15th D.H. Lawrence International Conference, Taos, New Mexico, July 12-17, 2020
cultural studies and historical approaches
Empires, States, Forms
W.B. Yeats’ 1919 paradigmatic claim that “things fall apart, the centre cannot hold” encapsulates the twentieth-century fascination with figuring and conceptualizing the inevitability of instability and the certainty of entropy. For this panel, we are seeking papers on modernisms or modernist studies that dwell in the crumbling center. Approaches may include an investigation of:
Session Hosted by the Conference on Christianity and Literature at the 2020 MLA Convention,
Seattle, WA, 9-12 January 2020
“To invent the train is to invent the rail accident of derailment” (Paul Virilio, The Original Accident 10). From the 19th century onward, the intervention of speed upon and across the landscape has created zones of contact between non-human animals and machines that resulted in numerous crashes, deaths, derailments and a wide variety of events that we know as accidents. With the speed of modern time, railway accidents involving humans and animals became a common theme of literary texts, travel books, journal reports, legal discussions, as well as photography and motion pictures. One of the early depictions of moving trains, J. M. W.
The (re)Making of a Movement: New Perspectives on the 1960s Counterculture
Keynote Speaker: Angela Davis… Activist, Author, Educator, and Scholar
Submission Deadline: May 30, 2019
Conference Date: Octbober 26-27, 2019
Location: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens’ Quay West, Toronto, Canada.
Please submit online: https://www.humber.ca/liberalarts-ifoa/call-proposals
International Conference (6–8 June 2019) in Bayreuth
Engaging Cultural Heritage. German-British Perspectives on Regional Memorial Cultures
This panel (not guaranteed) seeks papers that address aging in nineteenth-century literature—especially in the way age intersects with gender, race, class, sexuality, religion, and science.
Send 250-word abstract and one-page CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
‘Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent’, wrote Arthur Conan Doyle, perhaps controverting the words of Prospero, who to his ‘state grew stranger, being transported, and rapt in secret studies’.
The Mission of our research center is to promote cutting-edge research in genders and sexualities at the intersections of race, class, religion, ability, and nation. We maintain that empowering and socially relevant knowledge is generated most effectively through close interdisciplinary collaboration among scholars, students, and community members, both on and off campuses.
Please send abstracts of 250 words or less with the following info: Name, title of presentation/paper, institutional affiliation, email, and phone number.