Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual CultureCFP, Edition 8: “Yesterday’s Contemporaneity: Finding Temporality In The Past” In recent decades art historians across the discipline have offered new insights into how communities in the global past understood their own positions in time. For example, Marvin Trachtenberg has made the case that twelfth- and thirteenth-century European architecture articulated a form of medieval modernism. Conversely Paul Binski has argued for how the same material could be understood as not only innovative, but also firmly historicist in nature.
CFP 2018 Modernist Studies Association conference (“Graphic Modernisms”)
Columbus, Ohio, November 8-11
Deadline for submissions: Thursday, April 5, 2018
Eliot scholars might look askance at the idea that his poetic vision was at any point influenced by psychoanalysis. Just two months before The Waste Land was published, after all, he ridiculed psychoanalysis as “a dubious and contentious branch of science” and predicted an imminent demise for what he dubbed the “psychoanalytic type” of novel. Still, there is plenty to suggest his appreciation for the literary critical and poetic powers enabled by psychoanalysis. The Waste Land was first published in the Criterion’s inaugural issue, and as editor of the journal Eliot also included a review by Hesse identifying Freud as a major influence on German poetry and declaring his “psychology of the unconscious” a good foundation for ar
This proposed panel for the Modernist Studies Association’s 2018 conference in Columbus, Ohio, November 8-11, seeks to expand on recent work in modernism and religion—from Pericles Lewis, Justin Neuman, and Matthew Mutter, among others—by exploring how modernist writers responded to, incorporated, or shaped religious visual culture, defined broadly. If modernist literary production was much more concerned with questions of religion than past scholarship has allowed, what role did religious visual culture play in shaping that engagement? Did modernist writers adapt or incorporate the religious visual culture of the early twentieth century? Did they shape it or produce new examples of it themselves?
The following is a prospective peer-reviewed cluster on Modernism/modernity Print Plus platform
Editors: Caroline Z. Krzakowski, Northern Michigan University and Megan Faragher, Wright State University-Lake Campus
The deadline for proposals for the official guaranteed International Nabokov Society panel at this year's MLA has been extended and the remit somewhat expanded. We are now soliciting proposals for 15 minute papers dealing with the broad subject of Nabokov, dreams, psychology, and the unconscious. Please submit short proposals, accompanied by a CV, to Thomas Karshan at firstname.lastname@example.org, by the end of Friday March 23rd. The MLA will take place at Chicago between January 3rd and 6th and all speakers need by the time of the conference to be members of the MLA.
As a means of understanding the importance of wider aesthetic and social contexts for Anglophpne modernism, this MLA Chicago 2019 panel examines James Joyce's work within the setting of Paris. Papers on issues of intertextuality, reception, and translation, as well as surrealism, war, cosmopolitanism etc., are welcomed. 250-word abstract and 150-word bio by March 31, 2018.
MLA 2019, 3–6 January, Chicago
Modernist Studies Association, Columbus, OH, November 2018
Although the phenomenon of World War I trauma, particularly shell shock, greatly influenced both British and American literary modernism, the trauma, and its reception, was different on each side of the Atlantic, both in its scale and its quality. This panel seeks essays on both British and American literary and cultural representations of World War I trauma, particularly shell shock. Essays that compare and contrast the American and British experiences and representations of shell shock are particularly welcome, and will be given special consideration.
Some authors to consider include:
From state-sponsored propaganda to cartoons, photography, and cinema newsreels, the cultural and political work done in service of modern warfare is significantly visual. At the same time (and despite considerable efforts to also subdue this aspect of war), much of the material reality depicted is inescapably explicit and brutal: broken bodies, destroyed cities, devastated natural environments.
2018 Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
Kansas City, MO
Permanent Section Call for Papers: Irish Studies