We hope this message finds you well. We are delighted to announce that the Department of English at Daulat Ram College, under the aegis of IQAC, invites papers for an International Conference on “Modernism, India and the Colonial Gaze” to be held in New Delhi on February 1-2, 2024.
Beyond mere sustenance, food often serves as a rich source of meaning, symbolizing cultural, social, and psychological dimensions. This panel invites scholars to examine literary moments where food becomes an integral part of the narrative, exploring its multifaceted roles and its ability to facilitate storytelling. Papers discussing food as setting, symbol, descriptor, or as other literary devices welcome. Please submit a 250 word abstract directly to the conference website: https://cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20637
In a 2015 multimedia manifesto titled “Towards Arabfuturism/s” the Jordanian artist Sulaïman Majali writes that “Arabfuturism/s, like most creative provocations, is born of counter-culture” in which “notions of belonging are constantly challenged by the strangers, the marginalised, the outsiders: workers, rebels, immigrants, artists who see from the margins– looking in – that there is no homogenous culture or identity.” For Majali, like many contemporary artists interrogating the possibilities and limits of futurity amidst ecological, territorial, existential, and ideological states of crisis, -futurism “signifies a defiant cultural break, a projection forward into what is, beyond ongoing eurocentric, hegemonic narrativ
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Katherine Mansfield Studies
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In the realm of literature, grief and loss have always occupied a profound space, weaving their intricate threads through the narratives of countless tales. From the ancient Greek tragedies to contemporary works, the exploration of human suffering and its aftermath has captivated the imaginations of readers and critics alike. However, delving deeper into the recesses of these literary landscapes, we encounter a concept that extends beyond the boundaries of ordinary grief—a surplus of grief that emerges, often unyielding and overwhelming, in the face of profound loss and trauma.
Deadline Extended: ALL WORK, NO PLAY
Please send proposals by August 14 2023
This is a symposium on pedagogy and the pedagogical imaginary presented by the English and Theatre Studies Program at The University of Melbourne and generously supported by the Shakespeare 400 Trust and the ETS program.
Keynote Speaker: Dr Claire Hansen, The Australian National University
Date: Tuesday 28th of November 2023
Attendance: in-person on the Parkville Campus and virtually via Zoom
Call for Papers: The Routledge Companion to Ernest Hemingway
The Routledge Literature Companions feature newly-commissioned work from an international team of contributors in exciting areas of literary studies. The essays in this volume, written in clear and jargon-free prose, are intended for both students and scholars, providing a comprehensive overview while introducing emerging scholarship. The Routledge Companion to Ernest Hemingway, edited by Verna Kale, is currently under contract.
Late in the lengthy, posthumously published essay, “The Education of the People,” D.H.
CFP: Modernism in American Literature:
Proposals due August 31, 2023
Note on Updated Proposal:
We currently have most of the selections made, and essays in process, for a volume on re-considering Modernism with regard to American literature. We are, however, still looking for a small handful of high-quality proposals to fill out a few remaining chapters in the project.
Scholarship on the politics of literature has, in recent decades, increasingly come to focus on
whether texts from the past conform to the values of the present. Some texts are praised for
modeling, even anticipating, our own progressive values, while others are subject to critique for
the way they ignore, license, or justify forms of inequity, injustice, and subordination. This
disciplinary impulse has come to seem not only justified, but natural. Yet it has also resulted in a
growing corpus of books being dismissed or maligned within the academy, books that are
crucially still being read and revered outside the academy. We call this “bad art” because we
This conference celebrates the relationship between two influential American poets, William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) and Denise Levertov (1923-1997). It aims to explore the shared views, poetics, and engagement with history and social reality in the works of Williams and Levertov, as well as their differences and divergences.
OVERTONES EGE JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES
CALL FOR PAPERS
Annual deadline: September 15
Mediated Ruins in Contemporary Landscapes of the Americas
chairs: Paulo Lorca Fuentealba (Cornell University) and Ashley Edlund-Chescheir (Cornell University)
Join us in Boston for NEMLA, March 7th-10th, 2024
The Eudora Welty Society welcomes proposals for papers for a special session (traditional format) addressing representations of children, childhood, or childness in Welty’s fiction, nonfiction, and/or photography. Considering relationships of such representations to the conference theme of in/security is especially welcome, though not required. Please submit a 300-word abstract and brief biographical statement by July 7 to Katherine Henninger at Louisiana State University, email@example.com.
Virginia Woolf & Ecologies II
Fall Symposium on Virginia Woolf
October 20th – 22nd, 2023
Ecology (noun): ecol·o·gy | \ i-ˈkä-lə-jēn.
1a: The branch of biology that deals with the relationships between living organisms and their environment. Also: the relationships themselves, esp. those of a specified organism.
1c: In extended use: the interrelationship between any system and its environment; the product of this.
The Review of English and American Literature
Call for Papers
Special Issue: Mapping Care
Deadline for Submissions: Jan. 10, 2024
The Review of English and American Literature
Call for Papers
In the academic world, there is a constant exploration of new forms, genres, philosophies, and directions—reworking established concepts and creating new ones. While storytelling initially existed in verbal speech and gestures, modern mediums such as novels, comics, films, and video games have expanded the narrative landscape. Focusing on novelistic fiction, this panel explores their evolution, and more particularly, the proliferation of genres within them.
While traditional novels consist of a single story, short story collections, and anthologies diverge from this format, offering a unifying theme and a unique, flexible format that allows ideas and themes to be conveyed from different angles without the need for a cohesive plot.
Narrative Surplus, Literary Specificity, and the Modernist Novel at NeMLA, March 7-10, 2024 Boston, MA Host: Tufts University, School of Arts and Sciences.
What would it mean to think of a novel’s depiction of thoughts, ideas, or emotions as surplus to its plot? What details—historical, social, political—are lost if we think of narrative information as mere details and therefore surplus to literary meaning? Once we extract all essential facts, what is left for the critic to make sense of?
“There’s something uniquely exhilarating about puzzling together the truth at the hands of an unreliable narrator,” Maria Semple.
Call for Papers
Silver Jubilee Issue: 25 Years of American, British and Canadian Studies: Lofty Aspirations, Protean Visions, Ongoing Quests
Deadline: 10 June 2024
Charlotte Beyer, University of Gloucestershire
Christine Berberich, University of Portsmouth
Sean Matthews, University of Nottingham
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Vector invites proposals for articles on speculative modernisms, exploring modernist, experimental, and avant-garde literary and artistic traditions in relation to science fiction, fantasy, and cognate genres and modes.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: 30 June 2023
Foreign Bodies: Becoming Apart, Becoming a Part in Contemporary British Literature
12-13 0ctober, 2023
International conference EMMA (EA741)
Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier3 - Site Saint Charles
Organizers: Katia Marcellin and Carine Nibakure
Keynote speakers: Professor Catherine Bernard (Université Paris-Cité)and Harry Parker (author of Anatomy of a Soldier and Hybrid Humans)
Trauma is typically considered ‘responsive to and constitutive of “modernity”’ (Micale and Lerner 2001). Certainly, as argued by Mark Seltzer, ‘modernity has come to be understood under the sign of the wound’: ‘the modern subject has become inseparable from the categories of shock and trauma.’
The year between December 29th 2022 and December 29th 2023 would have been the hundredth of William Gaddis’ life. Between 1955, when he published The Recognitions, and 1998, when he died shortly after completing Agapē Agape, Gaddis was notorious for a disproportion between reputation and readership. Being reflexively labelled “difficult,” with his own novels’ wry figurations of characters writing “for a very small audience,” and with a tendency to be categorized (though not always actually read) alongside the increasingly unfashionable “high postmodernists”… all this might have made it hard to envisage his work surviving into the 2000s.
Please consider submitting an abstract for the NeMLA session "Reassessing Resource Narratives: Ecocritical Perspectives on the Illusion of Surplus" (55th Annual NeMLA Convention March 7th in Boston, MA). The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2023. You can submit an abstract for this session here- https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20666
Call for Papers: Conrad and World Literature Studies
The Conradian: The Journal of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK)
SAMLA 2023 (9-11 November)