Religion and Radicalism in Western Culture, 1700-Present
At the turn of the twentieth century, modernity positioned itself as an unsettling force that changed traditional modes of communication, facilitated new forms of transportation, and transformed social experiences. Modernity also prompted technological advances that disrupted political/cultural boundaries through war, empire expansion, economic migration, and the like. Within her Empire, England's colonies felt the longing of emancipation through the rise of nationalist movements in Ireland and India. Eventually, these movements spread across Britain's African and Caribbean holdings, as well. The RMMLA English Literature since 1900 panel welcomes presentation proposals of no more than 250 words that explore any aspect of influence that decolonization
CFP: “In Forms”
University of Toronto Graduate English Conference
April 26, 2019
Toronto, Ontario Canada
“All the forms of art come to us in their own ways and allow us to make more forms, and to make this exchange” – Muriel Rukeyser
In February 2020, Penguin Random House will publish for the first time Claude McKay’s never-released revolutionary novel, Romance in Marseille, written circa 1929-1933, edited by Gary Holcomb (Ohio U) and William J. Maxwell (Washington U in St. Louis). A “Black Spine” series Penguin Classics paperback, Romance in Marseille will be the publisher’s Black History Month selection and centerpiece of the 2020 catalogue. McKay’s late-Harlem Renaissance novel lends itself to several contemporary critical concerns: queer, disability, proletarian, black transnational, and New Modernist studies among them.
Call for Papers:
Literary London Conference
11th-12th July 2019
Senate House, London, U.K.
‘Neighbours of Ours’: Cities, Communities, Networks
Elizabeth Bowen: Blurring Boundaries
University of Bedfordshire, 8th June 2019
Call for Papers
Keynote Speakers: Professor Andrew Bennett (University of Bristol)
Professor Nicholas Royle (University of Sussex)
The Elizabeth Bowen Society is delighted to announce its second international conference. Recent years have seen a growing and sustained interest in Bowen’s work, which can be read through a wide variety of literary approaches. No longer thought of as a writer on the margins of Bloomsbury, Bowen rightly occupies a central place in our understanding of both the twentieth century and twentieth-century literature.
The William Carlos Williams Society is sponsoring two panels at the ALA convention in Boston on 23-26 May. This call invites teachers and scholars to share their experience of teaching William Carlos Williams and his work in the classroom. The panel will be a round-table discussion featuring 5-6 speakers each of whom would present a short paper (8-10 minutes) as a springboard for a general interactive discussion. The aim is that this panel will form the basis for a subsequent publication on this topic.
Please submit an abstract of 250-300 words and a short bio.
Call for Papers: “Modernism and Diagnosis” (prospective cluster for the Modernism/modernityPrint Plus platform)
Edited by Lisa Mendelman and Heather A. Love
Proposed titles & abstracts due March 15, 2019
Selected essays due June 15, 2019
We seek proposals for short, provocative essays addressing the topic of “Modernism and Diagnosis” for a prospective peer-reviewed cluster on Modernism/modernity’s Print Plus platform.
The 2019 First Book Institute
June 2-8, 2019
Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University
Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book
Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature