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Hurry, Linger: The Times of Modernism (MSA 2020)

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:48pm
Carly Rubin and Chelsie Malyszek/Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Modernist Studies Association Conference 

Brooklyn NY, October 22-25, 2020

Katherine Mansfield Critical Journal Tinakori

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:46pm
Katherine Mansfield Society in association with Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 12, 2020


Critical Journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society 

Editors: Kym Brindle and Karen D’Souza


‘About Love. Well each of us thinks differently’

Letter from Mansfield to Dorothy Brett [20 April 1921]


"Cognitive Modernisms"--Special Issue of MFS (Modern Fiction Studies)

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:52pm
Paul Armstrong, Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 8, 2021

Cognitive Modernisms


Guest Editor: Paul B. Armstrong, Brown University

Deadline for Submissions:   8 January 2021


Modernism has long been associated with an interest in consciousness, psychology, and the inner life, but critics have also long disagreed about how to understand this interest and what to make of it.  The recent proliferation of cognitive approaches to reading and literature has renewed interest in questions concerning the modernist preoccupation with consciousness but has spawned new controversies about how to address them. 


Life Writing as Political Voice

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:45pm
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 17, 2020

City dwellers have a unique opportunity to see and engage in group political activities that those in more rural areas do not. Their everyday lives can be impacted by political demonstrations whether they are actively participating or not. The perspectives that we usually get are from the government, press, or political leaders. These accounts miss how people actually experience and understand the protests they see and/or participate in. As such, examining the life writing of those who participated or observed city protests can be intriguing and add a personal element to group politics. This panel will focus on the experiences of those who planned, participated, and/or observed protests in various cities. Ideas to be examined include personal vs.

The Portrait of an Artist as a Pathographer: On Writing Illnesses and Illnesses in Writing

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:47pm
Jayjit Sarkar & Jagannath Basu
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Health is silence, illness voice. The lived-body (leib), the body as it is lived and the body which is not merely a corporeal body (korper), speaks through illness (Sarkar, 2019). The latter is a ‘psychosomatic’ condition of not being at ease with-the-world and is, both pathologically and conceptually, different from disease and sickness (Aho & Aho, 2008). This then becomes insignificant whether that illness is the illness of the mind or the body— as the body which is lived is beyond the Cartesian dualism. It is more of an ambiguous continuum of mind-body entanglement rather than the more simplistic mind/body binary. Mental illnesses, therefore, are as much as of the body as physical illnesses are of mind.

In Passage seeks contributions for its third issue

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:57pm
University of Boumerdes
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 14, 2020

In Passage: The International Journal of Writing and Mobility, the electronic journal of the Faculty of Languages & Literatures of the University of Boumerdes, seeks contributions in English or French for its third issue, to be released in December 2020. The subjects addressed by In Passage include, but are not limited to:

-  Literary genres and movements

- Travel literature and intercultural contact.

- Nomadism.

- Writing and sexual identity                                                    

- Code switching/code mixing

- Multilingualism and Multiculturalism

- Translation issues

- "Digital writing" (SMS language, social networks)

International Online Conference on European Studies

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:56pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

International Online Conference on European Studies27-28 June 2020organised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research


The conference aims to explore Europe from a variety of perspectives. It will consider its political, social and philosophical dimensions as well as the cultural and intellectual life of Europe. Proposals can demonstrate both national and regional expertise, refer to the past or present, or offer a comparative analysis.

CFP: PAMLA 2020 Special Session-Cyberpunk and the City

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:45pm
Melanie A. Marotta, Morgan State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Call for Papers: Special Session-Cyberpunk and the City

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thurday November 12 to Sunday November 15, 2020, at the Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Conference Theme: "City of God, City of Destruction" (

Atwood Panel, MLA, January 2020, Toronto

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 10:08am
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

"Examining the Longest International Border: The US and Canada in Atwood's Works" For the Toronto MLA, The Margaret Atwood Society's panel will explore the representation of Canada and the US in Atwood's works. Papers may investigate depictions of the nations themselves, the relationship between the two nations' peoples, or instances of navigating/crossing the long border. Papers considering how Atwood is taught, e.g. her inclusion in American Lit syllabi, will also be considered.

“The Cultures and Subcultures created and inspired by Margaret Atwood” MMLA, Milwaukee, WI, November 5 – 8

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 1:02pm
Margaret Atwood Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

Organizer: Denise Du Vernay, Loyola University Chicago

In all of Atwood’s works of fiction, cultures are created (usually with their own vernacular) whether they are the post-apocalyptic survivors of the Maddaddam trilogy, the mean girls of Cat’s Eye, the academics of The Edible Woman and Life Before Man, or Mayday in The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments, Atwood’s works are rife with cultures of collectivity.