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Chapter Proposals for "Literature and Ecofeminism"; April 1, 2015 Deadline

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 6:11pm
D. A. Vakoch / California Institute of Integral Studies

Chapter proposals are invited for an edited volume on ecofeminist literary criticism titled Literature and Ecofeminism. Contributions covering a range of literary forms from diverse cultures and national traditions are welcome. Interested authors should send a 300-word abstract, 200-word biography, and sample of a previously published chapter or article to by April 1, 2015. Proposers will be notified about whether their submissions are accepted for the book by April 15, 2015. For accepted proposals first drafts of full chapters (8,000 – 9,000 words) are due by September 1, 2015, and final versions are due November 1, 2015.

MSA 17 - Modernism's Reiterations

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 8:06pm
Modernist Studies Association

In "Tradition and the Practice of Poetry", T.S. Eliot states that "The perpetual task of poetry is to make all things new. Not necessarily to make new things." In a similar vein, in ABC of Reading, Ezra Pound famously argues that literature is "news that stays news". Years after its hey-day, how do we understand modernism's commitment to the "new"? From a contemporary standpoint, how has modernism's past been made new again? From W.B. Yeats' turning gyre, to Charlie Chaplin's persistent factory gears in Modern Times, we can gather that when it comes to modernism, "revolution" need not only mean change, but also the very cyclicality of change itself.

Feminist Parenting

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 11:08am
Demeter Press

What makes parenting gendered? Feminism questions the idea that parenting can be explained as a consequence of biology, and the idea that motherhood reproduces itself (that women mother because they were mothered by women). Feminism understands the social organizations of biology created by marriage, birth, and divorce laws, as artificial and as an extension of the patriarchal family creating a patriarchal society. Feminist parents question and disrupt static, gendered meanings of "mother" and "father," understand difference as dominance, and resist and politicize stereotypical parenting conventions.

Poet-Artist Collaborations (abstracts due May 15)

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 10:15am
SAMLA, November 13-15, 2015; Durham, NC

This panel explores SAMLA 87's theme of "literature and the other arts" through the unique dynamic of word-image interaction situated in the poet-artist collaboration. Paper proposals addressing poet-artist collaborations found in book arts, broadside printings, and museum/site-specific installations and exhibits are welcome. By May 15, 2015, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Anne Keefe, University of North Texas, at


Friday, March 6, 2015 - 2:58pm
Cameroon English Language and Literature Association - CELLA

The pluralistic, sophisticated and technocrazy nature of contemporary existence has blurred concepts like marginality and minority that are inherent in human existence. Because technology seems to have melted several existential boundaries, and because theories of global citizenry give the impression of free access to movement, the sense of being marginal is almost waning. However, the network of global philosophy and technological connectivity are themselves apparent mechanisms of marginalization especially in the postcolonial context. Postcolonial theorists, intellectuals and writers have taken the intellectual, political and moral authority to challenge representational claims made by dominant Western/imperial cultures.

Death, Violence and Religiously-Inflected Fiction

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 1:10pm
MLA 2016

Please consider submitting 250-word abstracts to the following panel at the 2016 MLA in Austin, Texas.

We invite essays focusing on representations of death and/or violence in U.S. religiously-inflected fictions of the nineteenth century.

Essays might examine consider, for example:

-the ways authors associated with religious traditions have embraced or rejected imagery commonly associated with death and/or violence

-the kinds of spaces in which violence and/or death are figured

-death and/or violence as metaphors for religious experience

-the rhetorical strategies deployed to use religion as a justification for sectional, racial, and territorial violence

MLA 2016 Special Session: Foucault and Queer of Color Critique (deadline 3/15/2015)

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 12:40pm
Modern Language Association

Foucault and Queer of Color Critique

Given Lynne Huffer and Roderick Ferguson's recent groundbreaking work in Mad for Foucault (2010), Are the Lips a Grave? (2013), Strange Affinities (2011) and The Reorder of Things (2012), this MLA panel will reexamine the often fraught relation between Foucault and Queer of Color Critique to see what novel "strange affinities" might exist between these sites of inquiry today.

Send 250-word abstract and CV to by 3/15/2015. The 2016 MLA will take place in Austin, Texas from January 7-9.

MLA 2016: Sounds of the South

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 12:02pm
Southern United States Forum

When we listen to the South, what do we hear?

Taking advantage of the MLA Convention's 2016 visit to Austin, the live music capital of the world, the Southern United States Forum (formerly the Southern Literature Discussion Group) is organizing a panel that aims to bring together sound studies and southern studies. We invite papers examining auditory depictions of the South in music, literature, film, or other media.

Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief bio to Jolene Hubbs ( by March 15, 2015.

Approaches drawing from emerging fields like sound studies and those employing more traditional methods are equally welcome.

March 15 Deadline - EBSN Network Brussels Oct 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 9:56am
European Beat Studies Network

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Call for Papers: submission deadline extended till 15 March 2015

4th Annual Meeting of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN)

28-31 October 2015, Université Libre de Bruxelles



Anne WALDMAN (poet and performer, author of over forty books of poetry, and co-founder with Allen Ginsberg of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University)


Daniel KANE (professor at U of Sussex and author, amongst others, of All Poets Welcome: The Lower East Side Poetry Scene in the 1960s)