Modernism – cosmopolitan and international in its connections and networks – found its home in cities, regions and locales. And yet provincialism and localism are still dirty words in criticism surrounding literary and artistic responses to modernity: they remain tinged with the reactionary and the conservative. Many narratives of artistic culture of the period 1890-1945 maintain that advanced aesthetics move from core to province, losing vitality as they become part of a supposedly 'middlebrow' culture. But what if the current were reversed? What if the local, the regional, the provincial, the civic and the municipal were the sites of artistic energy rather than cultural backwaters?
March 2, 2015
Call for Papers: "Appropriation in the Age of Global Shakespeare"
University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA, November 12, 13, and 14, 2015
A conference to be held on November 13-15, 2015, at the University of Georgia and sponsored by the University Libraries, the Willson Center for Arts and Humanities, the Department of English, the Department of Theatre and Film Studies, the Office of Service Learning, and the University of Georgia Symposium on the Book.
Textile objects (needlework, embroidery, tapestries) may also be textual objects. Approaches might include textiles and texts as artifacts of industrialization, imperialism, and/or globalization. Abstracts and 1 page CV by 10 March 2015; Lauren Miskin (email@example.com)
Deadline approaching: Proposed submissions are requested for an edited collection of essays tentatively titled Carson McCullers in the Twenty-first Century. This collection will contribute to current scholarship by 1. Analyzing the lesser known works of McCullers, and 2. Reexamining her more popular works through lenses that are of growing interest in contemporary literary studies. Potential topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:
•Comparative readings of the work of Carson McCullers, especially within transatlantic scholarship;
•The reception and evolution of McCullers' work across national boundaries;
Seeking submissions for a special session for the 2016 Austin MLA convention. Tentative title "Jewish/Islamic Relations in Literature and Culture." Papers may consider any aspect of Judeo-Islamic relations in literature, culture, rhetoric, film, new media, etc. I would like to put together a panel that considers a range of perspectives, texts, and/or historical periods.
300 word proposals and CVs should be sent to Lindsay Dearinger. Deadline is March 15, 2015. Questions welcome.
The official CFP can be viewed here:
http://www.mla.org/cfp_detail_7791 (requires MLA login)
The deadline for submitting abstracts for the CFP on New Criticisms on the Works of Ernest J. Gaines has been extended to March 30, 2015. (See original CFP on 2/13/15.)
Information should be sent(by Word attachment)to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the following in response to this extension:
> Degree, Rank and Academic Affiliation
> Title of Paper
> Abstract (300-500 words)
Hard copies may also be sent to:
Dr. Lillie Anne Brown
Department of English and Modern Languages
Florida A&M University
418 Tucker Hall
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
In an increasingly market-driven educational environment, aestheticist arguments for the study of literature appear more and more unconvincing as colleges and universities have begun to see themselves (and to be seen by students) as producing an education that molds future workers rather than augmented civic subjects.
CFP MSA 17, November 19-22, 2015. Boston, MA. Westin, Copley Place
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics
(International Journal of Travel Writing)
ISSN 2278-9642 | E-ISSN 2278-9650
To read CONCEPT NOTE follow the link: http://coldnoon.com/about
In addition to following the notice below.
Seeking papers for a proposed special session for MLA 2016. This session invites presentations that explore representations of women during the Sexual Revolution.
Possible topics include: motherhood, marriage, sexuality, feminism, and work, among others.
This panel will interrogate the era's legacy in our understanding of gender, both then and now.
Please submit a 300-word abstract of your proposed presentation and a cv by March 15th to email@example.com
The 2016 MLA Convention will take place in Austin, Texas from January 7-January 10.
We invite papers that explore the continuing relevance (endurance?) of time as a conceptual framework (formal, historical, psychological, philosophical, ecological, etc.) for understanding any aspect of Faulkner's work, life, or reception, as well as Faulkner's relevance for new critical models for thinking about time.
The Christianity and Literature Session welcomes papers that address the presence of the Christian faith in literature across genres. Papers and presentations may concern courses successfully taught, analysis of literature, historical themes, etc.
Please send your abstract of no more than 300 words to
Ms Garnet Branch @ firstname.lastname@example.org by August 1, 2015.
The Promised Land: Utopia and Dystopia in Contemporary
One-Day Conference, Thursday 23 July
Open University Regional Centre, Camden, London
The conference is hosted and funded by the Postcolonial Literatures Research Group of the Open University, with additional support from the British Jewish Contemporary Culture research network, Bangor University and the University of Winchester.
CORRECTED CFP: Sacred Literature, Secular Religion: A Conference on Cultural Practices
**CORRECTION: This conference is open to scholars at ALL levels and from ALL disciplines. This conference is NOT limited to graduate students, though graduate students are more than welcome!
October 1-3, 2015
Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York, co-sponsored by Hamilton College and Syracuse University
Deadline for proposals: April 1, 2015
Paper abstract deadline extended to 10 March!
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"A Local Habitation and A Name": Locality and the English Theatre
A Graduate Student Conference at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ACES Library
24-25 April 2015
Keynote Speaker: Erika T. Lin (George Mason University)