Hands of American Women Writers
(panel hosted by the Southern California chapter of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers; CFP open to everyone).
For the April 2011 edition of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various intellectual, artistic, emotional, and political manifestations of kitsch in our time.
In our current culture, the word 'kitsch' has come to be associated often with tacky souvenirs and cheap trinkets. However, there is a thicker sense given to the word by various thinkers and authors in the twentieth century, even if it is regularly connected with an idea of culture.
Connecticut Review is a semi-annual journal published since 1967 under the auspices of the Board of Trustees for the Connecticut State University. Connecticut Review invites submission of essays, interviews, academic articles that focus on New England authors/themes.
Writing Submission Guidelines
Work should be 2,000 to 4,000 words.
Submit two copies of each piece.
The first page of each essay or other should include the name, address, phone number, and e-mail address in the upper left corner.
Call for Papers
Multilingual Narratives of Migration in Europe
Organised by Dr. Lucia Aiello, Dr. Joy Charnley, Dr. Mariangela Palladino
29 March 2012
Glasgow Women's Library
5 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, G3 7BW
This is a proposed panel for the 2011 Modernist Studies Association Conference. A complex network of complicities and parallelisms between writing and emerging media—photography, film, sound recording, and the like—have been associated with modernism, a period roughly analogous with Walter Benjamin's paradigmatic "age of mechanical reproduction" (or "technological reproducibility"). Modernist poets and novelists—Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Guillaume Apollinaire, Louis Zukofsky, H. D., Marianne Moore, William Carlos Williams, Langston Hughes, James Agee, John Dos Passos, and Richard Wright, just to name a few—often refer to and draw upon such media in formulating their own representational strategies.
This Call for Papers, organized within the frame of the creative writing project "The New Image of the
Balkans", has as its goal:
• To invite young writers, artists and intellectuals from the Balkan region, to interpret the new
prospects of the cultural re-integration of the Balkans;
• To develop a new vision of contemporary & future Balkan realities (A New Balkan
• To restore the practices of mutual understanding between Balkan and European cultures and
civilizations (not just at the level of mere dialogue);
• To unburden the youth from the negative stereotype associated with the Balkans as a "Powder
Emma Bell Miles and Southern Appalachian Culture and Nature
'The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies' (formerly 'The Wyndham Lewis Annual') is the pre-eminent scholarly journal dedicated to the life, paintings, and writings of Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957). The journal is peer reviewed. 'The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies' seeks to make decisive contributions to Lewis studies, and to be a vital resource for all those working within, or seeking to contribute to, the field. Now under new editorship from 2010 onwards, 'The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies' seeks a range of new contributions to Lewis studies, and is keen to include work from early career and established scholars.