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Empires, States, Forms

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:00am
MLA Joint Session of the Romanian and the Hungarian Forums, Modern Language Association, 2020 (Seattle, WA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Empires, States, Forms

Ephemeral Modernisms

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:01am
MSA Toronto (October 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 2, 2019

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:

            Decay

            Decline 

Decomposition

            Ephemerality

            Exhaustion

            Fragmentation

            Half-lives

            Ruins

 

Life Writing and the Life of Faith

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:00am
Conference on Christianity and Literature / MLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

Session Hosted by the Conference on Christianity and Literature at the 2020 MLA Convention,

Seattle, WA, 9-12 January 2020

 

MLA2020 CFP: Railways, Speed, and Accidents

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:01am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

“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

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9:00am
Humber College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 30, 2019

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

 

MLA 2020 – The Old Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:57am
Jacob Jewusiak / Newcastle University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

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 jacob.jewusiak@newcastle.ac.uk

Oxford Research in English: Strangeness / Estranged

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:58am
Oxford Research in English, English Faculty, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
STRANGENESS/ESTRANGED

‘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’.

15th Annual "Gender, Sexuality, and Power" Conference at CSU Los Angeles

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 8:14am
Dionne Espinoza / Center for the Study of Genders and Sexualities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

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. 

 

http://www.calstatela.edu/centers/csgs

 

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