International Symposium on "Time and Place in T. S. Eliot and His Contemporaries"
Florence, Italy -- January 18-25, 2015
Sponsored by Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation and Life Beyond Tourism

The symposium topic is focused on, but not limited to, T.S. Eliot and Modernism, and may include such topics as:
  • Evocations of time and place in Eliot’s writing or that of his contemporaries
  • The preoccupation with space, place and (dis)location
  • Modernism and the uses of time, "time past," and timelessness
  • Eliot, Modernism and history
  • Eliot, Modernism and contemporary scientific and philosophical views on space and time
  • Eliot's place in the tradition, the canon, Modernism, and world literature
Papers that explore the connections between England and Florence or England and Italy in the context of Eliot and his contemporaries are also welcome. Proposals of 100 to 250 words or completed papers, due by October 1, may be sent as email attachments to any of the three co-organizers: Prof. Temur Kobakhidze, Dr. Wim Van Mierlo, or Dr. Stefano Maria Casella. For further information, please visit the Symposium's website.

Katherine Mansfield Conference
Chicago, Illinois -- May 28-30, 2015

The Katherine Mansfield Society is sponsoring an international conference, "Katherine Mansfield and the 'Blooms Berries,'" to be held 28-30 May 2015 at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Please submit abstracts of 250 words plus a bio-sketch of 50 words to the conference organizers, Todd Martin, Erika Baldt, and Alex Moffett.

Complete panel proposals of three speakers plus a chair, are welcome. The deadline for abstracts is 30 Oct. 2014.

For further information on the conference, please see this announcement.
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