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REVISED DEADLINE: Katherine Mansfield Critical Journal Tinakori

updated: 
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 4:49am
Katherine Mansfield Society in association with Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

Tinakori:

Critical Journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society 

Editors: Kym Brindle and Karen D’Souza

Love

‘About Love. Well each of us thinks differently’

Letter from Mansfield to Dorothy Brett [20 April 1921]

 

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

updated: 
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 2:30pm
Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN0257-0254)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.

Urban Studies - Urbanism on Screen - Online Course

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:23pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 10, 2020

Urban Studies - Urbanism on Screen - Online Course: 3-28 August 2020 

3 modules / 30 hours each including

  • lectures/discussions  (3 meetings)

  • reading/watching 

  • studying/writing

  • final assignment in the form of an essay

Duration: 2-4 week long

EXTENDED DEADLINE (June 26th, 2020): Scandal and Transgression in Twentieth-Century Transatlantic Vanguardisms

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:38pm
VIRTUAL SAMLA 92
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 26, 2020

This panel explores forms of dissent adopted by twentieth-century transatlantic avant-gardes as a means of challenging traditional genres and social codes. Since the inception of European experimentalism during the first decades of the twentieth century, a series of art movements engaged in radical production that questioned the established state of affairs. From the Cubist adoption of multiple viewpoints, through the Futurist celebration of technology and speed, the Expressionist distortion of form, to the Dadaist sense of provocation and the irrational juxtaposition of images in Surrealism, avant-garde art and literature has set precedents on an international level of exchanges.

Fashion, Dress and Style as Provocation

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:46am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Special Session Panel for the Virtual SAMLA 92 Conference - Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts

November 13-15, 2020 – ONLINE

Panel Title - Fashion, Dress and Style as Provocation

Co- Chairs: 

Dr. Loretta Clayton, Middle Georgia State University

Dr. Marylaura Papalas, East Carolina University

Prospero vol XXV (2020) A Journal of Foreign Literatures and Cultures

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:53am
Prospero A Journal of Foreign Literatures and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Prospero Rivista di Letterature e culture straniere,

A Journal of Foreign Literatures and Cultures

Call for Papers

Prospero XXV, 2020

 

Machines in 20th Century Literature, Philosophy and Cinema

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:42am
Giorgia Bordoni - UNC University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel aims to explore the machinic metaphor in the Italian and European literary, cinematographic, and philosophical panorama of the 20th century. Since the Industrial Revolution, machines have established themselves as a crucial, pervasive, and unavoidable presence of individual life and collective existence. The disturbing and fascinating vitality of the machine has shaped all social, political, and economic relationships. Even the literary, cinematographic, and philosophical space was crossed by the new myth of the machine and met its complexity: it refused or exalted it, let itself be inspired by it, analyzed its profound meaning.

Henry Miller in New Contexts

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:32am
NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

A combination of global transformations within cultural and political perspectives have germinated fresh theoretical approaches to all fields of inquiry. Moving into the third decade of the Twenty-First Century, how does a controversial author like Henry Miller (1891-1980) fit into our current conversations? We could ask some of the following questions: in the era of #MeToo does Miller’s literature and personae alter significantly? How might we approach Miller’s extensive published and/or archival correspondences in terms of Life Writing or the Archival Turn? Miller received copious amounts of fan mail over numerous decades; how do fan mail studies help reveal Miller’s impact on American (and global) readers?

Place and Space in Interwar Women’s Literature in English - Edited Collection

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:51am
University of Bedfordshire
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

CfP: Place and Space in Interwar Women’s Literature in English

 

Dr Nick Turner and Dr Nicola Darwood invite essays for an edited collection on the topic of place and space in fiction by interwar women writers in English. Topics may include, but are not restricted to:

 

Portrayal of the home

Homelessness and displacement

Boundaries and borders

Travel/movement

Mental space

Rural space/use of the pastoral

The city

The seaside, coast and liminal spaces

Geographical place

Public/private space

The relationships of genres (romance, crime, etc) to place and space

 

NeMLA 2021 Panel: Modernism and/in the Anglophone Novel

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:50am
Shun Yin Kiang / University of Central Oklahoma
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In A New Vocabulary for Global Modernism (2016), Eric Hayot and Rebecca L. Walkowitz call for thinking about modernism from a global perspective, in order to recover and examine “local instances of modernism...[with] the traces of world thinking and world imagining that both respond to...global pressures...and anticipate into being the structures of feeling that...shape the world we live in” (8-9).

Scandalous Spaces - SAMLA 92 (2020)

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:50am
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

SAMLA 92: Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts - November 13-15, 2020: Virtual Conference through Accelevents

 

Scandalous Spaces (Modernist Literature)

Modernism and the Politics of Contradiction

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:41am
Matthew Mersky/ Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Political contradiction is written all over modernism. No other literary historical period seems quite as striven between the static, apolitical or even conservative outlook of its various key figures on the one hand, and the explosive and even revolutionary formal potential on the other. Woolf’s classism, for example, is met by her quasi-revolutionary declaration that “in or about December, 1910, human character changed.” No literary period so vehemently defines itself against mass culture while also expressing unbridled democratic impulses. Joyce’s defense of autonomous art is met by the opposite impulse in Ulysses to forge an aesthetic of the everyday.

Call for Contributions: "Towards a Better Me: Self-Optimization in Modernist Culture"

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:52pm
Thorsten Carstensen / Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Call for Contributions:

"Towards a Better Me: Self-Optimization in Modernist Culture"

Edited by Thorsten Carstensen (Indiana University) and Mattias Pirholt (Södertörns Högskola)

 

Deadline for submission: August 1, 2020

In his seminal essay “Technologies of the Self” (1988), Michel Foucault referred to strategies that “permit individuals to effect by their own means or with the help of others a certain number of operations on their own bodies and souls, thoughts, conduct, and way of being, so as to transform themselves in order to attain a certain state of happiness, purity, wisdom, perfection, or immortality.”

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Scandal and Transgression in Twentieth-Century Transatlantic Vanguardisms

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:37pm
SAMLA 92: Virtual/Hybrid Format
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 26, 2020

This panel explores forms of dissent adopted by twentieth-century transatlantic avant-gardes as a means of challenging traditional genres and social codes. Since the inception of European experimentalism during the first decades of the twentieth century, a series of art movements engaged in radical production that questioned the established state of affairs. From the Cubist adoption of multiple viewpoints, through the Futurist celebration of technology and speed, the Expressionist distortion of form, to the Dadaist sense of provocation and the irrational juxtaposition of images in Surrealism, avant-garde art and literature has set precedents on an international level of exchanges.

Madwomen in Social Justice Movements, Literatures, and Art

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:34pm
Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Over forty years have passed since Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar wrote The Madwomen in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth Century Literary Imagination, their quintessential work of feminist literary criticism. Their work, and its title, struck a contentious chord by making a heavy-handed literary reference to Bertha Mason, the first wife of Mr. Rochester, who is kept in the attic and described in bestial terms in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. Gilbert and Gubar’s attempt to place the “madwoman in the attic” at the forefront or center of literary conversation is a gesture that gave agency to the phrase, encouraged meaning-making around it, and strove to keep madwomen alive as a critical subject.

[UPDATE] Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

updated: 
Friday, May 15, 2020 - 3:35am
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 1, 2021

The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.

The Eudora Welty Society

updated: 
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 12:08am
Dr. Melinda McBee/South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2002

SCMLA 77th ANNUAL CONFERENCEOctober 8-10, 2020

Whitehall Hotel • 1700 Smith St.  • Houston, TX 77002

Conference Theme: “Politics of Protest”

 

MMLA African American Literature Permanent Section

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 10:37pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Identity and Liminality in African American Literature

This panel seeks presentations about the proclivity of African American racial space. That is, this panel is interested in when and where conceptions of spatial race formalities are conducted. We can think of “space” as time, place, and movement—the constant liminal changing of identities. This panel invites abstracts, of no more than 250 words, for presentations on African American literature at the Midwest Modern Language Association conference. Some topics might include:

Modernism and Postmodernism Studies Conference 2020

updated: 
Monday, April 27, 2020 - 9:07pm
Modernism and Postmodernism Studies and Kocaeli University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

MODERNISM AND POSTMODERNISM STUDIES CONFERENCE 2020

An international online conference organised by Modernism and Postmodernism

 Studies Network in Turkey and Kocaeli University

CALL FOR PAPERS  (23-24 July 2020)

Internation T.S. Eliot Society at MMLA 2020

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:46pm
International T.S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

The International T.S. Eliot Society is accepting proposals for a panel at the 2020 Midwest MLA conference in Milwaukee, to be held November 5-8, 2020. Any proposal on a subject reasonably related to Eliot studies will be considered. Papers drawing from relatively recently released materials from The Complete Prose or Letters would be especially welcome. If you are interested in participating, please send abstract proposals (up to 250 words) to Professor Edward Upton (edward.upton@valpo.edu). Please also forward a CV and brief biographical statement. Submissions must be received no later than May 31, 2020.

Comics and Modernism Collection of Essays *DEADLINE EXTENDED*

updated: 
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 8:48am
Essays on Comics and/as Modernism
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

***DEADLINE EXTENDED to 1 May***

In The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein recounts a remarkable interaction with her close friend Pablo Picasso. As they are headed out the door, their conversation slipping between paintings, French lessons, and tea with Picasso’s wife Fernande, Stein pauses:

"Oh I forgot to give you these, said Gertrude Stein handing Picasso a package of newspapers, they will console you. He opened them up, they were the Sunday supplement of american papers, they were the Katzenjammer kids. Oh oui, Oh oui, he said, his face full of satisfaction, merci thanks Gertrude, and we left."

Pandemic, Crisis, and Modern Studies: The Intersection of Your Research with the Pandemic/Crisis A Twitter Conference

updated: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:42pm
Countervoices, Centre for Modern Studies, University of York
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

Pandemic, Crisis, and Modern Studies:  The Intersection of Your Research with the Pandemic/Crisis

 A Twitter Conference

June 12, 2020

Countervoices, Centre for Modern Studies, University of York

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Fay Bound Alberti (York) & Dr. Beryl Pong (Sheffield)

 

International Virginia Woolf Society Panel at the University of Louisville

updated: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:36pm
International Virginia Woolf Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its twenty-first consecutive panel at the University of Louisville’s Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, scheduled for February 18-21, 2021.  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.

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

updated: 
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 8:36am
International Virginia Woolf Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

The International Virginia Woolf Society is pleased to host its twenty-first consecutive panel at the University of Louisville’s Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, scheduled for February 18-21, 2021.  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.

Questioning the Human: Posthuman accounts in Popular Culture

updated: 
Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 12:08am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Two broadly anthropocene concerns—the ‘human’ condition along with the condition of this human planet, Earth—bear on all discursive practices central to contemporary areas of research in humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Both these concerns reconfigure ways in which humans have come to make sense of themselves and of the world which they share with other forms of life. The anthropocene—ramifications of Cartesian vision of human subject, the giver of meaning, that ultimately subdues all nature and co-existing life-forms—however is challenged by a posthuman turn in the latter half of 20th Century that trenchantly undercuts the foundations of humanism catapulting from the set boundaries established by the ideal of Enlightenment.

"Ri/sentimenti". Emotions and language

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:27am
Archives of emotions
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

The next issue of 'Archives of emotions' aims to explore the interactions between language and emotions. By 'language', we generally mean a system of signs. Since ancient times, rhetorical strategies of emotions have been known and practiced. We will, therefore, ask ourselves how literature, in each age, manages to represent, simulate, reproduce and arouse, through written and oral language, the experience of emotion and its cognitive, physiological and psychological bases. Possible subjects for the essays collected in this issue could also concern the performing and visual arts, dance, cinema, and theater and their respective languages.

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