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MODERNIST STRUCTURES, 24-27 June 2020, Université Caen Normandie

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 10:46am
Société d'études modernistes (SEM)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019

 

MODERNIST STRUCTURES 

The Fourth International Conference of the French Society for Modernist Studies
Société d’études modernistes (SEM) https://sem-france.parisnanterre.fr 

24-27 June 2020   Université Caen Normandie

In collaboration with:
ERIBIA (Université Caen Normandie)
Musée des Beaux-Arts Caen
Institut mémoires de l’édition contemporaine (IMEC)
CREA (Université Paris Nanterre)

The Erasure of Subject: Postmodern Reflections

updated: 
Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 8:14am
Nikita Goel, Editor/ Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an academic journal, invites original and unpublished research papers from scholars on the following:

The Erasure of Subject: Postmodern Reflections

The whole history of social sciences—and even more of natural sciences—could be summed up as the elimination of the concept of the subject. - Alain Tourain

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

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

 


 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS - SEMINAR

 

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

    

 


 

 

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Film After Joyce (essay collection)

updated: 
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.

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

updated: 
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)

James Joyce and the World

updated: 
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

updated: 
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.

FEW HOURS LEFT_Avant-Garde Humor and Political Aesthetics

updated: 
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.

PAMLA 2019: Poetry and Poetics

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:53am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

PAMLA 2019 – Poetry and Poetics

Presiding Officer: Tom Jesse (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse)

Proposal Deadline: June 10, 2019

For this year’s “Poetry and Poetics” session, we are open to paper topics that span a wide range of (sub)genres, time periods, and critical approaches. Given the PAMLA 2019 conference theme of “Send In the Clowns,” we are especially interested in papers that engage with poetic “clowning” of all sorts—including but not limited to:

Katherine Mansfield Journal Tinakori

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

Tinakori:

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]

 

"Katherine Anne Porter: Out of the Archives"

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:14pm
Katherine Anne Porter Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Katherine Anne Porter Society session at the 31st annual American Literature Association Conference invites papers on any topic that makes use of Porter's correspondence digitized by the Katherine Anne Porter Correspondence Project at the University of Maryland Libraries (https://www.lib.umd.edu/kaporter-correspondence).

Please send a 200-word proposal and a brief biographical statement to Beth Alvarez at alvarez@umd.edu by December 1, 2019.

The conference will be held at Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, May 21-24, 2020. 

Modernist Short Stories Writers

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 10:12am
Kay Boyle Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Modernist Short Stories Writers

Sponsored by the Kay Boyle Society

The American Short Story: New Considerations

New Orleans, Sep. 5-7, 2019

 

Many modernist writers experimented with the short story genre early in their careers, while reading, publishing and critiquing each other’s work in small magazines.

The objective of this panel is to engage in comparative, reflective conversation, bringing out as yet unnoticed similarities and convergence in themes, writing practices, and subjectivities among these writers.

This panel invites papers on the work of one writer or in the context of other writers, on one or more of the following themes:

Franz Kafka: A Century Later

updated: 
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 12:12pm
Texas Southern University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

 

Franz Kafka: A Century Later

deadline for submissions: 

January 10, 2020

full name / name of organization: 

Michael D. Sollars / Texas Southern University

contact email: 

michael.sollars@tsu.edu

Franz Kafka: A Century Later

World Literary Review: Call for Papers

Deadline for abstracts: August 30, 2019 

Deadline for mss submissions: January 10, 2020

Novels of the Great War: A Reassessment

updated: 
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 9:05am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This session attempts to examine novels of the Great War in light of over one-hundred years of reading, reflection, and criticism.  

We will use a broad notion of "novel":  novels written during and in the wake of World War I; novels written long after the war ended; and novels written today. 

 Furthermore, we welcome novels written from non-European writers and from authors from countries who did not participate in the Great War.  While the language of the conference is English, because this is primarily a comparative literature session, working directly in a language other than English is both permitted and welcomed.  

PAMLA 2019- Travel and Literature session: 20th and 21st century travel writing

updated: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 1:18pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

The travel and literature session welcomes proposals focused on travel, odyssey and mobility through a literary lens, with a special interest in 20th- 21st century travel writing.

We are particularly interested in papers that take into consideration travel writing by authors better known for other forms of writing (novelists, poets, philosophers, essayists) and for whom travel, and travel writing, serve as a means to veer from their habitual modes of writing and allow them to experiment with another form (Baudrillard’s Cool memories, Barthes’ Empire of signs, Leiris’ Phantom Africa are examples of travel narratives of interest).

Topics may include:

The interiors of Art nouveau period : analyse, restore, make accessible

updated: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 1:25pm
Résea Art Nouveau Network
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 16, 2019

The interiors of Art nouveau period : analyse, restore, make accessible
The Réseau Art Nouveau Network, a European network for the study, protection and enhancement of the Art Nouveau heritage, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
Urban.brussels, founding member of RANN, is hosting an international symposium in Brussels, co- organised by RANN and urban.brussels in partnership with the Horta Museum and CIVA.

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

updated: 
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 2:15pm
Maryanne Leone, Assumption College, and Shanna Lino, York University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 16, 2019

Abstracts and articles are sought for an edited collection to be entitled Decentering the Anthropocene: Spanish Ecocritical Texts and the Non-Human. Ecocriticism examines literary and cultural representations of the natural environment and diverse life forms, often in the context of broader political, economic, and social issues and often with an ethical commitment to sustainability and environmental justice. In this context, ecocritical work may interrogate how texts treat anthropocentrism, or the centralization of humans’ perspectives, needs, and experiences over those of other beings.

T. S. Eliot: A Century Later

updated: 
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 11:36am
Texas Southern University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 18, 2019

 

 

T. S. Eliot: A Century Later

deadline for submissions: 

October 18, 2019

full name / name of organization: 

Michael D. Sollars / Texas Southern University

contact email: 

michael.sollars@tsu.edu

T. S. Eliot: A Century Later

World Literary Review: Call for Papers

Deadline for abstracts: June 30, 2019 

Deadline for mss submissions: October 18, 2019

International Conference on Ecocriticism and Environmental Studies

updated: 
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 9:10am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019

International Conference on Ecocriticism and Environmental Studies   19 October 2019 – London, UKorganised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary ResearchMultiple environmental crises are increasingly inescapable at both transnational and local levels and the role of the humanities in addition to technology and politics is more and more recognized as central for exploring and finding solutions.

The Languages of Fashion: Style, Expression, and Identity

updated: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 2:15pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 24, 2019

SAMLA 91: LANGUAGES: POWER, IDENTITY, RELATIONSHIPS

NEW DATES November 15-17 ◆Westin Peachtree Plaza◆ Atlanta, Georgia 

 

The Languages of Fashion: Style, Expression, and Identity

 

Co- Chairs: 

Dr. Loretta Clayton, Middle Georgia State University

Dr. Marylaura Papalas, East Carolina University

 

The Language of Flânerie: Forging Power, Identity, and Relationships on the City Streets

updated: 
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 1:12pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Please consider this call for papers for a panel on flânerie at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) conference in Atlanta, GA, November 15-17, 2019:

SAMLA 91: LANGUAGES: POWER, IDENTITY, RELATIONSHIPS

NEW DATES November 15-17 ◆Westin Peachtree Plaza◆Atlanta, Georgia 

Regular Panel: Flânerie in Literature and Popular Culture

 

The Language of Flânerie: 

Forging Power, Identity, and Relationships on the City Streets 

 

Co- Chairs: 

Dr. Kelly Comfort, Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Marylaura Papalas, East Carolina University

 

Pierre Coustillas and George Gissing

updated: 
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 1:04pm
Tom Ue / Dalhousie University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019

In celebration of the life and works of the eminent scholar Pierre Coustillas (1930-2018), we invite contributions for a special issue of Literature Compass(https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/17414113)on Coustillas, George Gissing, and their writing. Coustillas has had a profound influence on Gissing and nineteenth-century studies. From 1969 to April 2013, he edited The Gissing Newsletterand 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.

Re-Membering Hospitality in the Mediterranean International Conference

updated: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 11:17am
Yasser Elhariry, Isabelle Keller-Privat, Edwige Tamalet Talbayev
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

 

Call for proposals for

Re-Membering Hospitality in the Mediterranean

 International Conference

Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès

March 26-27, 2020

Convened by Yasser Elhariry, Isabelle Keller-Privat, Edwige Tamalet Talbayev

 

On Ends and Endings (extended deadline)

updated: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:03am
SAMLA - Nov 8-10 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019

This is a proposed panel for SAMLA 91 (Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships) in Atlanta, GA, Nov. 8-10, 2019.

Beckett&Italy. "Old Chestnuts", New Occasions

updated: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:22am
University of Reading / Sapienza University of Rome
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 16, 2019

BECKETT & ITALY

old chestnuts”, new occasions

University of Reading (7-8 November 2019)

“Sapienza” Università di Roma (May 2020)

 

Can’t conceive by what stretch of ingenuity my work could be placed under the sign of italianità… There are a number of Italian elements [in my work]…

(SB to AJ Leventhal, 21 April 1958)

 

Joseph Conrad and Ethics - Edited volume

updated: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:11am
Amar Acheraiou & Laetitia Cremona
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Joseph Conrad and Ethics seeks essays (6000 to 8000 words) that deal with ethics in Conrad’s fiction. 

Since Aristotle's Ethics and Plato’s The Republic, ethics has been a fundamental concern throughout European intellectual history. Over the last three decades, in particular, there has been a growing interest in ethics in the social sciences and humanities, inspired by Emmanuel Levinas, Jacques Derrida, and Jürgen Habermas, to name a few. Ethics is central to Joseph Conrad’s works. It is conveyed both through his thematic concerns and narrative techniques. However, this prominent topic has not yet received the attention it deserves.

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