category: poetry

UPDATE -- Originations: Dangers and Desires [MLA 2012] -- Proposals due March 10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Languages Association, Jan 5-8, 2012, Seattle, WA
contact email: 
Regina Yung Lee [ryung001@ucr.edu]

This session welcomes papers concerning representations and intimations of nostalgic utopias, formative memory, and mother tongues, in order to discuss the dangerous necessities inherent in desiring o

Asian American Literature (PAMLA 2011) -- Proposals Due March 25, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association 2011
contact email: 
Regina Yung Lee (ryung001@ucr.edu)

The session on Asian American Literature(s) is accepting paper proposals for PAMLA 2011, 5-6 Nov. 2011 at Scripps College in Claremont, CA. This session welcomes papers from across the disciplines.

MPCA/ MACA- Southern Literature and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
anne,canavan@gmail.com

Call for Papers

Inaugural Conference of the European Beat Studies Network, Middelburg, the Netherlands Sept. 5-7 2012

full name / name of organization: 
European Beat Studies Network
contact email: 
Chad Weidner - c.weidner@roac.nl

Papers are invited for the Inaugural Conference of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN).

Kaleidoscope: New perspectives on the humanities, University of Warwick, UK, 28-29 May, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Kaleidoscope: New perspectives on the humanities
contact email: 
warwickcolour@gmail.com

The first event organised by the University of Warwick's HRC ‘Postgraduate Scholars Program’ is as follows:

Kaleidoscope: New perspectives on the humanities

20th Century Caribbean Radicalism, MLA 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Laurie Lambert
contact email: 
laurie.lambert@nyu.edu

Perspectives on intellectual and literary contributions to revolutionary movements; analysis of radical traditions including those with links to diaspora and global south.

Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis: Transformative Journeys

full name / name of organization: 
2011 West Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature, Vanguard University of Southern California
contact email: 
vuccl [at] ymail.com

http://vanguardccl.wordpress.com/

Poetr and Poetics; PAMLA; November 5-6 2011; Scripps College, CA (Deadline March 25)

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
ccucinel@csusm.edu

Poetry and Poetics, a standing session of PAMLA, deals with all aspects of poetry/poetics.

An Anthology onPost-Modern Indian English Fiction - submit by 30 April 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Abha Shukla Kaushik
contact email: 
abhakaushik@gmail.com

Post-Modern Indian English Fiction

[Update] Singapore - The Contemporary - June 24th-26th, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
contact email: 
contemporary@ntu.edu.sg

The Contemporary
An International Conference of Literature and the Arts

June 24th-26th 2011
Division of English
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

CFP Race and Metaphor, MLA Special Session (January 5-8, 2012, Seattle)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Special Session
contact email: 
morgantz@notes.udayton.edu

As Toni Morrison observes in Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (1993), "Race has become metaphorical—a way of referring to and disguising forces, events, classes, and expre

Poetry as a Constructive Force in Multi-Ethnic American Literatures (SAMLA MELUS session November 4-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda M. Lawrence/Young Harris College
contact email: 
alawrence@yhc.edu

In keeping with the 2011 SAMLA convention theme, “The Power of Poetry in the Modern World,” the MELUS panel seeks papers examining poetry as a constructive force in multi-ethnic literatures of the

Poetry as a Constructive Force in Multi-Ethnic American Literatures (SAMLA MELUS session November 4-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda M. Lawrence/Young Harris College
contact email: 
alawrence@yhc.edu

In keeping with the 2011 SAMLA convention theme, “The Power of Poetry in the Modern World,” the MELUS panel seeks papers examining poetry as a constructive force in multi-ethnic literatures of the

Multiple Childhoods Graduate Student Forum

full name / name of organization: 
Patrick Cox/Rutgers University
contact email: 
ptcox@camden.rutgers.edu

Multiple Childhoods/ Multidisciplinary Perspectives: Interrogating Normativity in Childhood Studies. May 19-21, Philadelphia.

Graduate Student Forum: Charting the Course

Studies in American Culture - submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in American Culture
contact email: 
mcdonaldrl@vmi.edu

Studies in American Culture

Call for Submissions

[UPDATE] ‘To fasten words again to visible things’: the American imagetext

full name / name of organization: 
University of East Anglia
contact email: 
americanimagetext@gmail.com

Final call for papers:

A two day conference held by the American Studies department at the University of East Anglia, 18th-19th June 2011

Keynote speakers:
WJT Mitchell:

Transversed: Special Issue of Polari Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Polari Journal
contact email: 
pema.baker@scu.edu.au

Transversed: Special Issue of Polari Journal

Open Call for Submission

The Power of Stories: Authority and Narrative in Early America (Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference)

full name / name of organization: 
McNeil Center for Early American Studies
contact email: 
mceas.stories.2011@gmail.com

*Call for Papers* -- Deadline 3/15/2011

"The Power of Stories: Authority and Narrative in Early America"
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference

Call For Research Papers on poetry for The Muse June 2011 Issue

full name / name of organization: 
The Muse
contact email: 
themuseindia@gmail.com

The Muse is a Bi-annual online poetry journal. It invites original poems and research papers on poetry for June 2011 issue.

[UPDATE] Soundings – Critical Essays on Alice Oswald

full name / name of organization: 
Kym Martindale University College Falmouth, Niamh Downing University of Exeter
contact email: 
kym.martindale@falmouth.ac.uk; nd235@exeter.ac.uk

Following an initial cfp for a collection of critical essays on the work of British poet Alice Oswald we are now seeking a small number of additional proposals that focus on specific collections – <

'Myths, Legends and Folklore': A Two-Day Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference, 17-18 May 2011.

full name / name of organization: 
Cardiff University
contact email: 
cardiff.folklore@gmail.com

‘Myths, Legends and Folklore’

Date: 17-18 May 2011
Venue: Cardiff University

Princeton Comparative Poetics Colloquium: Formal Measures

full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Stergiopoulos (Princeton University)
contact email: 
formalmeasures@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS

FORMAL MEASURES

Sixth Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetics Colloquium

Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University

Saturday, May 7, 2011

[UPDATE] "Angel of Newness" (Concentric special issue) -- deadline extended to 3/20

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University
contact email: 
concentric.lit@deps.ntnu.edu.tw

Call for Contributions --
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
September 2011 issue --

BORDERS (23-24 May 2011) - Ege University - İzmir / TURKEY

full name / name of organization: 
II. INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM
contact email: 
egeius2011@gmail.com

Hey you(th)!
Stop! Take a breath and hear our call!

Upon a Precipice [UPDATE]-- Deadline EXTENDED

full name / name of organization: 
Associated Graduate Students of English, California State University, Northridge
contact email: 
jada.augustine@gmail.com

AGSE Call For Papers— Upon A Precipice

Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis: Transformative Journeys

full name / name of organization: 
2011 West Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature, Vanguard University of Southern California
contact email: 
vuccl [at] ymail.com

http://vanguardccl.wordpress.com/

Call for Papers: Re-Imagining Genre - PNRS Annual Meeting 2011 - 10/20-22, 2011 - Spokane, WA

full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society
contact email: 
easterling@gonzaga.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference: Reimagining Genre
Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA
October 20-22, 2011

Kenneth Rexroth: Poet and Translator (MLA Convention January 5-8, 2012, Seattle, WA)

full name / name of organization: 
Brent Newsom
contact email: 
brent.newsom@ttu.edu

Marking the 30th anniversary of Rexroth’s death, proposals on any aspect of his poetry and translations are invited.

Beckett Session at SAMLA (Atlanta, GA, November 4-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
contact email: 
weisk01@etsu.edu; danderson@georgiasouthern.edu

Update: Deadline March 30th: The Politics of the Visual and the Vocal in Caribbean Space

full name / name of organization: 
Caribbean Intransit: A Caribbean Arts Journal
contact email: 
caribintransit@gmail.com

From carnival costumes to music, from paintings to folktales, from sculptures to spoken words, artists and storytellers have used the cultures of the Caribbean Basin to create unique expressions that

Qualities of Heroism, 5 November 2011 at Corpus Christi College, Oxford

full name / name of organization: 
Christian Literary Studies Group Dr Roger Kojecky
contact email: 
secretary@clsg.org

CfP deadline 31 May 2011

[DEADLINE REMINDER] Enslavement: Colonial Appropriations, Apparitions, Remembrances, 1750-Present Day

full name / name of organization: 
University of Portsmouth, Centre for Studies in Literature
contact email: 
cslpgconf@port.ac.uk

Annual Postgraduate Symposium
Keynote speaker: Professor James Walvin (University of York)
Friday June 17 2011

Harold Bloom, in his critical introduction to Enslavement and

RMMLA Southern Literature Deadline for submissions: March 1

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
judith.strathearn@colorado.edu

We are seeking participants for the panel on Southern Literature at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ.

RMMLA Special Topics Session: Intersections of Race, Class, and Gender: Black Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
judith.strathearn@colorado.edu

We are seeking participants for a special topics session at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ discussing the works of Black Women Writers during the Harlem Renaissance (1919-1935) Papers sho

RMMLA Special Topics Session: Folklore, Identity, and Contemporary Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 
judith.strathearn@colorado.edu

We are seeking participants for a special topics session at the 2011 RMMLA Convention in Scottsdale, AZ discussing a connection between folklore and contemporary (1970-2009) fictional texts and how we

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