The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott (1893-1963) for presentation at the American Literature Association's 31st Annual Conference in San Diego, CA (May 21-24, 2020). Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, memoir, poetry, young adult literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. We are especially interested in papers that investigate the process of canonicity, the literary networks to which Scott belonged, or the role of disability in her career, but all topics will be considered.
We invite proposals for monographs or edited volumes for our Series in Literary Studies.
Literary studies is one of the richest and most interdisciplinary fields of study, encompassing a wide array of valid approaches, from the historical, to the theoretical, to the experimental. Broadly speaking, works of literary scholarship aim to change or enhance the way we read texts by investigating their complexity.
We are particularly interested in books on English Literature, although we are open to proposals which examine any type of world literature.
The scope of the present call is broad. Possible topics include (non-comprehensive list):
NEH-Funded INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: CALL FOR PAPERS
"In a Speculative Light: The Arts of James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney"
Date of symposium: February 19-21, 2020
Deadline for Proposals: November 1, 2019
Professor of Performance Studies, NYU Tisch School of the Arts & Professor, The European Graduate School
Wallace Stevens Society Call for Papers
American Literature Association
May 21-24, 2020, San Diego, CA
Wallace Stevens and Performance
The Wallace Stevens Society is pleased to invite papers for a panel on the topic of “Stevens and Performance” at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference in San Diego, California, on May 21-24, 2020. Topics might include (but are not limited to):
The Department of English, Gauhati University invites research papers for publication for the forthcoming issue of its peer-reviewed journal English Forum: Journal of the Department of English, Gauhati University. The journal is devoted to a scholarly dialogue on a broad range of issues pertaining to English Literature from Middle English to Postmodern times as well as other literatures in English. Articles should deal with topics significant to our time and cultures like representation, identity, subjectivity, ethnicity, nationhood, gender, and narration. Articles for publication should be between 5000 and 8000 words; prepared according to the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (Latest Edition).
"Marianne Moore and the Archives"
The University at Buffalo
will host a conference on Marianne Moore
May 22-24, 2020
Call for proposals:
"Marianne Moore and the Archives" will focus on Moore in relation to archival collection practices, broadly understood.
We encourage proposals drawing on research collections at the Rosenbach or on the Marianne Moore Digital Archive but also proposals on Moore's appearance in other modernist archives, in relation to networks of her friends and peers, to current theories and practices of archiving, or on Moore herself as a librarian, a collector, and a self-archivist.
In the past decade, modernist studies has been animated by the issue of periodization. As a concept, modernism has been projected backwards and forwards in space and time. Attempts to clarify the “when” of modernism have ultimately led modernist studies to the doorstep of contemporary. If we now have late modernism, metamodernism, and cosmodernism broaching the present, we also have arguments “against periodization” (Hayot), proposals for “literary transhistory” (Bronstein), and assertions that modernism is nothing more nor less than the “creative and expressive domain” of any modernity (Friedman). But what does it mean to propose the contemporaneity of modernism when modernism itself is being detached from time and history?
****This is a CFP for the 2020 ACLA Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, March 19-22, 2020.***
In The Anatomy of Fascism, Robert Paxton reminds us that fascism has always proved difficult to define. Fascism “seemed to come from nowhere.” Though it “took on multiple and varied forms” and “exalted hatred and violence in the name of national prowess,” it still “managed to appeal to prestigious and well-educated statesmen, entrepreneurs, professionals, artists, and intellectuals.” Despite this, “everyone is” nonetheless, “sure they know what fascism is.”
Proposals requested for the 22nd Annual Conference of
The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
June 4-6, 2020
Keynote Speaker: TBA
Call for Papers