The University of Virginia's College at Wise’s Medieval-Renaissance Conference is pleased to accept abstracts for our thirtieth conference. The conference is an open event that promotes scholarly discussion in all disciplines of Medieval and Renaissance studies. Papers by undergraduates covering any area of medieval and renaissance studies—including literature, language, history, philosophy, science, pedagogy, and the arts—are welcome. Abstracts for papers should be around 300 words in length and should be accompanied by a brief letter of recommendation from a faculty sponsor (the latter can be mailed or emailed separately). A branch campus of the University of Virginia, the University of Virginia’s College at Wise is a public four-year liberal arts c
CALL FOR PAPERS
for the 25th Annual English Language and Literatures Conference
to be held at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL on Saturday, November 12, 2016
Featuring Roger Reeves as keynote speaker
Recent grads and current undergrads are invited to submit completed papers or presentations of creative writing to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Sept. 15, 2016 in any of the following categroies:
English literatures ● literatures in translation ● comparative literature ● critical theory ● film ● creative writing ● teaching English
Special sessions for introductory students
Perspective, in the context of time or place, is one of the primary orienting tools of narrative. In life and story, new or different perspectives can reveal hitherto hidden aspects of realty, and differences in perspective lead to misunderstanding or conflict. In literature ranging from the English poet William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience to the Australian novelist’s Christos Tsiolkas’s The Slap, readers are exposed to the possibilities and problems that emerge from differences of perspective. In the very act of reading and writing, readers and authors alike are forced to confront the points of contact between their own perspective and those of others.
This panel seeks abstracts exploring Ezra Pound's vision of paradise as presented in The Cantos. By June 2, please send a 300-word abstracts, brief bio, and A/V requiremetns to Jeff Grieneisen, State College of Florida, at email@example.com.
Papers might also explore the utopian and/or dystopian elements of the epic poem, as the conference theme is "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?" The SAMLA conference will be held Nov. 4-6, 2016 in Jacksonvill, FL.
CFP for EC/ASECS 2016 (Fredericksburg, VA, 27–29 October 2016)
Historical Poetics: Strangely Familiar?
Recent scholars such as Yopie Prins and Virginia Jackson have identified and contested “lyricization”—the tendency to view all poetry as lyric poetry, as the solitary effusions of an expressive speaker—in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century Anglo-American criticism that continues to inform much current scholarship. Prins and Jackson are nineteenth-century specialists, and they have positioned their work under the rubric of “historical poetics,” an approach questioning the relevancy of some of the most familiar and supposedly universal genres, modes (lyric), and meters (foot-scansion) by which scholars traditionally analyze poetry.
This panel seeks proposals which address works (artistic, literary, historical, etc.) at the intersection of Catholicism and witchcraft (demons, devils, witches, magic, etc.) between 1500 and 1700 in England and/or Continental Europe. Of particular interest are works which link witchcraft and Catholicism; critique governmental or religious responses to witchcraft and/or Catholicism; and/or representations in literature or drama which compare witchcraft and/or Catholicism.
While early modern writers sought “the perfect perfection of poesy” (to borrow the words of William Webbe), forms of imperfection have become central to our understanding of the period and its literary accomplishments. Scholars have lately looked to categories such as eccentricity, errancy, and incoherence as they have tried to understand the rise of English vernacular eloquence and the distinction of poetic making over the course of the early modern period.
12016 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Conference
Asian Literature Session
Nov. 11-13, 2016
We invite papers (15-20 minutes) for the Asian Literature session of the 114th Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) annual conference that will take place over the November 11-13, 2016 weekend at Westin Pasadena in Pasadena, CA.
I am seeking contributions for a collection of essays on James Boswell that focuses on those writings in his literary career that have attracted little critical attention, work he published in newspapers, magazines, and pamphlets. Potential contributors could focus on, but are certainly not limited to: his magazine columns, the miscellaneous poetry that appeared in the periodical press; and writing he intended to publish in the periodical press but didn’t. Proposals on his books that address topical subjects (which would include his books on Corsica and the Douglas Cause) would be of interest, as would his relations with the press and/or its editors.