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MSA 2020: Southern Modernist Women Writers and the Topographies of the Street

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 11:43am
Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020

The Carson McCullers Society is soliciting abstracts for a two-part roundtable series on southern modernist women writers and the topographies of the street for the Modernist Studies Association (MSA) conference in Brooklyn, NY, on October 22-25, 2020. This two-part series goes with the MSA conference theme of "the street" and is intended to spark conversation and collaboration among Welty, O'Connor, McCullers, Porter, Petrie, Chopin, and Hurston scholars, among others, about the innovations and interventions of southern modernist women writers in creating street scenes, situations, and characters.

Deconstruction, Literature, and Singularity: Against Fascist Mythologies (ACLA 2020)

Friday, July 19, 2019 - 1:31pm
Tyler M. Williams (Midwestern State University), James Martell (Lyon College) / American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

In 1958, while doing his military service at Kolea, Derrida writes to his friend Lucien Bianco: “Fascism will not pass […] never had my faith and my fear as a democrat seemed so very ‘gross’, and the fascist danger so close, so concrete, so invasive.

SSSL 2020: Carson McCullers and the Borderless South

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 3:41pm
Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

In conjunction with the biennial Society for the Study of Southern Literature (SSSL) conference theme of "how borders, binaries, and bars operate in lived experience as well as intellectual practice," the Carson McCullers Society invites abstracts for two panels on the topic of the borderless south: one examining immigration themes in McCullers’ works, and the other, the role of national and international media like newspapers and radio broadcasts in the works of McCullers and her contemporaries. Papers that work comparatively between McCullers and other southern writers are highly encouraged.

Feminist Revolutions: Literature, History, Fine Arts, Cultural Studies, 1870-1970

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:39am
Feminist inter/Modernist Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Feminist inter/Modernist Association invites paper, panel, and roundtable proposals on topics related to work by and/or about women, gender, and sexuality for our second interdisciplinary conference. Feminist Revolutions is open to a wide range of inquiries from various disciplinary perspectives—art history; race and gender; media and cultural studies; archival studies; digital humanities; literature; and history.

Travel and Literature session: 20th and 21st century travel writing

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 6:30pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)- International Conference , November 14-17, 2019, San Diego, CA, US

Session: Travel and Literature

The Travel and Literature session welcomes proposals focused on travel, odyssey, and mobility through a literary lens, with a special interest in 20th- 21st century travel writing. 

Irony, Humor, and Laughter in Italian Literature

Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:36am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

What is the relationship between irony and other literary techniques, including but not limited to humor? How do authors utilize irony and humor in their texts? Are humor and irony to be considered a literary tool to disguise a personal or political agenda? Or are they simply a resource to entertain their readers?

This panel seeks presentations that analyze or investigate the role of irony, humor, and laughter in texts from early modern to contemporary examples by Italian writers. This panel will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss various new and important perspectives on the use of humor and irony in Italian literature. 

Projective Verse at 70: Theoretical and Poetic Influences

Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 4:07pm
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 6, 2019

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a panel at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville from February 20-22. 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of this important essay, and the panel will therefore examine the essay’s theoretical and poetic legacies. We are interested in abstracts proposing innovative approaches to reading Olson’s essay and the conversations that it started. How have the theoretical or cultural contexts surrounding projective verse created a robust understanding of poetic practice in the post-1945 era? How have the legacies of projective poetry engaged with and inflected theoretical models?

Irish religious diasporas 17th-21st century

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 3:38pm
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

"Irish Religious Diasporas from the 17th to the 21st century"

An international GIS EIRE conference jointly organized by the University of Caen Normandy (ERIBIA), the University of Lille (CECILLE) and IT Tallaght (AFIS)

May 14-15, 2020


MODERNIST STRUCTURES, 24-27 June 2020, Université Caen Normandie

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 10:46am
Société d'études modernistes (SEM)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019



The Fourth International Conference of the French Society for Modernist Studies
Société d’études modernistes (SEM) 

24-27 June 2020   Université Caen Normandie

In collaboration with:
ERIBIA (Université Caen Normandie)
Musée des Beaux-Arts Caen
Institut mémoires de l’édition contemporaine (IMEC)
CREA (Université Paris Nanterre)