category: poetry

Interpretation and Influence of Greek Myths

full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA 2014
contact email: 
rogerkgreen@gmail.com

[UPDATE] Disability and Lyric (Vancouver MLA Jan 8-11, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Raphael Allison
contact email: 
rcallison114@gmail.com

Disability and Lyric

Raphael Allison, Assistant Professor of Literature (MAT Program), Bard College
allison@bard.edu

130th MLA Annual Convention
Vancouver, 8–11 January 2015

Literary History and Ideas of Mind (MLA Vancouver, 8-11 Jan 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
joshua.gang@utoronto.ca

Special session proposal for MLA2015: What is the place of "mind" in literary history? How might intellectual histories of cognition illuminate questions of period, genre, and textuality?

Submission Date Extended: Oceans Uniting Regions, Nations, and Literatures, June 26 - July 1 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Region Nation and Literature Association
contact email: 
kszatek@gmail.com; lmuray@curry.edu

EXTENDED Submission Date

The Region, Nation, and Literature Association (RNLA)

“After the Eruption”: Melville and the Cultural Memory of the American Civil War (MLA, Vancouver, BC, 8-11 January 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
Coleman Hutchison, UT-Austin/Melville Society
contact email: 
coleman.hutchison@utexas.edu

In response to the 2015 MLA Presidential Theme, “Negotiating Sites of Memory,” the Melville Society invites proposals for a special session, “‘After the Eruption’: Melville and the Cultural

Travel in Africa

full name / name of organization: 
Amber Foster/Texas A&M University
contact email: 
anfostertamu.edu

What is "cultural work" is performed by Africa in the transatlantic/transnational literary imagination?

Conceptual Writing and Modernist Avant-Gardes, MSA 16, Pittsburgh, PA, November 6-9, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Laura B. McGrath, Michigan State University
contact email: 
mcgrat85@msu.edu

Analyses of the relationship between modernism and contemporary literature abound (see Majorie Perloff, Rebecca Walkowitz, David James, and Jessica Pressman) with well-known writers like Ben Marcus, W

Voice and Empowerment -- October 24-25, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Michigan College English Association
contact email: 
edemerly@aol.com

Call for Papers: MCEA Conference, Friday October 24, 2014, and Saturday October 25, 2014

Theme: Voice and Empowerment

Saturday Luncheon Speaker: Fiction Writer Bonnie Jo Campbell

The Anthropocene and Deep-Time in Literary Studies | MLA 8-11 Jan. 2015, Vancouver

full name / name of organization: 
Heather Houser
contact email: 
houserh@mail.utexas.edu

Inviting proposals for papers on the importance of deep time, geology, and evolution for 20th- and 21st-century American literature and culture in the context of discussions of the Anthropocene.

Poems Invited for June 2014 Issue of Taj Mahal Review 25th Issue

full name / name of organization: 
Cyberwit.net
contact email: 
info@tajmahalreview.com

Taj Mahal Review is published in June and December annually.

Latina/o Utopias: Futures, Forms, and the Will of Literature


full name / name of organization: 
The 2nd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference
contact email: 
latlitconfnyc@gmail.com

CFP: The 2nd Biennial Latina/o Literary Theory and Criticism Conference

Latina/o Utopias: Futures, Forms, and
the Will of Literature

John Jay College of Criminal Justice


Intertextual Memory

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2015 Special Session
contact email: 
Adele Kudish (akudish@bmcc.cuny.edu) and Charlotte Latham (clatham@gc.cuny.edu)

Explicit reference to actual literary texts, songs, films, or art that become sites of memory within fictional works from any period. 300 word abstracts by 14 March 2014

Love Figures: Amorous Figuration or the "In-Love" figure. University of Montreal, May 1-2. CFP deadline March 14 .

full name / name of organization: 
Post-Scriptum.org (Journal of comparative literature)
contact email: 
redaction@post-scriptum.org

Annual graduate student conference on the theme: the figures of love as means to express language or knowledge.

Literature and Ethics in the Age of Hyperobjects (SLSA Conference Panel)

full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Dodson / Oregon State University
contact email: 
dodsonm@onid.orst.edu

Fluid Objects, Solid Texts: Literature and Ethics in the Age of Hyperobjects

[UPDATE *PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED*} NAVSA 2014 Victorian Classes and Classifications

full name / name of organization: 
North American Victorian Studies Association
contact email: 
cpenhale@uwo.ca

Victorian Britain belonged to the classifying age. Imperial expansion and new techniques of observation and production confronted Britons with an expanding universe of natural and man-made phenomena.

Writing Anew: Critical, Cultural, and Canonical Innovations in Literature

full name / name of organization: 
University of North Texas Graduate Students of English Association
contact email: 
UNTcriticalvoices@gmail.com

Interpreting the act of writing as one of (re)invention and (re)constitution

[Deadline Extended to March 1st] Theory/Post-Theory: An Interdisciplinary Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Students Association, Department of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley
contact email: 
post.theory2014@gmail.com

Shapeshifters: Recycling and Literature (April 25-26, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Yale University, Department of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
shapeshiftersconference@gmail.com

SHAPESHIFTERS: Recycling and Literature
April 25-26, 2014

Sponsor: Yale University, Department of Comparative Literature
Keynote Speakers: Wai Chee Dimock (Yale) and Maite Zubiaurre (UCLA)

“If you want me again look for me under your boot soles.” Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

From Ovid to Ammons, writers have been fascinated by the physical transformation of material and the recycling of form. The very first line of The Metamorphoses reads, “I want to speak about bodies changed into new forms,” while A. R. Ammons in Sphere writes, “Things go away to return, brightened for the passage.” What is it about atoms and restless change that has attracted writers as diverse as Lucretius and Whitman? What does it mean to think of recycling as a form of desire? Or is the very idea of converting waste inimical to desire?

[UPDATE] UBCO Graduate Conference - Rethinking Sustainability: New Critical and Cultural Horizons - May 2 – 3, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of British Columbia Okanagan IGSA
contact email: 
igsconference2014@gmail.com

University of British Columbia Okanagan IGS Graduate Studies Conference 2014 May 2 – 3, 2014

Rethinking Sustainability: New Critical and Cultural Horizons

Eborakon Poetry Journal

full name / name of organization: 
The University of York
contact email: 
eborakonjournal@gmail.com

Eborakon is a new biannual poetry magazine based at the University of York, publishing emerging writers alongside established poets.

The Work of Wendell Berry: SAMLA, Atlanta, GA, 7-9 November 2014. CFP deadline 10 June 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Godwin / Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
contact email: 
rlgodwin@barton.edu

The Work of Wendell Berry: Association for the Study of Literature & the Environment Panel at SAMLA Convention, 7-9 November, 2014, Atlanta Marriot Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center, Atlanta, Georgia

Negotiating Archives of Redemption in Modernism, MLA 2015 Special Session Proposal

full name / name of organization: 
Christopher Langlois, University of Western Ontario
contact email: 
clanglo2@uwo.ca

In Religion and Violence, Hent de Vries argues that the “critical resources of the historical phenomenon called religion […] constitute an immense archive of concepts and figures, practices and di

Writing Trans Genres: Emergent Literatures and Criticism, May 22-24, Proposal Deadline March 1, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Department of Women's and Gender Studies/Institute of Women's and Gender Studies, University of Winnipeg
contact email: 
writingtransgenres@gmail.com

Kings of Infinite Space?: Renaissance Literature and the Spatial Turn (October 16-19, 2014 New Orleans, Louisiana)

full name / name of organization: 
Sixteenth Century Society and Conference
contact email: 
ens310@lehigh.edu

Literary critic Robert Tally has identified what he calls a “turn to the spatial” in humanistic inquiry over the past generation.

Florida English Irish-American Issue (May 1, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
Florida English
contact email: 
ruffnec@scf.edu

For the 12th annual issue of Florida English, our final issue as associate editors of the journal, we invite submissions dealing with the theme: Irish-American.

[UPDATE] Cultures of Commemoration: Contemporary Presentations of the Past, 11-12 July 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Portsmouth, UK
contact email: 
christine.berberich@port.ac.uk

Cultures of Commemoration

International Conference hosted by
the Centre for Studies in Literature
University of Portsmouth, UK

11-12 July 2014

Call For Papers

CFP: Textual Overtures 2014 issue, "The Body"

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Overtures
contact email: 
textualovertures@gmail.com

Textual Overtures is currently accepting submissions for its 2014 issue under the theme of “Bodies”.

[UPDATE] Issues in Critical Investigation 2015 Manuscript Competition

full name / name of organization: 
Issues in Critical Investigation
contact email: 
ici@vanderbilt.edu

Issues in Critical Investigation (ICI) seeks significant, original manuscripts that enrich and develop research in fields related to the study of the African Diaspora.

[UPDATE] Romanticism and Self-destruction. May 9th, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Bristol
contact email: 
romselfdestruct@gmail.com

The University of Bristol’s Centre for Romantic and Victorian Studies is pleased to announce a one-day conference on the theme of Romanticism and Self-destruction.

Call for Books Reviews - Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics

full name / name of organization: 
Benjamin Mangrum / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
contact email: 
bmangrum@email.unc.edu

Ethos: A Digital Review of Arts, Humanities, and Public Ethics (www.ethosreview.org) is looking for book reviews to include in the inaugural issue of our journal, which will be published in A

Cosmo-graphies: Textual and Visual Cultures of Outer Space. Falmouth University 24-25th July 2014. CFP deadline 25 April 2014.

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Niamh Downing/Falmouth University
contact email: 
cosmographies@falmouth.ac.uk

Cosmo-graphies: Textual and Visual Cultures of Outer Space
2-day conference, Falmouth University 24-25 July 2014

[UPDATE] Extended: The Art of Reading in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, 28–31 August 2014, Stellenbosch, South Africa

full name / name of organization: 
Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
contact email: 
dscott-macnab@uj.ac.za

Call for Papers (Extended)
The Art of Reading in the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Keynote Address: Professor Henry Woudhuysen,
Lincoln College, University of Oxford

WSQ Call for Papers, Poetry and Prose: CHILD Issue

full name / name of organization: 
WSQ at the Feminist Press
contact email: 
wsqchildissue@gmail.com

Call for Papers, Poetry and Prose

WSQ Special Issue, Spring 2015: CHILD

Guest Editors: Sarah Chinn and Anna Mae Duane

Xenophile calls for undergraduate/graduate comparative literature papers - deadline: March 15th, 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Xenophile
contact email: 
xeno@uga.edu

The Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Georgia is currently seeking submissions for its second issue of Xenophile, an up-and-coming comparative literature journal.

Poetics of Erasure (MLA 2015 Special Session)

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
nicholsonm@ucla.edu, amyrwong@ucla.edu

Can erasure enable artistic and cultural production?

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