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National Seminar on Contemporary British Fiction: Texts and Contexts

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:46pm
Department of English Dibrugarh University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019

 

 

Call for papers:  National Seminar on Contemporary British Fiction: Texts and Contexts

19-21 December, 2019

Department of English, Dibrugarh University

No Country for Old Men? Ageing Masculinities in Irish Life & Culture

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:43pm
National University of Ireland, Galway
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

 

 

                                                                                               CALL FOR PAPERS

 

No Country for Old Men?

Ageing Masculinities in Irish Life & Culture

 

NUI Galway,June 3-4th 2020

 

Proposal Deadline: 15th November 2019

 

Biofiction as World Literature / La Biofiction comme littérature mondiale - Leuven, 29-31 October 2020

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:43pm
Laura Cernat, KU Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Biofiction (literature that takes a real biography as its point of departure) is powered by what Colm Tóibín has recently called “the anchored imagination”, which grants the fictional narrative a certain ambiguous (almost duplicitous) credibility. But what do biographical novels mean as world-making vehicles? Is the recent boom in stories that rely on the real past, yet project contemporary visions upon it, only a sign that we are trying to build a coherent world-image of centuries past, or is it also an attempt to bring into being a new way of seeing and/or being in the present?

Modernist Studies, Contemporary Problems (ACLA 2020)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:47pm
Alex Jones/Vanderbilt University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

In the past decade, modernist studies has been animated by the issue of periodization. As a concept, modernism has been projected backwards and forwards in space and time. Attempts to clarify the “when” of modernism have ultimately led modernist studies to the doorstep of contemporary. If we now have late modernism, metamodernism, and cosmodernism broaching the present, we also have arguments “against periodization” (Hayot), proposals for “literary transhistory” (Bronstein), and assertions that modernism is nothing more nor less than the “creative and expressive domain” of any modernity (Friedman). But what does it mean to propose the contemporaneity of modernism when modernism itself is being detached from time and history?

Rebirth, renewal, Renaissance: Postcolonial Literary Panel, SAES (French Society for English Studies) Conference, Tours (France), 4-6th June 2020

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:44pm
Jaine Chemmachery/ Université Paris Dauphine PSL
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

“Renaissance(s) / Rebirth(s)”, the theme chosen for the 2020 SAES conference, is particularly relevant in the context of postcolonial literatures in English. Often called “new literatures” in the early years of their emergence, postcolonial works were – and are – frequently characterised by their attempts to renew literary forms, genres and language. These innovative practices sought, and often still seek, emancipation from European norms and canons, with the risk of creating new orthodoxies, like the primacy of the novel in the Indian postcolonial literary scene.

CFP "Cesare Pavese: il racconto tra razionale e irrazionale"

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:41pm
Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

È online la call for contributions relativa alla sezione monografica del numero XIII di «Ticontre» (maggio 2020) dedicata alla scrittura di Cesare Pavese, a cura di Giancarlo Alfano, Massimiliano Tortora e Carlo Tirinanzi De Medici. La deadline per l'invio degli abstract è il 1 novembre 2019, quella per la consegna degli articoli definitivi il 6 gennaio 2019

Di seguito il testo completo della call:

 

In occasione del settantesimo anniversario della morte di Cesare Pavese «Ticontre. Teoria Testo Traduzione» ha deciso di dedicare un numero monografico alla figura del critico e scrittore piemontese.

ACLA 2020: Awkwardness

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:41pm
University of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

To feel something is “awkward” is to verge on—without exactly arriving at— a judgment: it notes that a situation is uncomfortable without diagnosing what is responsible for that social impasse. (Here one thinks of the childhood staple the “awkward turtle,” which surfaces when there is nothing else to do.) Awkwardness thus names an interval of epistemological suspension: it invokes a placeholder for a situation to which one is unsure how to react and registers an emergent sociality the contours of which are not readily intelligible.

Un/Tethered: Cather on the Cusp of the 1920s

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:27pm
National Willa Cather Center
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

For Cather and for the nation, the dawn of the 1920s was a tumultuous time, marked by new freedoms and new entanglements. The Great War had ended and women had won the right to vote, but 1919’s Red Summer and Palmer Raids signalled lingering social discord. Into this unsettled world, Willa Cather brought out Youth and the Bright Medusa, her collection of short stories that marked her departure from Houghton Mifflin and launched her long and successful partnership with a new publisher, Alfred Knopf. In the stories of Youth and the Bright Medusa, Cather’s artists move through a world that is by turns inspiring and enervating.

Reminder: ACLA 2020 Censorship and Dissent in South Asia

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:26pm
Supurna Dasgupta/U of Chicago
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

The history of censorship in modern South Asia goes back to the Registration of Books Act (1867), used to track anti-state sedition; and to the various indigenous and British non-governmental associations of civilians who organized themselves as the guardians of literary culture around the same time. Both these currents continue to the contemporary moment in many ways. Genres of dissent are governed by various acts, laws, associations, extra-judicial modes of repression, and more recently, by social media.

Art intermediation in the United States since 1945. Concepts, scope, spaces

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:24pm
Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

International conference

April 16 and 17, 2020, University Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3

Art intermediation in the United States since 1945.

Concepts, scope, spaces

 

 

This symposium will look into art intermediation in the United States in the post WWII period. By art intermediation we mean the intermediation provided by the business world, be it the business of the artist him/herself but also, more generally, the fabric of companies which interact with the art world (artists, galleries, museums).

 

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