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Modernism and Literature: A (Re)consideration

updated: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:12pm
Jeff Birkenstein/Saint Martin's University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

CFP: Modernism and Literature: A (Re)consideration

Proposals due September 1, 2022

OVERVIEW:

SAMLA 94 SAMLA Poets: Change

updated: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:12pm
Valerie A. Smith / Kennesaw State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

SAMLA POETS: CHANGE
SAMLA POETS

This regular poetry session welcomes creative submissions on any aspect of the SAMLA 94 conference theme: Change. This session aims to feature all types of poems and poets that address the changing times and inspire us to change; poems for revolution and evolution; poems for a change of mind and body; poems that reflect a change of craft, technique, or perspective--any and all are welcome! By June 1, 2022, please submit a sample of original poetry that fits the conference theme (3-5 poems, 10 pages max), a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Valerie A. Smith, Kennesaw State University, at vsmith37@kennesaw.edu.

Outside the Western Box - In Search of the Primary

updated: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:11pm
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the upcoming Re-Viewing Black Mountain College Conference, to be held in Asheville, October 7-9, 2022.

Special Issue of The Hemingway Review on Hemingway, Blackness, and Whiteness

updated: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 12:33pm
The Hemingway Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 29, 2022

 

This special issue of The Hemingway Review aims to deepen the conversation about Hemingway, Blackness, and Whiteness. Recognizing Hemingway was taught and expected to perform White Supremacy and Privilege, we call on scholars to demonstrate ways to identify and make meaning of racism and anti-racism in Hemingway’s work. What can we learn from Hemingway about the performance of Whiteness and what use is that knowledge? How have Black writers engaged Hemingway, both in his lifetime and later? What questions about Blackness and Whiteness in the United States should we be asking of Hemingway’s public persona, Hemingway’s writing, and our teaching of both?

 

International T. S. Eliot Society Annual Meeting

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:14am
International T. S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

International T. S. Eliot Society 43rd Annual Meeting

The Waste Land Centennial September 23-25, 2022, in St. Louis

 

Call for Papers

The Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at our annual meeting, this year held in St. Louis, MO from 23-25 September (Friday to Sunday). Clearly organized proposals of about 300 words, submitted as Word or PDF documents, on any topic reasonably related to Eliot, along with brief biographical sketches, should be emailed by June 1, 2022, to tseliotsociety@gmail.com, with the subject heading “Conference Proposal.”

 

The XXIV Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:14am
The Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 16, 2022

The XXIV Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference:

July 10-12, 2022

St. Catharine Motherhouse—Springfield, Kentucky

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF T.S. ELIOT’S THE WASTE LAND

updated: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 9:55pm
MELOW: The Society for the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 20, 2022

CONFERENCE CALL

MELOW 2022

THE 22nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF

MELOW (THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF THE MULTI-ETHNIC LITERATURES OF THE WORLD)

to be held in GOA, INDIA, from 23-25 SEPT 2022

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF T.S. ELIOT’S THE WASTE LAND

 

Prospero - Rivista di Letterature e culture straniere A Journal of Foreign Literatures and Cultures Call for Papers Prospero XXVII, 2022

updated: 
Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 12:14pm
Prospero - A Journal of Foreign Literatures and Cultures -Rivista di Letterature e culture straniere -
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Prospero, Rivista di Letterature e culture straniere, University of Trieste, Italy, invites contributions for the forthcoming general issue, volume XXVII (2022). Prospero is a double-blind peer reviewed, printed and entirely open access journal, published annually by EUT, Trieste University Press, Department of Humanities. It publishes articles and essays in the field of literary studies which consider texts and textual analysis from a wide hermeneutic, philological and historical perspective. It specifically focuses on literary studies considered in their interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary relationships with other cultural expressions.

Panel for SAMLA 94: The Avant-Garde and Social Change

updated: 
Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 12:04pm
SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The term avant-garde usually applies to works of art, literature and music characterized by their radical experimentation and opposition to institutionalized culture. Leading unconventional and non-conformist lives, the avant-gardists antagonized the bourgeoise by attacking their social values, mediocrity and material interests. Instead, these iconoclastic artists engaged in acts of dissidence promoted in soirées, manifestos, journals and exhibits that interfered with public life. For instance, Marinetti paraded with the Suffragettes smashing windows through the streets of London, an act that echoes his fervor to destroy museums and academies, as described in the 1909 Futurist Manifesto.

Midwest Popular Culture Association Annual Conference 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 12:24pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

 

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference

 

Friday-Sunday, 14-16 October 2022

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

 

Address: DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604 Phone: (312) 362-8000

 

This is our first year of having our conference at a University instead of a hotel; therefore, conference participants will be responsible for securing their own lodging. 

 

Utopia/Dystopia

updated: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 2:39pm
Nesir: Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

Utopias and (their opposite) dystopias arise from the urge to describe a possible world, a hard-to-come-true probability. Therefore, they either promise good news or foreshadow a warning for the future, depending on the benign or malign nature of the urge.

Radical Henry James

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:32pm
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Writing nearly four decades ago in the Henry James Review, Darshan Singh Maini, in an essay on, “The Politics of Henry James,” observed that “it is difficult to imagine Henry James in relation to any kind of politics, feudal, parliamentary, radical, charismatic, or messianic” (158). Perhaps unsurprisingly, James’s two most explicitly political novels–The Bostonians (1886) and The Princess Casamassima (1886)--have most often been treated as anomalous parts of his oeuvre, and together are often read as signs of James’s deep skepticism about (or lack of real interest in) radical movements and ultimately, in Alex Beringer’s words, “[his] final rejection of political and social radicalism” (37).

William Gaddis Beyond the "Very Small Audience": Centenary, Archive, and Futures

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 1:43pm
Gaddis Centenary Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 13, 2022

The last decade has been good for Gaddis’ public profile. Three major milestones—Joseph Tabbi’s biography, Steven Moore’s edition of Gaddis’ letters, and #Occupy Gaddis, 2012’s global social-media readthrough of J R—have seen Gaddis discussed across major US media, the letters and biography reviewed more widely (in an age of less literary reviewing) than much of Gaddis’ fiction was during his lifetime. As a result, Gaddis’ first two novels are now republished in the NYRB Classics series, giving them their best chance yet of finding that post-2010s boom audience.

Modernism 1922: Celebrating Distinctions

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 8:38am
Greg Chase, Jaap van der Does
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022

modernism 1922 celebrating distinctions 

14-17 September 2022 free online event 

Call for Papers 

The conference Modernism1922: Celebrating Distinctions will honour 1922 as annus mirabilis for modernism. 

PAMLA panel: Spaces of Memory and Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian (LA, November 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 2:19pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

CFP: PAMLA 2022

Spaces of Memory and Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian

(Special session)

 

Location:

Los Angeles, California at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel

 

Time: November 11-13, 2022

Abstract Submission Deadline:

May 15, 2022.

 

Presiding officer: 

Mavis Tseng

Associate Professor,

Director of the Language Center

Taipei Medical University

mavistseng@tmu.edu.tw

 

Short Story (SCMLA hybrid conference session); proposals deadline EXTENDED 30 April 22

updated: 
Friday, April 15, 2022 - 12:44pm
SCMLA- South Central Modern Language Association annual meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

We seek paper abstracts for a panel on the short story (and other forms of short narrative broadly conceived). This panel will be conducted at SCMLA’s 79th Annual Hybrid Conference, to be held in Memphis, Tennessee from October 13-15, 2022. The conference offers options for both In Person and Virtual attendance to suit presenters’ needs.

Papers might cover any variety of topics, including studies of the traditional 'short story' literary genre as well as other types of short narrative — like short-program multimedia, short films, music videos, short-episode video games, social media micro-literature, and anything else that pushes at the boundaries of literature studies.

Film- English-language (SCMLA hybrid conference session); proposals deadline EXTENDED 30 April 22

updated: 
Friday, April 15, 2022 - 12:41pm
SCMLA- South Central Modern Language Association annual meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

We seek paper abstracts on English-language films. The topic is broadly conceived and open, and approaches may favor criticism, theory, history, etc. At least one panel, more as interests warrant and the program allows, will be conducted at SCMLA’s 79th Annual Hybrid Conference, to be held in Memphis, Tennessee from October 13-15, 2022. The conference will be hybrid and offers options for either in-person or virtual attendance to suit presenters’ needs.

Papers might cover any variety of topics on films in the English language.

If you are interested, please submit a paper title and abstract of approximately 400 words to

Scott L. Baugh (scott.baugh@ttu.edu) and

ASPECTS OF CHANGE IN THE FICTION OF JOSEPH CONRAD

updated: 
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 9:09am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2022

The SAMLA 94 conference theme of “change” encourages us to look at texts in different ways, which might include looking at texts that reflect real change or that perhaps illustrate the appearance of change coupled with a sense, ultimately, of stasis. This theme of “change” gives us a chance to examine Conrad’s authorial engagement with the potential complexities of change in society or politics and in our personal lives.

Gazing Through a Pandemic Lens: Absurdist Literature, Theatre & Film

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:50pm
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

119th PAMLA Conference

Los Angeles, CA | November 11-13, 2022 (entirely in-person)
PAMLA 2022: UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel

Sponsored by UCLA Department of English

 

Special Session: Gazing Through a Pandemic Lens: Absurdist Literature, Theatre & Film

 

Presiding Officer:  Dr. Kimberly Jew, University of Utah

 

This panel seeks papers that explore the connections between our experiences of the recent (and ongoing) global pandemic and Absurdist literature, theatre & film. 

Las Vanguardistas: Women and the Avant-Garde in Ibero-America and the Caribbean

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:48pm
Christina Bezari (Ghent University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 30, 2022

The Journal of Avant-Garde Studies (JAGS) and its guest editors invite submissions for the special issue “Las Vanguardistas: Women and the Avant-Garde in Ibero-America and the Caribbean”. By proposing this special issue, we aim to foster a global understanding of avant-garde movements and highlight the key role of Ibero-American and Caribbean women in the avant-garde scene from the 1910s to the present day. The geographical scope of this special issue includes Spain and Portugal as well as all Hispanic American countries in North, Central, and South America plus the Hispanophone Caribbean.

We welcome academic articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following topics:

Katherine Mansfield: Germany and Beyond

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:48pm
Janet Wilson, University of Northampton
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 30, 2022

 

 

Katherine Mansfield:

Germany and Beyond

 

Bad Wörishofen, Germany

16-17 July 2022

(readings, tour 18 July)

NEW DATE

 

An international conference organised by the

Katherine Mansfield Society

 

Hosted by the Bad Wörishofen Mayorality

and Tourist and Spa Bureau

 

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

 

Graduate Student Research-in-Progress Forum

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:48pm
The Graduate Student Subcommittee of the ATHE Professional Development Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

The Graduate Student Subcommittee of the ATHE Professional Development Committee invites submissions for the Graduate Student Research-in-Progress Forum at ATHE 2022. This session offers the opportunity for graduate students at any stage of their degree program to present their current research. These presentations are designed to crystallize the key questions of a research project, not necessarily to describe a completed one. This session will be an opportunity for graduate students to encounter each other’s research and promote possible collaborations and feedback. Presenting graduate students will receive feedback from respondents, notable scholars in the field.

Alternative Print Technologies and Revolution

updated: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 - 1:04pm
AMODERN
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

Amodern 12: Alternative Print Technologies and Revolution

Edited by Thomas S. Mullaney and Andrew Amstutz

Morality and Anglo-American Modernism

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 8:24pm
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

 

In the years leading up to the publication of The Waste Land, T. S. Eliot decried what he called the moral cowardice endemic to post-war London, and particularly to its literary circles.  D. H. Lawrence was similarly preoccupied with morality in his literary critical essays, writing, for example, that "Morality in the novel is the trembling instablity of the balance [between opposing forces].  When the novelist puts his thumb in the scale, to pull down the balance to his own predilection, that is immorality."  And, finally, Hemingway once suggested to a group of professors that of all his novels, the best to teach is The Sun Also Rises because, he said, it is a "very moral novel."

 

MMLA 2022: Irish Studies

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:42pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

2022 Midwest Modern Language Association Conference

November 16-21, 2022

Minneapolis, MN

Permanent Section Call for Papers: Irish Studies

 

Ulysses: 1922-2022

 

South Central MLA War, Literature, and the Arts Panel

updated: 
Friday, April 8, 2022 - 2:33pm
South Central MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 15, 2022

The South Central Modern Language Association War, Literature, and the Arts Panel is currently seeking conference papers that discuss how literature and other artforms depict aspects of war. Papers on any related topic will be considered for the session taking place during SCMLA's 79th Annual Conference in Memphis, TN and online from October 13-15, 2022.

Please send an abstract of up to 200 words on any topic related to this panel to alana.king@austincc.edu.

 

  

Call for Articles: Linguistic hybridity in literature

updated: 
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 3:54pm
Marianna Deganutti
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 21, 2022

The last few decades have been characterised by a growing interest in literary multilingualism. Multiple studies have examined the way linguistic diversity manifests itself in literary works, for instance focusing on multilingual practices such as code-switching. However, fewer and often isolated studies (Jacquet 1972, Gauvin 2004, Montermini 2006, Bürger-Koftis, Schweiger and Vlasta 2010, Loison-Charles 2016, etc.) have focused on linguistic hybridization in literature, a process “whereby separate and disparate entities or processes generate another entity or process (the hybrid), which shares certain features with each of its sources” (Sanchez Stockhammer 2012).

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