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Announcing the 2019 First Book Institute: Call for Applications

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 8:38am
Center for American Literary Studies (CALS)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 11, 2019

Announcing  

The 2019 First Book Institute

June 2-8, 2019

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University

Co-Directors

Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature

E. E. Cummings Sessions at American Literature Association's 30th annual conference, Boston, MA, May 23-26, 2019

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 8:38am
E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

E. E. Cummings Sessions at American Literature Association’s 30th Annual Conference

Boston, MA, May 23-26, 2019 (deadline 1/15/2019)

The E. E. Cummings Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2019 ALA. We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Cummings’ work or life. Proposals that touch upon the following topics will be especially welcome:

 

Ellen Glasgow Society at ALA

updated: 
Monday, December 3, 2018 - 8:24am
Ellen Glasgow Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 19, 2019

The Ellen Glasgow Society seeks paper proposals for two sessions at the
30th Annual American Literature Association Conference.

 

Ellen Glasgow: Across the Canon I and II

Papers that explore any aspect of or work in Glasgow’s canon and career are welcome.  Studies of works historically lacking significant critical assessment are particularly welcome. The following titles suggest a variety of possible topics and approaches:

 

The Urban Ellen Glasgow

Glasgow as Travel Writer

Cross-Genre Analysis: Glasgow’s Fiction vs. Poetry

Glasgow and the Critical Tradition Surrounding Her Canon

Glasgow Family Values

Glasgow and Animal Studies

Postgraduate English Journal Call for Submissions (Issue 38)

updated: 
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 11:54am
Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Hello,

We are delighted to share the following call for submissions with your English postgraduates. Thank you,Gareth Reeves and Olly TeregulovaCo-editors 

The Postgraduate English Journal, Durham University’s Online peer-reviewed literary journal, is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the UK. In recent years the journal has received reprint requests from academic publishers.

Early-career researchers/academics and postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5,000–7,000 words (or book reviews of no more than 2,000 words) by Friday, March 1, 2019 for the journal’s 38th edition.

Beyond Rubashov: Arthur Koestler’s Lesser-known Fiction and the Genre of the Novel

updated: 
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 12:04pm
Zeno Vernyik / Technical University of Liberec
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 23, 2018

Arthur Koestler, the man, has been in the forefront of academic interest in the past twenty years. In this period, three critical biographies have been published in English alone, another three in Hungarian, two in German, one in Spanish, and another one in French, in other words, on average, one volume every second year. While this is a luxurious situation few other authors can claim, the fact remains that although Koestler was a writer who wrote seven novels and a play, six volumes of autobiography, and more than twenty book-length works of non-fiction, the last book in English devoted to his oeuvre was published in 1984. In terms of academic articles and book chapters, the situation is hardly any better.

Mary McCarthy Society panel at ALA

updated: 
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 12:02pm
Mary McCarthy Society/ American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019

The Mary McCarthy Society will sponsor a panel at the American Literature Association Annual Convention in Boston, MA, May 23-26, 2019.

Call for Papers: The Many Lives of Mary McCarthy

Pierre Coustillas and George Gissing

updated: 
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 12:00pm
Tom Ue / Department of English, Dalhousie University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

In celebration of the life and works of the eminent scholar Pierre Coustillas (1930-2018), we invite contributions for proposed panel(s) on Coustillas, George Gissing, and their writing to the Annual Literary London Society Conference. This meeting will be held on 11-12 July 2019 at the Institute of English Studies in the University of London. Coustillas has had a profound influence on Gissing and nineteenth-century studies. From 1969 to April 2013, he edited The Gissing Newsletter and subsequently The Gissing Journal, the organ for Gissing studies. In 1997, Paul F. Mattheisen, Arthur C. Young, and Coustillas completed their landmark project: The Collected Letters of George Gissing.

Dos Passos Today: Roundtable at the American Literature Association (Boston, MA: May 23-26, 2019)

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 9:00am
John Dos Passos Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

In a 1968 interview, John Dos Passos commented on what he saw as the growing marginalization of his work by recalling a conservation he once had with Ernest Hemingway. “He always used to bawl me out for including so much topical stuff,” Dos Passos remembered. “He always claimed that was a great mistake, that in fifty years nobody would understand. He may have been right; it’s getting to be true.”

Aesthetic Time, Decadent Archives

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:56am
Aestheticism & Decadence Network & the British Association for Decadence Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Call for Papers

Aesthetic Time, Decadent Archives
Keynote: Joseph Bristow, “Decadent Historicism”
Goldsmiths, University of London
18-19 July 2018

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