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Politics and American Literature - ALA San Diego Roundtable

updated: 
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 11:57am
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites proposals for a roundtable discussion on Politics and American Literature at the annual American Literature Association Conference (ALA), which will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California, on May 21-24, 2020 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).

In addition to the novels of Jonathan Bayliss, presenters might consider the work of such writers as Henry Adams, Mark Twain, Kate Chopin, Robert Penn Warren, Ayn Rand, Philip Roth, Ursula LeGuin, Michael Chabon, and Toni Morrison, among many others. 

Outside the Western Box—In Search of the Primary

updated: 
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:11am
Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Outside the Western Box—In Search of the Primary

Organized by the Charles Olson Society

American Literature Association, 31st Annual Conference, May 21-24, 2020

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the American Literature Association Conference, to be held in San Diego, May 21-24, 2020:

http://americanliteratureassociation.org/ala-conferences/ala-annual-conf...

Translation, Rewriting and Adaptation

updated: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:13pm
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The international journal, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS)solicits papers on “Translation, Rewriting and Adaptation” for a special issue in 2021. HJEAS is available world-wide on ProQuest and archived on JSTOR. Scholarly essays are welcome on a wide range of related topics, such as novels adapted to film, drama productions based on films, free translations of classic drama for the Anglophone stages, continuation of novels or novels rewritten for a new kind of readership (e. g., Foe by Coetzee, The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler, etc.) poetry and poetry sequences adapted for stage or performance.

The Persuasive Power of Nostalgia: An Emerging Genre

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:46am
Ryerson University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 10, 2019

Many scholars have examined the ways in which nostalgia has functioned and evolved throughout history from its clinical classification as a syndrome/disease to its romantic re-classification as the pursuit of a golden age. More recent literature has attempted to identify the different subcategories of nostalgia that have emerged within modernity and the extent to which it functions as both a spatial and temporal phenomenon.

Figuring Out Feeling

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:07am
Cécile Varry
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Since the affective turn in the early 1990s, the humanities and social sciences have witnessed a profound and renewed interest in how feelings operate; their relationship to both the human, the nonhuman (or more than human), and other feelings. As researchers, teachers and artists, we often struggle with the place and status of emotions in creative processes, institutions, the workplace, classrooms, and in our own research. How do we feel about all of this?

MFS Special Issue - Ishiguro After the Nobel

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:06am
Modern Fiction Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020

Modern Fiction Studies Special Issue ⁠— Ishiguro After the Nobel 

Guest Editors: Chris Holmes and Kelly M. Rich
Deadline for Submissions: 5 January 2020

CFP for ALA

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:04am
nancy k. gish / t.s.eliot society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

CFP for ALA 2020

 

The T. S. Eliot Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2020 annual conference of the American Literature Association, May 21-24, 2020 at Manchester Grand Hyatt One Market Place, San Diego, CA.

 

Please send proposals (up to 250 words), along with a brief biography or curriculum vitae, to Professor Emerita Nancy K. Gish (nancy.gish@maine.edu.) Submissions must be received no later than January 10, 2020.

 

For information on the ALA and its 2020 meeting, please see the ALA website at www.americanliteratureassociation.org

Eudora Welty and The Body

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:49am
Eudora Welty Society/ American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 3, 2020

Welty and the Body

Welty, Modernism, and Media

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:49am
Eudora Welty Society/ American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 3, 2020

American Literature Association Meeting

San Diego, CA May 21-24, 2020

Welty, Modernism, Media

This panel will investigate Welty’s work and its interactions with multi-media influences such as advertising, film, journalism, magazine culture, music, photography, pulp fiction, radio, theater, television––that is to say, with all and any forms of media influence.  Papers may consider Welty as a modernist working with the same kinds of 20thC technological changes as such writers as Eliot or Joyce but, being a Mississippi woman meeting and appreciating change, possibly defining a different relationship to the modern

Global Modernisms' Other Empires

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:40am
Modernist Studies in Asia Network, Kaitlin Staudt
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

The Modernist Studies in Asia Network seeks proposals for short, persuasive essays addressing “Global Modernisms’ Other Empires” for a prospective peer-reviewed cluster on Modernism/modernity’s Print Plus platform. While the New Modernist Studies has productively expanded the locations and timelines of modernism, many figures, literary works, and images central to this expansion continue to be drawn from the British and French Empires.

Making connections: women’s writing 1918-1939

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:36am
University of Bedfordshire
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 28, 2020

'Making connections: women’s writing 1918-1939' is a one-day conference which will be held at the University of Bedfordshire (Bedford campus) on 6th June 2020. 

The interwar period was a time of experimentation in form, but also a time when networks enabled new writers to form connections with each other and with the publishing community.  This conference will focus on those networks, both formal and informal, between writers and writers, and with publishers, film makers, and literary, political and artistic movements. 

Abstracts are invited for papers on women writers from the UK, from Europe and across the world who were writing and publishing between 1918 and 1939.

Work and Leisure, Noise and Silence

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 4:03pm
Michael Williamson - English Graduate Organization Indiana University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

Work and Leisure, Noise and Silence

The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and Composition and TESOL Association (CTA), in collaboration with the Department of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is proud to announce their 2020 Interdisciplinary Conference, “Work and Leisure, Noise and Silence,” to be held April 3-4, 2020 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). The due date for proposals is January 24, 2020.

Lines of Heredity: Eugenics and Gender in European Literature, 1880-1935

updated: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:06pm
Fatima Borrmann/ KU Leuven
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Lines of Heredity: Eugenics and Gender in European Literature, 1880-1935

May 18-19, 2020

MDRN/KU Leuven

First keynote speaker: Prof. Angelique Richardson (University of Exeter).

Second keynote speaker to be announced later.

CFP: Journal of Austrian-American History

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:14pm
Michael Burri, Journal of Austrian-American History
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

The Journal of Austrian-American History, sponsored by the Botstiber Institute for Austrian-American Studies (www.botstiber.org) and published by Penn State University Press, is an open access, peer-reviewed scholarly journal.

Authors are invited to submit articles based on original research that speak to the relationship between the United States and Austria, including the historical Habsburg Empire. Contributions from scholars working in history and related disciplines -- such as economics, history of science, law, political science, and cultural studies, broadly construed -- are welcome.

Reading Modernism in the Sixth Extinction

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 5:07pm
Caroline Hovanec (Tampa), Rachel Murray (Loughborough)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Call for Papers: Reading Modernism in the Sixth Extinction

Prospective Modernism/modernity Print+ cluster

Edited by Caroline Hovanec and Rachel Murray

 

Flann O’Brien and the Nonhuman: Animals, Environments, Machines

updated: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:44pm
Katherine Ebury, Paul Fagan, John Greaney
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

Call for Papers

Edited Collection

 

Flann O’Brien and the Nonhuman: Animals, Environments, Machines

ed. Katherine Ebury, Paul Fagan, John Greaney

UPDATE: "In a Speculative Light: The Arts of James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney"

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:44pm
University of Tennessee Humanities Center
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

NEH-Funded INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: CALL FOR PAPERS

"In a Speculative Light: The Arts of James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney"

Date of symposium: February 19-21, 2020

Deadline for Proposals: November 1, 2019

 

Confirmed Keynotes:

Frederick Moten,

Professor of Performance Studies, NYU Tisch School of the Arts & Professor, The European Graduate School

Hilton Als,

Modernism and Science Fiction

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:30pm
Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

In the wake of the New Modernist Studies, and in particular such pioneering works as Maria DiBattista and Lucy MacDiarmid’s High and Low Moderns (1996), there is increasing interest both in interdisciplinary approaches to modernism and the relationship between modernism and popular culture. Although various writers (Christine Brooke-Rose, Fredric Jameson, Fred Pfeil, Phillip Wegner) have speculated upon the affinities between modernism and science fiction, and have even postulated tentative literary histories, this relationship has been brought into focus by such works as Paul March-Russell’s Modernism and Science Fiction (2015). Since then, other related works have included Charles M.

Bob Dylan and American Poetry

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:28pm
ALA Symposium: "American Poetry"
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 25, 2019

Call For Papers

Bob Dylan and American Poetry

 

American Literature Association Symposium

“American Poetry”

February 20-22, 2020

Washington, DC

 

What We Talk About When We Talk About The New York School

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:37pm
Yasmine Shamma / University of Reading
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Call for Papers:

 

What We Talk About When We Talk About The New York School 

 

We welcome short papers addressing any aspect of New York School poetry, art, and writing for the inaugural meeting of the New York School Studies Association (NYSSA). This event builds on the research network scholars and poets began to form during the illuminating New Work on the New York School symposium and poetry evening held at the University of Birmingham in 2018. We hope it will be the second international meeting of many.

 

Just art. Documentary poetics and justice

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:36pm
Synthesis, an anglophone journal of comparative literary studies, National and Kapodistrian University, Greece.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

Just art. Documentary poetics and justice

Special Issue Editor: Naomi Toth

(13. 2020)

 

Call for Proposals: Literary Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:34pm
James McGovern / Oxford University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 2, 2020

We invite proposals for monographs or edited volumes for our Series in Literary Studies.

Literary studies is one of the richest and most interdisciplinary fields of study, encompassing a wide array of valid approaches, from the historical, to the theoretical, to the experimental. Broadly speaking, works of literary scholarship aim to change or enhance the way we read texts by investigating their complexity.

We are particularly interested in books on English Literature, although we are open to proposals which examine any type of world literature.

The scope of the present call is broad. Possible topics include (non-comprehensive list):

"Wallace Stevens and Performance" - guaranteed panel at the American Literature Association Annual Conference, May 2020, San Diego CA

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 11:43am
Wallace Stevens Society, American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Wallace Stevens Society Call for Papers

American Literature Association

May 21-24, 2020, San Diego, CA

 

Wallace Stevens and Performance

The Wallace Stevens Society is pleased to invite papers for a panel on the topic of “Stevens and Performance” at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference in San Diego, California, on May 21-24, 2020. Topics might include (but are not limited to):

 

English Forum: Journal of the Department of English, Gauhati University

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 11:43am
Department of English, Gauhati University, Guwahati -781014
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 30, 2019

The Department of English, Gauhati University invites research papers for publication  for the forthcoming issue of its peer-reviewed journal English Forum: Journal of the Department of English, Gauhati University. The journal is devoted to a scholarly dialogue on a broad range of issues pertaining to English Literature from Middle English to Postmodern times as well as other literatures in English. Articles should deal with topics significant to our time and cultures like representation, identity, subjectivity, ethnicity, nationhood, gender, and narration. Articles for publication should be between 5000 and 8000 words; prepared according to the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (Latest Edition).

Modernist Studies, Contemporary Problems (ACLA 2020)

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:47pm
Alex Jones/Vanderbilt University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

In the past decade, modernist studies has been animated by the issue of periodization. As a concept, modernism has been projected backwards and forwards in space and time. Attempts to clarify the “when” of modernism have ultimately led modernist studies to the doorstep of contemporary. If we now have late modernism, metamodernism, and cosmodernism broaching the present, we also have arguments “against periodization” (Hayot), proposals for “literary transhistory” (Bronstein), and assertions that modernism is nothing more nor less than the “creative and expressive domain” of any modernity (Friedman). But what does it mean to propose the contemporaneity of modernism when modernism itself is being detached from time and history?

Marianne Moore and the Archives

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:45pm
University of Buffalo
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

"Marianne Moore and the Archives"

The University at Buffalo

will host a conference on Marianne Moore

May 22-24, 2020

Call for proposals: 

"Marianne Moore and the Archives" will focus on Moore in relation to archival collection practices, broadly understood. 

We encourage proposals drawing on research collections at the Rosenbach or on the Marianne Moore Digital Archive but also proposals on Moore's appearance in other modernist archives, in relation to networks of her friends and peers, to current theories and practices of archiving, or on Moore herself as a librarian, a collector, and a self-archivist. 

ACLA 2020: Revisions of Fascism II: Comparative Fascisms

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:22pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

****This is a CFP for the 2020 ACLA Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, March 19-22, 2020.***

In The Anatomy of Fascism, Robert Paxton reminds us that fascism has always proved difficult to define. Fascism “seemed to come from nowhere.” Though it “took on multiple and varied forms” and “exalted hatred and violence in the name of national prowess,” it still “managed to appeal to prestigious and well-educated statesmen, entrepreneurs, professionals, artists, and intellectuals.” Despite this, “everyone is” nonetheless, “sure they know what fascism is.” 

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