Call for Papers: 39th Annual Meeting of the T. S. Eliot Society21-23 September 2018, Atlanta, GA The Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at our annual meeting, this year held in Atlanta. Clearly organized proposals of about 300 words, on any topic reasonably related to Eliot, along with brief biographical sketches, should be emailed by June 1, 2018, to email@example.com with the subject heading “conference proposal.”
Eliot scholars might look askance at the idea that his poetic vision was at any point influenced by psychoanalysis. Just two months before The Waste Land was published, after all, he ridiculed psychoanalysis as “a dubious and contentious branch of science” and predicted an imminent demise for what he dubbed the “psychoanalytic type” of novel. Still, there is plenty to suggest his appreciation for the literary critical and poetic powers enabled by psychoanalysis. The Waste Land was first published in the Criterion’s inaugural issue, and as editor of the journal Eliot also included a review by Hesse identifying Freud as a major influence on German poetry and declaring his “psychology of the unconscious” a good foundation for ar
Race and Poetry and Poetics in the UK:
Legacies of Colonialism
27-28 October 2018
University of Cambridge
Against the contemporary reality of Brexit and an openly racist and sexist US president, alongside draconian detention and deportation policies, anti-black and anti-Muslim violence in the UK and US, and the ongoing neglect of indigenous people’s dispossession, it is time to stop doing poetry and poetry studies as usual.
WRITING RENAISSANCE EXPERIENCE – EXPERIENCING RENAISSANCE WRITING
Johannes Gutenberg University
5-6 July 2018
Patrick Gill (Mainz)
Anja Müller-Wood (Mainz)
Tymon Adamczewski (Bydgoszcz)
This panel examines the role of avant-garde women in confronting models of gender, domesticity and political practices safeguarded by patriarchal society. From the margins of vanguardism women effectively engaged in syndicalist and anarchist movements that reacted to state politics, while urging the importance of launching social reforms and radical art. This panel will thus provide an overview of artists who participated in a variety of experimental trends such as Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Imagism, Vorticism, Dadaism and Surrealism, among others.
Call for Papers: New Directions in David Jones Research
Inaugural Research Seminar of the David Jones Research Center
7-8 June 2018
Join us this June to inaugurate the David Jones Research Center, housed within the Honors College at Washington Adventist University. Designed to be a collaborative space for scholars interested in the work of artist and poet David Jones, the center seeks to:
Yeats Kyoto Symposium 2018
2018 International Yeats Society Symposium, Kyoto
The 54th Annual Conference of the Yeats Society of Japan
Dates: December 15ｰ16, 2018
Venues: Clock Tower Centennial Hall of Kyoto University and Kashokaku Noh Theatre
Themes: Any topic on Yeats is welcome, but the following theme is particularly encouraged:
“Yeats and Laughter”
Topics may include:
-thematic concerns on laughter in Yeats poems/plays
-cultural considerations on Yeatsean humor and Modernism
-laughter in post-Yeats poets/writers
-Yeats and Kyogen
-laughter in Irish folklore and mythology
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Panel at Midwest MLA 2018
This year’s Midwest Modern Language Association Convention will be held in Kansas City, MO November 15th-18th. Please see the conference website for details: http://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/.
Call for papers deadline: April 3, 2018
May 18 and 19, 2018
Writing the Black Country is a blog edited by Dr Paul McDonald and R. M. Francis, from the Centre of Transnational and Transcultural Research at University of Wolverhampton in the UK. It's designed to showcase writing about England's industrial Midlands, and we are interested particularly in poetry and short prose pieces that focus on specific areas within the region.
We're less interested in writing about the region generally, but are looking for site, place or area specific work. For example, using a town, a street, a site as a point of departure or as setting for a work of fiction or poetry.
In time, this blog will transition, becoming an online, interactive literary map.