The multi-media possibilities of the web, the optic flexibility of digital books, the ability to record image and sound cheaply and share that material quickly and widely over a variety of platforms, have drastically undermined poets' dependence on the page and print-based forms of distribution. Something has changed in the manner we encounter poetry. To what extent, though, have these technological changes transformed the forms and functions of poetry as such? Have they finally produced the necessary conditions for truly 'verbi-voco-visual' work, a one-time dream of the modernist avant-garde? Have multimedia forms of poetry displaced more traditional forms and formats?
Please note this CFP is for a Special Sessions Panel to be held at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) for the November 3-5 2017 conference.
Midwest Modern Language Association
Cincinnati, Ohio. November 9-12, 2017
Festival of Language CFP
Topic: Art as Activism
The Editorial Collective of the National Poetry Foundation invites paper and panel proposals for the last in our sequence of "decade" conferences, to be devoted to the Poetry and Poetics of the 1990s, American and international, and to be held from Wednesday to Sunday, June 28 - July 1, 2017, on the flagship campus of the University of Maine System in Orono, Maine.
http://michigancea.org/ Call for Papers: Michigan College English Association Conference on Friday, October 27, 2017
Themes: Authority and Agency During Divisive Times
Featured Luncheon Speaker : Matthew Gavin Frank
Location: Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
The Creative Writing II: Poetry section of the Midwest Modern Language Association is accepting proposals for scholarly and literary presentations that examine, complicate, or challenge concepts of poetry as an act of resistance.
We welcome papers, poetry, and digital poetics projects. We are especially interested in critical-creative works that are socially conscious and politically engaged.
Please send a 200-300-word abstract and a brief bio to the section chair, Francesco Levato (firstname.lastname@example.org), by April 15th, 2017. Include in your abstract your name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address and paper title.
This panel explores the sense of place as part of the indigenous language of American artistic production of Modernism in the context of the European avant-garde. Though U.S. poets and artists were influenced by the formal techniques of Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dadaism and Surrealism, they were also determined to search for the essence of an expressive language that defined its authenticity as opposed to European foreignness. One of their avenues of research was the exploration of the distinctive features of the American soil as a means of contributing novel aspects to modern aesthetics. The genuine character of the environment is closely linked to the strong attachment to rural or urban spaces and the value they acquire for the observer.
#MMLA17 Illustrated Texts: Illustrating Activism
Permanent Session CFP, Christopher Martiniano, Chair
November 7, 2017 will mark the first anniversary of the death of Leonard Cohen. Known predominantly for his music, Cohen’s artistic contributions extend into the genres of poetry, fiction, and visual art. This year’s SAMLA conference theme, “High Art/ Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture,” presents a timely and appropriate venue for an examination and celebration of the artist’s life and work.