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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


CFP: E. E. Cummings Sessions at the American Literature Association's 29th annual conference, San Francisco, CA, May 24-27, 2018 (deadline 1/27/2018)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:34am
E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018

The E. E. Cummings Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2018 ALA. We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Cummings' life or work. Proposals that touch upon the following topics will be especially welcome:

  • Cummings in 1917-1918 (detention at La Ferté Macé, Cummings at Camp Devens, The Enormous Room as a modernist memoir)
  • Early experiments in modernism
  • Readings of little-studied Cummings poems
  • Re-readings of much-studied Cummings poems
  • Cummings among the modernists and post-modernists
  • Love and art vs. the unworld of modernity 

Submit 250-400 word abstracts to Michael Webster ( by January 27, 2018.

CFP: The Postwar Films of Luis Buñuel for edited volume on Surrealism and Film After 1945

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 9:46am
Kristoffer Noheden, Stockholm University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Following World War II a diverse and intense surrealist film culture took shape. Surrealist filmmakers made experimental short films, documentaries, and feature films, while surrealist writers were a steady presence in French film criticism. With this our volume Surrealism and Film After 1945, we present the first anthology on this rich but understudied topic. The volume will feature contributions on filmmakers connected with surrealism, the surrealist reception and exhibition of film, and the surrealist contributions to animation, documentary, and feminist film.

Wife, Mother, Siren, Artist: Challenging the Patriarchal Stereotype

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:15pm
Dave Clayton / University of Chichester
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: British Women’s Writing from 1930 to 1970


Wife, Mother, Siren, Artist: Challenging the Patriarchal Stereotype 

A two-day Conference at the University of Chichester

Saturday June 9th and Sunday June 10th 2018

Co-organised by Dr Miles Leeson and David Clayton

Department of English, Creative Writing, History and Politics