The Mexican Revolution and U.S. Modernism
Panel Title: Dystopia and Race in Contemporary American Literature.
This panel is sponsored by College English Association (CEA).
Topics may include English Catholic writers, anti-Catholic or pro-Catholic poetry or literary prose, or representations of English Catholics or Catholicism in literary texts. Proposals for papers that focus on these topics in later early modernity (the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries) are particularly encouraged. 250-300 word abstracts by 15 March 2015.
Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume on ecofeminist literary criticism titled Literature and Ecofeminism. Contributions covering a range of literary forms from diverse cultures and national traditions are welcome. Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1, 2015. Proposers will be notified about whether their submissions are accepted for the book by April 15, 2015. For accepted proposals first drafts of full chapters (8,000 – 9,000 words) are due by September 1, 2015, and final versions are due November 1, 2015.
A Trans-Disciplinary Conference at The University of Utah
September 3-5, 2015 at the Tanner Humanities Center
For more information or to be added to the conference mailing list, contact: Joshua Trey Barnett // email@example.com
Non-guaranteed Special Session proposed for the 131 annual MLA Conference
In the preface to his Collected Poems, 1945, Robert Graves states: "I write poems for poets, and satires or grotesques for wits. For people in general I write prose, and am content that they should be unaware that I do anything else. To write poems for other than poets is wasteful."
These views reflect Graves's lifelong preoccupation with the complex question of a reading public—for whom should a writer write, and how does the notion of a reading public (even if only an idealized meta-public) inform an author's creative vision, the sense of his or her vocation and relationship to history.
This panel invites consideration of how medieval literary works theorize the communication between nature and the senses and illuminate central human and artistic questions—for instance, how we come to know our world and how sensory experience of the natural world influences the poetic process. Panelists may explore how late medieval poets generate an implicit theory of the senses through a range of topics, including the music of the spheres, the relationship between the elements and the senses, the way sense perception promotes interconnection between humankind and nature, the tension between nature and artifice, and sensing nature in dream visions.
Submissions are made through the NCS website at
"Mess With Texas"
Modern Language Association Conference
January 7-10, 2016
Grasping at Screens—MLA panel for 2016 convention
Call for Papers
Roots and Routes: The Twenty-First-Century Southern Novel
Guest Editor: Christopher Lloyd
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.