Pomona Valley Review is looking for poetry, short fiction, and artwork for our 11th issue this July. PVR needs quality work from undergraduates, graduates, and professionals alike from any college campus, but all are welcome to submit. Quality is our only criterion. Please see our website for details on submitting online and for free versions of previous issues. Deadline is May 31st.
“Words break from me here”: Reading Hopkins, 1918–2018
The Rupkatha Journal (included in Scopus, ERIH PLUS, EBSCO, MLA etc) is inviting articles on the Focus Area and the General Areas for the Vol. IX, No. 2, 2017.
Focus Area: “Technocracy, War and Walls in Art and Literature”
Papers can be submitted on any topic on,
We are inviting articles, notes and book reviews on the following broad areas. However we are open to inclusion of new topics/areas as per the scope of the journal:
Discontinued Allegory: Discussions of allegory in The Faerie Queene, beginning with Spenser’s own, emphasize the immense scope of his “dark conceit.” It is a “vast allegory” (Fletcher), a poem that requires “a long memory and a distanced, somewhat relaxed view of its entanglements” (Teskey), and a “continued allegory” (Spenser). This panel invites abstracts for papers that explore Spenser’s interest in smaller, choppier, less enduring allegorical systems throughout his poetry. If an allegory’s scale is determined by its scope, "a long and perpetual metaphor" (Puttenham), what can we learn from allegorical frameworks that are abandoned, overlooked, or even just localized?
Spenser's Pleasures: We seek papers on pleasure in Spenser's poetry: erotic, aesthetic, voyeuristic, indecorous, unlikely, limited, unruly, healthy and unhealthy. Possible frameworks may include the Horatian pairing of instruction and delight, the didactic or anti-didactic value of pleasure, the relation of pleasure to action (as in a Ciceronian commitment to moving, for example), the relation of pleasure to questions of value (variously conceived), as well as pleasure's antitheses—disgust, pain, or loathing. What is the place of pleasure in attacks on early modern poetry? In poetry's defense? We are interested in thinking about Spenser's verse in relation to the history of aesthetics but we are also interested in reversing
Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXI
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
September 21-23, 2017
Keynote Address: “Historiated Bruts: How Manuscript Illustration Twisted History in the fifteenth-Century English Chronicle”—Elizabeth J. Bryan, Brown University
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 July 14, please submit a 250-word word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Aaron Botwick, The Graduate Center, CUNY, at firstname.lastname@example.org
In 1995, Star Trek: Voyager launched in a way very different from its predecessor series. Voyager took place thousands of light years from the Federation, and it contained a multi-ethnic crew with a female captain. Voyager, in a sense, encapsulated the American zeitgeist of the 1990s when major demographic changes were transforming the population of America, and the post-Cold War era left us wondering what strategic alliances would mean moving forward. The series challenged the nature of the American mindset at the time.
Prison states and political embodiment
September 7-8, 2017
Centre for Comparative Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Lisbon
postScriptum: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Literary Studies (online, open-access, peer-reviewed) ISSN: 2456-7507, published by the Department of English, Sarat Centenary College, invites original, unpublished, scholarly research articles, book/film reviews for its January 2017 (Vol II No i) issue on or before 31st May 2017.
The quint’s thirty sixth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th August 2017—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.
All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint’s editors or outside readers.
Translating and Transmediating Children’s Literatures and Cultures
CFP for special journal issue of Bookbird
Call For Submissions
Dismantling Inequality through Dialogues of Conscience
Humanity, wildlife and the environment have all been negatively impacted by polarizing inequalities. Despite this, courageous individuals and resistance movements have and continue to expose these inequalities and enact change in the face of tremendous opposition. We are interested in submissions that explore gender, racial, sexual, religious, socio-economic and environmental inequalities represented in literature, film as well as other mediums and the changes that have occurred through dialogues inside and outside of the classroom about various forms of inequality.
Topics of interest may include but are not limited to:
A one-day colloquium at the University of East Anglia, U.K.
Hosted by the School of Art, Media, and American Studies.
Saturday 5th August 2017
Keynote speaker: Sam McBean (Queen Mary, University of London)