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Travel Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - 11:13am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2023

Proposals for presentations on travel writing in English from any period or part of the world. Please submit a 200-word abstract by April 1, 2023. The RMMLA conference will be held in Denver, CO, from Oct. 11-14, 2023. 

Robert Graves and The ‘60s: “All You Need is Love”? || MLA 2024 Philadelphia

updated: 
Monday, February 20, 2023 - 1:52pm
The Robert Graves Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

CFP: Robert Graves and The ‘60s: “All You Need is Love”?

British writer Robert Graves (1895-1985) associated with multiple counterculture movements, including the modernist vanguard and anti-war poets, made forays into Eastern mysticism, reimagined the Classical period, contemporized ancient myths and rituals, experimented with hallucinogens, and managed to publish over 140 books, including what some might term his magnum opus, The White Goddess, an encyclopedic work he subtitled “A historic grammar of poetic myth.” Above all else, he is remembered as a poet of Love, exploring the subject across his long career in its many iterations: romantic, allegorical, ritualistic, the literary—the coupling of Poet and Muse.

The Lived Experience of James Joyce

updated: 
Friday, February 17, 2023 - 11:48am
Isaac Slone
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

This edited volume collects essays from those writing about the experience of reading, studying, teaching, and interpreting James Joyce. The essays form a picture of how Joyce’s writing serves its reader by reflecting dimensions of human experience.

Women in religion: from spiritual leadership to female empowerment

updated: 
Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 4:43pm
ICSAH
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 30, 2023

It is more than a cliché that gender plays a crucial role in religion, as most religious orders in the world were, and currently are, dominated by men. The role of women in cultic settings is, as a rule, secondary, as is also the authority of female ministers of religion, while the social benefits of those appointed with religious duties are also incomparable with the privileges received by men.  This year, we invite proposals that explore the female share in leadership roles related to religion (saints, prophetesses, priestesses, nuns, preachers, witches, shamans and more), and emphasize how their achievements are reflected in history and art. How prominent female figures have compromised men’s secured positions of power in socioreligious structures?

Melville, Conrad, and Life

updated: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 12:25pm
Joseph Conrad Society of America and the Melville Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Both Melville and Conrad appeal to the concept of life allied with their artistic activities. Moby Dick is pervaded by appeals to the appeal to life, as in the description of a whale skeleton become a chapel:  "Life folded Death; Death trellised Life; the grim god wived with youthful Life, and begat him curly-headed glories." Conrad, too describes the action of art in fruitful tension with the kinetics of life, as when in his 1897 preface, he connects art with seizing a fragment "from the remorseless rush of time, a passing phase of life." But how exactly do these writers understand and see their relation to "life" -- vegetative, human, physical, spiritual, ethical?

“William Gaddis at his Centenary” Special issue of electronic book review (

updated: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 12:20pm
https://electronicbookreview.com/about-ebr/
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2023

The year between December 29th 2022 and December 29th 2023 would have been the hundredth of William Gaddis’ life. Between 1955, when he published The Recognitions, and 1998, when he died shortly after completing Agapē Agape, Gaddis was notorious for a disproportion between reputation and readership. Being reflexively labelled “difficult,” with his own novels’ wry figurations of characters writing “for a very small audience,” and with a tendency to be categorized (though not always actually read) alongside the increasingly unfashionable “high postmodernists”… all this might have made it hard to envisage his work surviving into the 2000s.

 

 

MSA 2023: Precarious Modernisms

updated: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:31am
Zoë Henry / MSA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 20, 2023

The Graduate Student Representative for the Modernist Studies Association seeks paper proposals from graduate students and emerging scholars on the topic of “precarious modernisms” for a guaranteed MSA 2023 panel. In a rapidly shifting climate of academic precarity, what can modernism’s own precarities offer in the way of addressing our contemporary crises of the humanities? Panelists might consider, but are certainly not limited to:

Splendid Difficulty: Teaching Conrad

updated: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:31am
Joseph Conrad Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Conrad's works feature linguistic sophistication, narrative complexity, psychological nuance, subtle irony, political contestation, and historical challenge. While some might seek to avoid difficulty, this panel instead embraces difficulty and considers how precisely the most challenging aspects of Conrad's art can empower students and cultivate subtlety, humanistic and historical breadth, and even humility. This panel invites papers that consider how the multivalent difficulty of Conrad’s works — syntactic, psychological, political, or aesthetic — offers pedagogical opportunity.  Comparative approaches are welcome.

Ex-position Feature Topic Call for Papers -- The Twenty-First Century: The New Contemporary?

updated: 
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:17am
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Ex-position Feature Topic Call for Papers

The Twenty-First Century: The New Contemporary?

 

Publication Date: June 2024 (Issue No. 51)

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2023

 

■ ■ ■

 

It’s time we began to talk about the twenty-first century. Period.

 

Periodization is one of those topics to which academics often say there are no well-rounded approaches. We qualify our account, understate the possibility of being spot-on, and even feel apologetic.  

 

Modernist Studies Association 2023 Annual Meeting

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 3:54pm
Erin Kappeler / MSA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 7, 2023

The Modernist Studies Association is thrilled to announce that the submission portal for our upcoming conference in Brooklyn, NY, October 26-29, 2023, is NOW OPEN at 

Henry James and Events(s): MLA 2024 Philadelphia

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 3:18pm
The Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Modern Language Association Annual Convention

4-7 January 2024 Philadelphia 

The Henry James Society invites proposals for the following panel.

Henry James and Event(s)

ANTHROPOLOGY OF TOURISM

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 2:59pm
Maximiliano Korstanje - University of Palermo, Argentina
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 20, 2023

CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTERS Pub Date: TBA Hardback Price: Hard ISBN: Pages: TBA Binding Type: Series: Perspectives and Anthropology in Tourism and Hospitality (PATH) CALL FOR BOOK CHAPTER PROPOSALS

DISCOURSES OF MADNESS

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 10:30am
Prof. Mary Jo Muratore / University of Missouri
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2024

CALL FOR PAPERS

DISCOURSES OF MADNESS

Special volume of Humanities (Journal): Journal of Interdisciplinarity

Today I felt pass over me a breath of wind from the wings of madness.   

—Charles Baudelaire

Conference: Katherine Mansfield: Life, Light, and Renewal

updated: 
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 10:52am
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2023

Katherine Mansfield: Life, Light, and Renewal

Fontainebleau-Avon, France

13-15 October

 

An international conference and the annual birthday lecture

organised by the Katherine Mansfield Society

 

Professor Elleke Boehmer FRSL FRHistS FEA

will be presenting the Keynote Address / Birthday Lecture

 

E. E. Cummings Sessions at the American Literature Association’s 34th Annual Conference, Boston, MA, May 25-28, 2023

updated: 
Friday, January 20, 2023 - 9:39am
E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 28, 2023

The E. E. Cummings Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2023 American Literature Association conference in Boston (http://americanliteratureassociation.org). We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Cummings’ life and/or work. Proposals that touch upon the following topics will be especially welcome:

(newly re-extended deadline for) Illustrating Shakespeare

updated: 
Friday, January 20, 2023 - 9:37am
Jean-Louis Claret. Rubriques. Aix-Marseille Univ
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2023

Utpictura18.      Call for papers.           Issue on Shakespeare

 

https://utpictura18.univ-amu.fr/rubriques

 

Coordination of the volume by:

Jean-Louis Claret, Aix-Marseille Université, LERMA

Jean-Jacques Chardin, Strasbourg Universioty

Anne-Valérie Dulac, Sorbonne Université, VALE

Estelle Rivier-Arnaud, Université Grenoble-Alpes, ILCEA4

 

 

 

The Sea in American Literature - ALA 2023 Boston

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 6:55pm
Jonathan Bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

American Literature Association Annual Conference - Boston May 25-28, 2023

 
The Sea in American Literature

deadline for submissions: January 25, 2023

The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites submissions for a panel on The Sea in American Literature. Potential subjects for this panel range from Melville and Richard Henry Dana to Stephen Crane, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, Barry Lopez, and Jonathan Bayliss, but others will occur to you as well. Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words to Gary Grieve-Carlson at grieveca@lvc.edu by January 25, 2023. Please indicate if you have AV requirements.

Narrative Form in American Fiction - ALA 2023 Boston

updated: 
Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 6:55pm
Jonathan bayliss Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

The Jonathan Bayliss Society will sponsor a roundtable panel at the 34th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held May 25-28, 2023, at the Westin Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston.

Narrative Form in American Fiction

deadline for submissions: January 25, 2023

Futuristic Epistemology and Scientific Dimensions: Neo-perspectives in Science Fiction”

updated: 
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 5:01pm
The Golden Line: A Magazine of English Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 5, 2023

Call for Papers: Volume 5, Number 1, 2023

Themed Issue on

“Futuristic Epistemology and Scientific Dimensions: Neo-perspectives in Science Fiction”

To be edited by 

Niladri Mahapatra & Akasdip Dey

PG Department of English, Bhatter College, Dantan 

 

Pedagogies of Solidarity in Black American Literature at Mid-Century: American Studies Association (ASA) 2023

updated: 
Monday, January 9, 2023 - 9:53am
American Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 20, 2023

CALL FOR PAPERS: American Studies Association (ASA)

In-person, Le Centre Sheraton,

Montreal, Canada, Nov 2nd-5th, 2023

 

Session Title: "Pedagogies of Solidarity in Black American Literature at Mid-Century"

Session Organizers: Rachel Carroll, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Ariel Martino, Colgate University

Due Date: Please send abstracts (250-500 words) and a brief bio (max 350 words) to racheljc@illinois.edu and afrasermartino@colgate.edu by Friday, January 20th, 2023.

REMINDER: Edith Wharton Panels at ALA

updated: 
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 - 10:05am
American Literature Association Conference 2023
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 5, 2023

American Literature Association

34th Annual Conference

May 25-28, 2023

The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Edith Wharton and Beauty

The Edith Wharton Society invites papers that explore Wharton’s engagement with beauty in her works. Panelists are encouraged to consider the role of beauty in her writing on design, gardens, and travel as well as her novels and stories. All theoretical approaches are welcome. Proposals might consider (but are not limited to) the following questions:

 

Tradition and Experimentation in Irish Literature since Modernism (Call for Articles)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 12:21pm
University of Lodz, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2023

The tension between adherence to traditional modes of expression, and experimentation has underlain modern Irish literature. Regarded as the epitome of Modernist experimental writing, James Joyce went so far in pushing the boundaries of what constituted prose as to become the object of criticism from such different commentators as Lukács and Pound, both of whom found fault with Joyce for the radicalness of experiment, particularly in Finnegans Wake. However, Joyce himself considered his work to be firmly set in the realist tradition. At a time when he was yet to publish his first collection of lyrics, W. B.

Hugh Kenner: How To Write

updated: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 12:07pm
Université Paris Nanterre
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Hugh Kenner: How to Write

Symposium, Université Paris Nanterre, May 5th, 2023

 

Call for papers

 

Strange Atmospheres: VII International Flann O’Brien Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 12:03pm
International Flann O'Brien Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Strange Atmospheres: The Seventh International Flann O’Brien Conference

The Department of English at Babeş-Bolyai University Cluj, with the International Flann O'Brien Society

27–30 June 2023

 

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

  • Joseph Brooker (Birkbeck College, University of London)
  • Flore Coulouma (Université Paris Nanterre)
  • Paul Fagan (Maynooth University)
  • Heather Laird (University College Cork)

  

Announcing the 2023 First Book Institute

updated: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 - 11:53am
Center for American Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 13, 2022

Announcing

The 2023 First Book Institute

June 4-10, 2023

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 Past 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

Olson Adrift: The Reach of BLack Mountian Poetry

updated: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 10:06am
The Charles Olson Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 27, 2023

The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual American Literature Association Conference, to be held in Boston, May 25-28. We are interested in abstracts that examine the influence of Charles Olson and/or other Black Mountain Poets on poetic practices and their developments up to the present. A variety of poets took up the innovative practices of figures like Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, Ed Dorn, Robert Duncan, John Wieners, and others associated with Black Mountain. How have the practices of this fundamentally important school of poetics been extended, transformed, and/or resisted by other poets?

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