2ND CALL FOR PAPERS: TEMPORALITIES OF MODERNISM
THE 2ND CEMS CONFERENCE
BABEȘ-BOLYAI UNIVERSITY, CLUJ-NAPOCA, ROMANIA
2-4 MAY 2018
We are not only “the last men of an epoch” (…): we are more than that, or we are that in a different way to what is most often asserted. We are the first men of a future that has not materialized. We belong to a “great age” that has not “come off.”
(Wyndham Lewis, Blasting and Bombardiering, 1937)
29th Annual American Literature Association
May 24-27, 2018
The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott
(1893-1963). Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, memoir, poetry, young adult
literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. We are especially
interested in papers that investigate the process of canonicity, the literary networks to which
Scott belonged, or the role of disability in her career, but all topics will be considered. Scott
participated in various and major literary currents during her writing life, including Imagism,
Clemson University Press is pleased to invite essay submissions of approximately 7,000 words to volume 3 of The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual (2019 publication). We welcome work on our special topic, “Eliot and the Biological,” particularly essays that engage with ecocriticism, animal studies, and theorizations of the body.
Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words and a brief CV to Julia Daniel, guest editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org, before January 30th. Accepted essays will due by August 1, 2018.
The D.H. Lawrence Society of North America is organizing a virtual conference for graduate students, on Saturday, April 14, 2018.
Abstracts are welcome on any topic in D.H. Lawrence studies, including any aspect of his poetry, prose, essays, his circle, modernism, and WWI. We especially welcome papers on Lawrence and the 1920s or Lawrence and New Mexico, in anticipation of the next International D.H. Lawrence conference, which will be held in New Mexico in 2020.
Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd’hui solicits proposals for articles in French or English on Beckett’s global and political reach. More than the question of Beckett’s international influence, we ask scholars to consider how Beckett’s work provides aesthetic models for artists seeking to address political conflict, to break the straightjacket of imposed artistic forms, or to represent forms of human violence. Does Beckett’s work help or hinder artists in formulating a political aesthetic or navigating specific political demands and situations? Does Beckett’s work inform conceptions of committed art?
We are excited to announce the Call for Papers for Transitions: Bridging the Victorian-Modernist Divide. The conference is set to be held on 9th and 10th of April 2018 at the University of Birmingham. Transitions is an international, interdisciplinary conference seeking to open a dialogue between Victorianist and Modernist scholars. The conference will interrogate the historical, theoretical and thematic divides that have evolved from the artificial critical boundary set at the turn of the century. Panelists are invited to reconsider and discuss the aesthetic, social, political, technological, artistic, scientific, cultural and textual relationship between the Victorian and Modernist periods, in a global context.
After the resounding success of the first Queer Modernism(s) conference in 2017, we are excited to announce the CfP for Queer Modernism(s) II: Intersectional Identities, set to be held on April 12th & 13th 2018 at the University of Oxford. Queer Modernism(s) II is an interdisciplinary, international conference exploring the place of queer identity in modernist art, literature and culture, with an emphasis on intersecting identities. Panelists are invited to question, discuss and interrogate the social, sexual, romantic, artistic, affective, legal and textual relationship between queer identity and modernity.
The CfP closes December 18th 2017. Decisions will be made in early January.
Special Issue (2018) of The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies (Tarr: 100 years on)
Wyndham Lewis’s quintessentially modernist novel Tarr was published in 1918 (Knopf, USA; Egoist Press, UK). To commemorate the centenary of the novel’s publication, the 2018 volume of JWLS seeks 7- to 10,000-word essays reconsidering Tarr’ssignificance, legacy, and meaning. We are particularly interested in essays approaching Tarr from innovative angles and standpoints. All submissions should try to engage with the most relevant scholarship. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
the legacy of Tarr and its achievements;
Call for Proposals
Writing the Midwest:
A Symposium of Scholars and Creative Writers
the 48th Annual Conference of the
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
May 17 – May 19, 2018
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at Michigan State University