Experimental fiction owes an unacknowledged debt to David Markson. A pioneer in the modernist tradition of James Joyce, William Faulkner, and Malcolm Lowry, Markson is generally grouped with renowned postmodernists such as John Barth and William Gaddis. Credited with the creation of his own genre, Markson’s later novels employ a highly idiosyncratic method of combining biographical and historical material to accrete a narrative that is often devoid of traditional characters or plot. While the early novels (which he deemed “Entertainments”) demonstrate a mastery of conventional forms including the Western and pulp noir, the innovations of his later novels have attracted a small but devoted following who have proselytized for a wider readership.
Call for Abstracts: Modernist Studies Association (MSA) Annual Conference 2021, Chicago: Panel on “Transporting Modernism, Modernist bibliomigrancy,” Due April 5, 2021
Transporting Modernism, Modernist bibliomigrancy:
Prospero XXVI – 2021 Call for Papers
The past present of Bildung: new perspectives on and of the Bildungsroman
“Bildung always comes late. This might well be the motto for any fiction that narrates self-cultivation, whether it takes the form of a classical Bildungsroman or any number of variants that seek to avoid its dialectical closure”. (Gregory Castle)
CALL FOR PAPERS 5th International Conference ComSymbol
Mediatization, New Forms of Militancy and Digitalization
Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences of Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco
Brahim Akhiate Foundation for Cultural Diversity (FBADC), Morocco
The Department of English and Cultural Studies, School of Arts and Humanities, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bannerghatta Road Campus, Bangalore, India, invites papers for a conference on Queer Ecologies on April 26, 2021.
Remapping the Boundaries of Identity
An Interdisciplinary PGR & ECR Research Conference at the University of Plymouth
Saturday 10th July
ISEK – Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies
Department of Film Studies
#spoiltheconferenceAn Interdisciplinary Conference on SpoilersUniversity of Zurich18 & 19 March 2022Organising committee: Natalie Borsy, Christine Lötscher, Simon Spiegel
CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS IN CLASS STUDIES
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference 2021
We are excited to announce the addition of a new panel on class studies for this year’s conference.
Vector and Focus invite proposals for articles that explore science fiction, fantasy, and justice in all its forms, be it social, legal, economic, political, environmental, procedural, distributive, restorative, and/or transformative. We’re especially interested in how SFF communities, including creative professionals, academics, and fans, can explore and promote justice. How should these many overlapping communities discuss, think about, evaluate, strategize, and enact our desires for a just world?
CALL for PRESENTERS!
DATES: May 29–30, 2021
About this Virtual Conference
The Global Center for Religious Research (GCRR) is hosting the 2021 International eConference on Religious Trauma, which will bring together specialists, psychiatrists, and researchers from all over the world to discuss the causes of religious trauma, as well as its manifestations and treatment options for those afflicted with the sometimes adverse effects associated with religion.
A Pedagogy of Letters: LASA Lecture Seriesin collaboration with
The Faculty of Education
The Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) invites submissions for presentation at our 78th Annual Meeting, which will be hosted by Duke University and held October 15-16, 2021 in Durham, North Carolina. SRC 2021 will have a hybrid design, meaning the conference will meet both virtually and in-person on the Duke University campus. Papers can be on any aspect of Renaissance art, literature, history, philosophy, music, or culture, but we particularly encourage approaches to the visual and visual culture in the Renaissance.
Dear Colleagues,I am writing to announce a Call for Papers in conjunction with this year’s PAMLA Conference. I am honored to serve as Presiding Officer and Chair of the Literature and Religion Panel for our Fall Conference which is set to take place in Las Vegas November 11-14, 2021, with remote presentation options available for attendees and presenters. PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is a unique community of scholars and it is always a pleasure to participate in a Conference that celebrates a diversity of ideas for the enrichment of interdisciplinary studies rooted in literature. This panel welcomes papers on a wide variety of religious and spiritual topics in connection to lit
As Anne Washburn will be in attendance at the 44th Comparative Drama Conference, there will be a panel dedicated to her plays.
The conference does not require any specific focus, but some possible topics are:
Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play and other post-apocalyptic plays/works
Washburn’s interest in popular culture in her plays (for example, The Simpsons in Mr. Burns, her adaption of The Twilight Zone)
Washburn’s contribution to the growing number of plays about Trump or inspired by Trump (Shipwreck)
Washburn in dialogue with other playwrights
44th Comparative Drama Conference Call for PapersOctober 14-16, 2021Orlando, Florida
2021 Keynote Event An Evening with Anne WashburnOctober 15, 2021 8 p.m. (followed by a reception) Abstract Submission Deadline: 3 April 2021
Workshop on Modelling Translation: Translatology in the Digital Age
Topic and Goals of the Workshop
The Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at the University of California, Berkeley
invites artists, graduate students, and community members to submit papers for the 28th annual St. Clair
Drake Research Symposium, to be held Saturday, May 1, 2021. T
The symposium will take place from 9AM to 5PM with breaks in between each session.
HEALTH, EQUITY, and PEACEBUILDING
Creating Healthy and Inclusive Communities
Annual conference of
at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
OCTOBER 7-10, 2021
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
This virtual (online) panel invites submissions which discuss intersectionality in literature, media, or culture pertaining to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer representations. You may, should you wish, engage in the conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction,” but any topic on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer literature or culture is welcome.
This panel will meet entirely online, though other parts of the conference are scheudled to take place in person and or streamed in Las Vegas, NV, USA in October 2021. Please email the presding officer, Natalie Bartels (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you have any questions!
Submit your abstract here:
118th PAMLA Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada | November 11-14, 2021
Sahara Las Vegas Hotel and Online
Hosted by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
James Baldwin in Hawaiʻi, the Pacific, and Beyond: Teaching Intersectionality through Literature
Mike Pak, UH West Oahu
The editors of a forthcoming collection on literature and television titled Broadcasting Beyond Adaptation: Revisiting the Television and Literature Debate invite abstract proposals for potential chapters on intersections of Māori/te reo television and literature. Aimed at Palgrave’s Adaptation Series, this essay collection argues for the re-examination of scholarly discourses surrounding televisual and literary histories of cultural legitimation.
CALL FOR PAPERS
NORTHEAST POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION, Virtual, October 21 to October 23, 2021
AREA: ROMANCE/POPULAR ROMANCE FICTION
Deadline: August 1, 2021
The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is seeking paper proposals on the topic of Romance/Popular Romance Fiction for its annual conference.
We are working on an edited volume on the works of Zadie Smith. This is an international project that proposes to chart the complexities of Smith’s works to date. Papers have already been submitted on White Teeth, on the short stories, and on NW, by several colleagues from Turkey, the US, Germany, and Britain. Further papers are welcome on The Autograph Man, On Beauty and Swing Time, or any of Smith’s other works.
Updated Submission deadline!
The general conference theme “cultures of collectivity” presents some very current and relevant possibilities for the study of late antique and medieval English languages and literatures. Any proposal that considers this theme in general will be welcome, but two foci will be of particular interest.
First, the study of book culture and literacy has been a growing field in recent years both in terms of groups of readers and groups of texts. This approach might address ideas concerning reading communities, literacy and education, book sharing, book production and combining of texts as complete or excerpted works, and use and re-use of books or texts over time.
Alto Quayson argues that “in works where disability plays a dominant role, the reader’s perspective is [ . .
City dwellers have a unique opportunity to see and engage in group political activities that those in more rural areas do not. Their everyday lives can be impacted by political demonstrations whether they are actively participating or not. The perspectives that we usually get are from the government, press, or political leaders. These accounts miss how people actually experience and understand the protests they see and/or participate in. As such, examining the life writing of those who participated or observed city protests can be intriguing and add a personal element to group politics. This panel will focus on the experiences of those who planned, participated, and/or observed protests in various cities. Ideas to be examined include personal vs.
What forms does care take? What does taking care of oneself, another, or each other look and feel like? These are questions that have arisen and persisted throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as everyday intimacies have given way to the need for social distancing, mutual aid groups have organised to try to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in their communities, and NHS hospitals and services have been overwhelmed and altered drastically. Yet these questions also have a rich and interdisciplinary history in the critical medical humanities, disability studies, the environmental humanities, literary studies, affect theory, moral philosophy, feminist theory, and beyond.