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Aesthetic Time, Decadent Archives

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:56am
Aestheticism & Decadence Network & the British Association for Decadence Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Call for Papers

Aesthetic Time, Decadent Archives
Keynote: Joseph Bristow, “Decadent Historicism”
Goldsmiths, University of London
18-19 July 2018

Columbia Graduate Student Conference - Religion & the Future

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:30am
Columbia University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 18, 2019

Religion and the Future


Columbia University

April 5, 2019

Keynote Speaker: Professor Sylvester Johnson, Virginia Tech


Beastly Modernisms

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 8:31am
University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Call for Papers: Beastly Modernisms
September 12-13, 2019
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland 


Keynote Speakers
Kari Weil, Wesleyan University (US)
Derek Ryan, University of Kent (UK)


‘I still do not think La Somnambule the perfect title – Night Beast would be better except for that debased meaning now put on that nice word beast.’ – Djuna Barnes to Emily Holmes Coleman


​‘Once again we are in a knot of species coshaping one another in layers of reciprocating complexity all the way down’ – Donna Haraway

CinemArts Graduate Student Essay Award

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 8:32am
CinemArts, Special Interest Group at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

The CinemArts: Film and Art History SIG of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies seeks submissions for its first Graduate Student Essay Prize, with the winner to be announced at the 2019 conference.  This award is meant to recognize outstanding scholarship from students currently enrolled in a recognized graduate program and working at the intersection of film, art and visual culture.  Applicants must be current SCMS and CinemArts members (but not necessarily presenting at the 2019 conference).  Submissions may include revised seminar papers, dissertation excerpts, or any essay published in 2019.  Submissions are limited to one per applicant, should not exceed 8,500 words (excluding notes), and must use a standard citation format.

Ford and Toulon: Biography, Culture and Environment in the 1920s and 1930s

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 9:31am
Ford Madox Ford Society / Université de Toulon
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Proposals are invited for an international conference on ‘Ford and Toulon: biography, culture, and environment’.

This conference will bring together scholars working on Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939), a major twentieth-century novelist, editor and cultural commentator. It forms part of a series of events celebrating writerly culture and experience in the city of Toulon, where Ford spent time in the 1920s and 1930s.

Essay Collection: Joyce Writing Disability

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 1:32pm
Jeremy Colangelo / Hunan Normal University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 16, 2019

UPDATE: The deadline for proposals has been extended to March 16

Extended Deadline: D.H. Lawrence Virtual Conference for Graduate Students - April 13, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:36am
D.H. Lawrence Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

The D.H. Lawrence Society of North America is organizing a virtual conference for graduate students, on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Abstracts are welcome on any topic in D.H. Lawrence studies, including any aspect of his poetry, prose, essays, his circle, modernism, and WWI. We especially welcome papers on Lawrence and the 1920s or Lawrence and New Mexico, in anticipation of the next International D.H. Lawrence conference, which will be held in New Mexico in 2020.

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment – UK and Ireland Biennial Conference, 2019

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:23am
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment – UK and Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

Co-emergenceCo-creationCo-existence 4th to 6th September 2019, University of PlymouthConfirmed Plenary Speakers


  • Greg Garrard (University of British Columbia)
  • David Higgins (University of Leeds)
  • Adeline Johns-Putra (University of Surrey)
  • Harriet Tarlo (Sheffield Hallam University)


It matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories. (Donna Haraway, Staying with the Trouble)

Queer Modernism(s) III

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:11am
University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 18, 2018


‘How does one go about getting an introduction to a fictional character?’ ― Richard Bruce Nugent

Soapbox: Journal for Cultural Analysis​ 1.2 “Off the Grid”

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 9:14am
Soapbox: Journal for Cultural Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Grids govern our landscapes and cityscapes, our paintings and grocery lists, our maps and our borders, both walled and imaginary. They get us our energy and water, they fuel our online social lives, and structure the ways we perceive and move through space. On the one hand, the grid is a representational mode, one of rendering the world under a Euclidean regime of points, lines, and areas. On the other, it is the material infrastructure of utilities, transit routes and architecture. In an increasingly networked control society, data, numbers, and figures are in a constant feedback loop with material reality.