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Extended Deadline: "Dos Passos Today," Roundtable at the American Literature Association (Boston, MA: May 23-26, 2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 12:12pm
John Dos Passos Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 28, 2019

In a 1968 interview, John Dos Passos commented on what he saw as the growing marginalization of his work by recalling a conversation he once had with Ernest Hemingway. “He always used to bawl me out for including so much topical stuff,” Dos Passos remembered. “He always claimed that was a great mistake, that in fifty years nobody would understand. He may have been right; it’s getting to be true.”

Final Reminder: First Book Institute Applications Due by Feb. 11 (Hard Deadline)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 10:37am
Center for American Literary Studies (CALS)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 11, 2019

Announcing


The 2019 First Book Institute

June 2-8, 2019

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University

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 Co-Editor of American Literature

Re-Membering Hospitality in the Mediterranean International Conference

updated: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:17am
Yasser Elhariry, Isabelle Keller-Privat, Edwige Tamalet Talbayev
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

 

Call for proposals for

Re-Membering Hospitality in the Mediterranean

 International Conference

Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès

March 26-27, 2020

Convened by Yasser Elhariry, Isabelle Keller-Privat, Edwige Tamalet Talbayev

 

[Deadline Extended] A Special Issue of The Global South (Fall 2021) - Contextualizing the Anglophone Novel

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 8:05am
Shun Y. Kiang / University of Central Oklahoma
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 18, 2019

Since the 1980s, when the Jameson-Ahmad debate over how to read literatures putatively labeled as “third-world” and the notion of empire writing back to European literary traditions held sway in postcolonial studies, new contexts and ways of reading postcolonial and Anglophone literatures have been introduced and taken up. John J. Su’s Imagination and the Contemporary Novel (2011) and Mrinalini Chakrovorty’s In Stereotype (2014), for example, demonstrate that analyzing aesthetic and fictional representations of life in postcolonial realities brings into light the transnational aspect of contemporary literary production and the global marketplace with Anglo-American tastes and trends, both of which require further contextual consideration.

panel on writing in Faulkner's work for Faulkner Conference (Oxford, MS, 7/21-25)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 10:37am
Jeff Allred/Hunter College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 28, 2019

deadline for submissions: January 28th

panel title: "Write Home: Writing, Representation, and Family in Faulkner" for Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, University of Mississippi, July 21-25, 2019.

Rebel? Prophet? Relic? Perspectives on George Orwell in 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 10:35am
Sarah Gibbs / University College London (UCL)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 8, 2019

Rebel? Prophet? Relic?

Perspectives on George Orwell in 2019

 

University College London (UCL)

24-25 May 2019

 

John Rodden closes the preface to his 1989 book, The Politics of Literary Reputation: The Making and Claiming of ‘St. George’ Orwell with the assertion:

                       

Orwell poses unusual, and valuable, difficulties by virtue of the complex, highly personal response to him by readers; and he offers unusual, if complicated, opportunities by his politicized reception and the diversity of his audiences. The rare and auspicious fact is that Orwell has been both an extraordinarily popular serious writer and a critically acclaimed one. (xiii)

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Queen Victoria & George Eliot: Lives and Afterlives, 1819-2019

updated: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 5:10am
Loughborough University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Conference: Queen Victoria & George Eliot: Lives and Afterlives, 1819-2019

Friday 24 – Saturday 25 May 2019Loughborough UniversityKeynote Speakers:Professor Martin Hewitt (Anglia Ruskin University)Professor Beverley Rilett (University of Nebraska–Lincoln)

“it is curious how sometimes you can trace likenesses many generations back….” 

(letter from Victoria to Leopold I of Belgium, 24 October 1843)

Ezra Pound: A Century Later

updated: 
Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 3:49pm
Michael D. Sollars / Texas Southern University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Ezra Pound: A Century Later

World Literary Review: Call for Papers

Deadline for abstracts: March 1, 2019 

Deadline for mss submissions: June 30, 2019

contact email: Michael.sollars@tsu.edu

The World Literary Review has launched a series of publications entitled A Century Later.

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