The study of T. S. Eliot is enjoying an unprecedented renaissance, thanks to a wealth of new primary and critical materials. New biographies of Eliot and the key people in his life, the Complete Prose, new editions of his poetry and plays, important new translations, and the publication of thousands of new letters have opened up countless new possibilities for the investigation of Eliot’s life and work. This session invites proposals on any topic reasonably related to T. S. Eliot. Preference will be given to proposals that engage with any of the new materials mentioned above. Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words and a brief bio to Patrick.Query@westpoint.edu by 4 September 2023.
2023 marks one-hundred years since Italo Calvino’s birth in 1923. Even before his death in 1985, he was considered a classic of 20th century literature; his career spans various crucial historical moments, from the Resistance to the Years of Lead, and encompasses various genres and modes of writing, from Neorealism to postmodernism.
Abstracts for session C will reflect any theme related to Peninsular Literature and/or Culture from 1700 to the present. This session will explore a wide range of topics from different periods. Session C is part of a quadruple session with a maximum of three presenters per session, with presentations not to exceed 20 minutes. Presenters must be SAMLA members to attend and may read only one paper at the convention. Interested participants may send a 250-word abstract in Spanish or English, a short academic bio (approximately 100 words), and contact information via email in a single Word document at their earliest convenience. Deadline for abstract submission: June 15, 2023. Please send materials and/or questions via e-mail to Dr.
The Elizabeth Madox Roberts Society welcomes submissions from scholars who are interested in discussing the future of single-author societies at a roundtable discussion at SAMLA 95 in 2023.
Henri Bergson was a French philosopher and winner of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1927. Bergson’s lectures were popular with not only academia, but public audiences as well. Bergson influenced the literary work of authors like Borges, Proust, and Woolf as well as the philosophical work of Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, and Deleuze. In addition, Bergson, a talented mathematician, debated Einstein on the nature of relativity. Bergson’s work has had instrumental influence in the virtual reality gaming industry. Considering Bergson’s influence in art and science, this panel offers unbounded opportunities to explore and unpack his narratives as they relate to any number of themes related to shifting perspectives.
The Charles Olson Society will host panels at the upcoming Re-Viewing Black Mountain College Conference, to be held in Asheville, North Carolina, from October 13th-15th. William Carlos Williams’ well-known like, “No Ideas but in Things,” fits well with the conference theme this year, which focuses on materiality. For the poets associated with Black Mountain College – Charles Olson, Robert Duncan, Robert Creeley, John Wieners, Ed Dorn, Denise Levertov, and others – preceding modernist poets were figures to follow and to oppose in various ways. From Ezra Pound to Williams, Gertrude Stein to James Joyce, the modernist generation’s experimental practices inspired Black Mountain poetry while also creating tension.
Writers and critics have in recent years hailed for a “return” of realism to the literary arena with revised notions of what constitutes realist representation to take account of the experiences that are unique to our new era, e.g. “speculative realism”, “metonymic realism”, “ecocritical realism”, and “quantum realism”, to name just a few. Indeed, realism has neverbeen away from the academic limelight despite its accused naivety in aspiring to represent reality objectively, unabashed interpellation of readers into dominant ideologies or as a symptom of the waning of affect in late capitalism.
From antiquity, the concept of ἐνέργεια (energeia) as potentiality has guided and continues to drive our idea of form and change. Transformation allows us to understand the movement of form and thought, and likewise insists on new perspectives and epistemologies. We consider transformation as a concept that can encapsulate distinction, change, divergent ways of thinking and being. The question of transformation, then, requires us to reexamine the utility and function of form.
CFP: The Annual Victoria Bloomsday Symposium and Celebration (15/3/2023; 16/6/2023)
We seek proposals for brief (~18 minutes) critical and/or creative presentations on any aspect of Joyce studies, from any perspective. We especially encourage work that approaches Joyce and his works from non-traditional (or traditionally marginalized) angles. Topics may include, but are not limited to considerations of Joyce and
- sex, gender, and sexuality
- the law
- the paranormal
Modernist Continuities: Virginia Woolf and Women in Turkey
The editors of Tinakori: Critical Journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society are seeking to publish a special edition of the journal for 2023 as the centenary of the writer’s death. We welcome proposals for essays that will celebrate Mansfield’s life and contribution to literature as one of the most highly regarded short story writers of the twentieth century. We welcome all approaches to Mansfield’s work to celebrate her centenary as a writer who continues to resonate with readers and invite critical attention in the twenty-first century. We would also be interested in articles that examine Mansfield’s contribution to modernist practice and its legacy.
We invite submissions to a special journal issue that we would like to propose to Medical Humanities on the topic “Making Modern Maternity.” Our aim for the special issue will be to explore the ways in which pregnancy, childbirth, and maternal experiences have been constructed as “modern” (or not) at multiple sites and through various forms of media including popular magazines, newspapers, television and film, fiction, “expert” advice, advertisements, and medical records. In terms of temporal and geographic scope, we are soliciting contributions that focus on the late-nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries, with no geographical restrictions.
CFP: Therapeutic Modernisms
Fifth International Conference of the French Society for Modernist Studies
Université Grenoble Alpes, France
19-21 June 2024
Organizers: Hélène Aji, Nicholas Manning, Benoît Tadié
This Fifth International Conference of the French Society for Modernist Studies will focus on the ties between therapeutic discourses and practices and modernist arts and literature.
CALL FOR CHAPTERS
Chapter Abstract Submission Deadline: Monday, 20 February 2022
Creative Negotiations. Romania – America 1920-1940
Book edited by Dr. Sonia D. Andraş (The “Gheorghe Şincai” Institute for Social Sciences and the Humanities, Târgu-Mureş, Romania)and Dr. Roxana Mihaly (The “Gheorghe Şincai” Institute for Social Sciences and the Humanities, Târgu-Mureş, Romania)
We are organising an international conference on Logic and Modern Literature at the University of Lausanne, from September 14-15, 2023, and would be delighted to receive your abstracts by April 16.
The conference will address a range of historical, epistemological and interdisciplinary questions about literature and logic from c.1800 to the present.
"20TH-CENTURY WAR-WRITINGS AND FILM: AN ANTHOLOGY OF CRITICAL APPROACHES"
Editor: Pinaki Roy
The proposed anthology of critical writings on 20th-century war-literature and war-movies is likely to be published from an old and reputed university-press located in northern U.K.
The last date for submissions is 31 July 2023.
Open Call for WSA Volume 30 (2024)
Deadline: 15 October 2023
Launched in 1995, Woolf Studies Annual will publish its thirtieth volume in the spring of 2024. The editor invites submissions for this important milestone volume.
Of particular interest would be articles that make use of the WSA Index (see vol. 28 and 29) to return to and expand/revise the insights of the scholarship and archival material published in the journal’s first 15 years. Of particular interest might be
Vara Neverow and Merry M. Pawlowski’s preliminary bibliography to Three Guineas’s notes (vol. 3),
In recent years, there has been a flurry of new interest in the work of Mina Loy (1882-1966) resulting in a steady output of monographs, new translations, and republications that present Loy from increasingly diverse perspectives. As Sarah Hayden writes in the introduction to the republication of Insel (2014) ‘there have been many Loys; more are emerging’.
Dear Conradians/Colleagues/ Scholars/Academics
How does modern poetry enact a paradox of emotion? This MLA 2024 special session invites proposals exploring ambivalence, co-existence or contradiction of emotive states in modern/late modern/postmodern poetics. Broader interpretations of the theme are certainly welcome. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Emotional valences
- Embodied knowledge
- Phenomenology of emotions
Kindly submit your abstract (250-350 words) as well as a short bio by Monday, March 20th to:
This panel will seek to understand the draw of Weimar Germany for the many British and American modernist writers who spent time there. In keeping with the theme of this year's MSA, papers that consider the attraction of Weimar street life, in all its varieties, are particularly encouraged.
Please send a 250 word abstract and short biography by 3/31/2023.
Call for Papers
Modernism & Writing Pedagogy Roundtable
Call for Abstracts – 100-150 words
Deadline: May 24, 2023, 11.59 EST, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizer: Laura Hartmann-Villalta, Johns Hopkins University
3-4 slots available
In the spirit of the roundtable organized and chaired by Nissa Ren Cannon in MSA Portland entitled, “Modernism in the Writing Classroom,” this roundtable recognizes the suitability of modernist texts for writing classrooms of all sorts. This roundtable seeks to share pedagogical approaches at the intersection of modernism and writing. The call is purposefully broad.
Some topics to consider:
Celebrating Virginia Woolf's Eighteenth Century
Beyond her call to lay flowers on Aphra Behn’s grave or taking her “Common Reader” from Samuel Johnson, Woolf’s engagement with the eighteenth-century was profound. Proposal might consider aesthetics, visual and literary history, fashion and decor, print culture and/or printing technology, waxworks, politics, etc.
Modern Language Association MLA 2024, Philadelphia
DEADLINE EXTENDED - deadline for submissions: March 24 2023
Contemporary Modernisms - Call for Papers
Institute of English and American Studies and the Frankfurt Memory Studies Platform
Goethe University Frankfurt
25th–27th May 2023
John Brannigan (University College Dublin)
Julie McCormick Weng (Texas State University)
Václav Paris (City University of New York)
Barry Sheils (Durham University)
MSA 2023 Proposed session on Queer Modernist Travel
Organized by Galen Bunting (Northeastern University) and Laura Tscherry (Indiana University)
The figure of travel drives modernism: motion, migration, and mobility are enduring markers of modernist writing across genres. Much has been written about the urban flâneur, American émigrés to Paris, and modernist writers’ interest in “primitivism.” This panel seeks to expand the conversation by paying particular attention to queer modernist travels and travelers at the intersection of gender, race, and disability.
The Irish Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Forum invites proposals for a guaranteed roundtable at MLA 2024 (4-7 January) in Philadelphia, PA.
This roundtable considers points of collision, comparison, and friction in the diasporic literary and cultural histories of the Global South and Ireland. How have different legacies of conquest, occupation, and resistance determined understandings of belonging to knowable communities? In turn, how have distinct practices and experiences of diaspora helped to effect specific forms of identity, affiliation, and tendency? And how have literary and cultural works served to articulate these relations into the fraught present?
The Review of English and American Literature
Call for Papers
Special Issue: The Plantationocene
Deadline for Submissions: April 10, 2023
Memory and Poiesis between Aesthetics and Rhetoric
Edited by Amalia Salvestrini and Fosca Mariani Zini
Among the various fields that have historically contributed to the constitution of Aesthetics as an autonomous discipline in the 18th century is rhetoric, from which Aesthetics has taken terms, concepts and problems that it later develops and transforms (Saint Girons; Franzini; etc.). One of the themes with which the relationship between Aesthetics and Rhetoric can be investigated is memory, understood in its poietic dimension that concerns various fields of human productive and artistic activity.
The International Vladimir Nabokov Society invites paper proposals for the 2024 MLA Convention (Philadelphia, January 4-7) for a panel session on the topic "Nabokov Against the Grain":