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2017 International Yeats Society Conference

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:56pm
International Yeats Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

2017 International Yeats Society Conference

New York City October 20-22

Please send paper abstracts (250 words) and panel proposals by May 1 to James Pethica at wbyeatsnyc@gmail.com. Papers focusing on the conference themes of "1917" and "Yeats in America" are particularly encouraged.

 1917: 

 

The Wild Swans at CooleAt The Hawk’s WellThe Cat and the Moon; Yeats’s marriage to Georgie Hyde-Lees/the automatic writing; the acquisition of Thoor Ballylee; Yeats in the wake of the Rising

 

Yeats in America

 

English III: English Literature After 1900 (MMLA 2017 Permanent Section)

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:56pm
Leanna Lostoski, University of New Hampshire
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

2017 MMLA Convention

Permanent Section Call for Papers: English III: English Literature After 1900 

In keeping with the conference’s theme “Artists and Activists,” this permanent section panel seeks to explore how authors have responded to the turbulences of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Whether authors were writing in response to modernization, globalization, or even more recent digitization, I welcome papers in this panel that address how English literature has provided a means for social commentary and critique in a rapidly changing world.

 

Transformations of Gertrude Stein (MLA 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:58pm
Madison Priest
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This panel takes its title from Marianne DeKoven’s introduction to Modern Fiction Studies’ special issue on Gertrude Stein, and seeks new perspectives on Stein’s work, life and celebrity. “Cases no longer need to be made for Stein’s importance,” DeKoven observed in 1996; “she has become a figure of limitless capaciousness and magnitude, a site of potentiality.” Two decades later, how is Stein’s critical legacy being transformed? How does her work speak to trends in different fields; and how does new work in those fields in turn reinvigorate readings of Stein?

 

Please send 300 word abstracts and a brief bio to Madison Priest, mpriest@gradcenter.cuny.edu.

 

 

“Which Side are you on?”: Literature and Activism in America After 1870 MMLA “Art and Activism” Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati, Ohio. November 9-12, 2017

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:28am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

“Which Side are you on?”: Literature and Activism in America After 1870

MMLA “Art and Activism”

Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati, Ohio. November 9-12, 2017

 

In recognition of this year’s theme: “Artists and Activists,” the American Literature II permanent section (1870-present) welcomes papers that address the connections, contradictions, and tensions between literary production and political activism in America from 1865 to the present.

Possible topics for discussion include:

'Nihilism .. Utopianism'

updated: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 2:20pm
Modern Horizons Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Nihilism… Utopianism (June 2017)

 

For the June 2017 issue of Modern Horizons we welcome submissions of essays on the theme of ‘Nihilism … Utopianism’.

On either side of life and underlying the meaningful forms we inhabit and live as individuals is – what? –something? –nothing? This basic and enduring question may be thickened for us through the temporal and metaphysical inquiries of nihilism and utopianism—intellectual and spiritual stances that critically engage with the ways we affirm or gainsay our familiar yet different worlds. Through a variety of papers and perspectives at our conference, we aim to address different positive and negative approaches to these two great themes.

MLA 2018: Cosmopolitan Forms

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:03pm
Jessica Valdez; Nan Zhang
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

How do literary forms foster, inhibit, or problematize cosmopolitanism? What forms are more likely to travel across national or cultural boundaries? 250-word abstract by 10 March 2017; Jessica R. Valdez (jvaldez@hku.hk) and Nan Zhang (nanzhang@fudan.edu.cn).

Ecological Aesthetics: Romantic, Modern, Contemporary

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:05pm
MLA 2018 (Special Session)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

Ecological Aesthetics: Romantic, Modern, Contemporary

Special Session, MLA 2018

4–7 January, New York City 

Focus on aesthetic engagements with human/nonhuman relations, environmental ethics, literary form and ecology, ecological reconfigurations of time, queer and Indigenous ecologies. Send CV and 300-word abstract to Michael Nicholson (m.nicholson@utoronto.ca) and Rasheed Tazudeen (r.tazudeen@utoronto.ca) by 10 March 2017.

Atlantic World Arts: Collision, Fusion, Re-Vision

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:09pm
Atlantic World Research Network, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 24, 2017

Call for Papers

Atlantic World Arts: Collision, Fusion, Re-Vision                             

An International, Interdisciplinary Conference                                                                                     

Sponsored by the Atlantic World Research Network and The National Folk Festival                                    

http://www.uncg.edu/eng/awrn/ 

WRITING THE DIVIDE: LITERARY CULTURE AND POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT IN THE 1930s

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:12pm
Durham University, Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Call for papers:

WRITING THE DIVIDE:

LITERARY CULTURE AND POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT IN THE 1930s

16 June 2017

St Chad’s College Chapel

Durham University

 

Keynote speaker:

Professor Valentine Cunningham (Oxford)

 

In his 1940 essay,‘Inside the Whale’, George Orwell characterized the literature of the 1930s as inextricably intertwined with politics:

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