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Ford and Toulon: Biography, Culture and Environment in the 1920s and 1930s

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 9:31am
Ford Madox Ford Society / Université de Toulon
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Proposals are invited for an international conference on ‘Ford and Toulon: biography, culture, and environment’.

This conference will bring together scholars working on Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939), a major twentieth-century novelist, editor and cultural commentator. It forms part of a series of events celebrating writerly culture and experience in the city of Toulon, where Ford spent time in the 1920s and 1930s.

Essay Collection: Joyce Writing Disability

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:23pm
Jeremy Colangelo / Hunan Normal University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Joyce Writing Disability is a proposed volume of essays on the history, theory, and depiction of disability as it relates to the life and work of James Joyce. Though disability is increasingly a popular topic in modernist studies, there is as yet no book dedicated to disability and/in Joyce. As such, Joyce Writing Disability will seek not to be the last word on the topic, but the first. We seek essays on a variety of topics and intersections, and are especially interested in readings that open novel and unexplored avenues for disability studies and Joyce criticism. Two major university presses have expressed an interest in the volume, and we are looking for contributions from scholars both established and new.


D.H. Lawrence Virtual Conference for Graduate Students - April 13, 2019

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:25pm
D.H. Lawrence Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 18, 2019

The D.H. Lawrence Society of North America is organizing a virtual conference for graduate students, on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Abstracts are welcome on any topic in D.H. Lawrence studies, including any aspect of his poetry, prose, essays, his circle, modernism, and WWI. We especially welcome papers on Lawrence and the 1920s or Lawrence and New Mexico, in anticipation of the next International D.H. Lawrence conference, which will be held in New Mexico in 2020.

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment – UK and Ireland Biennial Conference, 2019

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:23am
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment – UK and Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

Co-emergenceCo-creationCo-existence 4th to 6th September 2019, University of PlymouthConfirmed Plenary Speakers


  • Greg Garrard (University of British Columbia)
  • David Higgins (University of Leeds)
  • Adeline Johns-Putra (University of Surrey)
  • Harriet Tarlo (Sheffield Hallam University)


It matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories. (Donna Haraway, Staying with the Trouble)

Queer Modernism(s) III

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:11am
University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 18, 2018


‘How does one go about getting an introduction to a fictional character?’ ― Richard Bruce Nugent

Soapbox: Journal for Cultural Analysis​ 1.2 “Off the Grid”

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 9:14am
Soapbox: Journal for Cultural Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Grids govern our landscapes and cityscapes, our paintings and grocery lists, our maps and our borders, both walled and imaginary. They get us our energy and water, they fuel our online social lives, and structure the ways we perceive and move through space. On the one hand, the grid is a representational mode, one of rendering the world under a Euclidean regime of points, lines, and areas. On the other, it is the material infrastructure of utilities, transit routes and architecture. In an increasingly networked control society, data, numbers, and figures are in a constant feedback loop with material reality.

Evelyn Scott Society -- American Literature Association 2019 -- Deadline for abstracts January 9, 2019

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 8:55am
Evelyn Scott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

30th Annual American Literature Association

May 23-26, 2019

Boston, MA


The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott

(1893-1963). Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, memoir, poetry, young adult

literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. We are especially

interested in papers that investigate the process of canonicity, the literary networks to which

Scott belonged, or the role of disability in her career, but all topics will be considered. Scott

participated in various and major literary currents during her writing life, including Imagism,

Call for papers «Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio di studi, scritture, visioni», n.11, 2019

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 2:03pm
Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio di studi, scritture, visioni - Dipartimento delle Arti, Università di Bologna
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 15, 2019

«Danza e ricerca. Laboratorio di studi, scritture, visioni» is soliciting original contributions for its 11th issue, scheduled for publication by the end of 2019. D&R is an open access journal edited by Eugenia Casini Ropa and published by the Department of Arts (University of Bologna).


Based on a wealth of interdisciplinary of materials, ideas, and fertile connections, «Danza e ricerca» wants to continue in this direction and maintain its miscellaneous structure. We would like to invite international dance scholars to send us their free topic articles for our next 2019 issue.

Virginia Woolf Miscellany Issue #97 CFP

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 11:07am
Virginia Woolf Miscellany
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 29, 2019

CFP: Virginia Woolf Miscellany Issue #97 Spring 2020
Submissions Due: 29 Septmeber 2019

Special Topic:
Virginia Woolf: Mobilizing Emotion, Feeling, and Affect

Guest Editor: Celiese Lypka

CFP: Winesburg, Ohio at 100, ALA Conference, Boston, MA, May 23-26, 2019

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 10:52am
The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Call for Papers

Winesburg, Ohio, at 100: Celebrating the Centenary of

Sherwood Anderson’s Notable Work and Its Literary Influences”

Sponsored by the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature

American Literature Association Annual Conference

Boston, Massachusetts

May 23-26, 2019