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Authority and Transgression

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 1:28pm
Modern Horizons
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

 Authority & Transgression (October 2017)


Modern Horizons invites proposals for papers (25-30 minutes long) for our seventh annual conference on ‘Authority & Transgression’ to be held 27-28 October, 2017 at UC Berkeley. Proposals are to be sent to by 31 July, 2017.

Bloomsday Essay Contest

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:27pm
Rosenbach Museum and Library
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

Bloomsday Essay ContestSpot the Winner!A Bloomsday Essay Contest

Calling all emerging Joyceans. Submit your best essay on Ulysses or another Joyce text for the Rosenbach’s first annual Bloomsday Essay Contest. Critical essays welcome from undergraduate and graduate students in the Tri-State area. Winners will be announced on June 16, 2017, at the Rosenbach’s Bloomsday celebration. All participants are encouraged to attend but need not be present to win!


DEADLINE APPROACHING—CFP for ALA panel—Sense of Place in American Modernist Poetry and Visual Art

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 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: The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 4:01pm
Janine Utell, Editor / The Space Between Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

** PLEASE NOTE: Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis for general issues.  A date is provided simply to comply with a required field on the UPenn CFP platform.



The Space Between:  Literature and Culture 1914–1945 invites submissions from scholars of intermodernism and the interwar period.  

The Space Between is an annual peer-reviewed journal (now in its 12th year, sponsored by The Space Between Society) devoted to interdisciplinary scholarship on the period bracketed by the two World Wars.  We are interested in approaches to texts of all kinds, emphasizing research on lesser-known writers and artists and understudied topics of the period.  

Drama and Society

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 1:02pm
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017


Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference 
November 10 – 12, 2017, Chaminade University of Honolulu and Ala Moana Hotel (Honolulu, Hawaii)
Session: Drama and Society
Presiding Officer: Kimberly Jew, Associate Professor, Theatre and Ethnic Studies, University of Utah
Proposal Due Date: May 21, 2017 (submit via PAMLA website,

SAMLA 89: Modern Drama

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

This session welcomes abstracts on any aspect of Modern Drama. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 89 theme, High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture, are especially welcome. By June 15, please submit a 250-word word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Aaron Botwick, The Graduate Center, CUNY, at

REMINDER Age and Gender: Ageing in the Nineteenth Century

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:06pm
Nineteenth Century Gender Studies Journal (NCGS)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 10, 2017

REMINDER Call for Contributors – Age and Gender: Ageing in the Nineteenth Century

Nineteenth Century Gender Studies Special Issue, Summer 2017

Guest Edited by Dr Alice Crossley, University of Lincoln


Activism and Literature of the World Wars

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:07pm
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

This special section seeks papers that examine activist anti-war literature and propaganda produced in the United States and/or Great Britain during and between the World Wars. More specifically, texts that foreground the fragility of the human mind and body in combat, and that make these the sites of anti-war rhetoric or art are especially welcome. Papers may consider anti-war activism in the forms of poetry, memoir, novel, pamphlet, and visual texts such as posters and films.

Debt in History

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:07pm
Tom Ue, University of Toronto Scarborough
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Debt in History


Department of English

University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada

18-19 May 2018