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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: 

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 

 

 

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

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

Comics and Modernism Collection of Essays *DEADLINE EXTENDED*

updated: 
Friday, April 17, 2020 - 8:48am
Essays on Comics and/as Modernism
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

***DEADLINE EXTENDED to 1 May***

In The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein recounts a remarkable interaction with her close friend Pablo Picasso. As they are headed out the door, their conversation slipping between paintings, French lessons, and tea with Picasso’s wife Fernande, Stein pauses:

"Oh I forgot to give you these, said Gertrude Stein handing Picasso a package of newspapers, they will console you. He opened them up, they were the Sunday supplement of american papers, they were the Katzenjammer kids. Oh oui, Oh oui, he said, his face full of satisfaction, merci thanks Gertrude, and we left."

MLA 2021 You Didn’t Write, You Rewrote: Revision and Literary Production

updated: 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 5:17pm
MLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

Writers have long used revision as a creative tool, well before writing classrooms institutionalized it as such. Think of Pound ruthlessly cutting Eliot’s Waste Land, Moore slashing most of “Poetry,” and Robert Lowell turning stories and letters into cinquains, sonnets, and blank verse--and then revising some of those poems again, into other forms. To many, such acts of revision are the markers of a serious writer, one who pursues perfection in multiple drafts.

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