category: twentieth century and beyond

‘Reinventing the Renaissance Occult' 14.11.09 Deadline for proposal 31.5.09

full name / name of organization: 
Professor Sarah Annes Brown, Anglia Ruskin University
contact email: 
sarah.brown@anglia.ac.uk

‘Reinventing the Renaissance Occult in Modern and Post-modern Culture’

Graphic Modernisms (MSA 11 Nov. 5-8, Montreal)

full name / name of organization: 
Ariela Freedman, Concordia University
contact email: 
arielamfreedman@gmail.com

This is a call for papers for a proposed panel at MSA 11.

Graphic Modernisms

Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945

full name / name of organization: 
English Faculty, University of Oxford (UK)
contact email: 
utopianspaces@ell.ox.ac.uk

From the fin de siècle to the Second World War, the construction of alternative social and private spaces exerted a peculiar fascination for many British writers. The cataclysmic historical events of the period stimulated Utopian thinking and feeling even as they seemed to make them problematic or impossible. At the same time radical demands for new spaces, whether political, religious or aesthetic, also generated new ways of reading and writing the familiar urban and domestic spaces of everyday life.

The focus of the conference is on the spatial manifestations, geographies and practices of Utopianism, rather than on Utopianism as a category of millenarian anticipation. Papers are invited which address the various material and imaginary spatial forms of the Utopian impulse in the literature of period. How do certain spaces become associated with particular political or aesthetic visions of modernity? Does the Utopian bear a particular affinity to some spaces, rather than to others? Is the Utopian impulse articulated as a desire for order or anarchy?

Plenary speakers: Professor Jay Winter (Yale); Dr Matthew Beaumont (UCL); Iain Sinclair (London)

Papers are invited on any aspect, historical and/or theoretical, of the conference theme. Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words in length, including your name, position and institutional affiliation to utopianspaces@ell.ox.ac.uk. Deadline for submission: 30 June 2009.

For further information, accommodation possibilities, and updates please visit our website: http://www.utopianspaces.org

Reading Ethics in the 21 Century (SAMLA, Nov.6-8, 2009) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Raina Kostova
contact email: 
rkostova@jsu.edu

SAMLA 2009
Reading Ethics in the 21 Century
Call for Papers

Middlebrow Modernists on Youth and Age (5/9; MSA 11/5-11/8)

full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Port
contact email: 
cport@coastal.edu

Panel: Middlebrow Modernists on Youth and Age
Conference: MSA 11, Montreal, Canada, Nov 5-8 2009
Deadline: May 9, 2009

Fairy Tale Economies

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Molly Clark Hillard: University of Southern Mississippi and Group for International Fairy Tale Studies
contact email: 
mollyclarkhillard@gmail.com

Fairy Tale Economies

An interdisciplinary, international conference
October 1—3, 2009
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS

Re-reading Rider Haggard (1st August)

full name / name of organization: 
John Miller and Robbie McLaughlan/ University of Glasgow
contact email: 
writinghaggard@googlemail.com

Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was a novelist, country gentleman, social commentator, onetime colonial administrator and failed ostrich farmer whose prodigious output comprises a significant but unde

[UPDATE] States of Crisis - Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Brandeis University - Department of English and American Literature
contact email: 
statesofcrisis@brandeis.edu

States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

MediaModes Graduate Student Conference at the School of Visual Arts, New York -Abstract due June 15. Conference Nov. 14, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
School of Visual Arts - MFA Computer Art and MFA Art Criticism + Writing
contact email: 
russet@mfaca.sva.edu

Call for Proposals

MediaModes Graduate Student Conference
at the School of Visual Arts, New York City

http://www.mediaModes.com
abstracts@mediamodes.com

The Beautiful and the Good: Exploring the Beauty Controversy in Contemporary Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Margaret E. Mitchell
contact email: 
mmitchel@westga.edu

SAMLA 2009: Writers, philosophers and artists have long pondered the relationship between the beautiful and the good.

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