This panel will consider how twentieth century American plays define, operationalize, register, and/or critique ethical discourse. Is there an “ethics” of the twentieth century play? What people, places, and things are left out of this ethical discourse? For example, in asking ethical questions, some projects may wish to consider how American drama resists, and/or encodes, power relations. Research here may also be mindful of how specific American plays, masters, and movements help us to ask difficult questions rather than seek easier answers.
The Weird, the Paranormal, and the Problem of Belief
British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
20–21 April 2018, Urbana, IL
Keynote Presentation: “Listening to the Dead: W. B. Yeats’s Communication with Spirits”
By Dr. Catherine E. Paul, Professor Emerita, Clemson University
Additional speakers TBA
The E. E. Cummings Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2018 ALA. We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Cummings' life or work. Proposals that touch upon the following topics will be especially welcome:
- Cummings in 1917-1918 (detention at La Ferté Macé, Cummings at Camp Devens, The Enormous Room as a modernist memoir)
- Early experiments in modernism
- Readings of little-studied Cummings poems
- Re-readings of much-studied Cummings poems
- Cummings among the modernists and post-modernists
- Love and art vs. the unworld of modernity
Submit 250-400 word abstracts to Michael Webster (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 27, 2018.
Following World War II a diverse and intense surrealist film culture took shape. Surrealist filmmakers made experimental short films, documentaries, and feature films, while surrealist writers were a steady presence in French film criticism. With this our volume Surrealism and Film After 1945, we present the first anthology on this rich but understudied topic. The volume will feature contributions on filmmakers connected with surrealism, the surrealist reception and exhibition of film, and the surrealist contributions to animation, documentary, and feminist film.
CALL FOR PAPERS: British Women’s Writing from 1930 to 1970
Wife, Mother, Siren, Artist: Challenging the Patriarchal Stereotype
A two-day Conference at the University of Chichester
Saturday June 9th and Sunday June 10th 2018
Co-organised by Dr Miles Leeson and David Clayton
Department of English, Creative Writing, History and Politics
Conference English Literature in the World: From Manuscript to Digital (May 7-10, Lisbon, Portugal)
English Literature has been able to reinvent itself along new pathways, from the age of the manuscript to the digital era. In the last decades, the digital technology has changed the paradigms involving both the reading strategies and the analysis of literary texts: among others, the relation between writer and reader; the publication in digital platforms; “distant reading”; the exploration of the image; the abundance of information; the access to the original texts. This enormous change has originated an interdisciplinary reevaluation of many of the previous paths, as well as the launching of new focuses of reflection.
International Journal of English Language & Translation Studies is an indexed, peer-reviewed, open-access, research quarterly which aims to generate and disseminate new, high quality knowledge about English language teaching, literature, linguistics and translation studies as well as to promote advanced researches and best practices in these fields. We are currently soliciting unpublished, quality research articles/case studies in the fields of ELT, Linguistics, Literature, Discourse and Translation Studies for Volume: 06, Issue: 01 [January-March, 2018 Issue] of IJ-ELTS.
Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Gathering
Call for Academic Papers
Indiana University Bloomington is pleased to announce a call for proposals for Granfalloon: A Kurt Vonnegut Gathering, a two-day conference/festival in celebration of the life and work of Kurt Vonnegut to be held May 11-12, 2018 at Indiana University Bloomington.
The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott (1893-1963) for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers 2018 Triennial Conference in Denver, Colorado on November 7-11, 2018.
Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, memoir, poetry, letters, young adult literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. Following from the conference theme of “Resistance and Recovery across the Americas,” we are especially interested in papers that explore those themes in Scott’s work and/ or that of her contemporaries. Conference themes include:
•Writing the fight: social justice, resistance, and protest in poetry and prose
Abstracts are invited for a proposed collection of essays on Virginia Woolf and spirituality.