This panel explores the sense of place as part of the indigenous language of American artistic production of Modernism in the context of the European avant-garde. Though U.S. poets and artists were influenced by the formal techniques of Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dadaism and Surrealism, they were also determined to search for the essence of an expressive language that defined its authenticity as opposed to European foreignness. One of their avenues of research was the exploration of the distinctive features of the American soil as a means of contributing novel aspects to modern aesthetics. The genuine character of the environment is closely linked to the strong attachment to rural or urban spaces and the value they acquire for the observer.
We are currently reviewing artworks (Poems, Photos, Paintings and Drawings) for publication in "Harvests of New Millennium" Journal 9th issue to be released in April. 2018. If you are interested in getting your poems/artwork published in this International Journal please contribute your artwork to us. Submit your artwork via email to firstname.lastname@example.org We will publish only those artwork which are genuine, and contribute to heightening aesthetic pleasure. The theme of the artwork may be romantic, mystery , Christian, paranormal, postmodern, humorous and several others. The book will have artwork by international artists. We intend to include artists new and also well known.
“Before and after Beat exploded: Essential studies on ruth weiss.”
An Academic Conference at University of Salford, 6-7th April 2018, on the impact and legacy of the 1998 Good Friday/Belfast Agreement.
This will form part of #Agreement20: an academic public engagement project featuring an Open Access Special Issue, digital recordings and journalism.
Keynotes: Dr Máire Braniff (Director of INCORE, University of Ulster) and Professor Colin Graham (Head of English, NUI Maynooth)
Creative Speakers: Jan Carson and Billy Cowan
We seek 20 minute paper contributions for our conference. Topics might include (but are not limited to):
This panel takes its title from Marianne DeKoven’s introduction to Modern Fiction Studies’ special issue on Gertrude Stein, and seeks new perspectives on Stein’s work, life and celebrity. “Cases no longer need to be made for Stein’s importance,” DeKoven observed in 1996; “she has become a figure of limitless capaciousness and magnitude, a site of potentiality.” Two decades later, how is Stein’s critical legacy being transformed? How does her work speak to trends in different fields; and how does new work in those fields in turn reinvigorate readings of Stein?
Please send 300 word abstracts and a brief bio to Madison Priest, email@example.com.
“Which Side are you on?”: Literature and Activism in America After 1870
MMLA “Art and Activism”
Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati, Ohio. November 9-12, 2017
In recognition of this year’s theme: “Artists and Activists,” the American Literature II permanent section (1870-present) welcomes papers that address the connections, contradictions, and tensions between literary production and political activism in America from 1865 to the present.
Possible topics for discussion include:
Anglo Saxon and medieval writers spilled considerable ink considering the concept and nature of truth, how to find it and/or represent it, and how to interpret it or use it. Often this search involved conducting an exploration of two different, often opposing, perspectives, such as Christian-secular, right-wrong, art-logic, auctor-compilator, etc.
In keeping with the conference theme of “Artists and Activists”, this panel invites papers that address any and all approaches taken in the name of the search for truth or the exploration of binaries in service to the truth in any Old English or Middle English text or author.
CORRUPTIBLE SEED: Literary, Political, and Historical Perspectives on Bob Dylan
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond B.C., September 22-23, 2017
Organisers: Tracey Kinney (Department of History, Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Gregory Millard (Department of Political Science, Kwantlen Polytechnic University), and Heather Cyr (Department of English, Kwantlen Polytechnic University).