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Eudora Welty and Mystery

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 10:00am
Jacob Agner / University of Mississippi
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018



Eds. Jacob Agner and Harriet Pollack

Edited Collection CFP


Adapting to New Media: Early Experiments in Remediated Narrative (NeMLA 2019)

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:26am
Yair Solan/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

CFP: NeMLA 2019 panel

Washington, DC: March 21-24, 2019 (deadline 9/30/18)

The boom in contemporary scholarship on transmedia storytelling, media convergence, and narrative remediation has largely focused on the interactions between old and new media modes in our digital age. But to what extent have literary narratives exhibited similarly transformative cross-media/cross-genre exchanges during earlier periods in media history? This panel examines how literary fiction was adapted, remediated, and remixed by popular media and performance platforms during the mass culture explosion of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

"Eudora Welty Reconsidered”

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 12:56pm
Eudora Welty Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

“The Continuous Thread of Revelation: Eudora Welty Reconsidered”                                         An International Welty Society Conference, Charleston, S.C. February 21 to 23, 2019

Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:35am
Alan Golding / University of Louisville
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 10, 2018


The 47th Annual Louisville Conference On Literature & Culture Since 1900

Featuring–Sianne Ngai, Douglas Kearney, & Lynn Keller

February 21 - 23, 2019

The 47th annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900 will be held at the University of Louisville, February 21-23, 2019. Critical papers may be submitted on any topic that addresses literary works published since 1900, and/or their relationship with other arts and disciplines (film, journalism, opera, music, pop culture, painting, architecture, law, etc). Work by creative writers is also welcome.


Submissions may be in English or Spanish.

Joseph Conrad and the Uses of Influence

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 9:37am
M. Nezam-Mafi/ Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Even among the modernists with whom he is frequently grouped, Joseph Conrad, the Polish-born former mariner who, in his third language, reinvented himself as a British novelist, is a singularly resonant and deeply fraught figure.  Conrad’s biography and work anticipate both the figure and the preoccupations of the transnational and transcultural artist.  In a 1906 letter, Henry James wrote to Conrad, “No one has known – for intellectual use – the things you know.”  How Conrad rendered what he “knew” is critical to literary developments of the last century.  Much of the scholarship on Conrad, however, has focused on his impressionism or, more controversially, on his view of imperialism.  Was he, in his partial sympathy for subjugated people, and his attack

UPDATED 'Everything is Permitted': Secularity, Values, and Suffering in Modern Literature

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 11:08am
NeMLA 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Dostoevsky’s character Ivan Karamozov declares, “Without God, everything is permitted.” This notion is philosophically provocative and existentially potent, particularly in the study of secular literature from the modern era. Having experienced with Hillis Miller calls “the disappearance of God” or Nietzsche’s “death of God”, secular literature shows several attempts to account for humanity’s place, meaning, and immanent values. This panel seeks to explore questions of existential crisis in the secular age that perforate throughout modern literature and theory. How does one ascribe meaning or purpose to a world of violence, trauma, and suffering? How does modern fiction tease out social problems and what insight to they provide for them?