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D.H. Lawrence, Psychology, and Character Construction

updated: 
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 8:51am
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

D.H. Lawrence made many scattered remarks about psychology throughout his letters and critical works, and, indeed, he wrote two volumes directly addressing the topic, Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious and Fantasia of the Unconscious.  His evolving conceptions the ego, particularly, were often made in relation to the construction of literary characters, whether his own or those of other authors.  This panel seeks papers that use Lawrence’s psychological speculations to understand his own construction of literary character, or that, alternatively, trace his method of character construction in order to shed light on his psychology.  This panel is for the Modernist Studies Association Conference in Chicago November 4-7, 2021.

Regina Ezera and Eastern European Literature

updated: 
Monday, March 29, 2021 - 8:49am
Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia; National Library of Latvia
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art of the University of Latvia,

National Library of Latvia

announces application for the international conference

Regīna Ezera and Eastern European Literature

National Library of Latvia

3–4 December 2021

 

CFP for the First Collection of Critical Essays on David Markson

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:50am
Tiffany L. Fajardo and Tim Conley
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Experimental fiction owes an unacknowledged debt to David Markson. A pioneer in the modernist tradition of James Joyce, William Faulkner, and Malcolm Lowry, Markson is generally grouped with renowned postmodernists such as John Barth and William Gaddis. Credited with the creation of his own genre, Markson’s later novels employ a highly idiosyncratic method of combining biographical and historical material to accrete a narrative that is often devoid of traditional characters or plot. While the early novels (which he deemed “Entertainments”) demonstrate a mastery of conventional forms including the Western and pulp noir, the innovations of his later novels have attracted a small but devoted following who have proselytized for a wider readership.

Prospero XXVI – 2021: The past present of Bildung: new perspectives on and of the Bildungsroman

updated: 
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 10:50am
Prospero, A Journal of Foreign Literatures
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 22, 2021

 

Prospero XXVI – 2021 Call for Papers

The past present of Bildung: new perspectives on and of the Bildungsroman

 

“Bildung always comes late. This might well be the motto for any fiction that narrates self-cultivation, whether it takes the form of a classical Bildungsroman or any number of variants that seek to avoid its dialectical closure”. (Gregory Castle) 

 

Heller's Catch-22 CFP Proposal Deadline EXTENDED

updated: 
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 11:28am
Laura & James Nicosia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

DEADLINE EXTENDED: April 1, 2021

 

Seeking submissions for a Critical Insights volume on Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 under contract with Salem/Grey House Publishers. Known as being a satirical, anti-war novel that initiated the eponymous phrase regarding paradoxical situations, Catch-22 was originally published in 1961. Catch-22 is appreciated for its dark humor, use of flashbacks, contorted chronology, countercultural sensibilities, and bizarre language. With current trends and political climate considered, it is time to revisit this classic text for a contemporary audience.

 

MLA 2022: Multilingual Williams by William Carlos Williams Society

updated: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 12:04pm
William Carlos Williams Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Welcoming papers!  Discussions of multilingualism in the life and work of William Carlos Williams—including but not limited to his multilingual home and upbringing, his experiences living in Germany and France, his recognition of the need for knowledge of foreign languages, his readings of poetry and/or prose in translation, and his translations from Spanish, French, Greek, and Chinese. 500-word abstract to mlong@keene.edu, please, by 3/24/2021.

The New Korean Association of English Language & Literature 2021 Spring Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 2:10pm
The New Korean Association of English Language & Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

2021 NKAELL(The New Korean Association of English Language & Literature) Spring Conference

 

Date: May 31, 2021 (Wednesday)

Venue: Online

Theme: Hôte(Host/Guest): Between Hospitality and Inhospitality

 

London's East End: A Short Encyclopedia [Literature]

updated: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:27pm
McFarland
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 10, 2021

A small number of entries for London's East End: A Short Encyclopedia (under contract, McFarland; ed. Kevin A. Morrison) remain unassigned in the "Literature" category. A list appears below. Entries for this category should range from 50-350 words. Established scholars, early career researchers, and advanced graduate students—those who, in a US context, have passed their qualifying exams—are welcome. Interested individuals may contact the volume's managing editor to have one or more entries assigned to them and request a style guide. 

 

All Hands

All Our Yesterdays

Analogies and metaphors (East End)

 

Barren Metal

The Big Bow Mystery 

Faulkner Society - MLA 2022 - open call

updated: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:24pm
The William Faulkner Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 22, 2021

Modern Language Association 2022: William Faulkner Society Call for Papers

The William Faulkner Society invites papers on any topic related to Faulkner. We especially welcome proposals integrating the Presidential theme, “Multilingual US.” Proposals should include a brief author biography. Send by March 22 to wfsociety@gmail.com. (This is an extension of our March 19 deadline stated on the MLA website.)

Transnational-Transcultural Conrad--Conrad Panel at the MLA, Washington, DC, 2022

updated: 
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 8:35am
Joseph Conrad Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

The organizers invite papers on all aspects of Joseph Conrad’s engagement with transnational or transcultural themes. Conrad’s works confront the challenges of transnationality on land or sea, not only through explorations of language, race, and ethnicity, but his characters’ attempts to forge transcultural unity in the face of alterity. Please send abstracts of up to 150 words on this or any other aspect of Conrad’s engagement with the theme to Dr. Mark Deggan at mark_deggan@sfu.ca before 15th March 2021.

The Feel of Experience: Cognition, Emotion and Consciousness in Modernist Storyworlds

updated: 
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 7:05am
Margrét Gunnarsdóttir Champion
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Call for papers: Edited volume:

The Feel of Experience: Cognition, Emotion and Consciousness in Modernist Storyworlds

I am guest-editing a collection of essays for Cambridge Scholars Publishing called The Feel of Experience: Cognition, Emotion and Consciousness in Modernist Storyworlds and would like to invite you to consider submitting one or more chapters. Please see the call for chapters here below:

D. H. Lawrence, Distance and Proximity (10-14 July, 2021)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:39pm
D. H. Lawrence Society of GB
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

D. H. LAWRENCE, DISTANCE AND PROXIMITY
AN INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM
10‒14 JULY 2021 (SYMPOSIUM DATES NOW EXTENDED)

“What a pity that distance remains distance, so absolutely”

 In our time of pandemic that necessitates social distancing and raises concerns about our proximity to others, we propose a series of online roundtables and workshops of short papers (500-1000 words) to consider D. H. Lawrence on or from a distance and in or on proximity. To accommodate as many sessions as possible, across international time zones, we have extended the dates: please note that the virtual symposium will begin on 10 July 2021.

All Hem’s Literary Friends

updated: 
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 2:36pm
MLA/Ernest Hemingway Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 19, 2021

The Ernest Hemingway Society | Call for Papers

Modern Language Association 2022 Convention | Washington, DC | January 6-9 

Deadline for Submissions: March 19, 2021

Name of Organization: The Ernest Hemingway Society

Contact Email: sean.hadley@faulkner.edu

All Hem’s Literary Friends

CFP for a special issue of Literature Compass: “The Histories and Practices of Modernist Studies in Asia”

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 6:50pm
Literature Compass, Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Literature Compass Special Issue:

                       “The Histories and Practices of Modernist Studies in Asia”

For a prospective peer-reviewed special issue of Literature Compass, we invite submissions that reflect on the past, present and future of modernist studies in various locations of Asia. How has “modernism” been historically conceived and studied in Asia? What institutions have shaped and are shaping the fortunes of modernist studies in Asia? How are the histories and practices of modernist studies mediated by translation among various languages used in this part of the world?

Transgression and Irish Writing since 1921 (journal special issue)

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:12pm
Ex-position (National Taiwan University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

Ex-position is published twice a year by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of National Taiwan University. The journal is devoted to showcasing research in the critical humanities revolving around literary studies by scholars based in or interested in areas outside of the Western European/American world. The journal has worked with established and active scholars from around the world.

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“Transgression and Irish Writing since 1921”

(Guest Editors: Anne Fogarty, University College Dublin / Wei H. Kao, National Taiwan University)

Publication Date: December 2022 (Issue No. 48)

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2022

 

Britain, Empire, and Global Afterlives: 1850-1950

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:10pm
MLA 2022, Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

This panel explores the “undisciplining” possibilities of challenging Anglocentric periodization in the scholarship on the global British empire. Submissions reframing Victorian/Modernist periodicities and/or foregrounding non-English texts, translation, multilingualism, and raciality are especially welcome. Please submit a 250-word abstract to anweshakundu@wustl.edu or oishanisengupta@gmail.com

Animal Studies in Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:05pm
Nesir: Journal of Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

Mit allen Augen sieht die Kreatur

das Offene. Nur unsre Augen sind

wie umgekehrt und ganz um sie gestellt

als Fallen, rings um ihren freien Ausgang.

Rilke, Duineser Elegien, Die achte Elegie

Victorian/Modern Crisis, Revolt, Survival

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
Modern Language Association (Forum on Victorian and Early 20th C. English)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

How can Victorian and modernist models of negotiating crises inform organizing and political engagement in the present? How might we draw upon our literary historical knowledge as we respond to current conditions? (250-word abstracts)

 

(This is a guaranteed panel sponsored by the Forum on Victorian and Early 20th C. English for the MLA 2022 Conference to be held in Washington, D.C., January 6-9.)

Modernism, Consumerism, and Capitalism

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:04pm
Katherine Sheldon, Cal State University, Stanislaus
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 26, 2021

This call invites proposals for papers to be presented at a panel during the 2021 Modernist Studies Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, November 4 -7, 2021.

68th Annual Midwest Conference on British Studies

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:03pm
Midwest Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 23, 2021

Midwest Conference on British Studies 68thAnnual Meeting

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

October 15-16, 2021

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 68th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, October 15-16. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Sara Butler, Professor and King George III Chair of British History at the Ohio State University.  While the MWCBS intends to hold the conference onsite at Bowling Green State University, we may change the conference to an online format if extraordinary circumstances related to the Covid pandemic warrant.  If so, the change to an online format will be announced in July.

New Ways of Thinking About Modernism and the Left

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:59am
Jesse Wolfe/California State University, Stanislaus
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Paper proposals are invited for one of several possible panels at the Modernist Studies Association Conference, scheduled to be held in Chicago from November 4-7.

 

Scholars have explored modernism’s relationship both with the political right, broadly construed (fascism, nationalism, etc.) and the political left (feminism, pacifism, and Marxism in its time, how it anticipates disability studies in our time, etc.). This panel explores new paths for scholarship on modernism and the left.

 

Intertextuality as Intersectional Praxis

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 11:59am
Edited volume
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Intertextuality as Intersectional Praxis: Edited Volume

 

Revised CFP: E. E. Cummings Sessions at the American Literature Association’s 32nd Annual Conference, July 7-11, 2021, Boston, MA

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 4:00pm
Michael Webster / E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

The E. E. Cummings Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2021 American Literature Association conference in Boston (http://americanliteratureassociation.org). We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Cummings’ life or work. Proposals that touch upon the following topics will be especially welcome:

• Cummings in 1918-1921 (Camp Devens, the flu pandemic, and afterwards)
• Cummings, the child, and the actual and real worlds
• Cummings’ early experiments in modernism
• Readings of little-studied Cummings poems
• Re-readings of much-studied Cummings poems
• Cummings among the modernists and post-modernists

Nabokov's Languages

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:58pm
International Vladimir Nabokov Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021
  1. The International Nabokov Society invites paper proposals for a guaranteed session at MLA 2022 (Washington, D.C., 6-9 January 2022).  We invite papers on Nabokov’s languages, the transnational and  multi-lingual Nabokov, his invented languages, translation (between languages, cultures and different genres and media), Nabokov’s theory of language, Nabokov’s style,  etc.  We particularly welcome comparative, transnational, and intermedial perspectives.  Please send 250-word abstracts and brief CVs to siggy.frank@nottingham.ac.uk and zokuzmanovich@davidson.edu by 15  March 2021.

“Behold, I am doing a new thing”: Literary Form in Bayliss, Melville, and Olson - ALA 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 8:11am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 25, 2021

The Jonathan Bayliss Society (www.jonathanbayliss.org) invites proposals for papers to be presented at a roundtable at the 2021 American Literature Association annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts, July 7-11, 2021.

 Please note: If a selected panelist is unable to travel to Boston because of the Pandemic, we may allow an electronic presentation, such as through Zoom.

“Behold, I am doing a new thing”: Literary Form in Bayliss, Melville, and Olson

"All Doing Is Ours": Ritual and the Collective Construction of Meaning in American Literature - ALA 2021

updated: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 8:07am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 25, 2021

The Jonathan Bayliss Society (www.jonathanbayliss.org) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the following roundtable at the 2021 American Literature Association annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts, July 7-11, 2021.

Please note: If a selected panelist is unable to travel to Boston because of the Pandemic, we may allow an electronic presentation, such as through Zoom.

Elizabeth Bowen Review Vol 4, 2021

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:07am
University of Bedfordshire/Elizabeth Bowen Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 31, 2021

Extension: Call for Papers, Elizabeth Bowen Review: Volume 4, 2021

 The editors of the Elizabeth Bowen Review are seeking scholarly and innovative essays for publication in the fourth volume of the journal in September 2021.

For this issue, the editors are particularly interested in essays on Bowen’s short stories. However, we are very keen to see essays on any aspect of Bowen’s writing – this could include work as a reviewer and critic, Bowen’s travel writing (e.g. A Time in Rome) and non-fiction.

Essays should be 6-7,000 words including citations, and use Harvard referencing. Please attach a 150-word abstract and short biography. Completed essays should be submitted by May 31st 2021.

Articulations of the Queer Experience

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 10:43am
Queerlings Magazine
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Aims and Scope: We want to publish articles that articulate the queer perspective, the experience of queerness as well as essays that explore how queerness is both understood and represented in queer communities. Topics might include but are certainly not limited to:

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