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Kzoo 2018: Innovative Technologies: Modern Responses to the Medieval (A Roundtable)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 10:12am
Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies is sponsoring a roundtable at the Kalamazoo International Congress on Medieval Studies in 2018.  Innovative Technologies: Modern Responses to the Medieval (A Roundtable)  Please send abstracts of no more than a page, along with a current CV and the Participation Information Form (available on the Medieval Congress Submissions page: to Gwendolyne K

Off the Road: Travel and Road Trip Narratives, Fragments, and Aesthetics (ACLA 2018 Conference)

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 2:50pm
Nicole Dib / University of California, Santa Barbara; Jacqueline Foertsch, University of North Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In American Road Narratives: Reimagining Mobility in Literature and Film (2015), Ann Brigham elaborates the identity building capacities of the road trip genre, and takes on the problem of mobility in women’s and minority writing. By challenging our privileging of mobility as a cultural mythology, Brigham complicates the required agency behind the very act of going on the road, analyzing ethnic and minority literature in light of contemporary political tensions.


ACLA 2018-The Story of Memory: Remembering, Forgetting, and Unreliable Narrators (UCLA, 3/29-4/1, 2018)

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 1:19pm
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

CFP: ACLA 2018

The Story of Memory: Remembering, Forgetting, and Unreliable Narrators

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

March 29-April 1, 2018

Abstract Submission Deadline: September 21st , 2017


Contact: Mavis Tseng

Assistant Professor, Taipei Medical University



 “We talk about our memories, but should perhaps talk more about our forgettings, even if that is a more difficult – or logically impossible – feat.”

Julian Barnes, Nothing to Be Frightened of


REMINDER: Modernism's World Languages

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:40am
NeMLA 2018: Pittsburgh, PA (April 12-15)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

As Douglas Mao and Rebecca Walkowitz indicate in their article “The New Modernist Studies,” recent trends in modernist studies have operated a radical revision of the term “modernism,” moving away from the idea that modernism is confined to a single place (Europe, North America, and the West in general) or a single time (roughly 1890-1940). As the map of “transnational” and “global” modernisms expands, ever more attention has been given to new languages, phenomena of bilingualism and multilingualism, and translation as a fundamental practice in modernist writing (Yao, Rogers).

Always Periodize? Methods and Implications of Literary History (ACLA, March 29--April 1st, 2018)

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 4:14pm
Ralph Clare, Boise State University; Matthew Mullins, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Jeffrey Severs, University of British Columbia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

In the very first issue of Comparative Literature René Wellek challenges A. O. Lovejoy’s insistence that the explanatory power of traditional periodization has been exhausted. In the pages of PMLA, Lovejoy had advocated that literary critics think in terms of “Romanticisms” in the plural rather than “Romanticism” in the singular. “I propose to show,” Wellek counters, “that there is no basis for this extreme nominalism, that the major romantic movements form a unity of theories, philosophies, and style, and that these, in turn, form a coherent group of ideas each of which implicates the other.” Nearly seventy years later, the question of periodization has become central to literary studies once again.

REMINDER: Special Issue CFP: Dadaism and Surrealism in America (DEADLINE 12/31/17)

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:33pm
Janine Utell / The Space Between
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

CFP: Special Issue of The Space Between on Dada and Surrealism in America deadline for submissions: December 31, 2017 full name / name of organization: The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945 contact email: 

Special Issue: Call for Essays

Dada and Surrealism: Transatlantic Aliens on American Shores, 1914 – 1945


deadline for submissions: December 31, 2017

ACLA 2018: Sounding Transnational Literature

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 11:28am
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Sounding Transnational Literature

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Meeting

March 29 – April 1, 2018, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Co-organizer: Julie Cyzewski, Murray State University

Co-organizer: Lisa Hollenbach, Oklahoma State University