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Deadline extended: Panels on John Dos Passos at the American Literature Association (Chicago, May 26-29, 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 7:17pm
John Dos Passos Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 29, 2022

The John Dos Passos Society invites paper proposals for one or two open-topic panels at the American Literature Association conference, to be held in Chicago on May 26-29, 2022.

As such, we invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Dos Passos’s life or work.

For consideration, please submit a 300-word abstract and a brief bio in Word or PDF format to jdpsociety@gmail.com by January 29, 2022. Be sure to also note any A/V requirements.

Transatlantic Literary Networks 1949-1972 TRANSLATION, MODERNITY, AND CULTURAL TRANSFER BETWEEN ITALY AND THE UNITED STATES

updated: 
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 5:07pm
Università del Piemonte Orientale
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Università del Piemonte Orientale (Vercelli, Italy) invites paper proposals for a conference exploring the routes and branches of literary and cultural exchanges from Italy to the United States in the years 1945-1975. The conference is the third in a series of events taking place within the framework of the transdisciplinary research project Transatlantic Transfers: the Italian presence in Postwar America 1949-1972 (PRIN 2017, 2020-23) developed in partnership with Politecnico di Milano, Università degli Studi Roma Tre, and Università di Scien-ze Gastronomiche di Pollenzo. 

Deadline Extended: E. E. Cummings Sessions at the American Literature Association’s 33rd Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, May 26-29, 2022

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 9:06pm
E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 28, 2022

The E. E. Cummings Society invites proposals for two panels at the American Literature Association conference, to be held at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago on May 26-29, 2022.

Panel 1: Cummings and Transcendence

In 1960, Norman Friedman declared that Cummings’ “philosophy of life” was “transcendental, romantic, prelapsarian, organicist, and individualistic. The same is publicly available in the writings of many others, such as Emerson, Whitman, Thoreau, and Emily Dickinson” (Art 66). We seek papers examining, critiquing, clarifying, or complicating these assertions through a close reading of any Cummings work(s).

CFA: Women's Writing from 1900-1920

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 8:54am
Falmouth University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

Special issue of Women’s Writing (Taylor & Francis)

 ‘Women’s Writing from 1900–1920’

Guest Edited by Meredith Miller and Joanne Ella Parsons

 

Thoreau and Frost - ALA Panels

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 8:52am
John J. Kucich / Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 23, 2022

Deadline Extended to January 23!

 

Thoreau  and Frost Societies: ALA Proposals 2022

 

The Robert Frost Society the Thoreau Society are pleased to sponsor these two joint sessions at the upcoming ALA Conference in Chicago, May 26-29, 2022. (https://americanliteratureassociation.org/).

  

Panel Session:

 

Carson McCullers and Social Justice

updated: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 9:41am
American Literature Association/ Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The Carson McCullers Society ~ Call for Papers 

Carson McCullers and Social Justice

American Literature Association (ALA) Annual Conference / Chicago, IL, May 26-29, 2022

Faulkner, Love, and Sex

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 2:00pm
The Faulkner Studies in the UK Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 25, 2022

The Sixth Faulkner Studies in the UK Colloquium

Faulkner, Love, and Sex

 

May 28th and 29th, 2022, online via Zoom 

With keynote addresses by:

Professor Jaime Harker (author of The Lesbian South: Southern Feminists, the Women in Print Movement, and the Queer Literary Canon [University of North Carolina Press, 2018] and co-editor of Faulkner and Print Culture [University Press of Mississippi, 2019]) and

Katherine Mansfield Studies Essay Prize

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:49am
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its annual essay prize competition for 2022, open to all, on the subject of

 

Katherine Mansfield, Illness and Death

 

The winner will receive a cash prize of £200 and the winning essay will be considered for publication in Katherine Mansfield Studies, vol. 15 (2023), the peer-reviewed yearbook of the Katherine Mansfield Society, published by Edinburgh University Press.

 

The distinguished panel of judges will comprise:

Katherine Mansfield, Illness and Death

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 9:49am
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 31, 2022

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR VOLUME 15 OF

 

Katherine Mansfield Studies

THE PEER-REVIEWED YEARBOOK OF THE KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY PUBLISHED BY EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS

 

on the theme of

 

Katherine Mansfield, Illness and Death

Editors

 

Gerri Kimber, University of Northampton, UK Todd Martin, Huntington University, USA and

*Extended Deadline* Shakespeare's Odysseys

updated: 
Monday, January 17, 2022 - 2:33am
Shakespeare-Seminar 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

In Episode 9 of James Joyce's Ulysses, “Scylla and Charybdis,” Stephen Dedalus develops a theory about the origins of Shakespeare’s works that is both original and controversial. It is in the National Library of Ireland that Dedalus, in a wild and winding conversation, develops his ‘Hamlet theory’. The episode stages the strong and sometimes comic appeal of a biographical approach to Shakespeare’s works and, at the same time, casts Dedalus – Joyce’s alter ego – variously as Hamlet, Hamlet’s father, Shakespeare, and as a modern-day Ulysses.

Modernist Memories: 1922, Before and After

updated: 
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 8:21am
John Greaney / Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 11, 2022

Institute of English and American Studies and the Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform

Goethe University Frankfurt

2325 May 2022

 

Keynote Speakers

John Brannigan (University College Dublin)

Astrid Erll (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Jean-Michel Rabaté (University of Pennsylvania)

 

The Futures of Henry James

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:10pm
Sarah Wadsworth / Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022

The Henry James Society

American Literature Association

33rd Annual Conference

Chicago

26-29 May 2022

Call for Papers

The Futures of Henry James

 

William Gaddis Beyond the "Very Small Audience": Centenary, Archives, and Futures [Oct 20-22, 2022]

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 2:59pm
Washington University in St Louis
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

December 29th 2022 will be the 100th anniversary of William Gaddis’ birth. Washington University in St Louis, whose library holds Gaddis’ comprehensive archive, will commemorate this centenary two months earlier with exhibitions, art events, and performances, as well as an academic conference on the prospects for the next 100 years of studying Gaddis’s life and work. The celebration will be organized by Joel Minor (curator of the Modern Literature Collection, including Gaddis’ archive, at the university’s Olin Library), and Ali Chetwynd (author of multiple articles on Gaddis’ archive).

 

(DEADLINE EXTENDED) Harlem Renaissance: A Century of Black Aesthetics

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 11:06am
The Gregory J. Hampton Graduate English Student Association at Howard University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 14, 2022

The Howard University Gregory J. Hampton Graduate English Students Association’s 6th Annual Graduate Conference

Harlem Renaissance: A Century of Black Aesthetics


 

Submission Deadline: January 14th, 2022 

Decisions sent: January 17th, 2022

Conference Date: March 18th

Conference Location: Zoom

Keynote Speaker: [TBA]

Send Abstracts to Gesasecretary@gmail.com


 

Modernism in Motion

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:39am
ESSE 16 conference, Mainz, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Call for seminar presentation proposals at the 16th ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) conference (Mainz, Germany, 29 August-2 September 2022)

ALA 2022: Documenting the Author: Examining the Role of and Impact of Author-Based Documentaries

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:19am
The Ernest Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 23, 2022

The Ernest Hemingway Society

American Literature Association Conference

May 26-29, 2022

Chicago, IL

Documenting the Author: Examining the Role of and Impact of Author-Based Documentaries

This past April, the highly anticipated documentary, Hemingway (2021), premiered on PBS, coupled with watch parties and much discussion of reactions to the film.  The reception of the documentary spurred debate, provided new perspectives of Hemingway through visual footage and images, and perhaps most importantly, presented the author’s life and work to a public audience, inviting both casual and dedicated readers to watch and learn. 

MLA 2023: Disability and Trauma in the Life and Works of Ernest Hemingway

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:19am
The Ernest Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The Ernest Hemingway Society

2023 Modern Language Association Convention

January 5-8, 2023

San Francisco, CA

Disability and Trauma in the Life and Works of Ernest Hemingway

Critical Orwell

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:17am
University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 7, 2022

The theme of Critical Orwell: an online conference (12-14 April 2022) is how Orwell is critical and in crisis: how Orwell’s views and work matter; how Orwell operated as a judge and fault-finder, and occasionally as a pessimist; and how Orwell is a figure whose prejudices raise important questions about his canonical status in Anglo-American culture and beyond. How and why is Orwell critical now?

Call for papers

Critical Orwell invites proposals for 15-minute scholarly presentations that consider any aspect of Orwell’s life and work in relation to the conference theme: crisis; criticism; criticality. 

Poetics of Travelling Self: Discursive Formations and Purposiveness of Travel

updated: 
Monday, December 27, 2021 - 1:22am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The heterogenous character of protean form of travel writing—letters, journals, logbooks, diaries, memoir, journalistic pieces, guidebooks, confessional narratives, accounts of seafaring voyages, literary picaresque narratives, scientific explorations, artists’ escapades, ventures of urban flâneurs, self-exiled wanderers, and fiction—resists easy demarcation. Its heterogeneity lies in the revisionary stance brought about in each narrative through the distinguishing figure of the traveller, mode of narration, means of mapping, or redefining of the landscape.

Summer Shaw Symposium -- July 2022

updated: 
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 5:13am
International Shaw Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Shaw Symposium, 22-24 July 2022

The Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ONT, CA and Zoom

The International Shaw Society and the Shaw Festival invite scholars and theatre artists to present new work at the 19thannual Summer Shaw Symposium. The event will be held on-site at the Festival; a Zoom option is provided for those who wish to attend the presentations digitally. 

 

Focused on Bernard Shaw’s life, his works, his contemporaries, and his legacies, the Symposium seeks presentations that relate to the plays included in the Shaw Festival’s 2022 season, especially Too True to Be Good and The Doctor’s Dilemma.

2023 General Issue of The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945

updated: 
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 - 1:46pm
The Space Between Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2022

Call for Papers:  2023 General Issue of The Space Between:  Literature and Culture 1914-1945


 

The Space Between:  Literature and Culture 1914-1945 is the annual peer-reviewed journal for The Space Between Society.  Like the society, the journal is devoted to interdisciplinary scholarship on the period bracketed by the two World Wars.  We are interested in approaches to texts of all kinds, emphasizing research on lesser-known writers and artists and understudied topics of the period, including literary and cultural responses to the First and Second World Wars. We welcome submissions from a variety of disciplines and from scholars around the world, as we seek to approach our period from a broad range of perspectives.

Cather at ALA 2022

updated: 
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 8:07pm
The Willa Cather Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 4, 2022

The Willa Cather Foundation will sponsor two separate panels at the American Literature Association’s 33rd Annual Conference, to be held in Chicago, IL May 26-29, 2022.

Cather and Her Contemporaries: As the publication of her letters has demonstrated, Willa Cather had personal, aesthetic, philosophical, and social ties with a wide range of writers, artists, musicians, and public figures. What’s more, her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry were sites of engagement where many of these connections were both widened and deepened. The Willa Cather Foundation seeks paper proposals that pursue a richer understanding of Cather’s connections with her contemporaries, including but not limited to:

Modernism and its Afterlives: Debates, Discourse, Departures

updated: 
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 8:07pm
Dept. of English, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 2, 2022

The year 2022 will mark one hundred years of the publication of two of the greatest texts of English literature, T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land and James Joyce’s Ulysses. The P.G. Department of English, Utkal University is especially keen to seize the moment by celebrating this centenary event in the form of a two-day national conference. The conference will explore modernism and its afterlives by moving into the thick of the debates, discourses, and departures it has spawned.

Poetry and/as Criticism

updated: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 4:28pm
Maynooth University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 21, 2022

 

   

 

 

 

                AS

POETRY         CRITICISM

              AND

 

 

One day symposium, Maynooth University, 21st March 2022.

Call for papers

 

How might we understand the at times fraught, at times generative relationship between poetry and criticism? 

 

REMINDER CFP: The Saul Bellow Society at ALA Conference 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 4:23pm
The Saul Bellow Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022

The Saul Bellow Society will host one session at the American Literature Association's Annual Conference in Chicago, Ill. on May 26-29, 2022.  Proposals are welcome for paper presentations of 15-20 minutes in length concerning any aspect of Saul Bellow's work or life, including comparisons with other authors.  

More information about the ALA 2022 conference may be found at: https://americanliteratureassociation.org/ala-conferences/ala-annual-conference/general-call-for-papers/ 

Announcing the 2022 First Book Institute

updated: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 4:23pm
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

Announcing

The 2022 First Book Institute

June 12-18, 2022

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University

Co-Directors

Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature

1922/2022 - Total Modernism: Continuity, Discontinuity, and the Experimental Turn

updated: 
Monday, December 6, 2021 - 7:00am
Centro Studi “Arti della Modernità”
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 7, 2022

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

1922/2022 – TOTAL MODERNISM:

CONTINUITY, DISCONTINUITY, AND THE EXPERIMENTAL TURN

 

Centro Studi “Arti della Modernità”

18-19-20 May 2022 – Torino (Italy)

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 7

Portmanteau Woolf

updated: 
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 1:54pm
Virginia Woolf Miscellany
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

CFP: Virginia Woolf Miscellany

Issue #99 Spring 2022 : DEADLINE EXTENDED

Submissions Due: January 31st 2022

Special Topic:

Portmanteau Woolf

Guest Editors: Valérie Favre and Shilo McGiff

 

A call for all readers, common and uncommon:

 

Religion, Spiritualism and Occultism in Irish Literature from the Nineteenth Century to the Present

updated: 
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 1:20pm
University of York/University of Tokyo
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 26, 2021

 

‘In 1900 he believed in fairies; that was bad enough; but in 1930 we are confronted with the pitiful, the deplorable spectacle of a grown man preoccupied with the mumbo-jumbo of magic and the nonsense of India’

 

                            W. H Auden’s ‘The Public versus the late Mr William Butler Yeats’, 1939

 

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