Douglas Mao and Rebecca Walkowitz's field-defining article, "The New Modernist Studies," turns ten in 2018. Despite the fact that the article takes up new media as a key topic, and although it was published just after ground-breaking work in the "visual turn" of literary studies by Mary Lou Emery (Modernism, the Visual, and Caribbean Literature, 2007), W.J.T. Mitchell (Picture Theory, 2005), Michael North (Camera Works, 2005), and Mark Wollaeger (Modernism, Media, and Propaganda, 2006), theories and discussions of global modernism have since focused considerably more energy on modernism's geographic and temporal dimensions than its relation to the graphic.
world literatures and indigenous studies
What: Event combining academic conference panel presentations, public lectures, film, and media installations. Panels will consist of 20-minute presentations.
Where: UiT – The Arctic University of Norway
When: November 15-17, 2018
Abstracts due: April 15, 2018
CALL FOR Proposals
EXTENDED DEADLINE: March 4, 2018.
International Association for Environmental Philosophy
Twenty-Second Annual Meeting October 20-22, 2018
Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
2018 Keynote Speaker - Cary Wolfe
(Bruce and Elizabeth Dunlevie Professor of English
Director, Center for Critical and Cultural Theory
The second issue of Texture: A Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences has been published. You can visit the journal at barjournal.online. Henceforth, the two issues of this bi-annual journal will be published in June and December. While the June issues will remain open, the December issues will be topic specific.
The 2018 annual conference of the Western Literature Association will take place October 24-27 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri. “Indigenous Hubs, Gateway Cities, Border States” is derived from this location. This region, at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, has been urban for thousands of years. Cahokia, known for its impressive earthen mounds, is directly across the river from today’s St. Louis, and once housed the largest pre-Columbian civilization north of Mexico, a hub for trade, communication, and transportation throughout indigenous North America. Long before St. Louis was known as the “Gateway to the West,” it was nicknamed “Mound City.”
Traversing land, sea and sky: travel and the landscape
25 April 2018, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol
‘Literary and Visual Landscapes’, a University of Bristol interdisciplinary seminar series, invites proposals for a symposium in April 2018 on the theme of ‘traversing land, sea and sky: travel and the landscape’. This symposium provides a welcoming and stimulating environment for researchers to share their insights and expertise, and opportunities to network with academics within and across disciplinary boundaries.
The comics world has been hugely influenced by, and in a large part shaped by, Japanese manga. Thus, manga is the center of many discussions about Asian comics in the United States. However, in Comics Studies less attention is given to comics from other Asian countries. This panel seeks to widen the discussion about comics to bring attention to Asian comics outside of Japan, and to interrogate the many visual forms and thematic concerns of Asian comics. Papers on comics from any Asian country other than Japan are welcome; papers must be in English but may discuss comics in any language. This call is for a non-guaranteed panel at the 2019 Modern Language Association Convention in Chicago from January 3-6, 2019.
Call for Papers
Lukács and the World: Rethinking Global Circuits of Cultural Production, 20-21st April, 2018, University of California, Santa Barbara
Organizers: Naoki Yamomoto and Glyn Salton-Cox, UCSB
Keynote Speaker: Tyrus Miller, UC Santa Cruz
MMLA (Midwest Modern Language Association) – November 15-18 Kansas City
Consumerism and Science Fiction: From Modernism to Postmodernism