The proposed panel aims to explore modernist techniques and perspectives as they might appear in any form of fact-based discourse in the early twentieth century. Much work has already been done on modernism and nonfiction literary forms such as (auto)biography and travel writing, but what about less evidently literary genres and fields—economics, chemistry, history, policy, mathematics, and so on? Among many questions this panel might investigate, a central one is this: what happens to facticity when it is presented through modernism’s disorienting multiperspectivism, unreliability, ambiguity or fuzzy logic?
twentieth century and beyond
The editors invite contributions for an essay collection provisionally titled (Un)Ethical Futures: Utopia, Dystopia and Science Fiction. The collection will explore the ethical concerns of utopian and dystopian science fiction (sf) from a global, comparative perspective. The editors particularly encourage submissions examining non-Anglo-American literature and comparative studies of world sf traditions.
Deadline Extended: 3/20/2018
We invite participants for a curated panel entitled "Hermeneutic Forms" to be held at the joint Society for European Philosophy and Forum for European Philosophy Conference in Colchester, England from June 18th to June 20th.
In keeping with the MMLA conference theme, “Consuming Cultures,” the Religion and Literature permanent section welcomes proposals that address works and writers who explore the ways in which religion and consumerism and consumption intersect. This topic could be considered in a multitude of ways. Religious practice often involves food—both in preparation and consumption—as the center of observance and practice. On the other hand, consumerism, specifically the purchase and/or display of products, is also present in many expressions of 20th and 21st Century religiosity. This is perhaps best depicted in the “megachurch,” but also in the ever-broadening “religious” sub-genres of fiction and film.
This panel explores the role and representation of queer kinships and affiliations in the life and work of Christopher Isherwood. 250-word abstract and short bio by 18 March 2018; Eleri Watson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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:
Speculative fiction covers a broad range of narrative styles and genres. The cohesive element that pulls works together under the category is that there is some “unrealistic” element, whether it’s magical, supernatural, or a futuristic/technological development: works that fall into the category stray from conventional realism in some way. For this reason, speculative fiction can be quite broad, including everything from fantasy and magical realism to horror and science fiction—from Gabriel García Márquez to China Miéville to Octavia Butler. This panel aims to explore those unrealistic elements and all their varied implications about society, politics, economics, and more. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract, a brief bio, and any A/V needs by May 2
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