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NeMLA Session: Decentering the Anthropocene: Spanish Ecocritical Texts and the Non-Human

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:11pm
Maryanne Leone/ Assumption College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019






Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) – Annual Convention

Boston, Massachusetts, 5-8 March, 2020


Session 18152.

Decentering the Anthropocene: Spanish Ecocritical Texts and the Non-Human







Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XV, No. 1-2 /2019

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:15am
Eurasian Studies Center/"Ovidius" University of Constanta, Faculty of History and Political Sciences, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XV, No. 1-2 /2019 invites professors, researchers and Ph.D. students to submit their research articles and reviews for publication until 1 October 2019.

 Our journal is indexed in ERIH PLUS, ProQuest, EBSCO, CEEOL and Index Copernicus databases (ICValue 2017: 87.32)

Film After Joyce (essay collection)

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 8:26pm
Nathan Wallace, The Ohio State University / Layne Farmen, The University of Tulsa
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein initiated what has become a very long and multifaceted conversation about James Joyce in relation to film.  He was the first director to contemplate an adaptation of Ulysses, for instance, and the only one to discuss such a project with the author himself. Although that adaptation project never came to fruition, Eisenstein was the first film theorist who used Ulysses and Finnegans Wake as reference points to describe how film worked and how it might continue to evolve in the future. He was also the first filmmaker to apply these concepts in practice.

James Joyce and the World

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 1:28pm
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and James Joyce Association of Georgia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University together with James Joyce Association of Georgia will host a two-day international conference to celebrate the 80th anniversary from the publication of Finnegans Wake.

The dates of the venue are September 26-27, 2019. Location: Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia.

The Conference –JOYCE AND THE WORLD – will attempt to explore on the one hand all the diversity of cultures and languages which went into making his world and on the other hand Joyce’s impact on world literature.

Confirmed keynote speaker – Finn Fordham

Possible topics for the conference include but are not limited to:

Samuel Beckett and the Comedy of Unhappiness

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:35pm
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

117th Annual Conference - San Diego, California
Thursday, November 14 - Sunday, November 17, 2019

This session will focus on Samuel Beckett, the preeminent advocate for the clown. In Beckett’s novels, the protagonists and the narrator are often clowns. Waiting For Godot was written for actors who donned the attire of tramp-clowns. Beckett’s inspiration often sprang from silent film— he emulated Charles Chaplin and Buster Keaton.

International Virginia Woolf Society Panel at University of Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 2:49pm
International Virginia Woolf Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 26, 2019

The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its twentieth consecutive panel at the University of Louisville’s Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, scheduled for February 20-22, 2020.  We invite proposals for critical papers on any topic concerning Woolf’s work. A specific panel theme may be decided upon depending on the proposals received.   Previous IVWS panels have met with great enthusiasm at Louisville, and we look forward to another successful session.

FEW HOURS LEFT_Avant-Garde Humor and Political Aesthetics

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:11pm
PAMLA, San Diego, CA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

This panel explores the interconnection of avant-garde humor with forms of political action that defied conventional art and lifestyles. Literally meaning “advance guard” in French, the term holds a military sense that applies to artists and works characterized by their combative nature and their tendency to question the acceptability of norms and traditional aesthetic genres. Avant-garde artists made use of humor as a political weapon that destabilized the status quo by challenging moral values and promoting radical reforms on a sociocultural level.

Katherine Mansfield Journal Tinakori

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:20pm
Katherine Mansfield Society in association with Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 12, 2019


Critical Journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society 

Editors: Kym Brindle and Karen D’Souza


‘But this is all a dream you see. I want to come home – to come home’

Letter from Mansfield to Murry [18 March 1918]


[NeMLA 2020] Detecting the Margins: New Perspectives on the Critical History of Detective Fiction (Panel)

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:44am
Mollie Eisenberg, Princeton University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Since its emergence from the periodical press into the first mass-market novelistic craze, detective fiction has occupied a liminal position in the margins of aesthetic legitimacy—and critical study. Detection is a popular genre, a “literature of escape,” that nevertheless seems to make a claim to, and find purchase in, more rarefied aesthetic and intellectual precincts. Michael Holquist styles detection as a guilty pleasure of the reading classes: “The same people who spent their days with James Joyce were reading Agatha Christie at night.” This panel asks what that liminal position might show us about both the genre and the conditions—theoretical, professional, material—of its study.