This issue of JAST will be dedicated to the works and legacy of Amiri Baraka—poet, dramatist, essayist and activist. Formerly known as LeRoi Jones, Amiri Baraka entered the Greenwich Village literary scene in 1957 as one of the most original poets and editors of the new writing and poetry that was emerging outside of academia and the established publishing world. Baraka’s profound and pointed criticism took shape in the milieu of the racial brutality of the 1960s, and continued to transform as Black Power was put into practice. Amidst assassinations and urban rebellions, he retreated to his hometown, Newark, New Jersey, and committed himself to African American cultural expression in the broadest sense of the term.
La Ceiba: The Undergraduate Journal of Central American Studies is now accepting submissions for its spring 2018 special issue, themed “DACA, TPS, & Uncertainty: Immigrant Lives in the Contemporary U.S.” From the White House and State Capitols to city councils, immigration policies are currently intensely debated and contested, resulting in a myriad of changes in federal, state, and municipal laws.
Special claims have always been made about poetry. For Plato, poetry carried a special danger: its imaginative and rhetorical projections had the potential to corrupt the citizens of the Republic by leading them away from what is good and true. For other thinkers, including Percy Bysshe Shelley, poetry has a special moral force that must be recognized as necessary to society, even when the political efficacy of individual poems is not obvious or immediate. Theodor W. Adorno argued that the uniquely “virginal” expression of an individual lyric poem implies a protest against a social situation we cannot but feel as oppressive.
This CFP seeks work that examines the intersection of animal studies with contemporary ecopoetry from around the world. The human/nonhuman distinction entails an interdiction as much as establishes the safety of a boundary that maintains human hegemony in relation to other species. Yet, the animal can powerfully redirect attention toward the necessity of humility as well as deconstruct ideas of autonomy and superiority too often entangled with human self-understanding. This panel asks how the animal negates or reifies the human/nonhuman distinction, but also how the animal speaks, or is silenced, in contemporary ecopoetry. How does the animal appear as an ethical imperative in the age of the Anthropocene and of the Sixth Mass Extinction?
Creative Writing Education Today
A national celebration
October 5 2018Tampa, Fl9.00 am - 5.00 pmVenue: Marshall Center, University of South Florida
Call for Presentations
You are invited to propose a short paper (15 minutes) and to engage in discussions in this unique nomadic symposium (beginning in Tampa, Florida in October 2018). Papers can explore any topic in such areas of interest as:
- New ideas in Creative Writing Teaching and Learning
- National and global developments in Creative Writing Research
- Co- Curricular Opportunities
- The Future for Creative Writing / Creative Writing Studies
WRITING RENAISSANCE EXPERIENCE – EXPERIENCING RENAISSANCE WRITING
Johannes Gutenberg University
5-6 July 2018
Patrick Gill (Mainz)
Anja Müller-Wood (Mainz)
Tymon Adamczewski (Bydgoszcz)
This special issue (spring 2019) will be devoted to genetic translation studies (involving both translators’ drafts and author-translator correspondence) with English as a source- or target-language.
Transnational poetics; Aestheticism and Decadence at the fin de siècle
A One-Day Symposium at New York University
Monday May 14th 2018
Keynote Speaker: Prof Regenia Gagnier (Exeter):
‘Transnational Poiesis and the Making of Community’
Organizers: Prof Marion Thain (NYU), Dr Kate Hext (Exeter), Dr Jane Desmarais (London)
Call for participants
CREATIVITY IN TIMES OF CRISIS
hosted by Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (Shippensburg PA)
Thursday-Saturday, October 4-6, 2018
Opening Night Reception & Open Mic, Thursday October 4
Keynote Event, Friday evening
Panels on Friday & Saturday
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
This is a CFP for a Special Session entitled "Transnational Poetries of Resonance" to take place at the 2019 Modern Language Association convention in Chicago, Illinois (3-6 January 2019).
This panel invites papers in English focusing on sound-based poetries of Canada and the United States.
Please submit a paper abstract of 250-350 words and a 100-word bio by 14 March 2018 to Eric Schmaltz (email@example.com).