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UPDATE: Ballads and Broadsides, 1500-1800 (10/15/05; 2/24/06-2/25/06)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 3:41pm
Simone R. Chess

UPDATE: Extended Deadline for CFP! Many thanks to those of you who've already
submitted; due to popular demand, all proposals to the UCSB "Straws in the
Wind" Condference are now due by OCTOBER 15th (see below for submission

The Early Modern Center at UCSB invites paper proposals for "Straws in the
Wind: Ballads and Broadsides, 1500-1800," an interdisciplinary conference to
be held at UC Santa Barbara on February 24 and 25, 2006.

CFP: Blake's Visionary London (10/15/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

Friday, September 16, 2005 - 3:12pm
James Rovira

The 37th Annual College English Association Conference, San Antonio, TX,
April 6-8, 2006. "Reading the Regions/Writing the Regions/Teaching the

Panel: Blake's Visionary London

Keeping with the conference theme of "Reading the Regions/Writing the
Regions/Teaching the Regions," this panel, "Blake's Visionary London,"
will focus upon Blake's imaginative reconstruction, critique, and
interpretation of the London of his times in his mythological works.
Papers reflecting a rigorous and critical historical methodology will be
given special consideration.

Please submit your proposal to by October 15th,
2005. Word, WordPerfect, and .rtf formats accepted.

CFP: Rita Dove (8/7/06; journal issue)

Sunday, August 28, 2005 - 6:34pm

The Editor of CALLALOO invites you to submit formal articles, informal
essays, and other kinds of texts (including visual and creative works) about


as poet, fiction writer, playwright, and essayist for publication
consideration in a Special Issue of the journal to be devoted to the author.

Each manuscript should be postmarked no later than Monday, August 7, 2006,

The Editor
Department of English
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4227

Electronic submissions may be sent to Callaloo at with the heading
Rita Dove manuscript before the aforementioned deadline.

CFP: Beat and Counterculture Literature (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
Thom Young

The Beat Generation and Counterculture
The 27th Annual Conference of the Southwest / Texas
Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Albuquerque, NM
February 8-11, 2006

It's time to submit ideas for papers to present on
Beat and Counterculture Literature!

I have a new e-mail address since I mailed last year's
call for papers--so if you have sent me questions
about the conference and I haven't responded, now you
know why. The address I'm now using is

As in the past, suggested topics for papers include
(but are no means limited to) the following:

CFP: Pearl-Poet (9/30/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 10:03am
Kenna L. Olsen

Apologies for cross posting

The Pearl-Poet Society is sponsoring the following four sessions at the
41st International Congress on Medieval Studies, 4-7 May 2006
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, Michigan.

1. "The Masculine and the Feminine in the Pearl-Poems"

2. "Politics and History in the Pearl-Poems"

3. "The God(s) of the Pearl-Poems"

4. "Teaching the Pearl-Poems"

We invite abstracts from scholars of all levels - from graduate student
to senior academic.

Please submit a one-page abstract to the desired session (please
include complete contact information).

CFP: Nigerian Poetry (12/05; journal issue)

Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 10:03am
Gloria MT Emezue

  CFP: NNP Journal 2006 Edition, Deadline: December 2005
Papers are invited for publication in 2006 edition of the New Nigerian Poetry Journal, NNP. The 2005 issue, dedicated to retiring professor of English, Romanus Egudu for his contributions in expanding the frontiers of African literature and Nigerian poetry, is available for distribution courtesy of Progeny (Africa Research) International. [Website]

New Voices of Nigerian Poetry

UPDATE: Globalization, Globality, and Postnationality in Contemporary Poetry (9/1/05; 20th-C. Lit., 2/23/06-2/25/06)

Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:06pm
Omaar Hena

The deadline has been extended to SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 for the panel on
Globalization, Globality, and Postnationality in Contemporary Poetry
(9/1/05; 20th C. Literature and
Culture Conference, 2/23-25/06).

Call for papers for a critical panel on any aspect of
globalization, globality, and postnationality in
contemporary Anglophone poetry (since 1945, but especially
since the 1970's) at the 20th Century Literature and
Culture Conference in Louisville, KY, U. of Louisville,
Feb 23-25, 2006.

CFP: The Abandoned House in 20th-Century Poetry and Visual Art (Sweden) (10/1/05; 6/15/06-6/18/06)

Tuesday, August 9, 2005 - 2:01pm
Marit J. MacArthur

The Abandoned House in Twentieth-Century Poetry and Visual Art

I am seeking papers for a panel on abandoned houses in twentieth century
poetry and visual art, to be presented at a conference on "Space,
Haunting, Discourse," at Karlstad University in Sweden, June 15-18, 2005.
On this theme, submissions are invited that offer insight into the
phenomelogical, historical, and/or cultural valences of the image of the
abandoned house in contemporary (inter)national traditions and/or in the
work of individual poets or artists.

CFP: Black Poetry from the late 1950s to the late 1970s (no deadline noted; collection)

Tuesday, August 9, 2005 - 2:01pm

For a comprehensive critical study and reference resource on The Heritage
Series of Black Poetry (published in London from 1962-1975) and its
publisher/editor Paul Breman, I am seeking contributions and enquiries. The focus of
this book will be the 27 poetry collections published in the Heritage Series,
the Heritage pamphlet series, and the two poetry anthologies _Sixes and Sevens_
and _You Better Believe It_. The collection, which will be distributed
internationally, will include memoirs, poems, critical essays, photographs and
I am seeking critical essays or memoirs on or by the poets included in the