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Blogging Rebecca West

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:40pm
Daniel Kielty / International Rebecca West Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Blogging Rebecca West

The International Rebecca West Society has recently launched a new website:

We are interested in any kind of submission that conveys a passion for and sheds new light on Rebecca West’s life and work. This may include but is by no means limited to:

New Ways of Thinking About Modernism and the Left

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:26pm
Jesse Wolfe/ California State University, Stanislaus
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

New Ways of Thinking About Modernism and the Left


Scholars have explored modernism’s relationship both with the political right, broadly construed (fascism, nationalism, etc.) and the political left (feminism, pacifism, and Marxism in its time, how it anticipates disability studies in our time, etc.). In the spirit of MSA 2020’s stream topics on crip modernisms, activism, and environmentalism, this panel explores new paths for scholarship on modernism and the left.


MSA 2020 - Street Smarts: On Modernist Know-How

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:07pm
Modernist Studies Association (Brooklyn NY, Oct. 22-25, 2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED - NOW MARCH 18, 2020. This panel pursues MSA's conference theme this year, "Streets," by discussing "Street Smarts."  

Modernism has its smart sets, not just Mencken’s but in Stein’s salons and Woolf’s Bloomsbury, and in the serious philosophical engagements (and antipathies) of T.S. Eliot, Dora Marsden, Samuel Beckett, and others. But how do “street-smarts” inform conversations about modernism’s epistemological and intellectual positions? How do the streets, with their marginal figures and spaces, refine critical views of what counts as knowing? How do the streets re-orient epistemology with a phenomenology of everyday things? 

Call for book chapters - Non-canonical British literature: 1890 - 1945

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 11:15am
Petar Penda, University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

Call for book chapters - Non-canonical British literature: 1890-1945 - abstracts by 20 March, papers due 30 June 2020 We are working on an edited book on non-canonical English literature between 1890 and 1945 to be published by a UK publisher by the end of 2020. The provisional title of the book is Non-canonical British Literature: 1890-1945, and topics might include (but are not limited to):

- theoretical background of non-canonicity;

- studying individual non-canonical writers and their work(s);

- reasons for exclusion from the canon;

- shift from non-canonical to canonical;

- the role of power, ideology and religion in exclusion from the canon;

- conventionality and tradition;

- reception studies;

The Science of Sex "Itself"

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:12pm
Benjamin Kahan and Greta LaFleur
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Over the past two decades, queer, transgender, and sexuality studies have moved away from the medical model, turning away, as Regina Kunzel puts it, “from the clinic, the couch, and the psychiatric hospital to look instead at histories of sociality, of citizenship, community, culture, politics, the state.” In this special issue, however, we want to return to the sciences of sex, including and beyond the couch, to consider how the surveying and hierarchizing energies of “science” have been put toward the production of understandings of both sexual practice and binary sexual difference, in all of their gendered and racialized dimensions.

Questioning the Human: Posthuman accounts in Popular Culture

Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 12:08am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Two broadly anthropocene concerns—the ‘human’ condition along with the condition of this human planet, Earth—bear on all discursive practices central to contemporary areas of research in humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Both these concerns reconfigure ways in which humans have come to make sense of themselves and of the world which they share with other forms of life. The anthropocene—ramifications of Cartesian vision of human subject, the giver of meaning, that ultimately subdues all nature and co-existing life-forms—however is challenged by a posthuman turn in the latter half of 20th Century that trenchantly undercuts the foundations of humanism catapulting from the set boundaries established by the ideal of Enlightenment.

Katherine Mansfield and Children

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:26pm
Katherine Mansfield Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020


(volume 13 of Katherine Mansfield Studies book series published by Edinburgh UP)



Gerri Kimber, University of Northampton, UK


Todd Martin, Huntington University, USA