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Innate Leadership Characteristics and Examinations of Successful First-Time Leaders

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 1:05pm
Matthew Guah / South Carolina State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 23, 2020

PROPOSAL DUE DATE:                              May 10, 2020

FULL CHAPTER DUE DATE:                     July 23, 2020

SUBMISSION DUE DATE:                          October 31, 2020


EDITOR:                                                        Dr. Matthew Waritay Guah,

                                                                        Department Chair & MBA Director

                                                                        South Carolina State University,

                                                                        Orangeburg, South Carolina - USA


Mary Butts, Feminist Reconstructions: Edited Collection

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 12:40pm
Joel Hawkes / University of Victoria
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020


In the past couple of decades, much has been done to recover British modernist author Mary Butts (1890-1937).  Butts’s Collected Essays and unpublished novel Unborn Gods, forthcoming from McPherson & Co, attest to the ongoing nature of this project.  There is still much more to do, and much to explore in a body of work that plays between high modernist forms and more popular genres, a work that might be described as occult, Gothic, queer, proto-environmental, and feminist. Questions must be asked of Butts’s work and her position in the modernist canon, but also of the continued recovery and reconstruction of this important author.


"The Global Trajectories of Asian Modernism" @ MSA Brooklyn

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:45pm
Kevin Riordan / Modernist Studies in Asia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 24, 2020



The Modernist Studies in Asia (MSIA) research network is proposing an affiliated panel at the MSA conference in Brooklyn, October 22–25.

Global and planetary modernisms tend to map different modernisms according to countries and continents, implicitly imposing a static, area studies–inflected order on these divergent and discrepant artists, texts, and practices. Against this tendency, for this panel we seek papers that trace surprising movements of modernism (broadly understood) within, across, and beyond Asia. Put another way, we are interested in accounts of how Asian modernism won't stay still.

DEADLINE EXTENDED Economy and Value of Time in Boredom

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:54pm
MLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The word boredom has been in circulation since Ancient times, in the shape of a variety of synonyms --acedia, taedium vitae, horror loci, melancholy, ennui, spleen-- and bearing a theological stamp, since it was believed to be a demonic sin in the Christian tradition. In modernity, however, for the “enlightened subject” (Goodstein, 4), as a response to social and economic transformations, boredom has become a secular experience concerned with temporality, signifying loss of meaning and feeling of emptiness in the pace of modern life. In critical circles, boredom remains a hybrid phenomenon that brings together a variety of contradictory definitions.

T. S. Eliot International Summer School, 4-12 July 2020

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:31pm
Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The T. S. Eliot International Summer School

4-12 July 2020, University of London

Director: Professor Anthony Cuda | Deputy Director: Elizabeth Micakovic

Call for presenters, 29th Annual Conference of the Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 12:03pm
Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The 29th Annual Conference of the Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee

October 15, 2020 at the Holiday Inn & Northwest Arkansas Convention Center, Springdale, AR


For almost 30 years, the Arkansas Holocaust Education Committee has sponsored a Holocaust education conference that draws hundreds of students and teachers from the local area and that has drawn survivors and presenters such as Deborah Lipstadt, Henry Friedlander, and Judith Cohen.


At the daylong conference, participants—mostly secondary students—attend a demanding and wide-ranging program, including an overview of the Holocaust, a presentation by a survivor, and two seminar-style breakout sessions.


MLA 2021: The Position of Fascism in American Culture

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:08am
Modern Language Association Annual meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

 ****This is a CFP for MLA 2021*** In Habeas Viscus (2014), Alexander Weheliye invokes metonyms of Nazism, European colonialism, and American slavery, revising Paul Gilroy to argue, "the concentration camp, the colonial outpost, and the slave plantation suggest three of many relay points in the weave of modern politics, which are neither exceptional nor comparable, but simply relational." However, where Gilroy and Weheliye are particularly interested in how colonial practices preceded and underwrote fascism, they also raise the question of how fascism relates and returns to America.  Over the past six years, beginning with Christopher Vials's Haunted by Hitler (2014), there have been a number of significant scholarly works that

House Styles: Pulps, Periodicals, Publishing

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 12:05pm
Alec Pollak
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

We seek papers for a panel at this year's Modernist Studies Assocation annual meeting (Brooklyn, NY, October 22-25) entitled "House Styles: Pulp, Periodicals, Publishing."  From the little magazines that launched a slew of modernist authors' careers to the grassroots periodicals and zines of the 1970s–80s that reintroduced forgotten or out-of-print writings, periodicals have consistently served as counter- and sub-cultural venues for literary production. This panel will consider the intersections between print cultural forms, mechanisms of dissemination, and the constitution of evolving twentieth-century literary canons and tastes.