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Modernisms and Modernities East, West and South: Comparing Literary and Cultural Experiences, Shanghai, 19.-22. July 2017

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 6:52am
Convened by Fudan University (China), Macquarie University (Australia), Universität Hamburg (Germany)

Modernism has often been critiqued for being homogenising and Eurocentric. Yet, modernity was experienced differently by different societies and cultures, each pursuing their own specific historical trajectory. Across the world in societies as different as China, Australia, the US and Europe, modernist literature and art were, in very different ways, crucial mediators of modernity. This conference will survey diverse experiences of modernity and the place of modernist art and aesthetics in those experiences. Implicit in this discussion is the question of what survives of modernist practices and modernity as a project beyond the known debates around modernism and postmodernism towards a new relevance in the era of globalisation and climate change.


Monday, March 7, 2016 - 4:20am
Eric Athenot/IMAGER/Université Paris-Est Créteil

Writing, Ethics, and Aesthetics
October 14-15, 2016
IMAGER/Université Paris-Est Créteil

[UPDATE] Vile Visions: Representing Evil

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 3:52am
University of Southampton

The concept of evil is age old, but the way it manifests in cultural narratives has continuously shifted. From the theological to the psychological, evil is a core theme of tales across the ages. What does the way it is portrayed tell us? Does it still hold as much significance? This one day conference at the University of Southampton will explore representations of evil in its many guises. Papers from across disciplines are welcomed. Suggestions for topics include (but by no means are limited to):
•Physical representations of evil
•The changing role of evil in narratives
•Blurred lines between good and evil
•The celebration of evil
•History of evil
•Evil protagonists and their stories

[UPDATE] MLA 2017 Special Session: New Approaches to Existentialism and the Absurd (deadline 3/15/2016)

Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 5:18pm
Julia Elsky / Loyola University Chicago

This is a call for a proposed panel, which will explore new approaches to the study of the existentialist and absurdist movements in the 20th century. We invite proposals for papers that rethink these movements in light of recent scholarship related to gender, race, ecology, transnationalism, and immigration. We welcome papers that rethink issues at the heart of these two movements: the category of the Other, the search for meaning in the world and its environment, freedom and oppression, the political and the private. We are also interested in how these movements have been in dialogue with each other.

Politics, Civic Life and Culture

Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 4:24pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)

​The section on Politics, Civic Life, and Culture for the 2016 Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA) conference is now accepting paper proposals from faculty and graduate students (jointly authored papers with advanced undergraduates are also welcome).This year, NEPCA's annual fall conference will be held on the campus of Keene State University in Keene, NH during the weekend of October 21-22, 2016. For more information, please visit the NEPCA website:

Creative Writing and Military Experience-- Inaugural Issue

Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 2:27pm
Michael Kula, University of Washington, Tacoma

Collateral is a newly launching literary magazine affiliated with the Writing Studies Program at the University of Washington, Tacoma. We are currently open for submissions for our inaugural issue, forthcoming Summer 2016. We seek to provide a creative forum to showcase the voices of those who exist in the spaces around military service and military personnel, i.e., spouses, children, parents, co workers, etc...

Please see our mission statement below and the link to our site with full submission guidelines.

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Open Field: Gender, Sexuality, and the Black Athlete

Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 10:50am
Portland State Univ./Univ. of Louisville

Sport operates as a social and cultural institution that allows for hegemonic ideals about masculinity to be preserved and reproduced. Moreover, these ideals have historically been decidedly white and heteronormative. However, sport is also a contested terrain where the battle for the maintenance and redistribution of power and privilege is constantly being waged, won, and lost. The black athlete, then, is always/already linked to the questions of race, gender, sexuality, sport, and power.

Call for Papers and Artistic Submissions

Sunday, March 6, 2016 - 2:23am
Caribbean Vistas Journal: Critques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures

Volume 2.2 (Summer 2017)

Caribbean Writers, Performance Artists, and Visual Artists Working From Canada

Caribbean Vistas Journal: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures

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Editor: Dr. Emily Allen Williams

Volume 2.2 (Summer 2017) will highlight the work of Caribbean Writers, Performance Artists, and Visual Artists working from Canada.
[Note: Essays, poetry, literary non-fiction, visual art, performance art videos, et. al. on other topical areas also will be considered.]