all recent posts

Teaching Form and Meter: Prosody and Fixed Forms in the Creative Writing Classroom CFP: 2012 PAMLA Conference (4/22 deadline)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 9:18pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

This approved session for the October 19-21 PAMLA Conference at Seattle University will explore the teaching of poetic form. Intimidating, scary, frightening – synonyms students usually associate with actually writing in an organized rhythm and form in a creative writing class. Scanning an iambic pentameter stanza is one thing, but writing a poem in heroic couplets can seem a daunting chore. However, teaching prosody and fixed forms can be a rewarding and thought-provoking task for professors, and a liberating, confidence–building exercise for students who often surprise themselves by writing original, lyrical poems.

Please submit paper proposals by April 22, to the PAMLA website:

Hybrid Genres: US and Canada. PAMLA, Seattle,WA, Oct 19-21, 2012. Abstracts due before 4/22/12.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 12:48pm
Linda Belau

Panel Description:

As Postmodernity has become the norm in culture, traditional boundaries among literary genres and other arts, technologies, and mass media have disappeared, infusing each other and blurring the boundaries that used to define them. This session explores this cross-discipline interaction through US or Canadian artistic and literary productions.

Please submit a short proposal (circa 500 words) by using the "Online Proposal Submission Form" link at before April 22nd. Send questions or inquiries directly to

F.T. Prince centenary symposium, University of Southampton, September 20th 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 12:36pm
Will May, University of Southampton

The poet F.T. Prince (1912-2003) has had a profound impact on contemporary British and American verse; poets as diverse as John Ashbery and Geoffrey Hill have cited him as a major influence on their work. Famed for his war poem 'Soldiers Bathing', Prince's substantial oeuvre includes dramatic monologues, autobiographical long poems, religious verse, and epithalamia.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 12:14pm
University College Falmouth

Environmental Utterance

-A Performative Conference -

Sat 1 to Sun 2 September 2012

CFP Deadline: Saturday, 31st March 2012

What is the relationship between structures of dissemination and the environment that our (creative) practice is concerned with/seeks to convey? What is the relationship between the academic environment and the work we produce? How do we utter (repeat/recreate) our environment?

[UPDATE] Deadline Approaching (6 April): Cinema in the Interstices Conference, 7-8 Sept. 2012, University College Cork, Ireland

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 4:41am
Alphaville Journal of Film and Screen Media, University College Cork

Rather than forming a continuum, film and film history are composed of a series of transitions, overlaps and junctures: points where a ceding or progression to a different way of thinking or being occurs. This holds true from the era of early cinema up to the advent of digital technologies.

Chinese and Western Literature and Arts in the Eighteenth Century

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 1:22am
Sun Yat-sen Journal of Humanities, National Sun Yat-sen U, Kaohsiung TAIWAN

Eighteenth-century culture in England, Western Europe, and America is clearly characterized by the intellectual climate of the Enlightenment even though, just as clearly, Enlightenment spread only gradually and unevenly throughout the regions and cultural strata of the West.

7th International Marlowe Conference

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 11:00pm
Marlowe Society of America

The Marlowe Society of America solicits papers for its Seventh International Conference, to be held on June 24-28th, 2013, at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Virginia.

Hosted by MSA President Paul Menzer, the conference will feature keynote presentations by Susan P. Cerasano (Colgate University) Laurie Maguire (Oxford University), Leah Marcus (Vanderbilt University), and Garrett Sullivan (Penn State University). The professional productions by the American Shakespeare Center will complement special events, workshops, screenings, and productions designed specially for conference attendees.

Teaching Adaptations Symposium Monday 4 – Tuesday 5 February 2013, University of Tasmania, Hobart

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 7:44pm
Imelda Whelehan, University of Tasmania

Film, television, theatre and video game adaptations of literary and other texts are an expanding area of study for undergraduate and postgraduate students, across literature, film, performance, media, cultural and communications studies programs. While there are an increasing number of theoretical perspectives being published in the field, there is less awareness of what teaching adaptations involves at disciplinary and cross-disciplinary study. Sometimes approaches to adaptations are taught within a broader unit structure in which the status of text as adaptation is given little attention.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 6:10pm

Call for Papers: Issue 2.1

NEW Deadline extension: 20 April 2012

Special Theme: Evaluation, Critique, Prizes, and Peer Review
What are the best and newest methods for creating, evaluating, and disseminating scholarly and creative work? This question motivates the next issue of NANO. As digital formats help to foster new ways to share and critique written and artistic work, as more people try to squeeze through the narrowing bottleneck of publishing, approval, and jobs, something has to give, or at least change.

Four guiding questions:

In the Footsteps of Katherine Mansfield

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 6:06pm

In the Footsteps of Katherine Mansfield
Crans-Montana, Switzerland - 22-23 September 2012
Deadline for proposals: 30 May 2012

Hosted by the British Residents Association and the English Department of the University of Geneva, together with the Katherine Mansfield Society

To be introduced by the New Zealand Ambassador

Keynote Speakers: Witi Ihimaera, Angela Smith, Gerri Kimber