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MSA 17, Modernism and History, Due April 12, 2015 (conference Nov 19-22, 2015)

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 6:48pm
Aleks Prigozhin, Adrienne Ghaly

From the early decades of the twentieth century the concept of 'revolution' has provided modernism with a powerful historical imaginary of rupture and change, encompassing phenomena ranging from overtly political manifestos through to radical challenges to established aesthetic forms and prevailing critical frameworks. Taking our cue from this year's MSA theme, this session seeks to rethink modernism's broader relationship to categories and modes of the historical. We invite papers that both broaden and complicate current understandings of the interrelation between conceptions of history and modernist artistic practice.

Othello's Island Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Art, Lterature and History 2016

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 5:48am
CVAR Cyprus

Othello's Island 2016

The 4th Annual Multidisciplinary Conference of Medieval and Renaissance Studies held at the Severis Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus, March 2016


Professor James Fitzmaurice, Emeritus Professor of English (Northern Arizona University) and Director of Distance Learning in English (University of Sheffield)
Professor Lisa Hopkins, Professor of English Literature (Sheffield Hallam University)
Dr Sarah James, Senior Lecturer, University of Kent, School of English
Dr Michael Paraskos, Cornaro Institute, Cyprus
​Benedict Read FSA, Research Fellow, University of Leeds School of Fine Art

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CFP for WSQ: Queer Methods

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 9:03pm

WSQ, Call for Papers: Special Issue

Guest Editors:
Amin Ghaziani, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of British Columbia
Matt Brim, Associate Professor of Queer Studies, College of Staten Island, CUNY

Queer Studies is experiencing a methodological renaissance. In both the humanities and the social sciences, scholars have begun to identify research protocols and practices that have been largely overshadowed by advances in queer theory. The fall 2013 "Queer Method" conference organized by Heather Love at the University of Pennsylvania indexed this shift toward methods by reframing the question "what is queer theory?" to "how is the work of queer theory done?"

Modernism in the Green, Deadline April 14, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 5:28pm
Modernist Studies Association November 19-22, 2015

For all its many urban topographies, the literary landscape of modernism contains a startling array of greens, from public and national parks to vacant lots, suburban gardens, and botanic displays. In drawing from recent interactions between environmental criticism and modernist studies, we propose that thinking with and through planned greens leads to a more complex understanding of modernism’s tangled engagements with arts, social protest, material culture, bodies, and the nature-culture divide. What new haptic, scopic or visual modes of experience were enabled when modernism entered the green? How were gendered and sexualized bodies redistributed? How was imperial ideology grafted together with colonial aspirations?

Submit your poems to These Fragile Lilacs

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 3:23pm
These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Magazine

Here is the link to our electronic journal page:
The deadine for submissions for our inaugural volume is May 31, 2015.


Send submissions to .

Please do *not* include any attachments; instead, paste the poems you would like to be submitted directly into your email. You may submit up to five poems per submission cycle.

Include a short (2 to 3 sentence) biography with your submission.

AFFECT: MEMORY, AESTHETICS, AND ETHICS International Conference Sept. 18-20 Abstracts due April 6 [UPDATE]

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:44pm
The Affect Project

- Call for papers for an interdisciplinary conference


18-20 September 2015, The Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba


Lauren Berlant, George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor, Department of English,
University of Chicago

John T. Cacioppo, Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor, Department of
Psychology and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience, University of

Ronald de Sousa, Emeritus Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto



Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 4:46pm
Laura Hinton, Professor of English, City College of New York (CUNY)

Seeking good scholarly articles (20pp plus) on Adrienne Rich or Jayne Cortez for a volume in progress with a feminist and/or cultural-studies approach to these two poets.
Issues might concern: poetics, feminist politics, influence, performance. The manuscript is well underway. Please respond ASAP if you'd like to submit material for consideration.

[UPDATE] Literature & Politics Panel @ SCMLA

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 3:54pm
South Central MLA (

Extended Deadline: April 6.

This is an open topic session. We seek papers exploring the intersections of literature and politics. Please send abstracts of 250-300 words.

"Silence and Documentation," July 10-11 2015 — DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 15 APRIL

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 1:41pm
Simon Fraser University English Graduate Student Caucus, Vancouver BC

Call for Papers: Silence and Documentation
Simon Fraser University English Graduate Conference
July 10-11 2015
Keynote: TBA

"In a world where language and naming are power, silence is oppression, is violence."
― Adrienne Rich, On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose, 1966-1978

"When we (as readers) fill in the gaps that the writer has peppered throughout the book, we form a meaningful bond with the book. We are not just pulling information from it; we're participating in a reciprocal relationship, creating and deriving meaning in an extravaganza of interpretation."
—Wolfgang Iser, Prospecting: From Reader Response to Literary Anthropology