The Edith Wharton Society invites proposals for a panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference (SAMLA 89) to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, November 3-5, 2017. The conference topic is High Art / Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture.
John Berger Now
12-13th September, 2017 School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University.
‘The death of the artist is a dividing line’ wrote John Berger in 1966. ‘Every artist’s work changes when he dies. And finally no one remembers what his work was like when he was alive … [His work] will have become evidence from the past, instead of being … a possible preparation for something to come.’
This panel seeks to build on the resurgence of interest in the work of Anglo-Mexican surrealist writer and painter Leonora Carrington inaugurated at her death in 2011 at age 94, and continuing through major career retrospectives in Dublin (2013) and Liverpool (2015). For many years, criticism on her writings has been held up by the relative unavailability of her works. Forthcoming centennial reissues of her complete stories (Dorothy Project) as well as her memoir, Down Below (NYRB Classics), however, offer the chance to resituate her work within recent scholarly work on modernism, surrealism, transnationalism, cosmopolitanism, gender studies and sexuality, trauma studies and neurodiversity, translation studies, and more.
CALL FOR PAPERS: ‘Ford and the Other’
Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France
September 7–9, 2017
Proposals are invited for an international conference on Ford Madox Ford and 'the other'.
The principle underlying Max Saunders’s magisterial biography on Ford is that of duality; of a man forever oscillating between differing versions of himself; between public and inner life; tradition and modernity; reality and authenticity. As Saunders reminds us, a writer’s life, according to Ford, is ‘a dual affair’; and this tenet seems relevant both as regards Ford’s life as a writer and his theoretical and literary writing. At the core of duality lies the idea that one is also always another.
2nd and Final CFP Deadline: 5 March 2017
- Anne Fogarty (University College Dublin)
- Stanley E. Gontarski (Florida State University)
- Maebh Long (University of Waikato)
- Arthur Riordan (Improbable Frequency, Slattery’s Sago Saga, The Train)
- Alan Titley (The Dirty Dust, In My Own Words: Flann O'Brien Speaks)
- Joanna Walsh (Vertigo, Hotel, Grow a Pair)
CFP: Irish International Alliances (MLA Forum for Irish Languages Literatures and Cultures, non-guaranteed panel MLA 2018)
Irish International Alliances:
Abstracts welcome on transnational and transatlantic cooperation in Irish literature, culture, politics and history from monastic settlements to the present day.
300-word abstracts by 10 March 2017; Catherine Flynn (email@example.com)
Connecting the Dots: Museums and Comics
Journal of Awareness (JoA) is an international refereed journal.
It aims to create a forum on AWARENESS. In this perspective, high quality articles are going to be published.
Keywords： Social sciences; Multidisciplinary studies; Interdisciplinary studies
CFP Word and Image
The Second Modernist Network Cymru (MONC) Conference
The Drwm, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth & The School of Art, Aberystwyth University12 – 13 September 2017Keynote speaker: Professor Laura Marcus (University of Oxford)
Authorial literary translation
The study of any national literary system cannot exclude a comparative approach and an investigation into the function of translations. Our aim in this monographic issue is to study works translated by leading writers in international literary cultures (not exclusively European), and then analyse the role of these translations in the formation of supranational literary canons.
The leading writers of various literary traditions have in fact very often translated foreign works themselves by turning, on occasions, to translation as a fundamental practice for personal enrichment to creative and stylistic ends.