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PANEL FOR SAMLA 92: Scandal and Transgression in Twentieth-Century Transatlantic Vanguardisms

updated: 
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 1:24pm
Leticia Perez Alonso / Jackson State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

This panel explores forms of dissent adopted by twentieth-century transatlantic avant-gardes as a means of challenging traditional genres and social codes. Since the inception of European experimentalism during the first decades of the twentieth century, a series of art movements engaged in radical production that questioned the established state of affairs. From the Cubist adoption of multiple viewpoints, through the Futurist celebration of technology and speed, the Expressionist distortion of form, to the Dadaist sense of provocation and the irrational juxtaposition of images in Surrealism, avant-garde art and literature has set precedents on an international level of exchanges.

MSA 2020 - Millay, Lowell, Teasdale, and the ‘Sentimental’ Modern Poet

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:24am
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

Call for Proposals

Millay, Lowell, Teasdale, and the ‘Sentimental’ Modern Poet

 

Modernist Studies Association

Brooklyn, NY

22-25 October 2020

 

Organized by Sarah Parker (Loughborough University) and Francisco E. Robles (University of Notre Dame)

 

Dostoevsky at 200: International Receptions (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:24am
International Dostoevsky Society / Reception Study Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Considerable research has been devoted to Fyodor Dostoevsky's incorporation of non-Russian art and texts as inspiration for his writing. Comparatively less attention, however, has been to paid to the immense influence the author's own life and works have had on literature, drama, philosophy, and art. This panel seeks to explore Dostoevsky's reception, as a man and as an author, by 20th and 21st century world writers and artists. It is co-sponsored by the International Dostoevsky Society and the Reception Study Society in celebration of the author's 200th year.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to: 

From Proletariat to Precariat: Representations of Class and Identity in Working-class writing from the 1930s to the present

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:24am
The University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

We invite submissions to an interdisciplinary conference on working -class fiction, to be held at the University of Birmingham in June.

 

In a recent Guardian article Tim Lott laments the death of the English working-class novel and likewise that of the English working-class literary novelist. He qualifies his pronouncement, by remarking the delineation ‘English’ is used advisedly, for ‘the same is not true of Scotland’. Nevertheless, he may have also appended the modifiers ‘White’ and ‘Male’ before ‘English’ so as to complete the chain of associations traditionally linked to working-class writing.

Modernism, Empire, and the Environment (MSA 2020 Panel)

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:52pm
Elizabeth Dinneny / University of Maryland, College Park
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 6, 2020

“Modernism, Empire, and the Environment”

MSA 2020 Brooklyn panel

22-25 October 2020

Abstracts due 3/6/20

Diverse Projects on American Lit - archival, bibliographical, pedagogical, DH

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:50pm
Resources for American Literary Study (Penn State UP)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 6, 2020

Resources for American Literary Study, the leading journal of archival and bibliographical scholarship in American literature, is inviting submissions for 2020. Covering all periods of American literature, RALS welcomes both traditional and digital approaches to archival and bibliographical analysis. The journal also welcomes pedagogically focused submissions examining archival study in the classroom. Due to the nature of the journal, there is no minimum or maximum length for submissions, and we encourage innovative projects and approaches that will serve as resources for the field.

The Age of Innocence at 100

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:50pm
Edith Wharton Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

The Age of Innocence at 100

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Cinematic Representations of Women in Modern Celebrity Culture (1900-1950) (edited collection)

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:49pm
Leticia Perez Alonso / Jackson State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 7, 2020

We invite proposals for contributions to an edited collection on cinematic representations of women in works of art, poetry, fiction, theater and criticism of the avant-garde. The popularization of film stars such as Blanche Sweet, Mae Marsh, Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo and Brigitte Helm shaped the cultural imaginary of modernity to such an extent that they influenced the creative activity of artists and writers in the years 1900-1950. Questions centering on feminine stardom will set the background of this collection of essays examining the intersections of vanguardism with popular culture, publicity and performance. How are images of femininity circulated and consumed by the spectators of the cinematic medium?

Economy and Value of Time in Boredom

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 3:49pm
MLA 2021 Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

This special session invites papers examining the problem of time in boredom in 19th-20th century literature, particularly in the context of value and economy of time in relation to boredom. Please send 250 word abstracts and short bios by March 15, 2020 

 

 

Humanity, Humane and Post-Human

updated: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 11:56am
Graduate Forum - Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Wayne State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 28, 2020

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY 

18th ANNUAL GRADUATE FORUM CONFERENCE

CALL FOR PAPERS

HUMANITY, HUMANE AND POST-HUMAN

The Futurist Inflection of British and American Modernism

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:39pm
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

City streets were a primary setting for modernity in Futurist art and literature.  The “Founding Manifesto” depicts a group of young men who, galvanized by the intrusive noises of trams and “hungry automobiles,” are finally able to articulate the principles of the new movement, and, to cite an example from the visual arts, Boccioni’s “The Street Enters the House” was a prominent work in the 1912 Paris and London exhibitions of Futurist painting.  In keeping with this year’s MSA “streets” theme, this panel seeks papers that consider the influence of Futurist art and literature on British and American literary modernism. 

T. S. Eliot MMLA 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:36pm
Edward Upton / International T. S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

Eliot Society MMLA CFP 2020

MLA 2020 CFP: Lawrence in the Era of #MeToo

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:02pm
D.H. Lawrence Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

  Social controversy, gender, sexual violence, predatory behavior - how does Lawrence respond? How do we respond to him? Abstracts of 250 wds. 

Blogging Rebecca West

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:40pm
Daniel Kielty / International Rebecca West Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Blogging Rebecca West

The International Rebecca West Society has recently launched a new website: https://rebeccawestsociety.wordpress.com/

We are interested in any kind of submission that conveys a passion for and sheds new light on Rebecca West’s life and work. This may include but is by no means limited to:

New Ways of Thinking About Modernism and the Left

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:26pm
Jesse Wolfe/ California State University, Stanislaus
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

New Ways of Thinking About Modernism and the Left

 

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.). In the spirit of MSA 2020’s stream topics on crip modernisms, activism, and environmentalism, this panel explores new paths for scholarship on modernism and the left.

 

[Extended Deadline, 3/2] Profession and Performance: The 30th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf (University of South Dakota, Vermillion, 11–14 June 2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 8:32am
The Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 2, 2020

[Deadline Extension] Abstracts submitted on or before 2 March 2020 will be considered for the 30th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf (Theme: Profession and Performance)—though priority will be given to abstracts submitted by or before 10 February. See full CFP below. The conference, hosted by the University of South Dakota, will take place 11–14 June 2020 in Vermillion, SD and will feature several plenary events, including a dialogue between Aarthi Vadde (Duke U) and Melanie Micir (Washington University in St. Louis); a lecture by Carrie Rohman (Lafayette College); a panel involving Mark Hussey (Pace U), Urmila Seshagiri (U of Tennessee, Knoxville), Drew Shannon (Mount St.

Katherine Mansfield and Children

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:26pm
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

KATHERINE MANSFIELD AND CHILDREN

(volume 13 of Katherine Mansfield Studies book series published by Edinburgh UP)

 

Editors

Gerri Kimber, University of Northampton, UK

and

Todd Martin, Huntington University, USA

 

The Science of Sex "Itself"

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:12pm
Benjamin Kahan and Greta LaFleur
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Over the past two decades, queer, transgender, and sexuality studies have moved away from the medical model, turning away, as Regina Kunzel puts it, “from the clinic, the couch, and the psychiatric hospital to look instead at histories of sociality, of citizenship, community, culture, politics, the state.” In this special issue, however, we want to return to the sciences of sex, including and beyond the couch, to consider how the surveying and hierarchizing energies of “science” have been put toward the production of understandings of both sexual practice and binary sexual difference, in all of their gendered and racialized dimensions.

Calling for Submissions: The Paper Shell Review, a Journal of Critical Essays

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:06pm
The Paper Shell Review
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 2, 2020

The Paper Shell Review, the University of Maryland's only undergraduate journal of essays on literary topics, is now accepting submissions. The introductions to our past journals have been written by notable faculty members, including Michael Dirda, a Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic, and Michael Olmert, a three-time Primetime Emmy winner.

The Great War and Streets (MSA Brooklyn 2020)

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:01pm
Modernist Studies Association (Oct 22-25, Brooklyn, NY)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 6, 2020

This panel invites paper proposals that deal with modernism, the Great War, and streets broadly conceived. The Great War was a pivotal event in the development of modernism, and many of our key literary works - The Waste Land, Mrs. Dalloway, Parade’s End - respond in part to the pressures of the war. This influence extends beyond the traditional English modernist canon as well, to writers such as Mulk Raj Anand and Tayeb Salih.

Irish Studies at Rocky Mountain MLA

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:50pm
Rocky Mountain MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Conference. Rocky Mountain MLA, October 7-10 2020, Millennium Harvest Hotel, Boulder, CO

Irish Studies. Marshall Johnson, English Dept./0098, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557; marshalljohnson@unr.edu.

First-Ever Irish Studies Panel at RMMLA!

This year's theme: Borders

New Critics XI Undergraduate Literature Conference at SUNY Oneonta

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:47pm
Akira Yatsuhashi/ SUNY Oneonta
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 28, 2020
  • NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS: Undergraduates, please send a 150-word summary of your paper (an abstract) to: Akira.Yatsuhashi@oneonta.edu
  • Conference Date: March 28, 2020
  • Papers must be critical (not creative) and can be on any subject in literature, popular culture, or cultural studies.
  • Accepted papers must be readable in 15 mins.
  • You don’t need to be an English or literature majors!
  • QUESTIONS: Email Akira.Yatsuhashi@oneonta.edu

The Great War in the 21st Century

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:41pm
Queen's University at Kingston
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

In The Legacy of the Great War: Ninety Years On (2009), Jay Winter identifies four generations of critics, historians, novelists, and other cultural producers that engage with the representation of the First World War: “the Great War generation,” who had first-hand experience of the First World War; “the generation ‘fifty years on’,” writing in the 1950s and ‘60s; the “Vietnam generation,” working primarily in the 1970s; and the “transnational generation,” which broadly encompasses the more contemporary representations of the Great War. Winter adds that “everyone writing today draws upon or reflects upon earlier publications in this field,” speaking to the importance of intertextual and cross-generational analyses of the war.

Special Issue of Modern Drama: New Approaches to Harold Pinter

updated: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:28pm
Matthew Roberts, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Modern Drama

Call for Papers

Special Issue for Fall 2021: New Approaches to Harold Pinter

Modernism in the Writing Classroom (MSA Brooklyn 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:16pm
Modernist Studies Association (Oct 22-25, Brooklyn, NY)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020

As was widely acknowledged in discussions sparked by and at the 2019 MSA Conference, modernism is decreasingly a hiring field within English departments, and those trained in modernist studies often take positions with teaching focuses in other areas.

 

This roundtable will focus on scholars’ experience using modernist training/modernist texts in the writing/rhetoric/composition classroom. Please submit 200-300 word abstracts describing a specific example of your use of a modernist text and/or concept in the writing classroom. Please email abstract and a short bio to Nissa Cannon ncannon@bu.edu by 3/5/20.

Postgraduate English Journal Issue 40 (Spring 2020): Call for Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:12pm
English Department, Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Postgraduate English Journal, Durham University’s online peer-reviewed literary journal, is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the UK.

Early-career researchers/academics and postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5,000–7,000 words (or book reviews of no more than 2,000 words) by 31st March 2020 for the journal’s 40th edition.

Final Reminder: First Book Institute Applications Due by Feb. 10 (Hard Deadline)

updated: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 4:17pm
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 10, 2020

Announcing  

The 2020 First Book Institute

May 31-June 6, 2020

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

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