June 14-15, 2018 | The University of Sydney, Australia
twentieth century and beyond
MLA 2019 panel sponsored by the International James Joyce Foundation
The International James Joyce Foundation invites paper proposals for its 2019 MLA session in Chicago. The session topic is Joyce and women’s legal and civil rights. Papers might discuss marriage, divorce, inheritance, suffrage, or any other aspect of women's rights in Joyce's work. In light of contemporary feminist movements, proposals might consider Joyce's place in our current debates or Joyce's influence in similar debates of his time. Papers that discuss historical and legal aspects of Joyce's work in reference to women's rights are particularly welcome.
Carson McCullers Collection
Proposed submissions are requested for an edited collection of essays tentatively titled Understanding the Short Fiction of Carson McCullers. This collection will contribute to current scholarship by 1. Analyzing lesser-known short texts by McCullers, and 2. Examining (or reexamining) McCullers’ short texts using current contemporary perspectives. Potential topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:
•Comparative readings of the short work of Carson McCullers (short fiction compared with other short fiction, or short fiction compared with longer texts);
•The reception and evolution of McCullers’ shorter works across national boundaries;
The 2018 Backreading Hong Kong Symposium, co-organised by the Department of English at Hong Kong Baptist University and the literary journal Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, will take place on Saturday 5 May 2018. We are particularly interested in papers that challenge existing interpretations of any aspect of Hong Kong.
Abstracts of 250 words for 15 to 20-minute presentations can be sent to Tammy Lai-Ming Ho (firstname.lastname@example.org) before 15 March 2018 for consideration. Please also send us a bionote of no more than 100 words. Scholars whose papers have been selected will be notified before 1 April 2018.
Conference: Modern Language Association
3-6 January 2019
The Margaret Atwood Society is sponsoring a panel on adaptations of Atwood at the 2019 MLA convention. Send a short bio and 250-500 word abstract to Karma Waltonen, email@example.com by 15 March 2018.
NWSA--National Women's Studies Association Conference in Atlanta, GA Nov. 8-11 2018
Inscription: Tracing Place
The journal issue Inscription: Tracing Place focuses on the role of history and memory in literary and architectural practice.
Call for Papers
Commonwealth Essays and Studies
Topical issue: Unsettling Oceania
41.1 (Autumn 2018)
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 11 OF
Katherine Mansfield Studies
THE PEER-REVIEWED YEARBOOK OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY
AND ELIZABETH VON ARNIM
Guest Editor Isobel Maddison
Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge
Katherine Mansfield to Elizabeth von Arnim 1922:
‘I would like to write one story really good enough to offer you one day’;
‘please let all the pride be mine that you are my cousin’.