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MLA 2018: Literature, Race, and Violence

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 1:04pm
Dr. Omaar Hena, Wake Forest University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

“Literature, Race, and Violence” is a panel co-organized by the forums LLC 20th- and 21st-Century English and Anglophone and CLCS Global Anglophone.

How do structures of racial violence shape cultural texts? How do writers, artists, and thinkers mediate and potentially reimagine violence in the contexts of colonialism, postcolonialism, and globalization? 200-300 word abstracts by 10 March 2017 to Omaar Hena, henao@wfu.edu or omaarhena@gmail.com.

 

 

Pregnancy without Women

updated: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 12:19pm
Aimee Wilson and Karen Weingarten
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 13, 2017

We're looking for one or two panelists and a non-presenting moderator to join our panel at the National Women's Studies Conference in November 2017 in Baltimore. More information about the conference can be found here: http://www.nwsa.org/conference2017

Pregnancy without Women: Representations of Reproduction in Art, Literature, Film, and Culture

Speculative Fiction: SAMLA 89 Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:07am
Middle Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 12, 2017

Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres.  The cohesive element that pulls works together under this category is that there is some “unrealistic” element.  Whether it’s magical, supernatural, or even a futuristic technological development, works that fall in this category stray from conventional realism in some way.  For this reason, speculative fiction can be quite broad, including everything from fantasy and magical realism to horror and science fiction—from Gabriel Garcia Marquez to H. P.

"Dangerous Charisma." D. H. Lawrence panel, MLA 2018.

updated: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:25am
D. H. Lawrence Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

"Dangerous Charisma"

The age of Trump has brought the issue of charisma in leadership to the fore. How does Lawrence help us understand the mutual attraction of leader and acolyte? Lawrence wrote about charisma in personal and political relationships, and his contemporaries found him charismatic. Papers might consider how Lawrence represents charisma,  how his ideas of leadership change, or how others responded to him. Please send abstract by March 15 to Joyce Wexler: jwexler@luc.edu

 

 

Artist-Audience Collaboration

updated: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:29am
MLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Works of literature, the visual arts, drama, dance, and music have long been addressed to readers, viewers, and listeners, both real and imagined. Whether implicit or explicit, the ways artists address, court, and affect their audiences are crucial to understanding their work. But while traditional ideas about audience often denote passive reception or disinterested judgment, certain artistic forms recast the observer as an active participant and/or collaborator in the construction of the art object’s meaning.

Final Reminder: 2017 First Book Institute Applications Due 2/13

updated: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 12:26pm
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 13, 2017

Announcing  

The 2017 First Book Institute

 

June 4-10, 2017

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at PennsylvaniaStateUniversity

Co-Directors

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 Editor of American Literature

 

Edith Wharton and Religion (Special Issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:30am
The Edith Wharton Review
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

We invite papers exploring any aspect of religion, spirituality, and the sacred in Wharton’s work, including the afterlives of religion in gothic, aestheticism, or satire. How does Wharton conceptualize belief, spirituality, or religious tradition within modernity? What place does the sacred have in her writing, and where are the sacred spaces in her work? Are there distinctive features to Wharton’s discussions of religious architecture or sacred art? What interactions take place between Wharton’s fiction and the Bible, or religious texts and genres? How does Wharton’s anthropological eye address religious movements, practices, or characters?

Great War Revisited

updated: 
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 8:30am
MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

In Testament of Youth, Vera Brittain reflects that the Armistice has “come too late”: “[the people] did not cry jubilantly: ‘We’ve won the War!’ They only said: ‘The War is over’” (421-2).Honoring the centenary of the Great War’s end, this panel seeks papers on ways in which the arts address practices of memory and commemoration, particularly relating to fraught relationship(s) between war and peace, and the ways in which, as Madelyn Detloff reminds us, we exist in a “‘patched’ present troubled by modernist constellations of personal trauma, militarized violence, and ‘imperial loss’” (Modernism 10).

The Modernist Pause (MSA 19)

updated: 
Friday, January 20, 2017 - 8:30am
Modernist Studies Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 27, 2017

This is a CFP for a proposed panel at the Modernist Studies Association conference (MSA 19, Amsterdam) in August.  Details about the conference are available here: https://msa.press.jhu.edu/conferences/msa19/

The richness and complexity of modernist temporalities are well documented, and recent scholarship increasingly points to the interdependencies of time and space. Yet despite the fact that temporal fragmentation and rupture pervade modernist texts, little attention has been paid to the intervals and pauses in which time seemingly stops.

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