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T. S. Eliot Society: CFP

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 9:05am
T. S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Call for Papers: 39th Annual Meeting of the T. S. Eliot Society21-23 September 2018, Atlanta, GA The Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at our annual meeting, this year held in Atlanta. Clearly organized proposals of about 300 words, on any topic reasonably related to Eliot, along with brief biographical sketches, should be emailed by June 1, 2018, to with the subject heading “conference proposal.”

CFP, Contemporaneity Edition 8: “Yesterday’s Contemporaneity: Finding Temporality In The Past”

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 9:11am
Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual CultureCFP, Edition 8: “Yesterday’s Contemporaneity: Finding Temporality In The Past”  In recent decades art historians across the discipline have offered new insights into how communities in the global past understood their own positions in time. For example, Marvin Trachtenberg has made the case that twelfth- and thirteenth-century European architecture articulated a form of medieval modernism. Conversely Paul Binski has argued for how the same material could be understood as not only innovative, but also firmly historicist in nature.

Modernist legacies in contemporary theory

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 9:04am
Jesse Wolfe
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018

CFP 2018 Modernist Studies Association conference (“Graphic Modernisms”)

Columbus, Ohio, November 8-11

Deadline for submissions: Thursday, April 5, 2018

T.S. Eliot and Psychoanalysis

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 9:03am
Modernist Studies Association (MSA) 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Eliot scholars might look askance at the idea that his poetic vision was at any point influenced by psychoanalysis.  Just two months before The Waste Land was published, after all, he ridiculed psychoanalysis as “a dubious and contentious branch of science” and predicted an imminent demise for what he dubbed the “psychoanalytic type” of novel.  Still, there is plenty to suggest his appreciation for the literary critical and poetic powers enabled by psychoanalysis.  The Waste Land was first published in the Criterion’s inaugural issue, and as editor of the journal Eliot also included a review by Hesse identifying Freud as a major influence on German poetry and declaring his “psychology of the unconscious” a good foundation for ar

DEADLINE EXTENDED: MSA 2018: Modernism and Religious Visual Culture

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:20am
Jack Dudley
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

This proposed panel for the Modernist Studies Association’s 2018 conference in Columbus, Ohio, November 8-11, seeks to expand on recent work in modernism and religion—from Pericles Lewis, Justin Neuman, and Matthew Mutter, among others—by exploring how modernist writers responded to, incorporated, or shaped religious visual culture, defined broadly. If modernist literary production was much more concerned with questions of religion than past scholarship has allowed, what role did religious visual culture play in shaping that engagement? Did modernist writers adapt or incorporate the religious visual culture of the early twentieth century? Did they shape it or produce new examples of it themselves?

Modern Institutions

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:04am
Prospective peer-reviewed cluster on the Modernism/modernity Print Plus platform
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

The following is a prospective peer-reviewed cluster on Modernism/modernity Print Plus platform

“Modern Institutions”

Editors: Caroline Z. Krzakowski, Northern Michigan University and Megan Faragher, Wright State University-Lake Campus

MLA Panel on Nabokov, the Unconscious, and Dreams

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 8:57am
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018

The deadline for proposals for the official guaranteed International Nabokov Society panel at this year's MLA has been extended and the remit somewhat expanded. We are now soliciting proposals for 15 minute papers dealing with the broad subject of Nabokov, dreams, psychology, and the unconscious. Please submit short proposals, accompanied by a CV, to Thomas Karshan at, by the end of Friday March 23rd. The MLA will take place at Chicago between January 3rd and 6th and all speakers need by the time of the conference to be members of the MLA.

Joyce and Paris

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 5:12pm
Catherine Flynn/UC Berkeley
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

As a means of understanding the importance of wider aesthetic and social contexts for Anglophpne modernism, this MLA Chicago 2019 panel examines James Joyce's work within the setting of Paris. Papers on issues of intertextuality, reception, and translation, as well as surrealism, war, cosmopolitanism etc., are welcomed. 250-word abstract and 150-word bio by March 31, 2018.

MLA 2019, 3–6 January, Chicago

Race and Poetry and Poetics in the UK: Legacies of Colonialism

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 2:13pm
Dorothy Wang/"Race and Poetry and Poetics in the UK" research group
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Race and Poetry and Poetics in the UK:
Legacies of Colonialism

27-28 October 2018

Queens' College
University of Cambridge


Against the contemporary reality of Brexit and an openly racist and sexist US president, alongside draconian detention and deportation policies, anti-black and anti-Muslim violence in the UK and US, and the ongoing neglect of indigenous people’s dispossession, it is time to stop doing poetry and poetry studies as usual.

Transatlantic Shell Shock

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 3:09pm
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Modernist Studies Association, Columbus, OH, November 2018


Although the phenomenon of World War I trauma, particularly shell shock, greatly influenced both British and American literary modernism, the trauma, and its reception, was different on each side of the Atlantic, both in its scale and its quality. This panel seeks essays on both British and American literary and cultural representations of World War I trauma, particularly shell shock. Essays that compare and contrast the American and British experiences and representations of shell shock are particularly welcome, and will be given special consideration.


Some authors to consider include: