As the ambit of global modernist studies expands, the place of continental Europe in the geography of modernism is something of a quandary. Indeed, the continent’s place was never very clear to begin with. In her foundational essay “Periodizing Modernism,” Susan Stanford Friedman criticizes a disciplinary bias that favors Anglo-American modernism at the expense of writing from postcolonial nations. Yet Friedman also notes that the old, chiefly Anglo-American modernist studies possessed only a “limited continental scope.” Thus the turn to the globe––that is, the turn away from Europe––has consigned the continent to the disciplinary past when, according to Friedman, it was a marginalized domain in the first place.
MLA 2021 in Toronto: T.S. Eliot and Emily Hale
Deadline for submissions:
April 1, 2020
Full name/name of organization:
Gabrielle McIntire, Queen’s University, Canada
“T.S. Eliot and Emily Hale”
The CinemArts: Film and Art History SIG of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies seeks submissions for its Graduate Student Essay Prize, with the winner to be announced at the 2020 conference. This award is meant to recognize outstanding scholarship from students currently enrolled in a recognized graduate program and working at the intersection of film, art and visual culture. Applicants must be current SCMS and CinemArts members (but not necessarily presenting at the 2020 conference). Submissions may include revised seminar papers, dissertation excerpts, or any essay published in 2019-2020. Submissions are limited to one per applicant, should not exceed 8,500 words (excluding notes), and must use a standard citation format. If the winning essay
FIN du GLOBE:
Decadence, Catastrophe, Late Style
Call for Papers: Abstracts by March 1, 2020
The 3rd Annual Conference of the
British Association of Decadence Studies
and the journal VOLUPTÉ
and the Aestheticism and Decadence Network, NAVSA
CORNELL UNIVERSITY, 10-13 SEPTEMBER 2020
Conference Committee: Ellis Hanson, Elisha Cohn, Jane Desmarais, Kate Hext,
Caroline Levine, Kristin Mahoney, Alex Murray
HJEAS (the Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies) 2021 spring issue will be dedicated to the British seaside resorts with a rich history of reflection across the arts.
We invite proposals for contributions to an edited collection on cinematic representations of women in works of art, poetry, fiction, theater and criticism of the avant-garde. The popularization of film stars such as Blanche Sweet, Mae Marsh, Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo and Brigitte Helm shaped the cultural imaginary of modernity to such an extent that they influenced the creative activity of artists and writers in the years 1900-1950. Questions centering on feminine stardom will set the background of this collection of essays examining the intersections of vanguardism with popular culture, publicity and performance. How are images of femininity circulated and consumed by the spectators of the cinematic medium?
5th Spiral Film and Philosophy Conference
May 8-9, 2020
“Samuel Beckett and Nature”
October 16-18, 2020
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of “modernism’s lost masterpiece,” Hope Mirrlees’s Paris: A Poem. Published by Hogarth Press in the spring of 1920, and typeset by Virginia Woolf herself, this ground-breaking long poem maps the range of continental avant-garde aesthetics of the 1910s even as it both engages and anticipates the mythical methods and epic conventions of James Joyce, Ezra Pound, and T.S. Eliot.