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Craft Modernism An Assembly

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:29am
Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex UK
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 26, 2017

*NEW: deadline for proposals extended to May 26 2017*

Craft Modernism: an assembly

Sussex University, 15 June 2017

We cordially invite you to come and take part in a new type of collaborative event: an assembly of thinkers and of ideas.

We want to gather a group of scholars and practitioners who are interested in instances or representations of craft in modernist writing, visual art, and sound.

We are open to inventive interpretations of the terms ‘craft’ and ‘modernism’. We welcome creatively imagined short presentations that will introduce an image or excerpt that the presenter will ‘speak to,’ and explain the connection to craft.

Imaginings: Other Places

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:36am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This creative session seeks work that crosses, that inhabits several places or that moves relentlessly through and across places of genre, form, medium, and so on. It is meant as a partner and collaborator with the panel “Thinkings In and Out of Place,” though in this session the boundary-crossings activate and shape the works sought. The call is for scholarship|interpretive work projected into new forms with differently confluent streams of image and text, of prosaic and poetic, of academic and literary. Is there a way to project interpretation and theorization in such a way that resists or operates differently than the conventions of academic discourse, its unshakeable positivity and correlative thetic and agonistic stance?

Thinkings In and Out of Place

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:37am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Some texts resist the place(s) of genre classifications and are nevertheless—in spite of the resistances they perform—constituted as within these boundaries: Plato, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, for example, tend to be held within disciplinary bounds of philosophy. In this panel, a focus will be on texts that seem to strive for displacement, for other places or, more radically, for a continual re-placement or release from place(s) of genre.

Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 10:39am
PG CWWN
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

The PG CWWN (Postgraduate Contemporary Women’s Writing Network) are delighted to announce our next biennial conference, Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century, to be held at Sheffield Hallam University on 8th-9th September 2017.

Fast Forward: Women’s Writing in the 21st Century

“The past is always tense, the future perfect.” (Zadie Smith)

Romanticism Panel

updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:51pm
PAMLA Conference 2017 at Honolulu, Hawaii
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Romanticism panel is seeking papers on any aspect of Romanticism, but we are particularly interested in papers that will address the conference theme "The Sense of Sight: Visuality, Visibility, and Ways of Seeing." As part of the material culture in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, writers have attempted to reify themselves through textual or visual representations (e.g., letters, fiction, verse, and fine art through portraiture, etc.). Paper proposals that delve into the value of such cultural constructions in the context of the Romantic era and consider the effect of the writer's self-fashioning and self-projecting representations are especially welcome.

UVA-Wise Medieval/Renaissance, Sept. 21-23, 2017 (Undergrad) (proposals by July 1, 2017)

updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:58pm
University of Virginia's College at Wise
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXI
Undergraduate Sessions
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
September 21-23, 2017

Keynote Address:  “Historiated Bruts: How Manuscript Illustration Twisted History in the fifteenth-Century English Chronicle”—Elizabeth J. Bryan, Brown University

RSA: Spenser's Pleasures

updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:59pm
Spenser Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Spenser's Pleasures: We seek papers on pleasure in Spenser's poetry: erotic, aesthetic, voyeuristic, indecorous, unlikely, limited, unruly, healthy and unhealthy.  Possible frameworks may include the Horatian pairing of instruction and delight, the didactic or anti-didactic value of pleasure, the relation of pleasure to action (as in a Ciceronian commitment to moving, for example), the relation of pleasure to questions of value (variously conceived), as well as pleasure's antitheses—disgust, pain, or loathing.  What is the place of pleasure in attacks on early modern poetry?  In poetry's defense?   We are interested in thinking about Spenser's verse in relation to the history of aesthetics but we are also interested in reversing

RSA: Discontinued Allegory

updated: 
Monday, May 8, 2017 - 1:59pm
Spenser Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Discontinued Allegory: Discussions of allegory in The Faerie Queene, beginning with Spenser’s own, emphasize the immense scope of his “dark conceit.” It is a “vast allegory” (Fletcher), a poem that requires “a long memory and a distanced, somewhat relaxed view of its entanglements” (Teskey), and a “continued allegory” (Spenser). This panel invites abstracts for papers that explore Spenser’s interest in smaller, choppier, less enduring allegorical systems throughout his poetry. If an allegory’s scale is determined by its scope, "a long and perpetual metaphor" (Puttenham), what can we learn from allegorical frameworks that are abandoned, overlooked, or even just localized?

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