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Monstrous Machines, Queer Bodies & Haunted Technocultures in the American South

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:12pm
Elizabeth Finnegan, NeMLA 2022 Panel
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Despite persistent conceptions of the American South as pastoral, Modern and Postmodern Southern literatures have just as persistently grappled with the significance of modernity, consumerism, and technology. David A. Davis demonstrates how Southern modernism emerged from the disruptions that modernity introduced into the region by World War I. Rapid technological change can transform our connections to our own bodies and to others; and these transformations have profoundly animated Southern literatures.

Literature and Film of South Asia: Dialogues with the European Canon

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 2:52pm
Richard Schumaker/NeMLA 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

This roundtable will examine adaptations of Western canonical works by South Asian novelists, poets, filmmakers, and essayists. We want to keep the focus of this session as wide and as open as possible. Our suggested approach for your presentations is to isolate a single passage, character, or chapter and explore similarities and differences between your target of study and the original Western “version.” Ideally, roundtable participants will share precise texts or film clips with the attending audience and fellow roundtable members.

Thematic areas of interest:

· gender,

· social structure

· social change

· history

· family

· post-colonial themes

Critical Theory Now: Repurposing Adorno's Rich Annoyance

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:02pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

 

“The complex relation between the private, the individual and loneliness is unique and necessary to Adorno’s work, despite the rich annoyance of his particular mode of provocation.” (Fred Moten, “The Phonographic mise-en-scene” 2004)

 

Heroes, Rebels and Outlaws: Escapism and 19thC Literature

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:01pm
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 3, 2021

Heroes, Rebels and Outlaws: Escapism and 19thC Literature

International Seminar
1st & 4th Sunday (July,August,September 2021)

Course FacilitatorOlga Akroyd , Ph.D 

REMINDER: Modern Drama issue -- Teaching Modern Drama -- abstracts due 6/15

updated: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:01pm
Jen Buckley / University of Iowa
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

CFP: Modern Drama special issue -- 'Teaching Modern Drama'Abstracts due June 15 Send abstracts of ~ 300 words to guest editor Jennifer Buckley (jennifer-buckley@uiowa.edu)Since its founding in 1958, Modern Drama has offered innovative scholarship on dramatic literature to higher education professionals in theatre, literature, language, and adjacent disciplines.

Urban Spatialities in and Digital Imageries of Post-pandemic India

updated: 
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 12:21pm
National Institute of Technology Silchar
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 23, 2021

Following the pandemic, the ways in which mobile bodies are being administered and governed are in sync with advanced techniques of demographic control, which manifests into increasing digital surveillance on mobilities. Conversely, the neo-liberal economic order reifies speed and mobility, while ‘deterritorialization’ continues to constitute an important paradigm for the ‘flows and networks’ in a globalized world.

SAMLA - DEADLINE EXTENDED (6/25/21) - Intimacy and Alienation in D.H. Lawrence

updated: 
Friday, June 4, 2021 - 11:15am
D.H. Lawrence Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 25, 2021

This traditional session welcomes submissions that address questions of intimacy and/or alienation, broadly conceived, in D.H. Lawrence's poetry, short fiction, novels, essays, or other writing. How do Lawrence's texts illuminate or complicate our understanding of our current moment, in which we are both more connected to others than ever while at the same time being forced to keep our physical distance? By JUNE 25, 2021, please submit an abstract of 200-300 words, a brief bio, and any AV requirements or scheduling requests to Tonya Krouse, Northern Kentucky University, at krouset@nku.edu.

International Conference: “Violence and Society”

updated: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 4:37pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Violence has become one of the features of the present-day world, although it has existed throughout times, playing undoubtedly an important role in the development of any society. The analysis of violence is a complicated and controversial issue nowadays, as it may cover different levels – interpersonal, institutional, collective violence; as well as different forms – racist crimes, gender basedviolence, genocide etc. The conference will be an attempt to shed light on the social construction and nature of violence, applying an interdisciplinary approach to various manifestations of violence.

Conference panels will be related, but not limited, to:

Katherine Mansfield: Germany and Beyond

updated: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 4:36pm
Janet Wilson, Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Katherine Mansfield:

Germany and Beyond

 

Bad Wörishofen, Germany

9-10 July 2022

(readings, tour 11 July)

 

An international conference organised by the

Katherine Mansfield Society

 

Hosted by the Bad Wörishofen Mayorality

and Tourist and Spa Bureau

 

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

 

The David Jones Digital Archive: Virtual Workshop July 5-9, 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 4:23pm
David Jones Research Center
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 9, 2021

The leaders of the David Jones Research Center's new David Jones Digital Archive project will conduct, with a team from Cambridge Digital Humanities, a virtual workshop live (on Zoom) from the David Jones Papers at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, July 5-9, 2021. See the details and submit the application form here: https://www.davidjonesresearch.org/workshop-application. Space is limited. The application deadline is June 9, 2021.

The Music of Black Mountain Poetry

updated: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 8:46pm
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 12, 2021

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Re-Viewing Black Mountain College conference, to take place this year in Asheville, North Carolina, November 12-14. Given the conference’s open call for papers, we will accept any proposals that investigate the formal and technical innovations carried out by poets who have looked to Black Mountain College as an influence. However, in keeping with the conference’s thematic focus on John Cage this year, the Society would particularly welcome papers that explore the rich interdisciplinary relationships between the Black Mountain Poets, such as Olson, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, John Wieners, Denise Levertov, etc., and music.

Narrating "Cold Wars" - A Multidisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 8:43pm
Hong Kong Baptist University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 1, 2021

Global Storytelling: Journal of Digital and Moving Images invites you to submit a proposal for NARRATING COLD WARS – A MULTIDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE to be held in Hong Kong Baptist University on 11-12 November 2021.

Uses of Geographical Compilations and Collections: Readings, Translations, and Reuses (16th-18th Centuries)

updated: 
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 5:10pm
Fiona Lejosne - Université Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris, France)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

In the early modern period, numerous travel memoirs and geographical texts assumed the form of printed compilations or composite collections. For a long time, only bibliophiles and book collectors, in their search for the “complete” collections, considered such texts as having true unity; Boucher de La Richarderie (1808), who put together a bibliography that is authoritative to this day, is a case in point. Such collections were often used as a way to find precise texts from such and such traveller or chronicler, without taking into account the book in which the texts featured, qua book.

Special Issue: Searching for the Modern Girl: Flappers and Bright Young Things Around the World

updated: 
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 12:17pm
The Space Between Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

While the Bright Young Things of England and the flappers of the America remain fixed in cultural memory, their incarnations elsewhere around the world have all but disappeared from history.  Affiliation with a feminized Anglo-European metropole may have contributed to their invisibility in the colonial peripheries, which constructed political identities around paradigms of masculine nationhood or were anxious to distinguish themselves from Anglo-European mass culture. Despite her iconic status in the interwar period, the Modern Girl was a stigmatized female figure in her own time, and that stigma seems to have carried over into the academy, inhibiting serious critical analysis of her role and function as an image for modernity.

Virtual graduate conference: "Letting it Burn: Art Worlds Ablaze"

updated: 
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 12:16pm
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Art and Art History
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

“Letting it Burn: Art Worlds Ablaze,” the 7th Annual Symposium of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Art Student Graduate Organization, hosted virtually, September 17-18, 2021.

Extended Deadline: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP: The Other(ed) Beats (Nov. 11-14 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 12:25pm
Cheryl Edelson, Chaminade University of Honolulu
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Session: The Other(ed) Beats

Contacts: Cheryl Edelson, Chaminade University of Honolulu (cedelson@chaminade.edu)

Women in French Panel at SAMLA Conference (November 4-6, 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 11:51am
Women in French / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

This panel is one of five Women in French sessions at the 2021 South Atlantic Modern Language Association annual conference, taking place this year in Atlanta, Georgia from November 4-6.

 

Presenters must be current members of Women in French and the South Atlantic Modern Language Association.

 

From Socially Marginalized Women to Thriving Writers: Overcoming Class- and Gender Barriers through Literary Networking-Success Stories from Nineteenth-Century French Actresses

 

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies 2021: Reviews (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Friday, May 7, 2021 - 1:26pm
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal edited by graduate students at the University of Iowa and dedicated to publishing cultural studies scholarship from both established and emerging scholars, is currently soliciting book reviews for our upcoming issue: Justice Framed. Reviewers must be post-comprehensive exam scholars, and reviews must not be previously published elsewhere. The deadline for reviews is June 1, 2021.

 

We are particularly interested in reviews of the following texts:

 

Relative Races: Genealogies of Interracial Kinship in Nineteenth-Century America by Brigitte Fielder (Duke University Press, 2020)

Rethinking Space Beyond the Pandemic

updated: 
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 3:33pm
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 10, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Rethinking Space Beyond the Pandemic

 

The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space.
— Michel Foucault

Approaches to Teaching Sherlock Holmes Stories

updated: 
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 10:38am
Tom Ue / Dalhousie University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Proposals are invited for the upcoming MLA Approaches to Teaching Sherlock Holmes Stories collection. Please begin by completing this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MTQR2GQ?fbclid=IwAR2_Q5rvbGoDB3KhujouMNDwPPW_2XpRK-mzvlBYIS5SCxyd1hea8YlLfko. This survey is designed to gather information about the methods and materials used by instructors when teaching Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels and short stories about Sherlock Holmes or later adaptations that feature the character.

Annual Meeting of the International T. S. Eliot Society

updated: 
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 11:36am
International T. S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

 

Postgraduate English Issue 42: Call for Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 11:32am
English Department, Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 28, 2021

Postgraduate English, Durham University’s online peer-reviewed literary journal, has been publishing postgraduate research biannually since the year 2000 and is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the world. In recent years the journal has received reprint requests from academic publishers.

110 Myles: Flann O’Brien at a Distance

updated: 
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 11:32am
An online symposium on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the International Flann O'Brien Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 4, 2021

110 Myles:

Flann O’Brien at a Distance

 

An online symposium on the occasion of

the 10th Anniversary of the International Flann O'Brien Society

 

24–27 July 2021

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 

Nicholas Allen (University of Georgia)

‘Flann O'Brien at the Border: Readings, Forms, and Futures’

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments

updated: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 6:55pm
Conference on Christianity & Literature, April 7-9, 2022 (Biola University, La Mirada, CA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments

Biola University

La Mirada, CA

April 7–9, 2022

 

“All theology is rooted in geography.”

—Eugene H. Peterson, Under the Unpredictable Plant: an Exploration in Vocational Holiness

 

A Critical History of Ideas: Modernism

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:43pm
Dr. Amitayu Chakraborty, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Durgapur Women's College (Affiliated to Kazi Nazrul University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 13, 2021

Critical essays are invited for an edited volume with ISBN (to be published by a reputed publisher) tentatively titled A Critical History of Ideas: Modernism.

Archival Approaches to American Literature (Penn State UP)

updated: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 12:40pm
Resources for American Literary Study
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Resources for American Literary Study, a journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, invites submissions for our upcoming 2021 double issue. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. 

Founded in 1971, RALS remains the only major scholarly periodical of its kind. Each issue includes, in addition to archival and bibliographical research, related book reviews and a unique “Prospects” essay that identifies new directions in the study of major authors. Our editorial board consists of leading scholars from an array of fields and subfields in American literary study.

Joycean Cartographies: Navigating a New Century of Ulysses

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 5:22pm
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

On Feb. 2–4, 2022, The Huntington will host an onsite conference in San Marino, California to celebrate the publication centennial of James Joyce’s Ulysses. In tandem with the conference, The Huntington will host an exhibition on novels and maps from the 16th through the 20th century, including a newly acquired series of engraved maps derived from Ulysses, made by the artist David Lilburn.

Slow Thinking in the Maelstrom (Potential MSA 2021 roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 4:43pm
Amy Elkins, Macalester College; Aleksandr Prigozhin, University of Denver
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 5, 2021

This is a call for roundtable participants for a proposed roundtable at the Modernist Studies Association annual meeting in Chicago. Papers accepted into the roundtable are not guaranteed to be accepted into the conference.

 

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