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SECOND CALL: CFP deadline for 'Archival Afterlives

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 6:18am
Florence Impens / University of Manchester
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 20, 2017

CFP deadline for 'Archival Afterlives: Postwar Poetry in English', organised at the University of Manchester, 27-29 June 2017

Due to significant interest, the deadline for paper and panel proposals has been extended to Monday, 20th February 2017.

The Green World in Contemporary Poetry and Philosophy: Mapping Nature in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:02pm
Leonor M. Martínez Serrano & Cristina M. Gámez-Fernández / University of Córdoba, Spain
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Since the very cradle of civilization, Nature has been one of the secular concerns of poetry and philosophy. In a classic like Walden; or Life in the Woods (1854), Henry David Thoreau said: “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately”. The woods would make him whole again; solitude and Nature would reactivate a claritas of mind in him that had apparently been overshadowed by human commerce. About a century later, Ezra Pound sang in The Cantos: “Learn of the green world what can be thy place / In scaled invention or true artistry” (81/541), aware as he was of the fact that the world is a subtle ecology of vast dimensions that needs our attention and respect.

CFP: E. E. Cummings Sessions at the American Literature Association's 28th annual conference, Boston, MA, May 25-28, 2017

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:05pm
Michael Webster / E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

The E. E. Cummings Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2017 American Literature Association conference. We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Cummings' life or work. Proposals that touch upon the following topics will be especially welcome:

    * Cummings' early experiments in modernism
    * Readings of little-studied Cummings poems
    * The new edition of the Complete Poems (2016)
    * Influences on Cummings: decadent and symbolist poetry, imagism, and avant-garde painting
    * The pacifist poet
    * Love and art vs. the unworld of modernity
    * Cummings as a post-romantic late modernist (or post-modernist)

FINAL REMINDER: Ted Hughes & Place

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:08pm
Ted Hughes Network, University of Huddersfield
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016



CFP: Ted Hughes & Place


A conference organised by the Ted Hughes Network at the University of Huddersfield, in partnership with the Ted Hughes Society


Thursday 15th and Friday 16th June 2017


Heritage Quay, University of Huddersfield



English Seventeenth-Century Literature

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:04pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Papers on any aspect of British seventeenth-century literature (including Restoration), for the annual meeting of the 2017 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Spokane, Washington on October 12-14, 2017. Email 200-300 word proposals, by March 1, to or All proposals are acknowledged. You do not have to be a member of RMMLA to propose a paper, but you should become a member by April 1 to be listed in the program.

Extended Deadline* CFP: Medieval Boredom & Tedium

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 10:02am
NEMSC (New England Medieval Studies Consortium) held at University of Connecticut
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CFP: Medieval Boredom & Tedium

New England Medieval Studies Consortium (NEMSC)

Hosted at the University of Connecticut

April 14th, 2017


CFP Extended Deadline: February 15th, 2017


Special Relationships: Poetry Across the Atlantic Since 2000

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 11:16am
Rothemere American Institute, Oxford University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Special Relationships: Poetry Across the Atlantic Since 2000


We are delighted to announce the Call for Papers for Special Relationships: Poetry Across the Atlantic Since 2000, a one-day symposium exploring the interstices of poetics in the circum-Atlantic region since 2000, to be held at the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford on May 19, 2017.


The Meanings of Dialect in British Poetry

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 12:15pm
University of Lille
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 11, 2017

The meanings of dialects in British poetry – from late 19th century to early 21st century.


One-day conference.

May 19th, 2017, Lille 3 University.


Keynote speakers:

Tom Burton (University of Adelaide, Australia)

Jane Hodson (University of Sheffield, UK)




Despite the fact that, quite recently, and ironically, The Guardian headline read “Regional dialects are Dying Out – It’s Enough to get you Blarting” (May, 30th 2016), dialects have always been – and continue to be - present in poetry.

Cha — Call for Submissions — "Writing Japan" Issue (June 2017)

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 7:16am
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal ( is now accepting submissions for "Writing Japan," an edition of the journal devoted to work from and/or about Japan.

Our special issue "Writing Japan" encompasses writing from and/or about Japan, broadly imagined. We hope to feature work by Japanese writers and non-Japanese writers writing in relation to Japan, as well as work that challenges fixed ideas about Japanese identity and the Japanese experience. We are looking for idiosyncratic and intelligent work that explores the various meanings of "Writing Japan."