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Yeats and Eros/Yeats and Paris

updated: 
Friday, August 2, 2019 - 11:14am
The International Yeats Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 9, 2019

 

  The annual International Yeats Society conference: "Yeats and Eros" / "Yeats and Paris"

Sorbonne nouvelle (Paris, France), 12-14 December

Call for papers 

Yeats and Eros:

CALL FOR PAPERS: After ‘Emancipation’: The legacies, afterlives and continuation of slavery.

updated: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 9:45am
Institute for the Study of Slavery
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

After ‘Emancipation’: The legacies, afterlives and continuation of slavery.

University of Nottingham, 21-23 June 2020.

The University of Nottingham’s Institute for the Study of Slavery (ISOS) is a multidisciplinary centre which pursues research on both historical and contemporary slavery and forced labour in all parts of the globe and through all periods.

World Cities in 19th and Early 20th Century Literature (NeMLA 2020 Boston)

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 5:25pm
NeMLA 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Taking its impetus from the theme “Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages, and Cultures” this panel juxtaposes two types of space: the local and the global as they came together in the conception of the world city. The material embodiments of the function of cities as global nodes are the Expositions, Great Exhibitions, and World’s Fairs of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, where a world spectacle could be viewed in imperial capitals (Paris and London) and in international capitals (Chicago, Mexico City, Buenos Aires, to name a few) .

The Short Story's Global Dimensions - Panel ACLA Chicago

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 3:02pm
Gavin Jones (Stanford), Michael Collins (King's College, London)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019

Gavin Jones (Stanford) and Michael Collins (KCL) are seeking contributors for a panel on the "The Short Story's Global Dimensions" at the Annual Meeting of the ACLA in Chicago, 19th - 22nd March 2020. Abstract proposals of around 200 words should be sent to the organisers by August 30th.

 

https://www.acla.org/short-storys-global-dimensions  

 

Retrospective Modernism - The Third Annual International Conference of MSIA

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:40pm
Modernist Studies in Asia Network (MSIA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

                                                                                        14-16 May 2020

Fudan University, Shanghai

 

Keynote Speakers 

Rebecca Walkowitz (Rutgers University)

 Simon During (University of Melbourne)

Matthew Hart (Columbia University)

The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:29pm
Alan Golding / University of Louisville
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 9, 2019

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 48th Annual Louisville Conference On Literature & Culture Since 1900

Featuring–Forrest Gander, Kaja Silverman, and Marisha Parham

February 20 - 22, 2020

MSA 2020: Southern Modernist Women Writers and the Topographies of the Street

updated: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 11:43am
Carson McCullers Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020

The Carson McCullers Society is soliciting abstracts for a two-part roundtable series on southern modernist women writers and the topographies of the street for the Modernist Studies Association (MSA) conference in Brooklyn, NY, on October 22-25, 2020. This two-part series goes with the MSA conference theme of "the street" and is intended to spark conversation and collaboration among Welty, O'Connor, McCullers, Porter, Petrie, Chopin, and Hurston scholars, among others, about the innovations and interventions of southern modernist women writers in creating street scenes, situations, and characters.

Deconstruction, Literature, and Singularity: Against Fascist Mythologies (ACLA 2020)

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Friday, July 19, 2019 - 1:31pm
Tyler M. Williams (Midwestern State University), James Martell (Lyon College) / American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

In 1958, while doing his military service at Kolea, Derrida writes to his friend Lucien Bianco: “Fascism will not pass […] never had my faith and my fear as a democrat seemed so very ‘gross’, and the fascist danger so close, so concrete, so invasive.

Travel and Literature session: 20th and 21st century travel writing

updated: 
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 6:30pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)- International Conference , November 14-17, 2019, San Diego, CA, US

Session: Travel and Literature

The Travel and Literature session welcomes proposals focused on travel, odyssey, and mobility through a literary lens, with a special interest in 20th- 21st century travel writing. 

Feminist Revolutions: Literature, History, Fine Arts, Cultural Studies, 1870-1970

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Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:39am
Feminist inter/Modernist Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Feminist inter/Modernist Association invites paper, panel, and roundtable proposals on topics related to work by and/or about women, gender, and sexuality for our second interdisciplinary conference. Feminist Revolutions is open to a wide range of inquiries from various disciplinary perspectives—art history; race and gender; media and cultural studies; archival studies; digital humanities; literature; and history.

Irony, Humor, and Laughter in Italian Literature

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:36am
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

What is the relationship between irony and other literary techniques, including but not limited to humor? How do authors utilize irony and humor in their texts? Are humor and irony to be considered a literary tool to disguise a personal or political agenda? Or are they simply a resource to entertain their readers?

This panel seeks presentations that analyze or investigate the role of irony, humor, and laughter in texts from early modern to contemporary examples by Italian writers. This panel will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss various new and important perspectives on the use of humor and irony in Italian literature. 

Irish religious diasporas 17th-21st century

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 3:38pm
GIS EIRE
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

"Irish Religious Diasporas from the 17th to the 21st century"

An international GIS EIRE conference jointly organized by the University of Caen Normandy (ERIBIA), the University of Lille (CECILLE) and IT Tallaght (AFIS)

May 14-15, 2020

 

MODERNIST STRUCTURES, 24-27 June 2020, Université Caen Normandie

updated: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 10:46am
Société d'études modernistes (SEM)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019

 

MODERNIST STRUCTURES 

The Fourth International Conference of the French Society for Modernist Studies
Société d’études modernistes (SEM) https://sem-france.parisnanterre.fr 

24-27 June 2020   Université Caen Normandie

In collaboration with:
ERIBIA (Université Caen Normandie)
Musée des Beaux-Arts Caen
Institut mémoires de l’édition contemporaine (IMEC)
CREA (Université Paris Nanterre)

The Erasure of Subject: Postmodern Reflections

updated: 
Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 8:14am
Nikita Goel, Editor/ Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an academic journal, invites original and unpublished research papers from scholars on the following:

The Erasure of Subject: Postmodern Reflections

The whole history of social sciences—and even more of natural sciences—could be summed up as the elimination of the concept of the subject. - Alain Tourain

NeMLA Session: Decentering the Anthropocene: Spanish Ecocritical Texts and the Non-Human

updated: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:11pm
Maryanne Leone/ Assumption College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

 


 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS - SEMINAR

 

Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) – Annual Convention

Boston, Massachusetts, 5-8 March, 2020

 

Session 18152.

Decentering the Anthropocene: Spanish Ecocritical Texts and the Non-Human

    

 


 

 

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Film After Joyce (essay collection)

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 8:26pm
Nathan Wallace, The Ohio State University / Layne Farmen, The University of Tulsa
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The Soviet director Sergei Eisenstein initiated what has become a very long and multifaceted conversation about James Joyce in relation to film.  He was the first director to contemplate an adaptation of Ulysses, for instance, and the only one to discuss such a project with the author himself. Although that adaptation project never came to fruition, Eisenstein was the first film theorist who used Ulysses and Finnegans Wake as reference points to describe how film worked and how it might continue to evolve in the future. He was also the first filmmaker to apply these concepts in practice.

Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XV, No. 1-2 /2019

updated: 
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 9:15am
Eurasian Studies Center/"Ovidius" University of Constanta, Faculty of History and Political Sciences, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XV, No. 1-2 /2019 invites professors, researchers and Ph.D. students to submit their research articles and reviews for publication until 1 October 2019.

 Our journal is indexed in ERIH PLUS, ProQuest, EBSCO, CEEOL and Index Copernicus databases (ICValue 2017: 87.32)

James Joyce and the World

updated: 
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 1:28pm
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and James Joyce Association of Georgia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University together with James Joyce Association of Georgia will host a two-day international conference to celebrate the 80th anniversary from the publication of Finnegans Wake.

The dates of the venue are September 26-27, 2019. Location: Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia.

The Conference –JOYCE AND THE WORLD – will attempt to explore on the one hand all the diversity of cultures and languages which went into making his world and on the other hand Joyce’s impact on world literature.

Confirmed keynote speaker – Finn Fordham

Possible topics for the conference include but are not limited to:

Samuel Beckett and the Comedy of Unhappiness

updated: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:35pm
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

117th Annual Conference - San Diego, California
Thursday, November 14 - Sunday, November 17, 2019

This session will focus on Samuel Beckett, the preeminent advocate for the clown. In Beckett’s novels, the protagonists and the narrator are often clowns. Waiting For Godot was written for actors who donned the attire of tramp-clowns. Beckett’s inspiration often sprang from silent film— he emulated Charles Chaplin and Buster Keaton.

FEW HOURS LEFT_Avant-Garde Humor and Political Aesthetics

updated: 
Monday, June 10, 2019 - 12:11pm
PAMLA, San Diego, CA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

This panel explores the interconnection of avant-garde humor with forms of political action that defied conventional art and lifestyles. Literally meaning “advance guard” in French, the term holds a military sense that applies to artists and works characterized by their combative nature and their tendency to question the acceptability of norms and traditional aesthetic genres. Avant-garde artists made use of humor as a political weapon that destabilized the status quo by challenging moral values and promoting radical reforms on a sociocultural level.

PAMLA 2019: Poetry and Poetics

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:53am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

PAMLA 2019 – Poetry and Poetics

Presiding Officer: Tom Jesse (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse)

Proposal Deadline: June 10, 2019

For this year’s “Poetry and Poetics” session, we are open to paper topics that span a wide range of (sub)genres, time periods, and critical approaches. Given the PAMLA 2019 conference theme of “Send In the Clowns,” we are especially interested in papers that engage with poetic “clowning” of all sorts—including but not limited to:

Katherine Mansfield Journal Tinakori

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:20pm
Katherine Mansfield Society in association with Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 12, 2019

Tinakori:

Critical Journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society 

Editors: Kym Brindle and Karen D’Souza

 

‘But this is all a dream you see. I want to come home – to come home’

Letter from Mansfield to Murry [18 March 1918]

 

"Katherine Anne Porter: Out of the Archives"

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:14pm
Katherine Anne Porter Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019

The Katherine Anne Porter Society session at the 31st annual American Literature Association Conference invites papers on any topic that makes use of Porter's correspondence digitized by the Katherine Anne Porter Correspondence Project at the University of Maryland Libraries (https://www.lib.umd.edu/kaporter-correspondence).

Please send a 200-word proposal and a brief biographical statement to Beth Alvarez at alvarez@umd.edu by December 1, 2019.

The conference will be held at Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, May 21-24, 2020. 

Modernist Short Stories Writers

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 10:12am
Kay Boyle Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 13, 2019

Modernist Short Stories Writers

Sponsored by the Kay Boyle Society

The American Short Story: New Considerations

New Orleans, Sep. 5-7, 2019

 

Many modernist writers experimented with the short story genre early in their careers, while reading, publishing and critiquing each other’s work in small magazines.

The objective of this panel is to engage in comparative, reflective conversation, bringing out as yet unnoticed similarities and convergence in themes, writing practices, and subjectivities among these writers.

This panel invites papers on the work of one writer or in the context of other writers, on one or more of the following themes:

Franz Kafka: A Century Later

updated: 
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 12:12pm
Texas Southern University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

 

Franz Kafka: A Century Later

deadline for submissions: 

January 10, 2020

full name / name of organization: 

Michael D. Sollars / Texas Southern University

contact email: 

michael.sollars@tsu.edu

Franz Kafka: A Century Later

World Literary Review: Call for Papers

Deadline for abstracts: August 30, 2019 

Deadline for mss submissions: January 10, 2020

Novels of the Great War: A Reassessment

updated: 
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 9:05am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This session attempts to examine novels of the Great War in light of over one-hundred years of reading, reflection, and criticism.  

We will use a broad notion of "novel":  novels written during and in the wake of World War I; novels written long after the war ended; and novels written today. 

 Furthermore, we welcome novels written from non-European writers and from authors from countries who did not participate in the Great War.  While the language of the conference is English, because this is primarily a comparative literature session, working directly in a language other than English is both permitted and welcomed.  

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