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Race and Poetry and Poetics in the UK: Legacies of Colonialism

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 2:13pm
Dorothy Wang/"Race and Poetry and Poetics in the UK" research group
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Race and Poetry and Poetics in the UK:
Legacies of Colonialism

27-28 October 2018

Queens' College
University of Cambridge


Against the contemporary reality of Brexit and an openly racist and sexist US president, alongside draconian detention and deportation policies, anti-black and anti-Muslim violence in the UK and US, and the ongoing neglect of indigenous people’s dispossession, it is time to stop doing poetry and poetry studies as usual.

Transatlantic Shell Shock

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 3:09pm
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Modernist Studies Association, Columbus, OH, November 2018


Although the phenomenon of World War I trauma, particularly shell shock, greatly influenced both British and American literary modernism, the trauma, and its reception, was different on each side of the Atlantic, both in its scale and its quality. This panel seeks essays on both British and American literary and cultural representations of World War I trauma, particularly shell shock. Essays that compare and contrast the American and British experiences and representations of shell shock are particularly welcome, and will be given special consideration.


Some authors to consider include:

MSA '18: Modernist Women, War, and the Graphic

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:08am
Modernist Studies Association 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

From state-sponsored propaganda to cartoons, photography, and cinema newsreels, the cultural and political work done in service of modern warfare is significantly visual. At the same time (and despite considerable efforts to also subdue this aspect of war), much of the material reality depicted is inescapably explicit and brutal: broken bodies, destroyed cities, devastated natural environments.

MMLA 2018 Irish Studies

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 8:55am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 5, 2018

2018 Midwest Modern Language Association Conference

“Consuming Cultures”

November 15-18

Kansas City, MO

Permanent Section Call for Papers: Irish Studies


Modernisms, In Fact

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 9:07am
Modernist Studies Association conference, Ohio State University, Columbus OH, November 8–11, 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

The proposed panel aims to explore modernist techniques and perspectives as they might appear in any form of fact-based discourse in the early twentieth century. Much work has already been done on modernism and nonfiction literary forms such as (auto)biography and travel writing, but what about less evidently literary genres and fields—economics, chemistry, history, policy, mathematics, and so on? Among many questions this panel might investigate, a central one is this: what happens to facticity when it is presented through modernism’s disorienting multiperspectivism, unreliability, ambiguity or fuzzy logic?

[MSA 2018] Peripheral Walls: Poster Art and the Critical Delineation of Modernism

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:32am
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Writing in the English magazine The Poster in 1899, French critic Maurice Demeur declared: “In the course of my studies of pictorial placards, I have often had cause to deplore in the art magazines the almost entire absence of comment on mural decorative art in Spain. Hardly anything, it would seem, is written about Spanish posters and colour prints. What is the reason of this neglect of so characteristic and remarkable an impulse? . . . I am surprised to see that Boudet in his book Les Affiches Étrangères, Sponsel in his clever publication Das Moderne Plakat, and many other writers have entirely ignored the subject. Does this arise from lack of knowledge or negligence?

Panel, Women of the Avant-Garde and Political Dissent: Resisting Power from the Margins

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:23am
SAMLA 90, Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and their Allies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 4, 2018

This panel examines the role of avant-garde women in confronting models of gender, domesticity and political practices safeguarded by patriarchal society. From the margins of vanguardism women effectively engaged in syndicalist and anarchist movements that reacted to state politics, while urging the importance of launching social reforms and radical art. This panel will thus provide an overview of artists who participated in a variety of experimental trends such as Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Imagism, Vorticism, Dadaism and Surrealism, among others.

*Deadline Extended* CFP "Hermeneutic Forms" at SEP-FEP 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 9:20am
2018 SEP-FEP Joint Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Deadline Extended: 3/20/2018

We invite participants for a curated panel entitled "Hermeneutic Forms" to be held at the joint Society for European Philosophy and Forum for European Philosophy Conference in Colchester, England from June 18th to June 20th.

CFP: New Directions in David Jones Research

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:38am
David Jones Research Center, The Honors College, Washington Adventist University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 7, 2018

Call for Papers:  New Directions in David Jones Research


Inaugural Research Seminar of the David Jones Research Center


7-8 June 2018


Join us this June to inaugurate the David Jones Research Center, housed within the Honors College at Washington Adventist University.  Designed to be a collaborative space for scholars interested in the work of artist and poet David Jones, the center seeks to: