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 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

Graphic Humor in American Periodicals - American Literature Association (5/22/14); proposals due 12/15

full name / name of organization: 
Research Society for American Periodicals
contact email: 
wustert@gmail.com

Graphic Humor in American Periodicals

War and American Periodicals after 1914 - American Literature Assn (5/22/14), proposals due 12/15

full name / name of organization: 
Research Society for American Periodicals
contact email: 
gailey@unl.edu

War and/in American Periodicals after 1914

Power, Pedagogy, and Philosophy's 'Woman Problem' May 8-10 NSSR

full name / name of organization: 
PSWIP (People in Support of Women in Philosophy) NSSR
contact email: 
pswip@newschool.edu

People in Support of Women in Philosophy (PSWIP), a student-run organization in the New School for Social Research Philosophy Department, in conjunction with New York Society for Women in Philosophy (

Queer Québec Colloquium

full name / name of organization: 
American Council for Québec Studies (ACQS)
contact email: 
provench@umbc.edu

In early 2013, forty years after Montreal’s Théâtre de Quat’Sous first staged the queer themes of Michel Tremblay’s ground-breaking Hosanna, Sans Tabou productions announced the creation of Co

Not a Dry Eye in the House: Tears in Performance – March 21, 2014 - Paris-Sorbonne

full name / name of organization: 
Denis Lagae-Devoldère and Marie Pecorari (Paris-Sorbonne)
contact email: 
tearsinperformance@gmail.com

Representing tears in the theatre hinges on the paradoxical performance of an absence: while the lacrimal flow can usually be explained, its physical manifestation mostly eludes visibility.

CFP American Circuits, American Secrets. Banff, Alberta: Sept 18-21, 2014.

full name / name of organization: 
University of Alberta / Canadian Association of American Studies
contact email: 
organizers@circuitsandsecrets.com

According to a top-secret 2009 National Security Agency report leaked by now infamous former NSA and CIA employee Edward Snowden, approximately one third of all international telephone calls, and more

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