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Back Talk: Women's Writing, Modernism and Resistance

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:02am
Modernist Network Cymru
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 27, 2020

Back Talk: Women’s Writing, Modernism and Resistance 

The Third Modernist Network Cymru Conference 

Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK 

17-18 June 2020 

Keynote speakers: Prof. Kirsti Bohata (CREW, Swansea University), Prof. Diana Wallace (University of South Wales) 

 

Co-organised by Josie Cray, Elizabeth English and Siriol McAvoy

 

Economy and Value of Time in Boredom

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:02am
MLA 2021 in Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

The word boredom has been in circulation since Ancient times, in the shape of a variety of synonyms --acedia, taedium vitae, horror loci, melancholy, ennui, spleen-- and bearing a theological stamp, since it was believed to be a demonic sin in the Christian tradition. In modernity, however, for the “enlightened subject” (Goodstein, 4), as a response to social and economic transformations, boredom has become a secular experience concerned with temporality, signifying loss of meaning and feeling of emptiness in the pace of modern life. In critical circles, boredom remains a hybrid phenomenon that brings together a variety of contradictory definitions.

The Politics of Escapism

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:01am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

The Politics of Escapism

Panel at the 2021 MLA Convention

TOronto, DC, January 7-10, 2021

Co-Organizers:

Greg Sharzer, University of Toronto (gsharzer@gmail.com); Keith O'Regan, York
University (keith.oregan@gmail.com)

Escapism, the desire to abandon a difficult present for an ideal alternative,

MLA 2021: Harold Pinter and Laughter

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:57am
The International Harold Pinter Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020

The International Harold Pinter Society welcomes papers that explore Harold Pinter and laughter. What is significant about laughter in Pinter's work and how might it concern or complicate the reception of his creative output. Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words and a CV to mjrii@illinois.edu

George Gissing in Vogue

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:54am
Tom Ue / Dalhousie University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Midway through New Grub Street (1891), Reardon reunites with his wife Amy. In preparation, he leaves behind his overcoat. This attire, once “fairly good,” is now long past its prime, “the edges of the sleeves were frayed, two buttons were missing, and the original hue of the cloth was indeterminable.” Reardon knows Amy well, but not well enough: her attention at the meeting is quickly directed to “his muddy and shapeless boots,” and her desire for “a renewal of amity” conflicts with her shock over her husband’s appearance: “[S]uch attire degraded him in her eyes; it symbolised the melancholy decline which he had suffered intellectually.

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)

 

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.

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: 

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