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Utopian Acts

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:40pm
Katie Stone and Raphael Kabo, Birkbeck, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 29, 2018

Utopian Acts

Birkbeck, University of London

1 September 2018

Above all, we need to understand utopia as a method rather than a goal … always suspended between the present and the future, always under revision, at the meeting point of the darkness of the lived moment and the flickering light of a better world, for the moment accessible only through an act of imagination.

- Ruth Levitas, Utopia as Method (2013)

Another world is possible.

- The activists of the World Social Forum

Keynote speakers

Modern Institutions

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:04am
Prospective peer-reviewed cluster on the Modernism/modernity Print Plus platform
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

The following is a prospective peer-reviewed cluster on Modernism/modernity Print Plus platform

“Modern Institutions”

Editors: Caroline Z. Krzakowski, Northern Michigan University and Megan Faragher, Wright State University-Lake Campus

MLA Panel on Nabokov, the Unconscious, and Dreams

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 8:57am
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018

The deadline for proposals for the official guaranteed International Nabokov Society panel at this year's MLA has been extended and the remit somewhat expanded. We are now soliciting proposals for 15 minute papers dealing with the broad subject of Nabokov, dreams, psychology, and the unconscious. Please submit short proposals, accompanied by a CV, to Thomas Karshan at, by the end of Friday March 23rd. The MLA will take place at Chicago between January 3rd and 6th and all speakers need by the time of the conference to be members of the MLA.

Literary Politics Beyond Colonial Recognition

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 9:16am
MLA 2019/Gabriella Friedman and Alex Young
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018

The goal of this session is to explore literature as an arena for articulating alternatives to colonial recognition. In recent years, scholars working across the humanities and social sciences, but especially in Indigenous and Black studies, have challenged the role of recognition in resisting regimes of racialization and empire. However, there is not yet a large body of scholarship grappling with the role of literature in crafting forms of politics that do not depend on the recognition paradigm. We believe that literature, with its emphasis on imaginative creation, is a site of cultural production that holds unique insights about what politics without recognition might be like.


The Langston Hughes Society CFP for MLA 2019

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 8:45am
Christopher Allen Varlack, The Langston Hughes Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

Textual Transactions in the Literature of the Harlem Renaissance Era and Beyond
organized by the Langston Hughes Society

Post-Truth: An Interdisciplinary Exploration

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 11:39am
University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 23, 2018

CSL Postgraduate Conference- 2018

Post-truth-An Interdisciplinary Exploration

Further to our earlier posting, we would like to announce the final schedule for our one-day conference relating to the topic of "post-truth". 

Transatlantic Shell Shock

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 3:09pm
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Modernist Studies Association, Columbus, OH, November 2018


Although the phenomenon of World War I trauma, particularly shell shock, greatly influenced both British and American literary modernism, the trauma, and its reception, was different on each side of the Atlantic, both in its scale and its quality. This panel seeks essays on both British and American literary and cultural representations of World War I trauma, particularly shell shock. Essays that compare and contrast the American and British experiences and representations of shell shock are particularly welcome, and will be given special consideration.


Some authors to consider include:

Avenging Nature: A Survey of the Role of Nature in Modern and Contemporary Art and Literature

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 3:09pm
Rebeca Gualberto (et al.) // Complutense University of Madrid
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

At the dawn of ‘ecocriticism’ as a discipline of study within the Humanities, Glotfelty and Fromm (1996), in the first general reader in the matter, defined it as the critical practice that examines the relationship between literary and cultural studies and the natural world. In general terms, during the past two decades, ecocriticism has denounced the anthropocentric and instrumental appropriation of nature that has for so long legitimized human exploitation of the nonhuman world.

CFP: Radicalism, Radicalization, and Terrorism - Deadline 1 August 2018

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:10am
Journal for the Study of Radicalism
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—an academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our twelfth year of issues. 

Women and Work in Literature

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:09am
Susanne Weil/Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA, the west coast regional division of the Modern Language Association)

Special Session:  Women and Work in Literature

Chairs:  Susanne Weil, Centralia College; Christine Mower, Seattle University