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Southwestern American Literature's special music issue, Fall 2016

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 10:39am
Southwestern American Literature

Southwestern American Literature's special music issue

From now until August 1, 2016 we will be accepting submissions for our Fall 2016 issue, which will focus on music and musicians of the American Southwest.

For this issue we are accepting a multitude of forms and genres such as:
• Poetry
• Fiction
• Creative Non-Fiction
• Critical essays
• Interviews
• Song Lyrics
• and more!

We ask that you limit prose submissions to 25 pages or less and poetry submissions to 10 pages. You may submit more than once, but please wait until you hear from us before resubmitting. 

NeMLA, March 2016: "The Literary Monument and the Tre corone: Materials, Authorship, Solemnity"

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 7:29am
Sarah L. Axelrod

Dear colleagues,

Please consider submitting a paper for a panel entitled "The Literary Monument and the Tre corone: Materials, Authorship, Solemnity" at NeMLA in Hartford, March 2016.

Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio establish a canon of literary texts in the vernacular, both by instituting continuity between their works and those of classical authors and by materially and critically formalizing a history of progressively more refined vernacular texts. This panel explores this at times inventive and mythographical approach to literary history through which the tre corone enact new notions of authorship, authoriality, and authority.

International conference on Postcolonialism and the future of POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES Multidisciplinary Perspectives April 27- 29

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 6:41am
Faculty of Letters and Social Sciences University of Maroua and Department of English Higher Teacher Training College, University of Maroua

International conference on
Postcolonialism and the future of POSTCOLONIAL STUDIES
Multidisciplinary Perspectives
Conference convenor:
Professor Edward O.Ako, Rector, University of Maroua
Host: Faculty of letters and Social Sciences and Department of English (ENS Maroua)
Date: April 27th-29th 2016

Feminist Pedagogy: Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association in Hartford, CT, March 17-20, 2016

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 1:10pm
Kathleen Alves/CUNY

Feminist Pedagogy in the Two-Year College

How do two-year college instructors put feminist theory into pedagogical practice? This roundtable discusses forms of feminist pedagogy in the community college classroom. Participants are invited to share methods and ideas of pedagogy for teaching in women and gender studies and/or feminist approaches to learning and classroom strategies across the disciplines. Papers should aim to address gender and sexuality issues, along with race and class, within and outside the rapidly transforming academic space of the two-year college.

Entangled Poetics: Mediating Ecology (NeMLA 2016) Sept 30 Deadline

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 1:08pm
Northeast Modern Language Association 47th Annual NeMLA Convention

This panel means to investigate the entangled relationship of modern and contemporary American poetry and ecology. Referencing Rey Chow's notion of entanglement, i.e., a "condition of overlapping recurrences," the panel seeks to analyze the points of recursive coincidence that ensue between cultural manifestations, poetic production, and environmental thinking. Entanglement points to associations of spatial proximity, of overlaying, but also of resistance and tension between phenomena. It thus brings occurrences together through affinity and disjunction alike and offers a powerful paradigm to think about mediation in relation to complex networks and loop interactions.

Seminar: Reading Visual Cultures (ACLA 2016 Seminar March 17-20 2016 at Harvard)

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 10:40am
Co-Organizers: Margaret Galvan, The Graduate Center, CUNY and Leah Souffrant, New York University

It has been more than fifty years since Susan Sontag insisted: "What is important now is to recover our senses. We must learn to see more, to hear more, to feel more." To what extent has this lesson been learned? And how committed are we to teaching it? And through what methods? This seminar seeks to examine the possibilities and limitations of theoretical approaches that help us understand and assess Gloria Anzaldúa's claim that the "image is a bridge between evoked emotion and conscious knowledge; words are the cables that hold up the bridge. Images are more direct, more immediate than words, and closer to the unconscious. Picture language precedes thinking in words; the metaphorical mind precedes analytical consciousness."

Poems Invited for Dec. 2015 Issue of Taj Mahal Review 27th Issue

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 12:10am

Cyberwit seeks to publish the best in Poetry from novoices to established poets. Our published Anthologies and Journal Taj Mahal Review have poems that are sensuous, picturesque and impassioned. The poems reveal a fine combination of human elements of romance and the mystic & everyday realities. Cyberwit has published a myriad of new poets, and an increasingly large number of collections of verse. The significance of Poetry has not declined, and the 21st century seems to be the Golden Era of English Poetry. The name of Cyberwit is known to readers in several countries.

Taj Mahal Review is published in June and December annually.

CFP: Fools on the Medieval Page and Stage, Kalamazoo 2016

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 11:24am
International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 12–15, 2016

Near the end of the Middle English romance Robert of Cisyle, the eponymous king—who has been punished for his pride by being made to serve as his own court's fool—acknowledges the error of his former ways: "For he ys a fole [. . .] / That turneth hys wytt unto folye" (CUL Ff. 2. 38, ll. 398–9). Such condemnations of fools and folly—in Robert of Cisyle, underwritten by the pope and an angel—in no way served to stem the tide of medieval interest in fools and folly. Literary evidence shows that many premodern writers and their audiences "turn[ed their] wytt vn to folye": fools filled the medieval stage and page, pervading multiple literary genres.