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EXTENDED Panel for SAMLA 94: The Avant-Garde and Social Change

updated: 
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 10:15am
SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 25, 2022

The term avant-garde usually applies to works of art, literature and music characterized by their radical experimentation and opposition to institutionalized culture. Leading unconventional and non-conformist lives, the avant-gardists antagonized the bourgeoise by attacking their social values, mediocrity and material interests. Instead, these iconoclastic artists engaged in acts of dissidence promoted in soirées, manifestos, journals and exhibits that interfered with public life. For instance, Marinetti paraded with the Suffragettes smashing windows through the streets of London, an act that echoes his fervor to destroy museums and academies, as described in the 1909 Futurist Manifesto.

Utopia/Dystopia

updated: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 9:12am
Nesir: Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2022

Utopias and (their opposite) dystopias arise from the urge to describe a possible world, a hard-to-come-true probability. Therefore, they either promise good news or foreshadow a warning for the future, depending on the benign or malign nature of the urge.

EXTENDED Panel for SAMLA 94: The Avant-Garde and Social Change

updated: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 6:36am
SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 25, 2022

The term avant-garde usually applies to works of art, literature and music characterized by their radical experimentation and opposition to institutionalized culture. Leading unconventional and non-conformist lives, the avant-gardists antagonized the bourgeoise by attacking their social values, mediocrity and material interests. Instead, these iconoclastic artists engaged in acts of dissidence promoted in soirées, manifestos, journals and exhibits that interfered with public life. For instance, Marinetti paraded with the Suffragettes smashing windows through the streets of London, an act that echoes his fervor to destroy museums and academies, as described in the 1909 Futurist Manifesto.

Place and Space in Interwar Women’s Literature in English: Additional Essays

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:51am
University of Bedfordshire
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Dr Nick Turner and Dr Nicola Darwood are looking for two additional essays for an edited collection on the topic of place and space in fiction by interwar women writers in English, which is under consideration by a UK university press.

We are seeking proposals for work on Nella Larsen, Una Marson, Zora Neale Hurston and other writers from the Harlem Renaissance and beyond.  Topics may include, but are not restricted to:

Geomodernisms

Portrayal of the home

Homelessness and displacement

Boundaries and borders

Travel/movement

Mental space

Rural space/use of the pastoral

The city

The seaside, coast and liminal spaces

Geographical place

Public/private space

Vishal’s Bhardwaj’s Shakespearean Trilogy

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:02am
Richard Schumaker/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

 

This roundtable will examine Vishal’s Bhardwaj’s Trilogy of films based on Shakespearean tragedies released between 2003 and 2014: Maqbool, Omkara, and Haider.

We want to keep the focus of this session as wide and as open as possible but will suggest three possible perspectives: examining the relationship between the Shakespearean plays and the Bhardwaj version; probing the singularity of the South Asian’s approach to the plays; contextualizing the South Asian version of the play with other South Asian sources—literary, political, and musical.

Women and the Great War: A Reexamination

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:02am
Richard Schumaker/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

Typically, scholarly reflection on the Great War focuses on military activity and masculine performance; in contrast, this NeMLA 2023 seminar examines the importance of women as fictional characters, authors, and purveyors of legacies associated with the Great War of 1914-1918. By privileging the role of women, it is hoped that we can bring a fresh critical light to this pivotal moment in world history. Please note the very wide range of perspectives in this seminar: authors, characters, and context.

Heidegger and the Question of Literary Influence

updated: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 10:02am
Richard Schumaker/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2022

--Heidegger and the Question of Literary Influence

This panel on Heidegger and literary influence has both a very broad and quite specific focus.

Broadly, we will examine Heidegger’s writing to examine how philosophers in general and Heidegger in particular read, assimilate, and evaluate all kinds of literature: poetry and fiction both canonical and (post)-modern. We welcome all submissions on the broad and important relationship between philosophy and literature.

43rd Annual Meeting of the International T. S. Eliot Society

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 3:57pm
International T. S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

43rd Annual Meeting of the International T. S. Eliot Society

23-25 September 2022

This cfp can also be found at our website. You can help us to advertise this easily attended conference far and wide: please distribute widely and post this link on your own social media sites.

Call for Papers

Recovering the Vampire

updated: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 12:30pm
Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 8, 2022

Speakers

Professor Catherine Spooner (Lancaster University)

Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes (Manchester Metropolitan University)

and featuring a Q&A and dramatic reading by Dacre Stoker

How can vampires help us heal?

In the 125th anniversary year of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, this interdisciplinary project examines the continuing history of the vampire from the 19th century to the present and explores how the vampire can function as a cultural figure of recovery, community, and regeneration.

Queering America: Gender, Sex, and Recognition in U.S. History, Culture, and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:36pm
AISNA Graduates
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 24, 2022

We are happy to announce the CFP for the 3rd AISNA GRADUATES CONFERENCE.

This year the title will be: Queering America: Gender, Sex, and Recognition in U.S. History, Culture, and Literature

The conference will be held on September 30, 2022 at the Centro Studi Americani, ROME

 

WHAT, WHEN & WHERE

Ezra Pound, Modernists, and Resilience

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 2:33pm
Jeff Grieneisen / Northeast Modern Langauge Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 29, 2022

54th Annual NeMLA Convention

March 23-26, Niagara Falls, NY

'The Social Hieroglyphic': Modernist Reading Practices and their Afterlives

updated: 
Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 9:26am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA 2023 Convention)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Anticipating notions of modern cryptography, Marx famously observed in Capital Vol. I, that value “does not have its description branded on its forehead; it rather transforms every product of labour into a social hieroglyphic.” Therefore, to understand the “product of [this] labour”--the commodity form–we must learn how to read (as in, decode) the “social hieroglyphic.” Reading, for Marx, thus becomes a site of significant contention as it leads to the making and unmaking of our social world. This panel seeks to examine ways in which the modernist era encountered processes of “social hieroglyph[y]” in the literary marketplace and turned the act of reading into a distinct practice with serious stakes.

Searching for Hopeful Outcomes: Optimizing Opportunities within Literature of Despair

updated: 
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 1:53pm
Annette M Magid / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Within the genres of science fiction as well as in poetry and drama, scenarios of dystopic presentations are frequently reversed to reveal a more hopeful denouement. The focus of this year’s convention is Resilience which is identified on the NeMLA website as “an anchor term for critical and creative work that explores how we bear up under trauma,” amongst other critical issues in the world. Literature has been utilized as a means of explaining difficult issues and often works through a myriad of complications, revealing resilience as well as offering a glimmer of hope.  How do these writers achieve their encouraging shift from sometimes desolation and seeming hopelessness to a more hopeful viewpoint? Are there parallel constructs?

Edited Collection: Global History of Astrology 1900-2021

updated: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 10:32am
William E. Burns/George Washington University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022

 I am recruiting contributors for a collection of scholarly essays with the working title Starcrossed Century: Astrology in Global Society from World War One to Covid. The book is designed to address the identification of the history of astrology with "premodern" history. The historiography of astrology is very active and intellectually exciting, but it focuses almost entirely on the period before 1800. Yet never have there been more astrological believers and practitioners than today.

International Modernism and Postmodernism Studies Conference 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 6:59am
Osmaniye Korkut Ata University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

 

DEADLINE EXTENSION: The new deadline for abstract submission is June 15, 2022. 

 

International Modernism and Postmodernism Studies Conference 2022

(Online)

 

October 18-19, 2022

 

Department of English Language and Literature, Osmaniye Korkut Ata University

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Modernism and Postmodernism Studies Network

 

SAMLA 94 SAMLA Poets: Change

updated: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:12pm
Valerie A. Smith / Kennesaw State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

SAMLA POETS: CHANGE
SAMLA POETS

This regular poetry session welcomes creative submissions on any aspect of the SAMLA 94 conference theme: Change. This session aims to feature all types of poems and poets that address the changing times and inspire us to change; poems for revolution and evolution; poems for a change of mind and body; poems that reflect a change of craft, technique, or perspective--any and all are welcome! By June 1, 2022, please submit a sample of original poetry that fits the conference theme (3-5 poems, 10 pages max), a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Valerie A. Smith, Kennesaw State University, at vsmith37@kennesaw.edu.

Outside the Western Box - In Search of the Primary

updated: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:11pm
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the upcoming Re-Viewing Black Mountain College Conference, to be held in Asheville, October 7-9, 2022.

Special Issue of The Hemingway Review on Hemingway, Blackness, and Whiteness

updated: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 12:33pm
The Hemingway Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 29, 2022

 

This special issue of The Hemingway Review aims to deepen the conversation about Hemingway, Blackness, and Whiteness. Recognizing Hemingway was taught and expected to perform White Supremacy and Privilege, we call on scholars to demonstrate ways to identify and make meaning of racism and anti-racism in Hemingway’s work. What can we learn from Hemingway about the performance of Whiteness and what use is that knowledge? How have Black writers engaged Hemingway, both in his lifetime and later? What questions about Blackness and Whiteness in the United States should we be asking of Hemingway’s public persona, Hemingway’s writing, and our teaching of both?

 

International T. S. Eliot Society Annual Meeting

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:14am
International T. S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

International T. S. Eliot Society 43rd Annual Meeting

The Waste Land Centennial September 23-25, 2022, in St. Louis

 

Call for Papers

The Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at our annual meeting, this year held in St. Louis, MO from 23-25 September (Friday to Sunday). Clearly organized proposals of about 300 words, submitted as Word or PDF documents, on any topic reasonably related to Eliot, along with brief biographical sketches, should be emailed by June 1, 2022, to tseliotsociety@gmail.com, with the subject heading “Conference Proposal.”

 

The XXIV Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:14am
The Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 16, 2022

The XXIV Annual Elizabeth Madox Roberts Conference:

July 10-12, 2022

St. Catharine Motherhouse—Springfield, Kentucky

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF T.S. ELIOT’S THE WASTE LAND

updated: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 9:55pm
MELOW: The Society for the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 20, 2022

CONFERENCE CALL

MELOW 2022

THE 22nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF

MELOW (THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF THE MULTI-ETHNIC LITERATURES OF THE WORLD)

to be held in GOA, INDIA, from 23-25 SEPT 2022

 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF T.S. ELIOT’S THE WASTE LAND

 

Prospero - Rivista di Letterature e culture straniere A Journal of Foreign Literatures and Cultures Call for Papers Prospero XXVII, 2022

updated: 
Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 12:14pm
Prospero - A Journal of Foreign Literatures and Cultures -Rivista di Letterature e culture straniere -
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Prospero, Rivista di Letterature e culture straniere, University of Trieste, Italy, invites contributions for the forthcoming general issue, volume XXVII (2022). Prospero is a double-blind peer reviewed, printed and entirely open access journal, published annually by EUT, Trieste University Press, Department of Humanities. It publishes articles and essays in the field of literary studies which consider texts and textual analysis from a wide hermeneutic, philological and historical perspective. It specifically focuses on literary studies considered in their interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary relationships with other cultural expressions.

Midwest Popular Culture Association Annual Conference 2022

updated: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 12:24pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 15, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

 

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference

 

Friday-Sunday, 14-16 October 2022

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

 

Address: DePaul Center, 1 E. Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60604 Phone: (312) 362-8000

 

This is our first year of having our conference at a University instead of a hotel; therefore, conference participants will be responsible for securing their own lodging. 

 

Radical Henry James

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 2:32pm
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Writing nearly four decades ago in the Henry James Review, Darshan Singh Maini, in an essay on, “The Politics of Henry James,” observed that “it is difficult to imagine Henry James in relation to any kind of politics, feudal, parliamentary, radical, charismatic, or messianic” (158). Perhaps unsurprisingly, James’s two most explicitly political novels–The Bostonians (1886) and The Princess Casamassima (1886)--have most often been treated as anomalous parts of his oeuvre, and together are often read as signs of James’s deep skepticism about (or lack of real interest in) radical movements and ultimately, in Alex Beringer’s words, “[his] final rejection of political and social radicalism” (37).

William Gaddis Beyond the "Very Small Audience": Centenary, Archive, and Futures

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 1:43pm
Gaddis Centenary Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 13, 2022

The last decade has been good for Gaddis’ public profile. Three major milestones—Joseph Tabbi’s biography, Steven Moore’s edition of Gaddis’ letters, and #Occupy Gaddis, 2012’s global social-media readthrough of J R—have seen Gaddis discussed across major US media, the letters and biography reviewed more widely (in an age of less literary reviewing) than much of Gaddis’ fiction was during his lifetime. As a result, Gaddis’ first two novels are now republished in the NYRB Classics series, giving them their best chance yet of finding that post-2010s boom audience.

Modernism 1922: Celebrating Distinctions

updated: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 - 8:38am
Greg Chase, Jaap van der Does
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 16, 2022

modernism 1922 celebrating distinctions 

14-17 September 2022 free online event 

Call for Papers 

The conference Modernism1922: Celebrating Distinctions will honour 1922 as annus mirabilis for modernism. 

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