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Joyce’s Feast of Languages

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 3:51am
James Joyce Italian Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 25, 2018

Joyce’s Feast of Languages


The XII James Joyce Italian Foundation Conference in Rome


Conference Dates: January 31-February 1, 2019


Keynote speakers: Richard Brown, Enrico Terrinoni, Chrissie Van Mierlo


The James Joyce Italian Foundation invites proposals for the Twelfth Annual Conference in Rome. It will be hosted by the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Università Roma Tre, to celebrate Joyce’s 137th birthday.


Discourses of Truth in Harlem Renaissance Art and Literature

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 9:08am
NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Call for papers for a panel titled "Discourses of Truth in Harlem Renaissance Art and Literature" at the 2019 NeMLA Conference in Washington, DC

Chair: John Hadlock, Duquesne University (

James Joyce / Richard Linklater (essay collection)

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 12:18pm
Layne Farmen and Nathan Wallace
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

From the earliest reviews to the most recent monographs, commentators have noted the Austin-based director Richard Linklater’s overt references to James Joyce. We invite scholars of literature and film to submit 500-word proposals for essays exploring Joyce's fiction in relation to specific Linklater films.

CFP: Special Issue of The Space Between: CINEMA in the Space Between

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 9:38am
Janine Utell / The Space Between Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Special Issue  

The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914–1945


Call for Essays:

Cinema in the Space Between: An International Approach


The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914–1945 is the annual peer-reviewed digital journal of the Space Between Society, focused on interdisciplinary scholarship of the two world wars and the decades between.

Deadline for submission: December 31, 2019


Origins and Assemblages of the "Modern;" Shakespeare and the Gothic Imagination

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:32am
Lucian Ghita (Clemson University)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Writing in 1800, the Marquis de Sade claimed that the Gothic was the inevitable product of the revolutionary tremors felt throughout Europe. In revealing the proximity between poetic and political terror, the Gothic became the inescapable condition and symptom of modernity itself. The rise of the Gothic in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe is closely bound up with the discovery of Shakespeare as a "modern dramatist" by Hegel and, later, Marx. Like the Gothic, Shakespeare's plays had a propensity for exploring the "dark underbelly" of the new modern world. This seminar explores the mutually constitutive relationship between "Shakespeare" and "the Gothic," viewed as cultural catalysts for modernity and modern creativity.

Transnational Spaces in the Poetry of Ezra Pound

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:59am
Jeff Grieneisen / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Seeking abstracts for consideration on a panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association March 21-24 in Washington, D.C. Please submit abstracts and contact information by Sept. 30 using the following link:

Literature & Religion

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:55am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Meeting, Bellingham WA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

This panel welcomes papers on a wide variety of religious and spiritual topics in connection to literature. Given the special conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages," papers that attempt to engage with this theme in relation to religious topics are particularly welcome.   

The conference will take place at Western Washington University, in Bellingham, WA.  

Please submit a 350-word proposal by going to the PAMLA website:

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Representing Women and Transnationalism in Francophone West Africa

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:22am
Lingua Romana: A Journal of French, Italian, and Romanian Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018


Representing Women and Transnationalism in Francophone West Africa

The peer-reviewed Lingua Romana: A Journal of French, Italian, and Romanian Culture (ISSN: 1551-4730) is soliciting previously unpublished scholarly articles on the subject of literary and artistic representations of womanhood and the female experience within a modernizing/globalizing sub-Saharan West Africa for publication in its Fall 2018 volume (deadline: 31 August 2018).

EXTENDED DEADLINE—Panel, Women of the Avant-Garde and Political Dissent: Resisting Power from the Margins

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 11:12am
SAMLA 90, November 2nd-4th_Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 14, 2018

This panel examines the role of avant-garde women in confronting models of gender, domesticity and political practices safeguarded by patriarchal society. From the margins of vanguardism women effectively engaged in syndicalist and anarchist movements that reacted to state politics, while urging the importance of launching social reforms and radical art. This panel will thus provide an overview of artists who participated in a variety of experimental trends such as Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Imagism, Vorticism, Dadaism and Surrealism, among others.

Senses of Archicture conference

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 9:54am
Modern Horizons
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Modern Horizons invites short abstracts for papers (of 25-30 minutes’ length) to be presented at our ‘Senses of Architecture’ conference to be held 26-27 October, 2018 at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.