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Graphing the Self: Modern Poetry and Portraiture

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 9:17am
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

MSA Annual Conference "Graphic Modernisms" 

Columbus, OH

November 8-11

"Graphing the Self: Modern Poetry and Portraiture"

The victim as a cultural expression: Representation, Perception, Symbolism

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 9:17am
International Centre for Studies of Arts and Humanities (ICSAH)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

The 2nd International Conference on Arts and Humanities is an event organized by the International Centre for Studies of Arts and Humanities (ICSAH) and the Dante Alighieri Society Nicosia that aims to explore the image of the victim throughout the human history. The conference is to be held in 5-8 June 2018 in Nicosia, Cyprus.

We warmly welcome all papers broadly relevant to the subject without predefining chronological and territorial limitations, as the major goal of the conference is to address questions that involve more than one research field and promote multidisciplinary dialogue and cooperation. The papers will be published online and in a dedicated volume of Conference Proceedings.

Early Modern Songscapes

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 3:49pm
Scott A. Trudell
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018


International Symposium on Early Modern Songscapes 8-9 February 2019

University of Toronto


Proposals are invited for a two-day international symposium coinciding with the launch of the digital platform “Early Modern Songscapes” to be held 8-9 February 2019 at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies in Toronto, Canada.


Sowell Collection Conference

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:19am
Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texac Tech U
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library of Texas Tech University is hosting a conference in Lubbock, TX, April 19-21, 2018.  Barry Lopez will be our featured speaker. 

We accept both creative and scholarly papers/panels.  We prefer creative work grounded in the natural world and critical/scholarly papers dealing in some way with writers whose work is included in the Sowell Collection.  However, we always take a very broad (and we hope welcoming) approach to thoughtful and thought provoking proposals.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:11am
Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018


Johannes Gutenberg University

Mainz, Germany

5-6 July 2018


Organised by

Patrick Gill (Mainz)

Anja Müller-Wood (Mainz)

Tymon Adamczewski (Bydgoszcz)


New Nuclear Criticism: ASLE-sponsored MLA 2019 panel

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 10:55am
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Do we need a new nuclear criticism? How can ecocritical frameworks and new archives and methods help us re-encounter “the nuclear” and re-asses its relationship to literature and culture? 


CFP: E. E. Cummings Sessions at the American Literature Association's 29th annual conference, San Francisco, CA, May 24-27, 2018 (deadline 1/27/2018)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:34am
E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018

The E. E. Cummings Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2018 ALA. 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 in 1917-1918 (detention at La Ferté Macé, Cummings at Camp Devens, The Enormous Room as a modernist memoir)
  • Early experiments in modernism
  • Readings of little-studied Cummings poems
  • Re-readings of much-studied Cummings poems
  • Cummings among the modernists and post-modernists
  • Love and art vs. the unworld of modernity 

Submit 250-400 word abstracts to Michael Webster ( by January 27, 2018.

Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era

Friday, February 2, 2018 - 1:50pm
Drs. Tiffany Austin and Emily Ruth Rutter
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

Call for Critical Abstracts and Creative Submissions: Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era

Reading Walter de la Mare, 1873-1956: 'a voice which has no fellow'

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:13pm
Anna Nickerson and Yui Kajita
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Reading Walter de la Mare, 1873-1956:
‘a voice which has no fellow’


20th –21st  September 2018, University of Cambridge



By whom, and by what means, was this designed?
The whispered incantation which allows
Free passage to the phantoms of the mind?
                                        . . .
By the delicate, invisible web you wove —
The inexplicable mystery of sound.


               — From T. S. Eliot, ‘To Walter de la Mare’


Slave Poetics and the Political Present (interdisciplinary)

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 8:55am
American Studies Association, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 8th-11th
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2018

In his 2012 essay “On Failing to Make the Past Present,” Stephen Best argues that the slave archive is not always “a ready prism for apprehending the black political present,” pressuring contemporary scholars to make a distinction between today’s political crises and black diasporic history. And yet, recent political regressions force us to re-examine how our current moment may be informed by and understood through the optics of abolition, emancipation, and reconstruction. This panel seeks to re-focus current critical thought on the links between the traumatic past and the historical present by examining how the poetry of slavery accentuates—and even depends upon—these linkages.