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Eudora Welty Review (annual). Submissions for Vol. 10 (2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 1:53pm
Eudora Welty Review, Dept. of Engish, Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 20, 2017

The Eudora Welty Review publishes scholarly essays, book reviews, and regular features for news and notes, textual analyses, checklists, and new archival materials. The editors of EWR are constantly seeking new information about such Welty news items as adaptations of her works, forthcoming conferences of interest to Welty scholars, and awards given to Welty in acknowledgement of her contributions to American literature. The EWR is an invaluable resource for Welty scholars and lovers of Welty’s work.

College Literature Special Issue: “Lively Words: The Politics and Poetics of Experimental Writing,” edited by Tyler Bradway.

updated: 
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:42am
College Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

The title of this special issue draws inspiration from Gertrude Stein’s “lively words,” a style of experimental writing that has been influential for many queer and feminist experimental writers. The essays in this special issue will reconsider the “liveliness” of experimental writing in the twentieth and twenty-first century—not only how experimental poetics disrupt codified practices of reading, but also how experimental writers conceive of the relationship between their words and the social world more broadly.

Poetry & Poetics of the 1990s: Deadline Extended

updated: 
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 3:57pm
National Poetry Foundation, University of Maine
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Editorial Collective of the National Poetry Foundation invites paper and panel proposals for the last in our sequence of "decade" conferences, to be devoted to the Poetry and Poetics of the 1990s, American and international, and to be held from Wednesday to Sunday, June 28 - July 1, 2017, on the flagship campus of the University of Maine System in Orono, Maine.

Spectacles and Performances: Voodoo Aesthetics within Low and High Art Forms

updated: 
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 10:35am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017

The pairing of voodoo and literature causes one to immediately think of writers like Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston, Ishmael Reed, Toni Cade Bambara, and Jewell Parker Rhodes, as these authors use conjure unequivocally within their literary works. However, voodoo flows more freely in the veins of popular culture than one may realize. Though Christian cultures have largely shunned voodoo as a practice, Western literature has used voodoo as sites of spectacles, moments of revenge, and performances of Africanness. In fact, western literature has a nuanced relationship with voodoo or voodoo aesthetics.

Approaches to Jordan Peele's Get Out

updated: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 6:47pm
Dawn Keetley / Lehigh University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Jordan Peele’s horror film, Get Out (2017) just became the highest-grossing debut project for a writer-director with an original screenplay (beating out the prior holder of that record, Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez’s 1999 film The Blair Witch Project).

 

Get Out is not only an enormous box office success but it has won a critical acclaim unusual for a horror film—currently (as of early April, 2017) standing at 99% on Rotten Tomatoes with 225 positive and only one negative review.

 

SAMLA 89: Modern Drama

updated: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:05pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

This session welcomes abstracts on any aspect of Modern Drama. Paper proposals addressing the SAMLA 89 theme, High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture, are especially welcome. By June 15, please submit a 250-word word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Aaron Botwick, The Graduate Center, CUNY, at abotwick@gradcenter.cuny.edu

Revisiting the Elegy: Mourning and Resistance

updated: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:52pm
Tiffany Austin
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Revisiting the Elegy: Mourning and Resistance

“And there is pause, a breathspace in the strife;/A spirit brave has passed beyond the mists/And vapors that obscure the sun of life./And
Ethiopia, with bosom torn,/Laments the passing of her noblest born.”

Poetry, Race, Gender, and Culture: Reading the Work of Harryette Mullen in the 1990s

updated: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:39am
Kimberly Lamm
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Call for papers

Poetry, Race, Gender, and Culture: Reading the Work of Harryette Mullen in the 1990s

We seek papers for a panel devoted to the work of Harryette Mullen for the National Poetry Foundation Conference, “The Poetry and Poetics of the 1990s,” June 28-July 1st 2017.  https://nationalpoetryfoundation.wordpress.com/

Marking the Margins and Setting the Center

updated: 
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:43am
New York College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

NYCEA 2017 Conference

Call for Papers

Marking the Margins and Setting the Center

October 20-21, 2017     University of Rochester, Rochester NY.

In partnership with the University of Rochester's Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program

 

"Minority art, vernacular art, is marginal art.  Only on the margins does growth occur." --Joanna Russ.

            As the quotation from Joanna Russ--a prominent science fiction author and feminist--indicates, this year's New York College English Association conference is concerned with exploring art, literature, and pedagogy on or around the margins.

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