Université d’Aix-Marseille — 6-8 June 2019

The Société d’Études Modernistes and the Société d’Études Woolfiennes will be organising a workshop at the next SAES Conference on the theme of « exceptionalism ». Proposals are to be sent by November 16th, 2018.

Université Paris Ouest Nanterre – 7-9 June 2018

This SAES workshop aims to continue the ongoing rethinking of modernism’s forms, conditions, and “posture[s]” of revolution. By avoiding the essentialisation of rupture and envisioning cultural change, in the wake of Fredric Jameson, “beyond the opposition between synchrony and diachrony,” we propose to pluralise our approaches to revolutionary modernisms, and thus to understand such performances of modernity by building on the radically multiple semantics of the notion per se, such as theorised by Reinhart Koselleck. Koselleck’s insight into revolution as a globally extendable marker of modernity is particularly significant for this purpose: “The word ‘revolution’ possesses such revolutionary power that it is constantly extending itself to include every last element on our globe.”

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3 – 25-26 avril 2014 – Inaugural International Conference of the French Society for Modernist Studies (Call for Papers)

The aim of this two-day conference is to foster discussion on communities in the modernist period. […] More than a decade after Jessica Berman’s landmark work on « the politics of community » in modernist fiction, we seek to explore the various ways in which communities were configured across genres and artistic media, but also to acknowledge the grounds of their historical and cultural specificity.

University of Rouen – 27-28 March 2014 – Call for Papers

Exploring the birth and perpetration of two critical meta-narratives and their interdependence: the myth of “high modernism” and the myth of “Victorianism”.
« If there is no clear repudiation of history and heritage on the modernists’ part, if “rupture” was a useful fiction, if the challenge to traditional aesthetics and ideology was already a Victorian preoccupation, then we definitely need to remap modernism and Victorianism simultaneously. »