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Virginia Woolf, Europe and Peace: 28th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:37pm
University of Kent
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Marking 100 years since the end of the First World War and 80 years since the publication of Three Guineas, the 28th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf invites papers addressing the dual theme of Europe and Peace. From the ‘prying’, ‘insidious’ ‘fingers of the European War’ that Septimus Warren Smith would never be free of in Mrs Dalloway to Woolf’s call to ‘think peace into existence’ during the Blitz in ‘Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid’, questions of war and peace pervade her writings.

“In defense of close reading or, reading the minuscule”

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:16am
FRENCH ASSOCIATION FOR AMERICAN STUDIES
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

This panel proposes to read texts to the letter, to risk close reading as a challenging methodology. In le Risque de la lettre, Isabelle Alfandary explains that “the negativity of writing depends on the otherness that is always already introduced at the heart of an impure and heterogeneous system, one it contributes to shaping—language. Writing does not go without a risk, the risk literature and language run through writing lies at the heart of language itself, and constitutes language as risk. From this point of view the literature of the letter carries the trace of the risk inherent to any act of speech” (Alfandary 2012, 27). Besides, reading a text to the letter, whatever its nature, means having it run the risk of writing.

BodyWorks: A Conference on Corporeal Representation

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:16am
Northumbria University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

18th April 2018, Northumbria University

 

BodyWorks takes an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to representations of bodies, embodiment and sensory experience across literature and culture. In doing so, we welcome responses from a range of disciplines, including cultural studies, literary studies, philosophy, arts, history, education, media, social sciences and medical humanities. Through this breadth of intellectual inquiry, the event aims to draw together a range of approaches and methodologies for exploring various facets of the contemporary shift towards studies of the body and emotions in the humanities.

 

Digital Society and Capitalism

updated: 
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 2:34pm
Palgrave Communications (published by Palgrave Macmillan)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Digital Society and Capitalism

Editor: Professor Mike Grimshaw (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)

We are inviting article proposals for this special issue to be published in the open access journal Palgrave Communications, published by Palgrave Macmillan (https://www.nature.com/palcomms/).

Separate Spheres and Closed Doors: Recasting Gender and Space

updated: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 9:06am
GENCAS (Swansea University Centre for Research into Gender, Culture and Society)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 30, 2017

Separate Spheres & Closed Doors: Recasting Gender and Space

Call for Papers

April 19th-20th 2018

Singleton Abbey, University of Swansea

American Literature Association Conference, May 24-27, 2018 (San Francisco): “Stevens’ Americana”

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 9:05am
Wallace Stevens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Robert Frost intended to insult Stevens’ poetry when he called it mere “bric-a-brac,” verses loaded with pretty ornaments of ultimately little concrete value beyond themselves. In the context of American studies, however, “bric-a-brac” (or “Americana,” in our national tradition) often appreciates in critical value over time. This panel proposes to look at items, objects, or elements of Americana in Stevens’ poetry, essays, letters, and/or life. It welcomes presentations that consider the way Stevens uses or abuses American artifacts or lore in his work, as well as those that establish links between Stevens and other writings, cultural products, or ephemera idealized as unique to (or representative of) the American experience.

From Brontë to Bloomsbury Fifth International Conference: Reassessing Women’s Writing of the 1920s and 1930s

updated: 
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 9:20am
International Centre for Victorian Women Writers (ICVWW). Canterbury Christ Church University.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 2, 2018

 

International Centre for Victorian Women Writers (ICVWW)  

From Brontë to Bloomsbury Fifth International Conference:  

 

Reassessing Women’s Writing of the 1920s and 1930s 

 

 

16-17 July 2018

 

Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK 

 

 

Essays, Reviews, Interviews and Creative Work in Literature and Film Wanted

updated: 
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 9:19am
Cinematic Codes Review / Pennsylvania Literary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Pennsylvania Literary Journal (ISSN#: 2151-3066) is a printed journal that publishes critical essays, book-reviews, short stories, interviews, photographs, art, poetry, and various other genres. Issues are on sale in print-form through Amazon and other distributors. PLJ is also available through the EBSCO Academic Complete and ProQuest databases in full-text.

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