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Revisiting the American Grotesque

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:08pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This proposed roundtable will explore current manifestations of the grotesque in various forms and genres, using a range of current critical approaches. This could include, but not be exclusive to, analyses using a posthumanist, postmaterialist, postmillennial, or similar critical lens. In an age when so much seems grotesque—from our art to our politics to our everyday lives—this session will provide new ways to think about both contemporary literature and our current cultural moment. Submit a 250-300 word abstract and a brief c.v. by Sept. 30 to the NeMLA website:https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/CFP

Framing Narratives

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:21am
Grace Morgan Armstrong/NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Please consider submitting an abstract for the following session at NEMLA in Philadelphia, PA, 3/11-14, 2021. Abstracts (300 words+ short bio) must be received by September 30 at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18915

 

 

 

Framing Narratives:  NEMLA, 52ND ANNUAL CONVENTION
March 11-14, 2021 - Philadelphia, PA

 

(Comparative Literature / Cultural Studies and Media Studies)

 

Panel:

EXTENDED DEADLINE (July 30, 2020): Scandal and Transgression in Twentieth-Century Transatlantic Vanguardisms

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 4:25pm
SAMLA 92: Virtual/Hybrid Format
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 30, 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.

"1922 and After: A Centenary of Modernism and World Literature"

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 4:24pm
Journal of Modern Literature (Indiana University Press)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Call for Papers for "1922 and After: A Centenary of Modernism and World Literature", Journal of Modern Literature (Indiana University Press)

 

Drawing upon anthropological, psychological, and philosophical knowledge as well as personal experiences, the high modernists wrote their now-famous classics, including The Waste Land, Ulysses, Jacob's Room, among many others, in the expanded context of a post-War generation facing the larger world via the influences upon them and the influences they and their works would create. These interrelationships among European, British, and American modernism (so-called international modernism), and the emergence of World Literature, provide the framework for the issue. 

 

"1922 and After: A Centenary of Modernism and World Literature"

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 12:49pm
Journal of Modern Literature (Indiana University Press)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Call for Papers for "1922 and After: A Centenary of Modernism and World Literature", Journal of Modern Literature (Indiana University Press)

 

Latin American Gothic Literature in its Early Stages: Trappings, Tropes, and Theories (NeMLA 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:14am
NeMLA Conference 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Gothic is having a moment, as it tends to do in times of collective panic and uncertainty. Even Latin America, whose geographical, linguistic and historical distinctiveness have supported its all-but-exclusion from global Gothic Studies, has experienced a rise in scholarship on contemporary Gothic horror—from studies on the double and hybridity to zombies and cannibals, among others. Typically excluded from this narrative, however, are theories on the origins and early representations of the Gothic, and how regional, linguistic and historical particularities nourished a Latin American Gothic tradition that, although indebted to its European Gothic predecessors, deviated from it in unique and meaningful ways.

Beastly Modernisms Edited Collection

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:10am
Alex Goody, Oxford Brookes University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 14, 2020

Call for Chapters

Beastly Modernisms:

Animal Figurations in Modernist Literature and Culture

Edited by Alex Goody and Saskia McCracken

beastlymodernisms@gmail.com
Deadline for Abstracts 14 September 2020

REVISED DEADLINE: Katherine Mansfield Critical Journal Tinakori

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:07am
Katherine Mansfield Society in association with Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

Tinakori:

Critical Journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society 

Editors: Kym Brindle and Karen D’Souza

Love

‘About Love. Well each of us thinks differently’

Letter from Mansfield to Dorothy Brett [20 April 1921]

 

REVISED DEADLINE: Katherine Mansfield Critical Journal Tinakori

updated: 
Friday, July 3, 2020 - 4:49am
Katherine Mansfield Society in association with Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

Tinakori:

Critical Journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society 

Editors: Kym Brindle and Karen D’Souza

Love

‘About Love. Well each of us thinks differently’

Letter from Mansfield to Dorothy Brett [20 April 1921]

 

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

updated: 
Thursday, July 2, 2020 - 2:30pm
Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN0257-0254)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 31, 2020

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art (ISSN 0257-0254), launched in 1980 and published bimonthly, a most highly recognized peer-reviewed journal in China, publishes original papers in Chinese or English in arts and humanities, especially literary studies. We welcome MLA-style papers of 6000-12000 words in the fields of literary theory, critical theory, aesthetics, philosophy of art, cultural studies, etc.

Urban Studies - Urbanism on Screen - Online Course

updated: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:23pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 10, 2020

Urban Studies - Urbanism on Screen - Online Course: 3-28 August 2020 

3 modules / 30 hours each including

  • lectures/discussions  (3 meetings)

  • reading/watching 

  • studying/writing

  • final assignment in the form of an essay

Duration: 2-4 week long

EXTENDED DEADLINE (June 26th, 2020): Scandal and Transgression in Twentieth-Century Transatlantic Vanguardisms

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:38pm
VIRTUAL SAMLA 92
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 26, 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.

Fashion, Dress and Style as Provocation

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:46am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Special Session Panel for the Virtual SAMLA 92 Conference - Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts

November 13-15, 2020 – ONLINE

Panel Title - Fashion, Dress and Style as Provocation

Co- Chairs: 

Dr. Loretta Clayton, Middle Georgia State University

Dr. Marylaura Papalas, East Carolina University

Prospero vol XXV (2020) A Journal of Foreign Literatures and Cultures

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:53am
Prospero A Journal of Foreign Literatures and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Prospero Rivista di Letterature e culture straniere,

A Journal of Foreign Literatures and Cultures

Call for Papers

Prospero XXV, 2020

 

Machines in 20th Century Literature, Philosophy and Cinema

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:42am
Giorgia Bordoni - UNC University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel aims to explore the machinic metaphor in the Italian and European literary, cinematographic, and philosophical panorama of the 20th century. Since the Industrial Revolution, machines have established themselves as a crucial, pervasive, and unavoidable presence of individual life and collective existence. The disturbing and fascinating vitality of the machine has shaped all social, political, and economic relationships. Even the literary, cinematographic, and philosophical space was crossed by the new myth of the machine and met its complexity: it refused or exalted it, let itself be inspired by it, analyzed its profound meaning.

Henry Miller in New Contexts

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:32am
NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

A combination of global transformations within cultural and political perspectives have germinated fresh theoretical approaches to all fields of inquiry. Moving into the third decade of the Twenty-First Century, how does a controversial author like Henry Miller (1891-1980) fit into our current conversations? We could ask some of the following questions: in the era of #MeToo does Miller’s literature and personae alter significantly? How might we approach Miller’s extensive published and/or archival correspondences in terms of Life Writing or the Archival Turn? Miller received copious amounts of fan mail over numerous decades; how do fan mail studies help reveal Miller’s impact on American (and global) readers?

Place and Space in Interwar Women’s Literature in English - Edited Collection

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:51am
University of Bedfordshire
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

CfP: Place and Space in Interwar Women’s Literature in English

 

Dr Nick Turner and Dr Nicola Darwood invite essays for an edited collection on the topic of place and space in fiction by interwar women writers in English. Topics may include, but are not restricted to:

 

Portrayal of the home

Homelessness and displacement

Boundaries and borders

Travel/movement

Mental space

Rural space/use of the pastoral

The city

The seaside, coast and liminal spaces

Geographical place

Public/private space

The relationships of genres (romance, crime, etc) to place and space

 

NeMLA 2021 Panel: Modernism and/in the Anglophone Novel

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:50am
Shun Yin Kiang / University of Central Oklahoma
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In A New Vocabulary for Global Modernism (2016), Eric Hayot and Rebecca L. Walkowitz call for thinking about modernism from a global perspective, in order to recover and examine “local instances of modernism...[with] the traces of world thinking and world imagining that both respond to...global pressures...and anticipate into being the structures of feeling that...shape the world we live in” (8-9).

Scandalous Spaces - SAMLA 92 (2020)

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:50am
SAMLA / South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

SAMLA 92: Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts - November 13-15, 2020: Virtual Conference through Accelevents

 

Scandalous Spaces (Modernist Literature)

Modernism and the Politics of Contradiction

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:41am
Matthew Mersky/ Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Political contradiction is written all over modernism. No other literary historical period seems quite as striven between the static, apolitical or even conservative outlook of its various key figures on the one hand, and the explosive and even revolutionary formal potential on the other. Woolf’s classism, for example, is met by her quasi-revolutionary declaration that “in or about December, 1910, human character changed.” No literary period so vehemently defines itself against mass culture while also expressing unbridled democratic impulses. Joyce’s defense of autonomous art is met by the opposite impulse in Ulysses to forge an aesthetic of the everyday.

Call for Contributions: "Towards a Better Me: Self-Optimization in Modernist Culture"

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:52pm
Thorsten Carstensen / Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Call for Contributions:

"Towards a Better Me: Self-Optimization in Modernist Culture"

Edited by Thorsten Carstensen (Indiana University) and Mattias Pirholt (Södertörns Högskola)

 

Deadline for submission: August 1, 2020

In his seminal essay “Technologies of the Self” (1988), Michel Foucault referred to strategies that “permit individuals to effect by their own means or with the help of others a certain number of operations on their own bodies and souls, thoughts, conduct, and way of being, so as to transform themselves in order to attain a certain state of happiness, purity, wisdom, perfection, or immortality.”

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Scandal and Transgression in Twentieth-Century Transatlantic Vanguardisms

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:37pm
SAMLA 92: Virtual/Hybrid Format
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 26, 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.

Madwomen in Social Justice Movements, Literatures, and Art

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 2:34pm
Vernon Press
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Over forty years have passed since Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar wrote The Madwomen in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth Century Literary Imagination, their quintessential work of feminist literary criticism. Their work, and its title, struck a contentious chord by making a heavy-handed literary reference to Bertha Mason, the first wife of Mr. Rochester, who is kept in the attic and described in bestial terms in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. Gilbert and Gubar’s attempt to place the “madwoman in the attic” at the forefront or center of literary conversation is a gesture that gave agency to the phrase, encouraged meaning-making around it, and strove to keep madwomen alive as a critical subject.

[UPDATE] Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

updated: 
Friday, May 15, 2020 - 3:35am
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 1, 2021

The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.

The Eudora Welty Society

updated: 
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 12:08am
Dr. Melinda McBee/South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2002

SCMLA 77th ANNUAL CONFERENCEOctober 8-10, 2020

Whitehall Hotel • 1700 Smith St.  • Houston, TX 77002

Conference Theme: “Politics of Protest”

 

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