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Edited Collection: Legacies of the Manhattan Project at 75 Years

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:57pm
Michael Mays, Washington State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

The Hanford History Project at Washington State University Tri-Cities and Washington State University Press invite submissions for a multidisciplinary collection of essays titled “Legacies of the Manhattan Project: Reflections on 75 Years of a Nuclear World.” This peer-reviewed volume will be published by WSU Press in Fall 2018.


Has Technological Progress Permanently Altered the Human Condition?

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:59pm
Silver Streams Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

How has technological ingenuity affected the lives of humans? Has technology permanently altered our experience of reality? Are there still fundamental pillars of the human condition that remain and will always remain unchanged?

Academic papers are invited under any of the above themes and may be concerned with literature, philosophy or technology. 

Submission Guidelines:


  • Open to submissions of prose, poetry, critical essays and artwork.


  • Prose and Academic Essays - Max. 3,000 words per entry.


  • Poetry and Visual Art - Up to 5 works per entry.

Considering Modernist Confusion

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:42pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel reflects on the place of confusion in British and American modernism. Confusion has not been traditionally considered a proper scholarly response to textual analysis; critics are supposed to interpret a text rather than allow themselves to experience its uncertainties. What happens when we explore the confusion we feel when reading not as something to be worked through, but as something to be worked with? Building on affect theorists’ work on how our feelings can influence the way we read, such as Eve Sedgwick’s reparative reading and Rita Felski’s reflective and post-critical reading, how can considering confusion change both our experience of reading and our critical practices?

Irish Time? Temporalities in Irish Literature and Culture

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:46pm
The Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Irish Time? Temporalities in Irish Literature and Culture

Symposium at The Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

October 12-13, 2017

Convenors: Martin Middeke (University of Augsburg) and Christopher Morash (Trinity College Dublin)


For full project outline, please see


Call for Papers:

Papers are invited from a range of fields that consider the question of time in an Irish context. Papers are invited from any discipline, including the performing arts and history of science. Cross-disciplinary dialogue is encouraged.



Topics include but are not limited to:

Book Reviews

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 1:47pm
English: The Journal of the English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

English: The Journal of the English Association (Oxford UP) seeks reliable book reviewers.  Please email the Reviews Editor, Dr Adam Hansen ( with your CV (2 pages maximum) and a brief (100 words) statement of areas of interest or expertise.

Craft Modernism An Assembly

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:29am
Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex UK
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 26, 2017

*NEW: deadline for proposals extended to May 26 2017*

Craft Modernism: an assembly

Sussex University, 15 June 2017

We cordially invite you to come and take part in a new type of collaborative event: an assembly of thinkers and of ideas.

We want to gather a group of scholars and practitioners who are interested in instances or representations of craft in modernist writing, visual art, and sound.

We are open to inventive interpretations of the terms ‘craft’ and ‘modernism’. We welcome creatively imagined short presentations that will introduce an image or excerpt that the presenter will ‘speak to,’ and explain the connection to craft.

International Virginia Woolf Society Panel at Louisville Conference

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:36am
International Virginia Woolf Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 28, 2017

The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its eighteenth consecutive panel at the University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, from February 22-24, 2018. We invite proposals for critical papers on any topic concerning Woolf studies. A particular panel theme may be chosen depending on the proposals received.


CFP: Special Issue of The Space Between on Dada and Surrealism in America

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:40am
The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Special Issue: Call for Essays

Dada and Surrealism: Transatlantic Aliens on American Shores, 1914 – 1945


deadline for submissions: December 31, 2017

Please submit full essays of 6,000-7,500 words in Times New Roman 12 pt. font, with MLA citation style, to the guest-editor James W. McManus ( by December 31, 2017. Queries or proposed topics are welcomed and can be sent for feedback prior to that date.


EXTENDED DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ABSTRACTS (June 10th)—CFP for ALA panel—Sense of Place in American Modernist Poetry and Visual Art

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 2:02pm
American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 10, 2017

This panel explores the sense of place as part of the indigenous language of American artistic production of Modernism in the context of the European avant-garde. Though U.S. poets and artists were influenced by the formal techniques of Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dadaism and Surrealism, they were also determined to search for the essence of an expressive language that defined its authenticity as opposed to European foreignness. One of their avenues of research was the exploration of the distinctive features of the American soil as a means of contributing novel aspects to modern aesthetics. The genuine character of the environment is closely linked to the strong attachment to rural or urban spaces and the value they acquire for the observer.