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Katherine Mansfield and Elizabeth Von Arnim

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:10am
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018


Katherine Mansfield Studies




Guest Editor Isobel Maddison

Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge


Katherine Mansfield to Elizabeth von Arnim 1922:

‘I would like to write one story really good enough to offer you one day’;

‘please let all the pride be mine that you are my cousin’.


*DEADLINE EXTENDED* The Secret Life of Crowds: Gender, Sexuality, and the Masses

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 12:20pm
Princeton Department of Comparative Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 12, 2018

The Secret Life of Crowds: Gender, Sexuality, and the Masses
Princeton University Department of Comparative Literature
April 5-7, 2018
Keynote speaker: Professor Klaus Theweleit

MSA Columbus: Suicidal Modernisms

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 8:59am
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Modernist Studies Association Conference, Columbus, OH, Nov. 8-11, 2018 

CFP: Suicidal Modernisms


In Andrew Bennett’s recently published Suicide Century (2017), the author writes that suicide “streams like a poison through the tainted life blood of the modernist literary canon.”  And yet work on modernism and suicide is scarce; in fact, work on “literary suicidology” more generally has not matched the subject’s importance to our field.  This panel would like to build on the work of Bennett and a few others (Al Alvarez, Jeffrey Berman) and examine the representation and non-representation of suicide in modernist texts.


Virginia Woolf and the Writing of History

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 4:07pm
International Conference of the French Virginia Woolf Society (SEW)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Virginia Woolf and the Writing of History

8-10 November 2018

University of Rouen


With the collaboration of the University of Picardie - Jules Verne

And the Société d’Etudes Woolfiennes

Inventing Otherness, Dissent, and Controversy

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 4:03pm
Significations Graduate Student Conference - California State University, Los Angeles
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Paper Topics:

Significations Graduate Student Conference theme for 2018 is “Inventing Otherness, Dissent, and Controversy.” This conference invites submissions that question the essence of individuality, the process of “otherness” and contextualization of dissent and controversial topics. We also accept submissions that go beyond the conference theme. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the conference, we welcome all fields of study. Some fields of interest include: Critical Theory, Philosophy, History, Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Pan-African American Studies, Native American Studies, Sociology, Psychology, and anything including the Natural and Social Sciences.


International Virginia Woolf Society Panel at MLA 2019: _Night and Day_ at 100

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:43pm
Mary Wilson / International Virginia Woolf Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 12, 2018

Night and Day at 100:This panel invites papers examining Woolf’s Night and Day in the centennial year of its publication.  What is the twenty-first century legacy of Woolf’s “nineteenth-century” novel?

Please send a 250-word abstract by March 12, 2018, to Mary Wilson at <>.

Graham Greene Studies

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:40pm
University of North Georgia/Graham Greene Birthplace Trust
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

 The University of North Georgia Press, in conjunction with The Graham Greene Birthplace Trust, is issuing a Call for Papers for a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the life and work of the English writer Graham Greene (1904 – 1991). University academics, independent researchers, and doctoral, post-graduate, undergraduate, and graduate students are invited to submit papers. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Greene’s political and theological landscapes
  • Greene’s depiction of women
  • The short fiction
  • The early novels
  • The plays
  • Greene’s travels on ‘the dangerous edge of things’

Book and film reviews and other feature articles will also be considered.

American Drama’s Ethical Transactions

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:26pm
The American Theatre and Drama Society and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

This panel will consider how twentieth century American plays define, operationalize, register, and/or critique ethical discourse. Is there an “ethics” of the twentieth century play? What people, places, and things are left out of this ethical discourse? For example, in asking ethical questions, some projects may wish to consider how American drama resists, and/or encodes, power relations. Research here may also be mindful of how specific American plays, masters, and movements help us to ask difficult questions rather than seek easier answers.

*Deadline Extended!* Stranger Things: The Weird, the Paranormal, and the Problem of Belief

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 8:46pm
British Modernities Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 25, 2018

Stranger Things:

The Weird, the Paranormal, and the Problem of Belief 


British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

20–21 April 2018, Urbana, IL


Keynote Presentation: “Listening to the Dead: W. B. Yeats’s Communication with Spirits”

By Dr. Catherine E. Paul, Professor Emerita, Clemson University

Additional speakers TBA