category: modernist studies

[UPDATE] Paving the Way: Roads, Rivers, and Railways in Culture and Criticism

full name / name of organization: 
Natures 2014 [featuring Dr. Cheryll Glotfelty as the plenary speaker]
contact email: 
gradengl@lasierra.edu

This conference will explore the ways in which culture has shaped and been shaped by the ever-growing and changing sources of human expansion. From ancient game trails to winding river routes, from the roads of the Roman empire to the railroads of the British Empire, from the multi-laned freeways of modernity to the internet of the new millennium, humans have marked and been marked by the earth while pushing against their physical limitations. In a parallel way, people have pushed against the ideologies of their community and forged new paths into and through social consciousness, reflecting, refining, and expanding these revolutionary ideas through cultural and critical expressions. Visit our website: http://44547.orgsync.com/org/naturesconference/home

(Abstracts due Sept. 30) Calvino’s Contexts: The Influences On and The Influences Of Italo Calvino (NeMLA Apr. 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackiec159@hotmail.com

This panel seeks papers for the upcoming NeMLA in April 2014. In the years since his death, the stature of Italo Calvino has only continued to grow.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Games of Late Modernity (Leusden, NL: January 15-17 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Tilburg University / Huizinga Research Institute / ISVW
contact email: 
info@gamesoflatemodernity.org

The end of this year will be marked by the 75th anniversary of Johan Huizinga’s classic study of the Homo Ludens.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Games of Late Modernity (Leusden, NL: January 15-17 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Tilburg University / Huizinga Research Institute / ISVW
contact email: 
info@gamesoflatemodernity.org

[UPDATE] New Voices 2014 Graduate Student Conference- Origins, Identity, and Authenticity - 01/30/14 - 02/01/14 - Atlanta, GA

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
newvoices11@gmail.com

New Voices is an interdisciplinary graduate student conference hosted by Georgia State University’s English department and sponsored by the department’s Graduate English Association.

Comics and the Canon

full name / name of organization: 
Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas
contact email: 
partans@mail.huji.ac.il

Comics and the Canon

Roundtable: Power, Privilege, and the Politics of Recoherence (NeMLA)

full name / name of organization: 
Sara E. Murphy and Don Rodrigues / NeMLA 2014
contact email: 
saramurphy@my.uri.edu / don.rodrigues@vanderbilt.edu

What happens when, in a work of poetry or prose, a hegemonic order is cracked, disrupted, reconstituted, and reshaped; in the words of Jamaica Kincaid, ‘Do you ever wonder why some people blow thing

Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies (new Palgrave Macmillan book series)

full name / name of organization: 
Robert T. Tally Jr., series editor
contact email: 
robert.tally@txstate.edu

NeMLA 2014 cfp: Irish and Indian-Anglophone Writing in a Transnational Feminist Context

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 3-6, 2014
contact email: 
tara.harney@uconn.edu

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 3-6, 2014 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania cfp

[UPDATE] Deadline extended: Utopia in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Georgia Arts and Letters Conference 2014
contact email: 
rebecca.johnston@ung.edu

Utopia in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

University of North Georgia – Dahlonega, GA
February 28 – March 2, 2014
proposal deadline: September 30, 2013

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