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Queer 19th-century Desire in the City of Brotherly and Sisterly Love

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:38pm
NeMLA 2021, Philadelphia, PA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In 1860, Walt Whitman, begins his poem “I Dreamed in a Dream” with this vision of an idyllic city: “I saw a city invincible to the attacks of the whole of the rest of the earth; I dream’d that was the new City of Friends; Nothing was greater there than the quality of robust love— it led the rest” (1-5). Though presented as a utopian city formed in a dream, the City of Friends, in the 19th century, was a slogan used to refer to Philadelphia. The allusion to friends references the foundation of Philly by William Penn, a Quaker. It is this Quaker heritage that Whitman connects to his vision of Comradeship in which men of different backgrounds and cultures will lovingly embrace one another.

Love Among the Poets: The Victorian Poetics of Intimacy

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:31pm
Pearl Chaozon Bauer / Notre Dame de Namur University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Love Among the Poets: The Victorian Poetics of Intimacy

Proposed volume of essays, edited by
            Pearl Chaozon Bauer (Notre Dame de Namur University)
            Erik Gray (Columbia University)

Creative Writing in the Age of the Pandemic

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

While it is too soon to fully assess the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic will stand as a watershed in global human life, creative writers as canaries in the cultural coalmine will be among the first to try to render it comprehensible and are already responding to the seismic shifts. The unexpected changes the pandemic has created have altered all of the processes that sustain human life, the social practices and interactions that are the mainstay of poetry, fiction, and drama, perhaps permanently. Enforced social isolation has caused people from all strata of society to contemplate what it means to be engaged in human culture while at the same time facing the possibility of sudden and random mortality, even mass extinction.

Creative Writing in the Age of Trump

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In an age of Twitter rants, allegations of fake news, and increasingly bitter partisan divides, what happens to the novel or poem? Does literary material have to engage with the political? And if it doesn’t, must the political be read between its lines? What are the possibilities for creative work in an era that is increasingly in a state of emergency? This panel asks creative writers to consider the question of political and literary engagement in our political age. Writers of all modalities and genres are encouraged to explore these questions in the context of their own work. This panel asks creative writers to consider the question of a political literary engagement in our political age. Writers of all modalities and genres are welcome.

GCWG 2021 Conference

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:54am
Global Conference on Women and Gender
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities

seeks abstracts for the forthcoming 

 

Global Conference on Women and Gender

to be held at CNU, March 18-20, 2021

 

We have reserved the same theme from our postponed 2020 Conference:

Gender, Politics, and Everyday Life: Power, Resistance, and Representation

 

Juxtapositions Seeks Essays on Haiku

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:52am
The Haiku Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

Juxtapositions, the only peer-reviewed journal of English-language haiku scholarship, seeks essays on haiku. Published by The Haiku Foundation, the journal is indexed in the MLA Bibliography and has published one issue per year for the past five years. Each issue includes essays, book reviews, and original haiga. The journal is available electronically and in print.

For sample issues, see the Juxtapositions webpage: 

https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/juxta/all-issues/

NeMLA 2021: Writing Within Interrogative Dynamics (Roundtable)

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:32am
Eric Schmaltz (York University) and Orchid Tierney (Kenyon College)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

“Experiment,” suggests Joan Retallack, “is a reaching out to experience things that cannot be grasped merely by examining the state of our own minds.” Here, Retallack is working toward an incisive description of experimental writing’s relationship to scientific experiments. Experimental poetry and science share, according to Retallack, a tendency to engage diverse forms of change, what she calls “an interrogative dynamic.” For this roundtable, we draw a third component into this confabulation by citing moments of crisis as potentially homologous engagements with interrogative dynamics. Within the folds of crisis, past experiences can become a palimpsest and subjects must traverse the unknown.

Cormac McCarthy and Theology

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:51am
Integrite: A Journal of Faith and Learning
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 6, 2020

Intégrité is a scholarly journal published biannually by the Faith and Learning Committee and the Humanities Division at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri. Published both online (www.mobap.edu/integrite) and in print, it welcomes essays for a special issue (Fall 2021) on “Cormac McCarthy and Theology.” Essays may explore the intersection of Christian theology and Cormac McCarthy’s life, creative writing and its literary adaptation. As a faith and learning journal, Intégrité also invites pedagogical essays that address teaching Christian theology and Cormac McCarthy’s work at faith-based institutions of higher learning.

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