Callaloo invites papers for a special issue devoted to the life and work of the late poet, fiction writer, playwright, and scholar, Sherley Anne Williams, guest edited by Wendy W. Walters (Emerson College).
We are inviting articles on the Focus Area and the General Areas for the Vol. IX, No. 1, 2017.Focus Area: “Cohen-Dylan”
We are inviting critical articles on the lives, works and times of Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan.
To be guest-edited by
Prof. Sudev Pratim Basu, Ph D
Associate Professor of English, Department of English & Modern European Languages, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan.
Details at http://rupkatha.com/callforpapers.php
Papers can be submitted on any topic on,
This panel seeks papers on American modernist poetry that address the current debate among new materialist/speculative realist scholars on the ontological status of the thing itself by considering modernism’s approach to a thing's multiplicity—specifically, its irreducibility to a single set of definitions or characteristics that ground it ontologically.
Non-Literary Influences on Olson's Poetics and Poetry
Organized by the Charles Olson Society
American Literature Association
28th Annual Conference
May 25-28, 2017
The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02116-5798
The Charles Olson Society invites abstracts (of no more than 250 words) for presentations at the annual conference of the American Literature Association (http://americanliteratureassociation.org/).
Mary Jacobs Memorial Essay Prize
The Sylvia Townsend Warner Society
invites essays on any aspect of the life and work of Sylvia Townsend Warner.
Aim: to encourage further study of the writings of Sylvia Townsend Warner, in honour of the distinguished work of Dr. Mary Jacobs.
M. Wynn Thomas Prize 2017
deadline for submissions: April, 2017 full name / name of organization: The Sunflower Collective contact email: email@example.com
The Sunflower Collective is looking for submissions. We celebrate the personal and the political - which we believe to be one and the same thing - in art.
American Documentary Poetics
CFP for American Literature Association (ALA) 28th Annual Conference
May 25-28, 2017, Boston, MA
Call for papers on any topic related to American docupoetics/investigative poetics. Part documentary, part imagination, investigative poetry incorporates a variety of data and reportage into the poem—including photos and images, testimonials, interviews, facts and figures—in order to explore the historical and political conditions of contemporary culture.
Submit 250 to 500-word abstracts and a CV, by January 15, 2017, to Tana Jean Welch, Florida State University, at firstname.lastname@example.org
ALA 2017: Gwendolyn Brooks at 100
In “Gwendolyn Brooks at 73,” Haki Madhubuti compared Brooks’s mind to “a tornado redefining the landscape.” The landscape of contemporary literature has been changed by her poems: “poems with muscle and sinew, poems that weren’t afraid to take the language and revamp it, twist it and energize it so that it shimmied and dashed and lingered,” in the words of Rita Dove. At least two new collections—Quraysh Ali Lansana and Sandra Jackson-Opoku’s Revise the Psalm, and Peter Kahn, Ravi Shankar, and Patricia Smith’s The Golden Shovel Anthology—will celebrate her centennial in 2017.
We are living through a decade of centenaries as we remember or reimagine the cataclysmic events of a century ago which helped to shape the modern world – the Great War, the Easter Rising, the Bolshevik Revolution. Each year provides an opportunity to reflect on the nature and problematics of commemoration. This conference provides a venue to explore the relationship between remembering and writing, and to consider connections between personal, collective and national memories. Participants will explore the theme of “remembering” in its widest sense, from personal memories in diaries and oral histories, to collective memory housed in public records or embodied in history, literature, folklore, and mythology. Graduate students welcome.