Archive for August, 2013

New CFP — Louisville Conference 2014

“Doris Lessing and the Cultural Politics of the Cold War”

This is a call for papers for a proposed panel for the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900 to be held February 2014. The deadline for the 300 word abstract is September 16, 2013.

This proposed panel intends to examine how Lessing’s own writing makes the necessary effort of imagination to comprehend and interrogate the cultural politics of the Cold War. We understand the Cold War through a broader timeframe, ranging from 1945-1991 instead of the 1950s and 1960s, in order to open up more of Lessing’s work for discussion.

We welcome papers discussing Lessing’s writing from 1945-1991 in the context of the politics and culture of the Cold War, both with regards to Britain and in connection with anti-colonial or decolonizing movements and countries.

For more information, please visit our CFP page.

Let’s get talking!

We have just added a discussion topic under Member’s Blog (Internet versus Books). We are inviting you to share your opinions about the increasing usage of the internet and social media and its impact on the world of books. Please feel free to respond to any of the questions posed, the links provided, or provide your own. Let’s get a discussion going!

As always, we welcome any feedback or input from our members. If you have a topic you think would be of interest to the society, please e-mail us at