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:http://wmich.edu/medievalcongress/submissions) to Gwendolyne K
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.
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
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).
Call for Papers
Crossing Frontiers: Existential Philosophy, Poetry, and Visual Arts in the Works of Benjamin Fondane
April 19-20, 2018
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University
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.
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: email@example.com
Special Issue: Call for Essays
Dada and Surrealism: Transatlantic Aliens on American Shores, 1914 – 1945
deadline for submissions: December 31, 2017
This is a cfp for the panel, "Reimagining the Space of World Literature: The View from the Periphery" in the 2018 NeMLA convention (Pittsburgh, April 12-15, 2018).
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