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Proust Post Prix Goncourt

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:34am
Adeline Soldin / Dickinson College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Call for papers: Proust Post Prix Goncourt

2020 MLA Annual Convention in Seattle, USA from 9 to 12 January, 2020

How Red Is Modernism?

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:32am
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 4, 2019

Conference: MSA 2019, Toronto (October 17 – 20)Panel Title: How Red Is Modernism?Organizers: Matthew Gannon and Tavid Mulder The perennial issue of the politics of modernism is in season once again. We might now finally be in a position to leave behind the intransigent Cold War opposition of political realism and apolitical modernism, opening the possibility of reevaluating modernist politics. Mark Steven's recent book Red Modernism, for instance, makes concrete historical connections between leftist social and political events and the practices and theories of literary modernism.

MSA Toronto: Modernism, Disaster, and Nothingness

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:04am
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 4, 2019

CFP for Proposed Panel: MSA Toronto

Title: "Modernism, Disaster, and Nothingness"

William Faulkner Society - MLA 2020 - Open Call

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:25am
William Faulkner Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

William Faulkner Society Open Call for Papers The William Faulkner Society is issuing an open call for papers. Submit 250-word individual abstracts or panel proposals with panel description, 250-word abstracts, and panelists' email addresses in Word attachments to Taylor Hagood at thagood@fau.edu.

Deadline for submissions: Friday, 15 March 2019

Taylor Hagood, Florida Atlantic U (thagood@fau.edu )

Du Bois, Darkwater, and the Modernisms of 1919

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:25am
Modernist Studies Association roundtable
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 4, 2019

Roundtable on the global modernisms of 1919. Submissions particularly invited for contributors on W. E. B. Du Bois's Darkwater at the centenary of its composition.

MSA 2019: Toronto 

Empires, States, Forms

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:00am
MLA Joint Session of the Romanian and the Hungarian Forums, Modern Language Association, 2020 (Seattle, WA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Empires, States, Forms

Ephemeral Modernisms

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:01am
MSA Toronto (October 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 2, 2019

W.B. Yeats’ 1919 paradigmatic claim that “things fall apart, the centre cannot hold” encapsulates the twentieth-century fascination with figuring and conceptualizing the inevitability of instability and the certainty of entropy. For this panel, we are seeking papers on modernisms or modernist studies that dwell in the crumbling center. Approaches may include an investigation of:

            Decay

            Decline 

Decomposition

            Ephemerality

            Exhaustion

            Fragmentation

            Half-lives

            Ruins

 

MLA2020 CFP: Railways, Speed, and Accidents

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:01am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

“To invent the train is to invent the rail accident of derailment” (Paul Virilio, The Original Accident 10). From the 19th century onward, the intervention of speed upon and across the landscape has created zones of contact between non-human animals and machines that resulted in numerous crashes, deaths, derailments and a wide variety of events that we know as accidents. With the speed of modern time, railway accidents involving humans and animals became a common theme of literary texts, travel books, journal reports, legal discussions, as well as photography and motion pictures. One of the early depictions of moving trains, J. M. W.

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