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?
Irish Time? Temporalities in Irish Literature and Culture
Symposium at The Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin
October 12-13, 2017
Convenors: Martin Middeke (University of Augsburg) and Christopher Morash (Trinity College Dublin)
For full project outline, please see iristimesymposium.wordpress.com
Call for Papers:
Papers are invited from a range of fields that consider the question of time in an Irish context. Papers are invited from any discipline, including the performing arts and history of science. Cross-disciplinary dialogue is encouraged.
Topics include but are not limited to:
English: The Journal of the English Association (Oxford UP) seeks reliable book reviewers. Please email the Reviews Editor, Dr Adam Hansen (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your CV (2 pages maximum) and a brief (100 words) statement of areas of interest or expertise.
*NEW: deadline for proposals extended to May 26 2017*
Craft Modernism: an assembly
Sussex University, 15 June 2017
We cordially invite you to come and take part in a new type of collaborative event: an assembly of thinkers and of ideas.
We want to gather a group of scholars and practitioners who are interested in instances or representations of craft in modernist writing, visual art, and sound.
We are open to inventive interpretations of the terms ‘craft’ and ‘modernism’. We welcome creatively imagined short presentations that will introduce an image or excerpt that the presenter will ‘speak to,’ and explain the connection to craft.
The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its eighteenth consecutive panel at the University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, from February 22-24, 2018. We invite proposals for critical papers on any topic concerning Woolf studies. A particular panel theme may be chosen depending on the proposals received.
RILEC 2017- Call For Entries
Special Issue: Call for Essays
Dada and Surrealism: Transatlantic Aliens on American Shores, 1914 – 1945
deadline for submissions: December 31, 2017
Please submit full essays of 6,000-7,500 words in Times New Roman 12 pt. font, with MLA citation style, to the guest-editor James W. McManus (email@example.com) by December 31, 2017. Queries or proposed topics are welcomed and can be sent for feedback prior to that date.
This panel explores the sense of place as part of the indigenous language of American artistic production of Modernism in the context of the European avant-garde. Though U.S. poets and artists were influenced by the formal techniques of Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dadaism and Surrealism, they were also determined to search for the essence of an expressive language that defined its authenticity as opposed to European foreignness. One of their avenues of research was the exploration of the distinctive features of the American soil as a means of contributing novel aspects to modern aesthetics. The genuine character of the environment is closely linked to the strong attachment to rural or urban spaces and the value they acquire for the observer.
Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The 115th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association (PAMLA) will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10, to Sunday, November 12.
Seeking papers for a panel(s) focused upon post-1865 American Literature. Abstracts involving the conference theme--''The Sense of Sight: Vision, Visilibity, and Ways of Seeing--are particularly welcome, although all aspects of post-Civil War literature will be considered. To submit an abstract for this session, please go to: