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REVISED DEADLINE: Katherine Mansfield Critical Journal Tinakori

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:07am
Katherine Mansfield Society in association with Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 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]


Urban Studies - Urbanism on Screen - Online Course

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

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:38pm
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.

"Essential Workers": Precarious Labor in the Literary Imagination

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

52nd Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

March 11-14, 2021 / Philadelphia, PA

In light of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and public debate about who or what kind of work is deemed “essential,” this panel seeks to examine the intersection of literature and labor, prioritizing depictions of precarious workers who are sacrificing their personal well-being for the public good, but also to maintain their own economic security.

Commitment: Past and Present

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 9:55am
NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Commitment—a concept which names the title of Theodor Adorno’s 1962 critique of a text’s thematic engagement with politics—entails a work’s capacity to mark a site of historical intervention. “When I am committed,” says Jean-Paul Sartre, “I reveal the situation by the very intention of changing it…I strike at its very heart, I transfix it, and I display it in full view…with every word that I utter, I involve myself a little more in the world." For scholars of the modernist documentary, commitment serves as a starting point for attempts to better understand the historical import of literary experiments in reportage.

Fashion, Dress and Style as Provocation

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

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

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.