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
Department of English
University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada
18-19 May 2018
Prospero, A JOURNAL OF MODERN LITERATURES AND CULTURES (Rivista di Letterature e culture straniere), University of Trieste, Italy, invites contributions for the forthcoming miscellaneous issue, volume 22 (2017). Prospero is a double-blind peer review, printed and entirely open access. It publishes articles and essays in the field of literary studies which consider texts and textual analysis from a wide hermeneutic, philological and historical perspective. It specifically focuses on literary studies considered in their interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary relationships with other cultural expressions.
“Reading World War I Literature 100 Years After” - Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses - Special Issue (2018), No. 31
Editors: Nick Milne (University of Ottawa) & Sara Prieto (University of Alicante)
A hundred years after the Armistice of World War I, further review of the literature focused on and emanating from the conflict is needed. This special issue of Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses (http://raei.ua.es) seeks to approach WWI from a multidisciplinary perspective, beyond the traditional canonical voices associated with the literature of the Great War.
Queensland Review welcomes proposals for essays for a special issue (26.2 2019) on the work of Thea Astley. A panel session is proposed for the July 2018 Literary Studies Convention in Canberra, to be followed by the special Astley issue of the journal, edited by Susan Sheridan with Jessica Gildersleeve.
Please send proposals of 250 words, for an essay or a conference paper or both, by 1 June 2017 to Susan Sheridan (email@example.com) and Jessica Gildersleeve (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Popular Cinema in Bengal: Genre, Stardom, Public Cultures (forthcoming)
Edited by Madhuja Mukherjee and Kaustav Bakshi (Jadavpur University, India)
Publisher: Routledge, UK/ India.
Women in Literature MMLA 2017—“Literatures from the Lockdown”
Thinking about this year’s MMLA theme, “Art and Activism,” led us to consider the ways in which women’s art and women’s activism have been “locked down.” Sometimes women’s art and women’s activism locks itself down; after all, Audre Lorde once proclaimed at an MLA conference, “What does it mean when the tools of a racist patriarchy are used to examine the fruits of that same patriarchy? It means that only the most narrow perimeters of change are possible and allowable.” How, then, do we escape the lockdown? How do we empower even as we resist?
In keeping with this year’s MMLA Convention theme, “Art and Activism,” I welcome papers that address social/political activism in nineteenth-century British literature and culture. Possible topics include, but are certainly not limited to: writers as social critics; the Victorian social problem novel; radical lyric and narrative representations; Aesthetes, Decadents, and the idea of “Art for Art’s sake”; and humanists, humanitarians, and social activists in life and fiction.
Please send a 250-word abstract and a brief bio. by April 5th, 2017 to Bailey Shaw at email@example.com.
Call for Papers
Intersections of Form and Identity
The Parish Review: The Journal of the International Flann O’Brien Society 4.2
The Avant-Garde and Modern Visual Culture: At the Crossroads of High and Low Art