In contemporary studies of the Middle Ages, questions of visuality have increasingly dominated analyses of artistic production, in part because of the central role of vision in medieval theological and scientific discourse. This session seeks to broaden the conversation around medieval visuality by asking not only what it meant to see in the Middle Ages, but also what it meant to be seen, and how these networks of viewership could be depicted in the pictorial arts, literature, architecture, music, and drama.
Textual dialogues – dialogical textuality
Department of English Literature and Literary Linguistics, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań
2-3 December 2016
In cooperation with:
Institute of German Studies
Institute of Romance Languages and Literatures
Institute of Russian Studies
Lowell himself left us some well-known misgivings about his accomplishments: the mere “snapshots” of his “threadbare art” in “Epilogue”; the “memorized . . . tricks” that “somehow never [left] something to go back to” in “Reading Myself,” which I’ve played on in my own title. He was nevertheless the dean of American poets when he died, suddenly and far too young, in 1977. Through the last decade of the 20th century, though, and since, it seems, at least arguably, that his star has been declining. For our conference in his centennial year (and even in the month of his birth), this session proposes at least a modest reassessment of Lowell’s career and achievement. It seems like a good time.
The Angora Press is currently looking for original books of poetry. As well, the poetry must tell a story, have unity, and be visual. Writers should hold a strong MFA in poetry. Please send inquiries, cover letters, resumes, and manuscripts to
email@example.com. Thank you.
Historical English poetic comparison with Pakistani Poetical forms in Wordsworth and Shinwari’s poetry
Ph.M Scholar, Department of English Language and literature,
The University of Lahore, Lahore-Pakistan
Mob: +92 3366317543
A reviewer of Claudia Rankine's Citizen writes, "one problem with writing poetry about political or historical issues is that poetry proves a terrible method for transmitting information." This is an assertion we have encountered before. Regarding Ezra Pound's Cantos, Donald Davie writes, "Whatever more long-term effect Pound's disastrous career may have on American and British poetry, it seems inevitable that it will rule out (has ruled out already, for serious writers) any idea that poetry can or should operate in the dimensio of history, trying to make sense of the recorded past by redressing our historical perspectives. . . .
Call for Papers (Symposium) - deadine for proposals: Friday, 1 July 2016
Oscillations of Gender & Genre: Intersections of the Literary and Visual Arts
9-12 November 2016
Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Featured Speakers: Jen Bervin, Dianna Frid, and Cecilia Vicuña
In anticipation of the release of the entire Collected Works of Hopkins by Oxford University Press and to commemorate the centenary of the poetry of Hopkins (1918-2018), Religion and the Arts 20.5 (June 2018) invites scholarly articles for a special issue on interactions, intersections, and crosscurrents between Hopkins’s spirituality and poetry, and the diverse and complex relationship between them. Please submit electronically an anonymous 5000-10000 word article in MLA Style Manual.
CUCKOO IN CRISIS: Contemporary Indian English Women's Poetry
Editors: Charu Sheel Singh & Binod Mishra
In his three volume study of technological historicity, Technics and Time, Bernard Stiegler contends that contemporary culture is characterized by the incessant technological exteriorization of our interiors. Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter sustain a constant and seemingly stable feed of our psychological maneuvers in a variety of media. But what happens when the words, photos, or sounds you just posted are subject to commentary, reframing, and sometimes deletion? This is precisely what occurs in online creative writing collaboration.
This panel examines writings by Latinas during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It utilizes Justice Sonia Sotomayor's “wise Latina” figure as a framework for how different writers identify and subvert different forms of social oppression in the U.S. This panel explores how these subversions are created using specific aesthetic conceits that are culturally nuanced and thus provide moments of community fashioned healing and empowerment that are specific to their own communities while also making spaces for solidarity between Latinas.
In Art As Experience, John Dewey writes: “When an art product once attains classic status, it somehow becomes isolated from the human conditions under which it was brought into being and from the human consequences it engenders in actual life-experience.” Dewey also notes that the growth of capitalism “has been a powerful influence in the development of the museum as the proper home for works of art, and in the promotion of the idea that they are apart from the common life."
Pomona Valley Review is extending its deadline for poetry, short fiction, and artwork for our 10th 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: pomonavalleyreview.com.
The panel is dedicated to the relationship between sport and Italian literature. How is sport portrayed in Italian literature? How does it function within a literary work? Is sport employed only as metaphors and to add a touch of color, or does it have deeper meanings? What can it tell us about an author? Papers on literary and artistic aspects of sport in journalism or various media, as well as on sport and the visual arts, cinema, etc., are welcome.
Please submit your abstract online by September 30, 2016:
Revisiting C. H. Sisson: Modernist, Classicist, Translator
London, 28-29 April 2017