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Yeats Kyoto Symposium 2018

updated: 
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:37am
International Yeats Society / Yeats Society of Japan
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Yeats Kyoto Symposium 2018

2018 International Yeats Society Symposium, Kyoto

The 54th Annual Conference of the Yeats Society of Japan

 

Dates: December 15ー16, 2018 

Venues: Clock Tower Centennial Hall of Kyoto University and Kashokaku Noh Theatre 

Themes:  Any topic on Yeats is welcome, but the following theme is particularly encouraged:

“Yeats and Laughter”

   Topics may include:

-thematic concerns on laughter in Yeats poems/plays

-cultural considerations on Yeatsean humor and Modernism

-laughter in post-Yeats poets/writers

-Yeats and Kyogen

-laughter in Irish folklore and mythology

 

New Perspectives on the Lost Generation

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2018 - 11:17am
Modernist Studies Association (MSA) 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The idea of a “lost generation” still has a hold on the popular imagination over ninety years after it was popularized via the epigraph of The Sun Also Rises.  For literary scholars and historians, though, that idea is critically worn-out if not simply useless.  This panel seeks to understand anew this old idea.  Questions to be addressed include but are not limited to:

How has the idea of the lost generation been critically and historically misunderstood and/or abused?

Marginal Writing in the First World War

updated: 
Monday, May 7, 2018 - 4:03pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 21, 2018

UPDATE: the due date for proposals has been updated from 5/7 to 5/21!

The Limits of Form: On Literary Content

updated: 
Friday, March 2, 2018 - 4:13am
MLA 2019: Special Session
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

What exactly is the content of a literary text, and how does it affect the experience of reading?  How should critics approach a text's overt elements and ideas?  A lengthy and currently influential tradition of thought has emphasized literary form in a variety of creative ways, but very little has been done to explain how critics should think about content.  This panel will bring together six scholars, who will each briefly (in 8 to 10 minutes) offer a definition of literary content and an example from a particular text.  Please submit an abstract for such a paper, along with a one-page CV, to pfessenbecker at gmail.com by March 15.

Note: this is a non-guaranteed special session, and requires MLA approval.  

The Specialness of Poetry

updated: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:21am
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Special claims have always been made about poetry. For Plato, poetry carried a special danger: its imaginative and rhetorical projections had the potential to corrupt the citizens of the Republic by leading them away from what is good and true. For other thinkers, including Percy Bysshe Shelley, poetry has a special moral force that must be recognized as necessary to society, even when the political efficacy of individual poems is not obvious or immediate. Theodor W. Adorno argued that the uniquely “virginal” expression of an individual lyric poem implies a protest against a social situation we cannot but feel as oppressive.

Collection on Arthur MACHEN

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:15am
Dr. Antonio Sanna
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Critical Essays on Arthur Machen

edited by Antonio Sanna

 

MSA 18 — The Graphic City: Urban Studies After The Visual Turn

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:11am
David B. Hobbs + Joshua Schneiderman
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

The Graphic City — Urban Studies After The Visual Turn

…From the rear platform of a fast ‘El’ train,
I watched the city’s undulating lights
And felt about my heart the antique pain
That man has always felt for beauty’s signs.
And often I was wildly moved to test
Myself against the city’s gleaming lines,
To feel their edges touch my bare brown breast!

—from “Song of New York” by Claude McKay (1926)

Palimpsestes: Genetic Translation Studies special issue

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:10am
Palimpsestes
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

This special issue (spring 2019) will be devoted to genetic translation studies (involving both translators’ drafts and author-translator correspondence) with English as a source- or target-language.

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