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Considering Modernist Confusion

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:42pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

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

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:46pm
The Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

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


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:

Book Reviews

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 1:47pm
English: The Journal of the English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

English: The Journal of the English Association (Oxford UP) seeks reliable book reviewers.  Please email the Reviews Editor, Dr Adam Hansen ( with your CV (2 pages maximum) and a brief (100 words) statement of areas of interest or expertise.

Craft Modernism An Assembly

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:29am
Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex UK
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 26, 2017

*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.

International Virginia Woolf Society Panel at Louisville Conference

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:36am
International Virginia Woolf Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 28, 2017

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.


CFP: Special Issue of The Space Between on Dada and Surrealism in America

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:40am
The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

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 ( by December 31, 2017. Queries or proposed topics are welcomed and can be sent for feedback prior to that date.


EXTENDED DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ABSTRACTS (June 10th)—CFP for ALA panel—Sense of Place in American Modernist Poetry and Visual Art

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 2:02pm
American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 10, 2017

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.

Call for Submissions:Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 2:38pm
Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN0257-0254)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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.

American Literature after 1865; PAMLA; Nov. 10-12, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 2:07pm
Pacific Ancient & Modern Languages Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017



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: