This panel explores the sense of place as part of the indigenous language of American artistic production of Modernism in the context of the European avant-garde. Though U.S. poets and artists were influenced by the formal techniques of Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dadaism and Surrealism, they were also determined to search for the essence of an expressive language that defined its authenticity as opposed to European foreignness. One of their avenues of research was the exploration of the distinctive features of the American soil as a means of contributing novel aspects to modern aesthetics. The genuine character of the environment is closely linked to the strong attachment to rural or urban spaces and the value they acquire for the observer.
Mediating American Modernist Literature:
The case of/ for Big Magazines
Aix-Marseille Université, LERMA (EA 853)
Aix-en-Provence, France, October 5- 7, 2018
This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the role played by “Big Magazines” in the production, publication, circulation, and reception of American literature between 1880 and 1960.
The Loyola University Chicago Victorian Society Presents Its Second Annual Day Conference:
Aesthetics and Form in Victorian Art, Literature, and Culture
October 28, 2017, 8:30-5:30pm
“It is not enough that it has the Form, if it have not also the power and life. It is not enough that it has the Power, if it have not the form. We must therefore inquire into each of these characters successively; and determine first, what is the Mental Expression, and secondly, what the Material Form.” John Ruskin, The Nature of Gothic IV.183.
Symposium on Totality and Possibility in the Modern Novel
Saturday, July 29, 2017
The University of Tokyo (Komaba Campus, Bldg 18), Japan
“Movement and/in/of the City”
16th June 2017
A postgraduate conference organised by the University of Kent
Keynote speaker: TBC
Deadline to send your abstract: April 1st
Article proposals are sought for the the special issue of NJES on visual poetics, edited by Jakub Lipski, Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz.
Papers on any aspect of the visual in English literature are welcome, though preference will be given to those covering the medieval period, the long nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century.
Send in 200-word abstracts as well as your short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 March 2017. Complete papers will be due in December 2017.
Silver Streams is a literary journal dedicated to both Modernist and Post-Modernist art, literature, and critical analysis. The journal seeks to chronicle both the past and the possible future of these genres by publishing original prose and poetry along with critical essays and artwork.
Our inaugural issue is due for publication in June 2017. Please send articles between 1500 - 4000 words.
Gravesiana, The Journal of the Robert Graves Society
Deadline for submission: 30 June 2017
2017 Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
“Artists and Activists”
November 9-12, 2017
Permanent Section Call for Papers: Irish Studies