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"Memorializing War, Destroying Memory" NeMLA 2019

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:11am
Urszula Rutkowska
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In explaining what inspired 1984, George Orwell wrote that what “frightens [him] much more than bombs” is imagining a future in which “some ruling clique controls not only the future but the past.” The retroactive curation of memory is an oft-undertaken project, practiced in ways as particular as the redaction of a text like Guantanamo Diary, and as absolute as the omission from history of the story told by Chester Himes’ If He Hollers Let Him Go, in which Robert Jones is punished for a crime he did not commit by being forced to enlist in the Army in order to fight, and likely die, in World War II.

Eudora Welty: One Writer's Beginnings Reconsidered

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:36am
American Literature Association Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

One Writer’s Beginnings Reconsidered

2019 marks the 35th anniversary of Eudora Welty’s memoir One Writer’s Beginnings (Harvard UP, 1984). Loved and admired by a diverse readership, this book centers on the circumstances that sparked Welty's passion to become a writer. Originating from her presentations as inaugural speaker in Harvard’s Massey Lectures in American Studies (then the "Lectures in the History of American Civilization” ), the book chapters are based on her three lectures --“Listening,” “Learning to See,” and “Finding a Voice” --and they focus on Welty’s childhood and family life in Jackson, Mississippi. 

Eudora Welty: The Eye of the Photographer

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:36am
American Literature Association Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

Eudora Welty Society Call for Papers

In 1944, Eudora Welty remarked “if you click your camera at something, people from nowhere run up and ask ‘Why did you take that?’”

The motivational impulse, artistic composition, cultural context, and sociological importance of Welty’s photographs have all received scholarly attention since the 1971 first publication of her photobook One Time, One Place. Our 2019 ALA panel invites further new work on Welty’s photography.  Proposals may include the relation of her photography to biography, literature, art history, to photographic technique, genre, and history, as well as to such topics as memory, location, and racial representation.

Special Issue (2019) of 'The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies'

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 9:40am
Wyndham Lewis Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

Special Issue (2019) of The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies ('Lewis and the Post-War, 1919-1921')

In his autobiography Blasting and Bombardiering (1937), Lewis memorably assessed the world in which he found himself on returning from the western front: 'We were all in the post-war, but that period produced nothing but a lot of sub-Sitwells and sheep in Woolfe’s clothing, and we were not of it. I call us here "the Men of 1914".' The Journal of Wyndham Lewis Studies seeks 7- to 10,000-word essays that engage with Lewis’s post-war writing, activities, and social networks. We are particularly interested in essays that:

Call for Papers "Modernism and Multiple Temporalities"

updated: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 9:33am
the Modernist Studies in Asia Network (MSIA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 25, 2018

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‘Modernism and Multiple Temporalities’

The Second Annual International Conference of the Modernist Studies in Asia Network (MSIA)

12-14 September 2019

Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Prof. Laura Marcus (Oxford)

Prof. Douglas Mao (Johns Hopkins)

Prof. Aaron Gerow (Yale)

 

Call for Papers

 

International Conference on London Studies "Versions of Londonness". Please note: Selected papers will be published in the post-conference e-Book.

updated: 
Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:19pm
London Centre for Interdisciplenary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

International Conference on London Studies"Versions of Londonness"24 November, 2018 – London, UKorganised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Selected papers will be published in the post-conference e-Book.

Re-presenting David Jones

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Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:36am
Thomas Berenato / University of Virginia
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Seminar at ACLA 2018, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 7-10 March 2019

https://www.acla.org/re-presenting-david-jones

Co-organized by Thomas Berenato (Virginia) and Anna Svendsen (York) for the David Jones Research Center

Derrida's Belle Époque (ACLA 2019)

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Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:56am
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Annual Meeting, March 7-10, 2019, Georgetown University, Washington DC
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

La Belle Époque, the period of Western history lasting from roughly 1871 to 1914 (though this seminar will not be so strict with periodizations), is often characterized as a time of relative peace and prosperity, before the outbreak of the First World War.

Call for Papers: The American Short Story at the ALA Symposium

updated: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:13am
Society for the Study of the American Short Story
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 10, 2018

The Society for the Study of the American Short Story seeks papers for two panels to be held at the November 2018 American Literature Association Symposium. The conference will convene in Santa Fe, NM, November 1-3, 2018, at the Drury Plaza Hotel.

The governing idea of the conference is Sights and Sites: Vision and Place in American Literature: What does it mean to envision the American landscape? What are the philosophical, psychological, and political factors that shape how writers look at a place and transform their perceptions into works of fiction, poetry, drama, travel writing, and autobiography? How does race, class, and gender influence the perception of natural and social sites?

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