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Literature and Event: Reformulations of the Literary in the 21st Century

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 4:23am
University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 10, 2019

Literature and Event: Reformulations of the Literary in the 21st Century

Humanities Research Centre, University of Warwick

Saturday 15th February 2020

Keynote: ProfDerek Attridge (York); Prof. Esther Leslie (Birkbeck) 


Retrospective Modernism - The Third Annual International Conference of MSIA

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:40pm
Modernist Studies in Asia Network (MSIA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

                                                                                        14-16 May 2020

Fudan University, Shanghai


Keynote Speakers 

Rebecca Walkowitz (Rutgers University)

 Simon During (University of Melbourne)

Matthew Hart (Columbia University)

The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:29pm
Alan Golding / University of Louisville
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 9, 2019



The 48th Annual Louisville Conference On Literature & Culture Since 1900

Featuring–Forrest Gander, Kaja Silverman, and Marisha Parham

February 20 - 22, 2020

MSA 2020: Southern Modernist Women Writers and the Topographies of the Street

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 11:43am
Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020

The Carson McCullers Society is soliciting abstracts for a two-part roundtable series on southern modernist women writers and the topographies of the street for the Modernist Studies Association (MSA) conference in Brooklyn, NY, on October 22-25, 2020. This two-part series goes with the MSA conference theme of "the street" and is intended to spark conversation and collaboration among Welty, O'Connor, McCullers, Porter, Petrie, Chopin, and Hurston scholars, among others, about the innovations and interventions of southern modernist women writers in creating street scenes, situations, and characters.

Deconstruction, Literature, and Singularity: Against Fascist Mythologies (ACLA 2020)

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 1:31pm
Tyler M. Williams (Midwestern State University), James Martell (Lyon College) / American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

In 1958, while doing his military service at Kolea, Derrida writes to his friend Lucien Bianco: “Fascism will not pass […] never had my faith and my fear as a democrat seemed so very ‘gross’, and the fascist danger so close, so concrete, so invasive.

Feminist Revolutions: Literature, History, Fine Arts, Cultural Studies, 1870-1970

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:39am
Feminist inter/Modernist Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Feminist inter/Modernist Association invites paper, panel, and roundtable proposals on topics related to work by and/or about women, gender, and sexuality for our second interdisciplinary conference. Feminist Revolutions is open to a wide range of inquiries from various disciplinary perspectives—art history; race and gender; media and cultural studies; archival studies; digital humanities; literature; and history.

Travel and Literature session: 20th and 21st century travel writing

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 6:30pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)- International Conference , November 14-17, 2019, San Diego, CA, US

Session: Travel and Literature

The Travel and Literature session welcomes proposals focused on travel, odyssey, and mobility through a literary lens, with a special interest in 20th- 21st century travel writing. 

Irony, Humor, and Laughter in Italian Literature

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:36am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

What is the relationship between irony and other literary techniques, including but not limited to humor? How do authors utilize irony and humor in their texts? Are humor and irony to be considered a literary tool to disguise a personal or political agenda? Or are they simply a resource to entertain their readers?

This panel seeks presentations that analyze or investigate the role of irony, humor, and laughter in texts from early modern to contemporary examples by Italian writers. This panel will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss various new and important perspectives on the use of humor and irony in Italian literature.