category: poetry

Special Session at MLA 2013, Boston. Modernism's Straw Man: Nineteenth-Century Verse

full name / name of organization: 
Erin Kappeler / Tufts University
contact email: 
erin.kappeler@tufts.edu

Ezra Pound's iconic statement that, "To break the pentameter, that was the first heave" has covered over a more complicated history of modern prosody.

Early African American Poetry Panel for SEA 2013 (February 28-March 2, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
Alex Black
contact email: 
amg275@cornell.edu

I'm organizing a panel on early African American poetry for Society of Early Americanists 2013 in Savannah, GA.

Bruce Springsteen

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)
contact email: 
peter.fields@mwsu.edu

Chair of 2012 Bruce Springsteen session: Dr. Peter J. Fields, Assoc. Prof.

CFP: Teaching With Games - MLA13, 3-6 January 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Brian Croxall
contact email: 
brian.croxall@emory.edu

Call for Papers for a Committee-Sponsored Electronic Roundtable on “Teaching and Games” at MLA 2013<

MLA BOSTON 2013-The Renaissance Anthropocene: Imagining Life Without Nature in Early Modern Literature-DEADLINE MARCH 14

full name / name of organization: 
Justin Kolb, Oberlin College
contact email: 
justinbarneskolb@gmail.com

Coined by environmental scientists to describe the current geological epoch, "Anthropocene" denotes an age in which human action has pervasively and irreversibly transformed the land, sea, and atmosphere of the Earth, creating an ecology in which nature cannot be disentangled from artifice.

This concept existed in the minds of early modern writers under other names, especially "the decay of nature," as they imagined a world in which technologies ranging from alchemy to poetics might improve, degrade, or outright replace natural processes.

The Renaissance Anthropocene: Imagining Life Without Nature in Early Modern Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Justin Kolb, Oberlin College
contact email: 
justinbarneskolb@gmail.com

Coined by environmental scientists to describe the current geological epoch, "Anthropocene" denotes an age in which human action has pervasively and irreversibly transformed the land, sea, and atmosphere of the Earth, creating an ecology in which nature cannot be disentangled from artifice.

This concept existed in the minds of early modern writers under other names, especially "the decay of nature," as they imagined a world in which technologies ranging from alchemy to poetics might improve, degrade, or outright replace natural processes.

[UPDATE] Borges and She

full name / name of organization: 
W. C. Bamberger
contact email: 
wbamberger@hotmail.com

Deadline extended: We are extending the deadline for proposals to March 21, with papers due June 1.

Writing Mothers\Daughters: 1780-2012 (one day conference 28/6/2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Newman University College, Birmingham
contact email: 
K.Myler@staff.newman.ac.uk

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Writing Mothers\Daughters: 1780-2012

A one day conference at Newman University College, Birmingham
Thurs 28th June 2012

Keynote Speaker: Sonya Andermahr, University of Northampton

RMMLA Boulder Conference-- Canadian Literature and Film in English

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
christian.riegel@uregina.ca

200 word proposals are solicited on any aspect of English Canadian literature and film for presentation at the RMMLA conference in Boulder, Colorado, October 11-13, 2012.

[UPDATE] Politics of Form in the Transpacific - MLA Boston (01/03 - 01/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association - Special Session
contact email: 
syao@hamilton.edu and tong14@illinois.edu

Conversational Exchanges in Early Modern England

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2013
contact email: 
kristen.bennett@tufts.edu; dianne.berg@tufts.edu

Explores the “dynamic and performative process of dialogic engagement” (Katherine Lawson) as a collaborative, compositional methodology. Possible topics: synchronic vs.

FLOOR: Poetics of Everyday Critique

full name / name of organization: 
FLOOR
contact email: 
floor.journal@gmail.com

FLOOR: Poetics of Everyday Critique
www.floorjournal.com

Chapbook CFP: Role of Imagination in Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Faces of Feminism
contact email: 
facesoffeminism@gmail.com

Faces of Feminism and local writers' group Kill Your Darlings are seeking original, fiction work or critical essays that engage or challenges the role of imagination in literary work.

[UPDATE] - Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders: A Graduate Student Conference in Transnational American Studies (April 20th & 21st,

full name / name of organization: 
Binghamton University - English Department
contact email: 
shiftingborders@gmail.com

Conference Title: Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders(3rd Annual)

Theme: “Re-Imagining the New World(s)”

Dates: April 20th & 21st, 2012

Location: Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

Call for Chapter Proposals: THE PHALLIC EYE: SENSATIONAL VISUAL PLEASURES IN CINEMA AND LITERATURE

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Gilad Padva
contact email: 
giladpadva@gmail.com

Chapter proposals for an international collection on Scopophilia, Exhibitionism, Voyeurism, Phallus, Sexualities and the Politics of the Gaze. Topics under consideration include:

[UPDATE] Poetry & Poetics of the 1980s [June 27 - July 1, 2012]

full name / name of organization: 
National Poetry Foundation
contact email: 
NPF_Paideuma@umit.maine.edu

The Editorial Collective of the National Poetry Foundation invites paper and panel proposals for the next in our sequence of "decade" conferences, to be devoted to the Poetry and Poetics of the 1980s,

New Approaches to Teaching Langston Hughes’s Writings (January 3-6, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
The Langston Hughes Society (MLA Convention-Boston, MA)
contact email: 
sharon.jones@wright.edu

Abstracts focusing on innovative ways of teaching Hughes’s texts. Presenters must join the Modern Language Association and the Langston Hughes Society.

CFP: Queer Conceptions: Modernism and the Possibilities of Pregnancy for MSA 14, Las Vegas, Oct. 18-21, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Caitlin Newcomer & Aimee Wilson/Florida State University
contact email: 
cen09e@my.fsu.edu or aawilson@fsu.edu

In his recent article, "Pregnant Men: Modernism, Disability, and Biofuturity in Djuna Barnes" (2010), Michael Davidson argues, "Modernist cultural representations of the pregnant male foreground the spectacle of reproduction loosed from its putative organic site in the female body and displace it elsewhere—the test tube, the surrogate womb, the male body, and, not insignificantly, the novel."

[UPDATE] "Gaming the System" - (10/25/12 conference; 5/1/12 deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
SCLA 38
contact email: 
scla38@gmail.com

http://complit-scla.org/

"Gaming the System: The Global Stakes of Comparative Study"

[UPDATE] Roots and Radicalisms (DEADLINE 29/2/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Endnotes 2012 Graduate Conference - University of of British Columbia
contact email: 
endnotes.2012@gmail.com

Roots and Radicalisms: Literature, Theory and Praxis

[UPDATE]Transitions in Comparative Literature, Cork, Ireland, 28-30 June 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature Association of Ireland/University College Cork
contact email: 
transitionsucc2012@gmail.com

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND

CLAI

First International Conference
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK
IRELAND
28-30 June 2012

Call for Papers

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Everyday Romanticism (Special Session, MLA Boston 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
William Galperin, Rutgers University; Michael Hardy, Rutgers University
contact email: 
william.galperin@gmail.com, mhardy@eden.rutgers.edu

Papers that examine the category of ‘the everyday’ in transnational Romantic-era writing are welcome.

General issue: 2012-13

full name / name of organization: 
Neo-Victorian Studies
contact email: 
neovictorianstudies@swansea.ac.uk

Neo-Victorian Studies is currently soliciting scholarly and creative work for its 2012/13 general issue.

Early-Modern Contemporary, MLA 2013, Boston, 3-6 Jan

full name / name of organization: 
Anton Vander Zee
contact email: 
vanderzeeal@cofc.edu

Early Modern Contemporary

[UPDATE] David Jones: Culture & Artifice

full name / name of organization: 
Washington Adventist University Honors Program & Department of English
contact email: 
wauhonors@wau.edu

This interdisciplinary conference will explore Jones’s cultural theory, and how his creative works confront the challenges of modern culture.

Craft Essays on Characterization- Deadline May 15th

full name / name of organization: 
Mason's Road Literary Journal
contact email: 
http://www.masonsroad.com/about-2/submission-guidelines/

Mason's Road, an online literary journal sponsored by Fairfield University’s MFA in Creative Writing program with an emphasis on teaching, is seeking craft essay submissions for our upcoming issue.

CALL FOR PAPERS: InterDISCIPLINARY Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies (IJPDS)

full name / name of organization: 
Anderson University
contact email: 
dmscott@anderson.edu, iblayer@brocku.cacarlos.teixeira@ubc.ca

The InterDISCIPLINARY Journal of Portuguese Diaspora Studies (IJPDS) is an online, as well as printed, peer-reviewed academic journal, to be published annually, and in affiliation with Anderson Univer

Reminder: Philologist, Journal of Language, Literary and Cultural Studies

full name / name of organization: 
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology
contact email: 
filolog@unibl.rs

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal.

Marxian Cartographies: Mapping/Re-drawing the Trace

full name / name of organization: 
Anthony C. Cooke/The Marxist Literary Group
contact email: 
acooke2@emory.edu

This panel will consider Marxism in all of its various manifestations over time, as well as attempts to imagine how it might travel and take on new shapes in the future.

CFP: 9th Global Conference: Making Sense Of: Dying and Death (November 2012, Salzburg, Austria)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
dd9@inter-disciplinary.net

9th Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Dying and Death

Saturday 10th November – Monday 12th November 2012
Salzburg, Austria

Call For Papers:

Poetry, Community, and Formal Innovation

full name / name of organization: 
Meta DuEwa Jones and Chad Bennett, The University of Texas at Austin
contact email: 
tiltspoetsandscholars@gmail.com

Poetry, Community, and Formal Innovation

[UPDATE] Composting Culture ASLE-UKI 2012 Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
contact email: 
j.parham@worc.ac.uk

Composting Culture: Literature, Nature, Popular Culture, Science – ASLE – UKI Biennial Conference, Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th September 2012

[UPDATE] AWP 2013 - The End of Postmodernism in the Digital Age

full name / name of organization: 
Ruben Quesada
contact email: 
rubenquesada@gmail.com

Seeking proposals for a panel (& book project) on “The End of Postmodernism in the Digital Age.” I am interested in a broad spectrum of approaches focusing on creative writing, including: poetry,

Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society 20 September 2012

full name / name of organization: 
The Sylvia Townsend Warner Society
contact email: 
Helen.Sutherland@glasgow.ac.uk

Articles on any aspect of the life and work of Sylvia Townsend Warner are invited for the 2012 issue of the Journal of the Sylvia Townsend Warner Society.

CFP Graduate Journal: The Word Hoard

full name / name of organization: 
Word Hoard: A new interdisciplinary journal from the University of Western Ontario English Graduate Society
contact email: 
wordhoard.editors@gmail.com

The editors at Word Hoard, a new interdisciplinary journal at the University of Western Ontario, are pleased to announce our inaugural issue.

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