Subscribe to RSS - twentieth century and beyond

twentieth century and beyond

[ASLE 2019 Panel] Militarized California: Transpacific Flows of Toxicity and Environmental Ruin

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:17pm
ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and Environment)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Call for Papers: Militarized California: Transpacific Flows of Toxicity and Environmental Ruin

Association for the Study of Literature and Environment Biennial Conference, UC Davis, June 26-30 2019

 

Organizer: Danielle Crawford (dbcrawfo@ucsc.edu), UC Santa Cruz

Decadence [Call for Papers/Reviews]

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:22pm
University College London [Dept of English: Moveable Type, Vol. 11 (Summer 2019)]
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Montesquieu's assertion that the fall of the Roman Empire could be attributed to a decline in morality and deviation from Classical ideals redefined the term “décadence.” From a neutral term for “decline,” decadence transformed into a laden pejorative signifying perversity and decay, as well as a warning against the dangers of excess and the pursuit of pleasure. Perceived as a disruptive force, dangerous to social order and bourgeois normativity, the threat of decadence is still invoked in modern political rhetoric to stoke anxieties over shifts in traditional values and social mores, as well as the looming threat of an irretrievable loss of geopolitical power.

Essay Collection: Joyce Writing Disability

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:23pm
Jeremy Colangelo / Hunan Normal University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Joyce Writing Disability is a proposed volume of essays on the history, theory, and depiction of disability as it relates to the life and work of James Joyce. Though disability is increasingly a popular topic in modernist studies, there is as yet no book dedicated to disability and/in Joyce. As such, Joyce Writing Disability will seek not to be the last word on the topic, but the first. We seek essays on a variety of topics and intersections, and are especially interested in readings that open novel and unexplored avenues for disability studies and Joyce criticism. Two major university presses have expressed an interest in the volume, and we are looking for contributions from scholars both established and new.

 

update: call for book chapters: critical essays on Trump in literature, film, and television

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 9:40pm
Stephen Hock / Virginia Wesleyan University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

I am seeking proposals for chapters to complete an edited collection on treatments of Donald Trump in literature, film, and television, tentatively titled Trump Fiction, under contract for publication with Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield.

Contributors must have a PhD.  

Jim Thompson and the American West: A Critical Collection

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:24pm
Meredith James
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

  Jim Thompson, a writer of hard-boiled crime fiction, was born in Anadarko, Indian Territory (Oklahoma), in 1906.  Thompson’s literary achievements were little-recognized during his lifetime; however, many of his works were re-discovered and re-published in the 1980s. His work is often lauded, noting his ability to understand the criminal mind.  His work is largely critiqued and categorized as only hard-boiled fiction, but his work defies such a simple genre classification.  Thompson combines the genres of crime fiction and Westerns and in doing so, his works read as critiques of American history and culture. Certainly much of Thompson’s work can be read as a critique of post-WWII America.  As David Cochrane points out Thompson’s works serve as “portrait

Robert Penn Warren Circle Annual Meeting, "RPW and Education"

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:17pm
Robert Penn Warren Circle
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS
Robert Penn Warren Circle Annual Meeting
April 25-27, 2019
Hosted by Western Kentucky University, Austin Peay
State University, and the Robert Penn Warren Birthplace
Bowling Green & Guthrie, KY, and Clarksville, TN

"Robert Penn Warren and Education"

For this year’s meeting, we are especially interested in proposals addressing the
following ideas:
 Teaching Warren’s work
 Warren as teacher
 Warren’s students
 Warren’s textbooks
 Warren’s influence on teaching, curriculum, pedagogy, etc.
 New Criticism in the classroom

Society for Contemporary Literature Call for Panel Proposals: ALA 2019, Boston

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:23pm
Society for Contemporary Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Call for Panels

The Society for Contemporary Literature is sponsoring two panels at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association in Boston, May 23-26, 2019. We are looking for panel proposals that address themselves to topics in contemporary American literature (or about the last twenty-five years), and especially welcome submissions that address its full range and diversity. ALA welcomes both traditional and non-standard panel formats as well as roundtables, and so does SCL.

Societal Constructions of Masculinity in Latinx and Latin American Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:16pm
Edited Volume
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 18, 2019

Patriarchy, as defined by bell hooks, is a social disease. Hegemonic masculinity does not allow men to express their emotions, except through anger, violence and sex. Consequently, all who are in a relationship with men (parents, children, spouses, lovers, siblings, colleagues and friends) are likely to suffer from the manifestations of hegemonic masculine behavior, including the men themselves who must constantly repress their feelings.

Political Performances Working Group at IFTR Shanghai 2019

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:31am
International Federation of Theatre Research - Political Performances Working Group
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 7, 2019

We would like to invite researchers to submit their abstracts to the Political Performances Working Group at the 2019 IFTR conference, which will take place on 8-12 July in Shanghai, China. The theme for the 2019 conference is Theatre, Performance, and Urbanism. We have identified three loose strands that reflect the recent work of many researchers in the wider field of political performances, but that also align with the 2019 conference theme. The Political Performances Working Group therefore invites proposals for papers on the following topics:

(A)     Citizenship

Corroding the Now: Poetry + Science|SF

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:38am
Royal Holloway, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 14, 2019

The world we inhabit is framed, driven, (re)produced, and conceptualised by and through science. Science as a mode of knowing contours the prevailing episteme, whilst technological innovation continues to remake work and leisure experience. At the same time, society is both reflected and in turn formed by science fiction (SF): as contributor to the nostalgia economy, as a dominant visual-commercial aesthetic, as a mimetic index of the present’s utopian and dystopian tendencies. The now is a time of extreme precarity. We face a raft of catastrophes – political, socioeconomic, and, most pressingly, ecological. And yet, even as our own survival comes into question, capitalism itself seems unassailable, primed to outlast ‘humanity.’

 

Pages