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Hope Mirrlees’s Paris: A Poem at 100

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Monday, January 20, 2020 - 9:22pm
University of Liverpool / Sorbonne Nouvelle / Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of “modernism’s lost masterpiece,” Hope Mirrlees’s Paris: A Poem. Published by Hogarth Press in the spring of 1920, and typeset by Virginia Woolf herself, this ground-breaking long poem maps the range of continental avant-garde aesthetics of the 1910s even as it both engages and anticipates the mythical methods and epic conventions of James Joyce, Ezra Pound, and T.S. Eliot.

Marriage and Other Domestic Entanglements in American Literature - ALA 2020 Roundtable

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Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 5:08pm
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Extended deadline 1/28/2020 - The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites proposals for a roundtable discussion on Marriage and Other Domestic Entanglements in 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). 

The potential subjects for this topic are far too many to list, but a small beginning might include Jonathan Bayliss, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edith Wharton, Theodore Dreiser, Kate Chopin, Henry James, Norman Mailer, Philip Roth, John Updike, Gillian Flynn, Lauren Groff, and Tayari Jones. 

International Virginia Woolf Society Panel at MLA 2021: Archival Woolf

updated: 
Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:55pm
Mary Wilson / International Virginia Woolf Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Archival Woolf.  This panel will explore Woolf and the archive: Woolf’s own engagement with archives, the representation of archival research in her fiction and essays, and/or our understanding of her work via archived materials.  Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to Mary Wilson (mwilson4_at_umassd.edu) by Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

Katherine Anne Porter Society Graduate Student Paper Award

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Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:48pm
Katherine Anne Porter Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Katherine Anne Porter Society is pleased to announce an annual Graduate Student Paper Award. Interested applicants should submit an article-length (15-25 page) paper on any Katherine Anne Porter topic. The winner, which will be announced on December 1, 2020, will be invited to present a shortened form of the paper at the annual Katherine Anne Porter Society Session at the American Literature Association Conference and will be featured in an article of the Katherine Anne Porter Society Newsletter. The award also brings a monetary prize of $250. Please email submissions as Word attachments to Jerry Findley at jerryfindley1@gmail.com by June 30, 2020.

 

Open call for panel papers – Carson McCullers Society

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Friday, January 17, 2020 - 12:47pm
American Literature Association (ALA) Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Carson McCullers Society is pleased to announce an open call for papers on any topic related to the life and works of Carson McCullers for a guaranteed panel at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference in San Diego, California, on May 21-24, 2020. Papers that approach McCullers’ works from interdisciplinary, comparative, and disability or gender studies perspectives are especially sought; however, all topics will be considered. Interested parties should send a 250-300 word abstract and short bio to the Carson McCullers Society at carsonmccullerssociety@gmail.com no later than Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020. Please list “ALA 2020 abstract” as the subject of your email.

Utopia 2020: Plans for the New World Order

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:57am
Florida State University, Graduate Literature Organization
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 3, 2020

“There is nothing like a dream to create the future. Utopia today, flesh and blood tomorrow.” - Victor Hugo

 

A Graduate Conference at Florida State University, Saturday April 4th.

S37: Just “making it new”? Modernist Fiction Writers Reaching Back to their Predecessors

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:53am
ESSE 2020 Conference Lyon
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Modernist writers have been notoriously known as “making it new”, cutting ties with the previous generations, as famously declared by Virginia Woolf, denigrating their predecessors as materialist Edwardians. More recent research, however, argues that in spite of their manifestos, modernist writers actively engaged in a dialogue with their predecessors from all ages, taking inspiration and even narrative models from their texts, thus deconstructing the sharp dividing line created by the modernists themselves. The seminar invites presentations that pertain to this area of research so that we can have a more complex view of how modernism is positioned in literary history.

Continentalizing Global Modernism @ MLA 2021

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Friday, January 10, 2020 - 9:12am
John Hoffmann / University of Marburg
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

As the ambit of global modernist studies expands, the place of continental Europe in the geography of modernism is something of a quandary. Indeed, the continent’s place was never very clear to begin with. In her foundational essay “Periodizing Modernism,” Susan Stanford Friedman criticizes a disciplinary bias that favors Anglo-American modernism at the expense of writing from postcolonial nations. Yet Friedman also notes that the old, chiefly Anglo-American modernist studies possessed only a “limited continental scope.” Thus the turn to the globe––that is, the turn away from Europe––has consigned the continent to the disciplinary past when, according to Friedman, it was a marginalized domain in the first place.

FIN du GLOBE: Decadence, Catastrophe, Late Style

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:28pm
British Association of Decadence Studies and the Aestheticism and Decadence Network
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

FIN du GLOBE:

Decadence, Catastrophe, Late Style

 

Call for Papers: Abstracts by March 1, 2020

 

The 3rd Annual Conference of the 

British Association of Decadence Studies

and the journal VOLUPTÉ

and the Aestheticism and Decadence Network, NAVSA

 

CORNELL UNIVERSITY, 10-13 SEPTEMBER 2020 

 

Conference Committee:  Ellis Hanson, Elisha Cohn, Jane Desmarais, Kate Hext, 

Caroline Levine, Kristin Mahoney, Alex Murray

 

Telepoetics

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:22pm
Dana Research Centre, Science Museum; Nottingham Trent University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

CFP: Telepoetics

Dana Research Centre, Science Museum, London, 27 May 2020

Deadline for proposals: 10 March 2020

www.crossedlines.co.uk

 

CinemArts Graduate Student Essay Award

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:56am
CinemArts SIG (SCMS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 7, 2020

The CinemArts: Film and Art History SIG of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies seeks submissions for its Graduate Student Essay Prize, with the winner to be announced at the 2020 conference.  This award is meant to recognize outstanding scholarship from students currently enrolled in a recognized graduate program and working at the intersection of film, art and visual culture.  Applicants must be current SCMS and CinemArts members (but not necessarily presenting at the 2020 conference).  Submissions may include revised seminar papers, dissertation excerpts, or any essay published in 2019-2020.  Submissions are limited to one per applicant, should not exceed 8,500 words (excluding notes), and must use a standard citation format.  If the winning essay

Seaside Resorts, the Coastal Experience and Their Representation in the Arts

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:02am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

HJEAS (the Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies) 2021 spring issue will be dedicated to the British seaside resorts with a rich history of reflection across the arts.

Cinematic Representations of Women in Modern Celebrity Culture (1900-1950) (edited collection)

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9:48am
Leticia Perez Alonso
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 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?

Modernism From the Standpoint of Labor -- MSA, 22-25 October 2020, Brooklyn NY

updated: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 11:08am
Matthew Hart (Columbia) and Pardis Dabashi (UNR)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

Call for Proposals

MODERNISM FROM THE STANDPOINT OF LABOR

Modernist Studies Association

Brooklyn, NY

22-25 October 2020

 

Organized by Pardis Dabashi (University of Nevada, Reno) and Matthew Hart (Columbia University, MSA President)

 

Samuel Beckett and Nature

updated: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 11:08am
James Martell / Lyon College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019

“Samuel Beckett and Nature”

International Conference
October 16-18, 2020
Lyon College

General Call for Papers - Spring 2020

updated: 
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 4:39am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS – SPRING 2020

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

New Approaches to Comics as Periodicals at ALA 2020

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 1:44pm
Comics Studies Circle & Research Society for American Periodicals
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

The Comics Circle at the American Literature Association is pleased to co-sponsor the following panel at the upcoming American Literature Association Conference from May 21-24, 2020 in San Diego (https://americanliteratureassociation.org/). We hope that you will consider submitting a proposal and/or helping us to spread the word.

Announcing the 2020 First Book Institute: Call for Applications

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Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 10:06am
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 10, 2020

Announcing  

The 2020 First Book Institute

May 31-June 6, 2020

Hosted by the Center for American Literary Studies (CALS) at Pennsylvania State University

Co-Directors

Sean X. Goudie, Director of the Center for American Literary Studies and Winner of the MLA Prize for a First Book

Priscilla Wald, R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Duke University, and Co-Editor of American Literature

The Voice: Resonances in Literary Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 2:00am
Literature & Critical Theory Student Union, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 21, 2019

What is the place and role of the voice in academic literary inquiry? How is orality treated in disciplinary and institutional contexts which identify most closely with text-based practices? How do we think of the relationships between orality and textuality without subscribing to a progressivist or evolutionary model that privileges text over voice? How is the voice and vocal performance treated and represented in literature? How do the voices of the translator, editor, critic, reader, and student of literature intersect to create literary disciplinary discourse?

Beyond Reality: Post-Intellectualism and the Re/Emergence of Subjective Truths

updated: 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 3:07pm
University of New Mexico, Foreign Languages
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

Call for Papers

 

12th Annual Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference and Workshop

 

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

 

April 10-11, 2020

 

Beyond Reality: Post-Intellectualism and the Re/Emergence of Subjective Truths

 

Keynote lecture to be delivered by: Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, University of South Carolina

 

Special Panel: Magic in the Modern World (Esotericism & Occultism Area)

updated: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 1:23pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Special Panel CFP : Magic in the Modern World

In the Esotericism & Occultism Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Annual Conference, Albuquerque, February 19-22, 2020

FOMO 2020: Exploring What's Missing

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:28pm
George Washington University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

FOMO 2020 -- Exploring What’s Missing

Keynote Address by Prof Ashon Crawley, UVA (bio below)

28 February 2020, 9am-4pm (lunch and refreshments provided)

The George Washington University in the National Churchill Library and Center

Hosted by: The English Graduate Student Association at GWU

 

Photo-Texts and the Mapping of American Lives — ALA 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:27pm
Sophia Bamert
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

Photo-Texts and the Mapping of American Lives

Panel CFP for American Literature Association, San Diego, May 21-24, 2020

From How the Other Half Lives to Humans of New York, American authors have long interwoven photos and writing to theorize and map the modern United States and the people who inhabit it. Scholars such as Sara Blair have analyzed how place-based photo-texts produce “emergent iconograph[ies] of modern experience” (How the Other Half Looks), while others, like Jeff Allred and Joseph Entin, have suggested how modernist photo-texts offer new ways of conceptualizing crossovers between realism and modernism, the political meanings and effects of documentary, and the ethics of the gaze. 

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.

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