category: modernist studies

[UPDATE] At the Edge of the Postmodern? American Poetry in the 1950s

full name / name of organization: 
The Charles Olson Society / ALA May 2013, Washington DC
contact email: 
grieveca@lvc.edu

Charles Olson uses the contested term "postmodern" in a letter to Robert Creeley in August 1951, and the 1950s may be taken as a pivotal or liminal decade in American poetics.

Energies: Through the Material, Theoretical & Textual

full name / name of organization: 
University of Southern California Association of English Graduate Students
contact email: 
uscaegs@gmail.com

ENERGIES: THROUGH THE MATERIAL, THEORETICAL & TEXTUAL

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

March 28-29, 2014

Deadline for proposals: December 15, 2013

Keynote Speakers: Fiction writer and essayist Roxane Gay (Eastern Illinois University) is most recently the author of An Untamed State (Atlantic/Grove), and Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Critical keynote TBA.

This conference will explore the many ways that systems of energy facilitate connection and exchange across borders and networks. As the world increasingly searches for new forms of sustainable and renewable power of all kinds, energies direct our lives on both macro and micro levels every day. In 2013, energy as an umbrella term relates not only to the technology that saturates our day-to-day existence — the forces that powers our cars, phones, computers — but also the invisible forces that connect us to each other, to nature, to the world around us and worlds beyond.

The idea of energy crosses disciplinary boundaries and historical periods, but holds a particular resonance for the questions engaged by the humanities. From the printing press to the camera to the Internet, technological and mechanical energy has long been integral to the way we communicate and create. Kinetic energy moves performing bodies across stages and screens; creative energy pushes the artist to new psychic spaces. Along with religion, art and literature have historically been primary catalysts for the exploration of the ways that vital emotional and spiritual energies surround and sustain — or destroy — us.

International Conference “Youth and/in Literature & Society” (Lisbon, 9-11 July, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
CETAPS and CESNOVA, New University of Lisbon
contact email: 
youthconference2014@hotmail.com

Call for Papers

International Conference “Youth and/in Literature & Society”

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
New University of Lisbon

CESNOVA/CETAPS
Lisbon (Portugal)

Made in China: Poetics & Global Production (ACLA 2014, March 20-23)

full name / name of organization: 
Tze-Yin Teo / American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
tteo@emory.edu

This seminar invites reconsiderations of the ‘making’ and capital that bind China to the rest of the world.

Negotiating Aesthetic Hierarchies: the Creative Tension between High and Popular Culture April 11-12 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Association of French and Italian Students (GAFIS)
contact email: 
gafis2014@gmail.com

Throughout modern history, the labels “high” and “popular” culture have come to denote two categories which are most often hierarchical and polarized.

Proquest/RSAP Essay Prize, essays due December 13

full name / name of organization: 
Research Society of American Periodicals
contact email: 
whardwig@utk.edu

Proquest and the Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP) proudly announce the 5th annual $1000 article prize.

[UPDATE] At the Edge of the Postmodern? American Poetry in the 1950s

full name / name of organization: 
The Charles Olson Society / ALA May 2013, Washington DC
contact email: 
grieveca@lvc.edu

Charles Olson was among the first American poets to use the contested term "postmodern" (in a letter to Robert Creeley, August 1951), and the 1950s may be taken as a pivotal or liminal decade in Ameri

Chicago Shaw Symposium 2014, May 16-17, at the Chicago Cultural Center, Travel Grants Available

full name / name of organization: 
International Shaw Society, ShawChicago Theater Co., Literature and Languages Department at Roosevelt University, Illinois Humanities Council
contact email: 
dietrich@usf.edu

"Bernard Shaw's Use of Language -- Artistic Innovation, Social Critique, and Political Argument. His Cultural Legacy.

Call for Contributors: Volume on Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Modernism

full name / name of organization: 
Ariane Mildenberg, School of English, University of Kent
contact email: 
A.Mildenberg@kent.ac.uk

The goal of this collection of essays is to address critical questions regarding the relationship between modernism and the phenomenology of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, who remains today one of the m

Ireland, Wales, and the First World War, Sept 10-12, 2014 An Interdisciplinary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Wales-Ireland Research Network/Cardiff University
contact email: 
GramichK@cf.ac.uk

Ireland, Wales, and the First World War: History, Myth, and Cultural Memory

An Interdisciplinary Conference hosted by the Wales-Ireland Research Network

September 10-12, 2014

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