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Call for Chapters: Liberating Herself: Emancipationist Writing at the Fin de Siècle

updated: 
Monday, March 20, 2017 - 1:29pm
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

The second half of the nineteenth century was marked by the emergence of the global women’s movement. Feminism altered the course of literature by challenging those literary conventions that governed the portrayal of women and women's experience at the fin de siècle. Feminist texts explicitly advocated social change and discussed new women’s roles in society. This edited volume Liberating Herself: Emancipationist Writing at the Fin de Siècle (under contract with Cambridge Scholars Publishing) welcomes contributions on any aspect of nineteenth-century literary feminism. Comparative approaches are welcome. By April 1, please submit a 250-300 word abstract and your CV to Dr.

Sense of Place in American Modernist Poetry and Visual Art

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 9:29am
American Literature Association Symposium, Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

This panel explores the sense of place as part of the indigenous language of American artistic production of Modernism in the context of the European avant-garde. Though U.S. poets and artists were influenced by the formal techniques of Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dadaism and Surrealism, they were also determined to search for the essence of an expressive language that defined its authenticity as opposed to European foreignness. One of their avenues of research was the exploration of the distinctive features of the American soil as a means of contributing novel aspects to modern aesthetics. The genuine character of the environment is closely linked to the strong attachment to rural or urban spaces and the value they acquire for the observer.

Submission for Harvests of New Millennium" Journal 9th issue

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:31pm
Cyberwit
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

We are currently reviewing artworks (Poems, Photos, Paintings and Drawings) for publication in "Harvests of New Millennium" Journal 9th issue to be released in April. 2017. If you are interested in getting your poems/artwork published in this International Journal please contribute your artwork to us. Submit your artwork via email to editormuses@yahoo.com We will publish only those artwork which are genuine, and contribute to heightening aesthetic pleasure. The theme of the artwork may be romantic, mystery , Christian, paranormal, postmodern, humorous and several others. The book will have artwork by international artists. We intend to include artists new and also well known.

Conference CFP: #Agreement20

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:55pm
Dr Caroline Magennis, University of Salford
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

An Academic Conference at University of Salford, 6-7th April 2018, on the impact and legacy of the 1998 Good Friday/Belfast Agreement.

This will form part of #Agreement20: an academic public engagement project featuring an Open Access Special Issue, digital recordings and journalism.

Keynotes: Dr Máire Braniff (Director of INCORE, University of Ulster) and Professor Colin Graham (Head of English, NUI Maynooth)

Creative Speakers: Jan Carson and Billy Cowan

We seek 20 minute paper contributions for our conference. Topics might include (but are not limited to):

2017 International Yeats Society Conference

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:56pm
International Yeats Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

2017 International Yeats Society Conference

New York City October 20-22

Please send paper abstracts (250 words) and panel proposals by May 1 to James Pethica at wbyeatsnyc@gmail.com. Papers focusing on the conference themes of "1917" and "Yeats in America" are particularly encouraged.

 1917: 

 

The Wild Swans at CooleAt The Hawk’s WellThe Cat and the Moon; Yeats’s marriage to Georgie Hyde-Lees/the automatic writing; the acquisition of Thoor Ballylee; Yeats in the wake of the Rising

 

Yeats in America

 

Transformations of Gertrude Stein (MLA 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:58pm
Madison Priest
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This panel takes its title from Marianne DeKoven’s introduction to Modern Fiction Studies’ special issue on Gertrude Stein, and seeks new perspectives on Stein’s work, life and celebrity. “Cases no longer need to be made for Stein’s importance,” DeKoven observed in 1996; “she has become a figure of limitless capaciousness and magnitude, a site of potentiality.” Two decades later, how is Stein’s critical legacy being transformed? How does her work speak to trends in different fields; and how does new work in those fields in turn reinvigorate readings of Stein?

 

Please send 300 word abstracts and a brief bio to Madison Priest, mpriest@gradcenter.cuny.edu.

 

 

“Which Side are you on?”: Literature and Activism in America After 1870 MMLA “Art and Activism” Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati, Ohio. November 9-12, 2017

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:28am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

“Which Side are you on?”: Literature and Activism in America After 1870

MMLA “Art and Activism”

Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati, Ohio. November 9-12, 2017

 

In recognition of this year’s theme: “Artists and Activists,” the American Literature II permanent section (1870-present) welcomes papers that address the connections, contradictions, and tensions between literary production and political activism in America from 1865 to the present.

Possible topics for discussion include:

Virgil and the Modern Christian Imagination Summer Seminar

updated: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 10:58am
Bryan Johnson/Samford University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

Teaching the Christian Intellectual Tradition Summer Seminar

Virgil and the Modern Christian Imagination

Samford University

July 9-14, 2017

Led Dr. Bryan Johnson (Director & Professor, University Fellows), Dr. Christopher Metress (University Professor), and Dr. Shannon Flynt (Assistant Professor of Classics)

Old and Middle English Language and Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:03pm
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Anglo Saxon and medieval writers spilled considerable ink considering the concept and nature of truth, how to find it and/or represent it, and how to interpret it or use it. Often this search involved conducting an exploration of two different, often opposing, perspectives, such as Christian-secular, right-wrong, art-logic, auctor-compilator, etc.

In keeping with the conference theme of “Artists and Activists”, this panel invites papers that address any and all approaches taken in the name of the search for truth or the exploration of binaries in service to the truth in any Old English or Middle English text or author.

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