FINAL CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Diversity, which in the US and UK had initially been associated with and largely confined to the areas of employment and college admissions, has recently taken center stage, most dramatically with the seating of the US House of Representatives on 2 January and the Golden Globes film awards 4 days later. Despite the gains, diversity remains a contentious issue even in an area associated with progressivism: the arts in general (the Golden Globes notwithstanding) and literature in particular. Case in point: Lionel Shriver’s article in the 9 June 2018 issue of The Spectator in which the US novelist attacked Penguin Random House UK’s newly announced diversity statement.
twentieth century and beyond
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
Simone de Beauvoir: Decay and Renewal
Call for Contributors to a volume of essays edited by E. Nicole Meyer and Arline Cravens
This CFP is for a seminar session at the 2020 NeMLA Convention. The convention will be held March 5-8, 2020, at the Marriott Copley Place, Boston.
The Power and Limits of Narrative in Opposing Injustice
Literature, film, and other forums for bearing witness to injustice can create space for voices that have been silenced. They can lead to the recognition of people subjected to human rights violations. As such, narratives of witness have the power to connect people across divisions of nation, culture, and experience. They may contribute to shared national and even transnational identities.
The International Journal of James Bond Studies is now accepting submissions for Volume 3.
CFP: Armistead Maupin’s Transgressive Tales
2020 Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference
April 2-5, 2020
The Langston Hughes Society is pleased to invite proposals for the following panel to be held at the 2020 American Literature Association (ALA) Conference in San Diego, CA:
24, 25 & 26 June 2020 (Le Mans University, France)
WAR MEMORIES (2020)
Sharing War Memories – From the Military to the Civilian
International Conference initiated by Professor Renée Dickason (Université Rennes 2), Professor Stéphanie Bélanger (Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario) and Professor Delphine Letort (Le Mans Université)
"Marianne Moore and the Archives"
The University at Buffalo
will host a conference on Marianne Moore
May 22-24, 2020
Call for proposals:
"Marianne Moore and the Archives" will focus on Moore in relation to archival collection practices, broadly understood.
We encourage proposals drawing on research collections at the Rosenbach or on the Marianne Moore Digital Archive but also proposals on Moore's appearance in other modernist archives, in relation to networks of her friends and peers, to current theories and practices of archiving, or on Moore herself as a librarian, a collector, and a self-archivist.
Call for Papers, Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicano/a Literature at CEA 2020
March 26-18, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Hispanic, Latinx, and Chicano/a Literature for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org
NeMLA 2020 Seminar
Boston, March 5-8, 2020
This seminar seeks to explore the current engagements with "New Sincerity" in literature from Central and Eastern Europe. It expands the geographic borders of discourses on "New Sincerity" by moving beyond the North American and post-Soviet contexts. It also aims to examine the changes to the "New Sincerity" aesthetic in an age of "post-truth" and more than two decades after David Foster Wallace’s call for writers who are "too sincere."