February 13, 2013
New Directions in Williams Studies
Contemporary approaches to Williams in “lightning talk” PechaKucha format to encourage substantial discussion and dialogue amongst participants & audience members. Possible topics might include: medicine/embodiment; technology; transnationalism; ecocriticism; Williams and/in archives. 200 word abstracts & CV to email@example.com by March 22.
MLA 2014 will be held in Chicago, IL from 9-12 January.
January 23, 2013
William Carlos Williams and the Visual Arts: A Hundred Years after the Armory Show
Original work is sought for a collection of critical essays on William Carlos Williams and the visual arts. As evident in his friendships with artists and his commentary about art, William Carlos Williams thought deeply about the relation of art and his poetics. “I might easily have become a painter,” he memorably recounts in I Wanted to Write a Poem, “… except that the articulate art of poetry gave a more immediate opportunity for the attack” (3). The 1913 Armory Show centennial provides a unique time for new study of the ways visual arts influenced Williams’s thoughts and writings; it is our hope that this volume will generate renewed interest among literary scholars and art historians about this dynamic aspect of Williams’s legacy. By showcasing new ways of thinking about Williams’s association with the visual arts, this edition will contribute greatly to the rich history of Williams scholarship on this topic.
For submission of proposals and/or inquiries, please contact:
Dr. Dan Morris, Professor of English, Purdue University: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Paul Cappucci, Professor of English, Georgian Court University: email@example.com
August 16, 2012
MODERNIST MAGAZINES IN THE AMERICAS: POINTS OF DEPARTURE
Wednesday 12 December 2012 Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford
CALL FOR PAPERS – DEADLINE 1 OCTOBER 2012
- Suzanne Churchill (Davidson College)
- Alan Golding (University of Louisville)
- Andrew Thacker (De Montfort University)
The remit of this conference is to celebrate the publication of the second volume of the Oxford Critical & Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: North America 1894-1960, and to explore little magazines and their broader cultural contexts across the Americas. Our intention is to stimulate a discussion of current issues, methodologies and practices, and to consider new directions for modernist periodicals studies.
This conference calls for papers (from postgraduates and from established scholars) which explore points of departure in the study of American modernist magazines. A broad range of topics and approaches will be considered for presentations of no more than 20 minutes.
Possible topics might include:
- the city and modernity
- Magazines and material cultures
- Little magazines and mass media
- Magazines and South American modernism
- Little magazines in Canada
- Magazines and the public sphere
- Little magazines and canonical/non-canonical writers
- Modernist magazines and race
- Magazines and geographic space
- Editorial trajectories and interfaces
- Modernist magazines and performance
- Little magazines, modernism, and politics
- Magazines and digital humanities
Please send 250-word abstracts by Monday 1 October 2012 to the conference organizers:
- Eric White: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Niall Munro: email@example.com
- Alex Goody: firstname.lastname@example.org
A limited travel bursary for postgraduate presenters has been made available through the generosity of Oxford University Press. Please indicate whether you wish to be considered for a bursary.
- OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY
- RAI: ROTHEMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE
- UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
- OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
February 14, 2012
Honoring the centennial of the Armory Show, this panel will explore William Carlos Williams’s connections with New York City and/or the visual arts. 250 word abstracts and CV by March 15 to Erin Templeton: <email@example.com>.