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Hurry, Linger: The Times of Modernism (MSA 2020)

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:48pm
Carly Rubin and Chelsie Malyszek/Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Modernist Studies Association Conference 

Brooklyn NY, October 22-25, 2020

Katherine Mansfield Critical Journal Tinakori

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:46pm
Katherine Mansfield Society in association with Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 12, 2020


Critical Journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society 

Editors: Kym Brindle and Karen D’Souza


‘About Love. Well each of us thinks differently’

Letter from Mansfield to Dorothy Brett [20 April 1921]


"Cognitive Modernisms"--Special Issue of MFS (Modern Fiction Studies)

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:52pm
Paul Armstrong, Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 8, 2021

Cognitive Modernisms


Guest Editor: Paul B. Armstrong, Brown University

Deadline for Submissions:   8 January 2021


Modernism has long been associated with an interest in consciousness, psychology, and the inner life, but critics have also long disagreed about how to understand this interest and what to make of it.  The recent proliferation of cognitive approaches to reading and literature has renewed interest in questions concerning the modernist preoccupation with consciousness but has spawned new controversies about how to address them. 


The Portrait of an Artist as a Pathographer: On Writing Illnesses and Illnesses in Writing

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:47pm
Jayjit Sarkar & Jagannath Basu
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Health is silence, illness voice. The lived-body (leib), the body as it is lived and the body which is not merely a corporeal body (korper), speaks through illness (Sarkar, 2019). The latter is a ‘psychosomatic’ condition of not being at ease with-the-world and is, both pathologically and conceptually, different from disease and sickness (Aho & Aho, 2008). This then becomes insignificant whether that illness is the illness of the mind or the body— as the body which is lived is beyond the Cartesian dualism. It is more of an ambiguous continuum of mind-body entanglement rather than the more simplistic mind/body binary. Mental illnesses, therefore, are as much as of the body as physical illnesses are of mind.

Innate Leadership Characteristics and Examinations of Successful First-Time Leaders

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 1:05pm
Matthew Guah / South Carolina State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 23, 2020

PROPOSAL DUE DATE:                              May 10, 2020

FULL CHAPTER DUE DATE:                     July 23, 2020

SUBMISSION DUE DATE:                          October 31, 2020


EDITOR:                                                        Dr. Matthew Waritay Guah,

                                                                        Department Chair & MBA Director

                                                                        South Carolina State University,

                                                                        Orangeburg, South Carolina - USA


Mary Butts, Feminist Reconstructions: Edited Collection

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 10:08am
Joel Hawkes / University of Victoria
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020


In the past couple of decades, much has been done to recover British modernist author Mary Butts (1890-1937).  Butts’s Collected Essays and unpublished novel Unborn Gods, forthcoming from McPherson & Co, attest to the ongoing nature of this project.  There is still much more to do, and much to explore in a body of work that plays between high modernist forms and more popular genres, a work that might be described as occult, Gothic, queer, proto-environmental, and feminist. Questions must be asked of Butts’s work and her position in the modernist canon, but also of the continued recovery and reconstruction of this important author.


"The Global Trajectories of Asian Modernism" @ MSA Brooklyn

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:45pm
Kevin Riordan / Modernist Studies in Asia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2020



The Modernist Studies in Asia (MSIA) research network is proposing an affiliated panel at the MSA conference in Brooklyn, October 22–25.

Global and planetary modernisms tend to map different modernisms according to countries and continents, implicitly imposing a static, area studies–inflected order on these divergent and discrepant artists, texts, and practices. Against this tendency, for this panel we seek papers that trace surprising movements of modernism (broadly understood) within, across, and beyond Asia. Put another way, we are interested in accounts of how Asian modernism won't stay still.

DEADLINE EXTENDED Economy and Value of Time in Boredom

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:54pm
MLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The word boredom has been in circulation since Ancient times, in the shape of a variety of synonyms --acedia, taedium vitae, horror loci, melancholy, ennui, spleen-- and bearing a theological stamp, since it was believed to be a demonic sin in the Christian tradition. In modernity, however, for the “enlightened subject” (Goodstein, 4), as a response to social and economic transformations, boredom has become a secular experience concerned with temporality, signifying loss of meaning and feeling of emptiness in the pace of modern life. In critical circles, boredom remains a hybrid phenomenon that brings together a variety of contradictory definitions.

Mid-Century Mediascapes: Literary and Historical Perspectives

Monday, March 16, 2020 - 12:21pm
Beatriz Lopez, Lara Ehrenfried and Grace Stephenson / Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020


Mid-Century Mediascapes: Literary and Historical Perspectives

5th and 6th August 2020, Durham University (UK)

Birley Room, Hatfield College

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the significance of new media and technologies in Britain during the mid-century (1930s-1960s). We invite proposals for 20-minute papers that consider the rapid emergence and consolidation of different media forms (such as radio, telephone, music recording and reproduction, television, sound and colour film) and their significance and interaction with mid-century culture, politics, and society.

T. S. Eliot International Summer School, 4-12 July 2020

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:31pm
Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The T. S. Eliot International Summer School

4-12 July 2020, University of London

Director: Professor Anthony Cuda | Deputy Director: Elizabeth Micakovic