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Critical Misanthropy - A Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:05am
University of Amsterdam
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Critical Misanthropy: A Symposium

15th May 2020

University of Amsterdam

Organizers: Emelia Quinn and Eva Meijer

Keynote speaker: Robert McKay

 

Dickens and Decadence

updated: 
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 6:48am
Stockholm University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Dickens and Decadence

Stockholm University, Sweden

Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2020

 

Department of English and Department of Culture and Aesthetics

Stockholm University

17-18 December 2020

Conference Homepage: https://www.english.su.se/2.60277

 

Keynote speakers: John Bowen (York), Dennis Denisoff (Tulsa), and Claire Wood (Leicester)

 

Economy and Value of Time in Boredom

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:02am
MLA 2021 in Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

The word boredom has been in circulation since Ancient times, in the shape of a variety of synonyms --acedia, taedium vitae, horror loci, melancholy, ennui, spleen-- and bearing a theological stamp, since it was believed to be a demonic sin in the Christian tradition. In modernity, however, for the “enlightened subject” (Goodstein, 4), as a response to social and economic transformations, boredom has become a secular experience concerned with temporality, signifying loss of meaning and feeling of emptiness in the pace of modern life. In critical circles, boredom remains a hybrid phenomenon that brings together a variety of contradictory definitions.

Conservative Counter-Revolutions

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:02am
MLA -- CLCS Nineteenth Century Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Conservative Counter-Revolutions: Papers on Nineteenth-century conservatism(s) that emerged in reaction to the century's revolutions and reforms, and on the consequent radicalization of conservatism that still informs it today. 300-word abstracts by March 15th to dwhite@emory.edu 

George Gissing in Vogue

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:54am
Tom Ue / Dalhousie University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Midway through New Grub Street (1891), Reardon reunites with his wife Amy. In preparation, he leaves behind his overcoat. This attire, once “fairly good,” is now long past its prime, “the edges of the sleeves were frayed, two buttons were missing, and the original hue of the cloth was indeterminable.” Reardon knows Amy well, but not well enough: her attention at the meeting is quickly directed to “his muddy and shapeless boots,” and her desire for “a renewal of amity” conflicts with her shock over her husband’s appearance: “[S]uch attire degraded him in her eyes; it symbolised the melancholy decline which he had suffered intellectually.

POSTPONED: Symposium “Bio and Psyche: Reading the Symptomatic Body”

updated: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 8:07pm
Humanities Research Center, Rice University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

IN LIGHT OF COVID-19 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DEVELOPMENTS, THIS SYMPOSIUM HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN OCTOBER 2020

 

Call for Papers — Symposium “Bio and Psyche: Reading the Symptomatic Body”

May 1 and 2, 2020

Humanities Research Center, Rice University

Houston, Texas

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

 

Prof. Christopher Lane (Northwestern University), author of Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness (2007).

 

MLA 2021 'The City and its Margins: New Perspectives on the Urban'

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 12:26pm
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This panel invites papers seeking to address the interrelation between city centers and developing peripheral areas of cities within cinematic urbanisms. In doing so, we aim to explore the persistent--and often conflicting--binary notions of center and margin as well as urban and non-urban and investigate the complex web of structures that produce urban marginality on the various scales. 

SCMLA 2020 Native American Literature CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 1:27pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 23, 2020

South Central Modern Language Association 

2020 SCMLA Conference 

Houston, Texas (October 8-10, 2020)

 

Native American Literature Panel

Special Topic: Indigenous Presents 

 

We are now accepting submissions for the Native American Literature Panel at SCMLA 2020, to be held in Houston, TX, from Oct. 8-10, 2020. 

 

PANEL FOR SAMLA 92: Scandal and Transgression in Twentieth-Century Transatlantic Vanguardisms

updated: 
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 1:24pm
Leticia Perez Alonso / Jackson State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

This panel explores forms of dissent adopted by twentieth-century transatlantic avant-gardes as a means of challenging traditional genres and social codes. Since the inception of European experimentalism during the first decades of the twentieth century, a series of art movements engaged in radical production that questioned the established state of affairs. From the Cubist adoption of multiple viewpoints, through the Futurist celebration of technology and speed, the Expressionist distortion of form, to the Dadaist sense of provocation and the irrational juxtaposition of images in Surrealism, avant-garde art and literature has set precedents on an international level of exchanges.

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