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Continentalizing Global Modernism @ MLA 2021

Friday, January 10, 2020 - 9:12am
John Hoffmann / University of Marburg
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

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.

T. S. Eliot and Emily Hale

Monday, January 27, 2020 - 1:58pm
Gabrielle McIntire / International T. S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020

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

Contact email:

“T.S. Eliot and Emily Hale”

CinemArts Graduate Student Essay Award

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:56am
CinemArts SIG (SCMS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 7, 2020

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

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:28pm
British Association of Decadence Studies and the Aestheticism and Decadence Network
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020


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




Conference Committee:  Ellis Hanson, Elisha Cohn, Jane Desmarais, Kate Hext, 

Caroline Levine, Kristin Mahoney, Alex Murray



Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:22pm
Dana Research Centre, Science Museum; Nottingham Trent University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

CFP: Telepoetics

Dana Research Centre, Science Museum, London, 27 May 2020

Deadline for proposals: 10 March 2020


Seaside Resorts, the Coastal Experience and Their Representation in the Arts

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:02am
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

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.

Cinematic Representations of Women in Modern Celebrity Culture (1900-1950) (edited collection)

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9:48am
Leticia Perez Alonso
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 7, 2020

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?

Samuel Beckett and Nature

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 11:08am
James Martell / Lyon College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019

“Samuel Beckett and Nature”

International Conference
October 16-18, 2020
Lyon College

Hope Mirrlees’s Paris: A Poem at 100

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 9:22pm
University of Liverpool / Sorbonne Nouvelle / Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 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.