In "Tradition and the Practice of Poetry", T.S. Eliot states that "The perpetual task of poetry is to make all things new. Not necessarily to make new things." In a similar vein, in ABC of Reading, Ezra Pound famously argues that literature is "news that stays news". Years after its hey-day, how do we understand modernism's commitment to the "new"? From a contemporary standpoint, how has modernism's past been made new again? From W.B. Yeats' turning gyre, to Charlie Chaplin's persistent factory gears in Modern Times, we can gather that when it comes to modernism, "revolution" need not only mean change, but also the very cyclicality of change itself.
The Digital Queers Conference at The New School will be in June 25, 26 and 27, 2015, and will coincide with the Gay Pride in New York. During the month of June is also expected a sentence of the American Supreme Court on Equality and hopefully this will be another reason to celebrate.
The call for abstract is available at this link http://ocradst.org/digitalqueers2015/publication-cfp/ .
The conference website can be found here http://ocradst.org/digitalqueers2015/ .
What makes parenting gendered? Feminism questions the idea that parenting can be explained as a consequence of biology, and the idea that motherhood reproduces itself (that women mother because they were mothered by women). Feminism understands the social organizations of biology created by marriage, birth, and divorce laws, as artificial and as an extension of the patriarchal family creating a patriarchal society. Feminist parents question and disrupt static, gendered meanings of "mother" and "father," understand difference as dominance, and resist and politicize stereotypical parenting conventions.
MSA 17: Hearing Voices
How do we hear poetic voice? How do poems reflect and respond to language as spoken and heard? Moving beyond habitual equations of voice with sincerity, what perspectives might we bring to bear on the phenomenon of hearing and the idea of voice in the poetry of modernism and after?
This panel explores SAMLA 87's theme of "literature and the other arts" through the unique dynamic of word-image interaction situated in the poet-artist collaboration. Paper proposals addressing poet-artist collaborations found in book arts, broadside printings, and museum/site-specific installations and exhibits are welcome. By May 15, 2015, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Anne Keefe, University of North Texas, at email@example.com.
Editors: Jessica Seymour (Southern Cross University) and Denise Beckton (Central Queensland University)
Call for Papers: Prospero 20 (2015), edited by Marilena Parlati (University of Calabria)
Unforgiving Memory. Dynamics, Rhetorics, Paradoxa in Literary Representations of Trauma
Memory says: Want to do right? Don't count on me.
(A. Rich, An Atlas of the Difficult World)
Call for Papers
16th Annual South Asian Literary Association (SALA) Conference
Jan. 4-6, 2016 - Austin, TX
Cultural Practices in the South Asian Public Sphere
Call For Papers for CWPA's Panel at MLA 2016
Title: Writing Publics: Engaging Writing Inside and Outside the Academy
The Liaison Committee of the Council of Writing Program Administrators invites proposals for the CWPA's sponsored panel at the MLA 2016 convention. This year's MLA convention theme is "Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future." We invite proposals that examine, explore and/or assess ways that WPAs, writing teachers, and the field of Rhetoric and Composition broadly have conceived of the work of writing in and out the academy as a "public" enterprise. Panelists might address topics such as:
+ the role of public education in the context of efforts to increase educational privatization
What do the works of John Gower have to say about systems in the twenty-first century?
Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society invites submissions for a special issue titled "Pleasure and Danger: Sexual Freedom and Feminism in the Twenty-First Century," slated for publication in the Autumn 2016 issue.
Gay and Lesbian Studies in Language and Literature
Regular Session, SCMLA (Nashville, Oct 31-Nov 3, 2015)
Submit Abstracts by: 31 March 2015
Open topic call for papers on LGBTQ literature, theory or pedagogy. Papers related to the conference theme—Sound and Story: The Rhythms of Language—especially welcome, but not required.
We are particularly interested in works that challenge expectations, but will choose the best abstracts regardless.
Please submit abstracts along with contact info and academic affiliation (if applicable) to
Session Chair: Rita D. Costello at firstname.lastname@example.org
The pluralistic, sophisticated and technocrazy nature of contemporary existence has blurred concepts like marginality and minority that are inherent in human existence. Because technology seems to have melted several existential boundaries, and because theories of global citizenry give the impression of free access to movement, the sense of being marginal is almost waning. However, the network of global philosophy and technological connectivity are themselves apparent mechanisms of marginalization especially in the postcolonial context. Postcolonial theorists, intellectuals and writers have taken the intellectual, political and moral authority to challenge representational claims made by dominant Western/imperial cultures.
Please consider submitting 250-word abstracts to the following panel at the 2016 MLA in Austin, Texas.
We invite essays focusing on representations of death and/or violence in U.S. religiously-inflected fictions of the nineteenth century.
Essays might examine consider, for example:
-the ways authors associated with religious traditions have embraced or rejected imagery commonly associated with death and/or violence
-the kinds of spaces in which violence and/or death are figured
-death and/or violence as metaphors for religious experience
-the rhetorical strategies deployed to use religion as a justification for sectional, racial, and territorial violence
This CFP is seeking proposals for an approved "Special Topics" session examining a variety of issues related to Historical Short Fiction (abstract/CFP below) for the 2015 PAMLA conference in Portland, OR (November 6-8th).
TITLE: Long Time, Short Text: Historical Short Fiction