The Comparative Literature session at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association Conference at Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, Friday, November 6 to Sunday, November 8, welcomes papers on the Conference theme, Literature and Time. We are also open to any essays dealing with contemporary issues in Comparative Literature including but not limited to: Environmental Humanities, Subaltern studies, Memory and Memorials, Translation and Memory, Cosmopolitanism, and Post-Colonial studies. All submissions must go through the PAMLA website at http://www.pamla.org Membership in PAMLA will be required upon acceptance of a paper and subsequent presentation.
The conference Power and the Mediterranean will be held on 13-15 November 2015 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, featuring keynote speaker Julia Clancy-Smith (University of Arizona).
This panel seeks critical, creative, and/or hybrid work that examines the poem as a form-in-progress and/or responds to temporal or physical constraint. How does the writing process impact the product of the poem? When does the finished poem reveal information about its making? How do decisions made during the drafting or writing process influence the writing, editing, or revision process of the poem? Potential topics of interest may include, but are not limited to, slow-writing, automatic writing, collaboration, or imposed mediums or materials. Discussions of your own writing process and poetic product are welcome, as are scholarly examinations of others' work.
Cyberwit seeks to publish the best in Poetry from novoices to established poets. Our published Anthologies and Journal Taj Mahal Review have poems that are sensuous, picturesque and impassioned. The poems reveal a fine combination of human elements of romance and the mystic & everyday realities. Cyberwit has published a myriad of new poets, and an increasingly large number of collections of verse. The significance of Poetry has not declined, and the 21st century seems to be the Golden Era of English Poetry. The name of Cyberwit is known to readers in several countries.
Taj Mahal Review is published in June and December annually.
This panel invites conference papers that explore the reflexive relationship between contemporary (1975-2015) literature and popular music. Papers may focus on musicians that incorporate literary allusions or themes in individual songs or concept albums (The Mountain Goats, Nick Cave, The Hold Steady, Leonard Cohen, Sufjan Stevens, etc.), authors that incorporate frequent allusions to popular music in their work (Nick Hornby, Bret Easton Ellis, Alan Warner, etc.), or musicians that have also published fiction or poetry (John Darnielle, Sufjan Stevens, Leonard Cohen, etc).
The 2015 SAMLA Convention (Nov. 13-15) will he held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham, North Carolina.
Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Privacy and Freedom in the Digital Age." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles related to the theme. Additionally, we strongly encourage submissions of theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.
Call for Critical or Creative Work
"New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing" is open for submissions for Volume 12 (Issue 12.3) and Volume 13 (Issues 13.1, 13.2 and 13.3).
The journal considers critical work relating to Creative Writing practice and the critical examination of Creative Writing. Strong pedagogically focused papers are considered.
Creative work (in any genre) is likewise also very welcome.
Word length and submission guidelines at: www.newwriting.org.uk
Submissions welcome via this journal submission site.
Keynote Address: "The Gathering Storm: Literature and Politics in Córdoba and Seville, 1350-1420"—E. Michael Gerli, University of Virginia
This panel explores the theme of "literature and the other arts" through the unique dynamic of word-image interaction situated in the poet-artist collaboration. Paper proposals addressing poet-artist collaborations from any time period found in ekphrasis, illustrated books, book arts, children's books, broadside printings, digital projects, and museum/site-specific installations and exhibits are welcome. By May 30, 2015, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Anne Keefe, University of North Texas, at email@example.com.
Lit Fest Press is soliciting for works questioning or praising the Writing Workshop. Papers may include: theoretical work, personal narratives, rants, creative works, manifestoes, interviews with yourself or others, artwork, or any combination of those and more. All works should be engaging from start to finish. Selected works will be published by Lit Fest Press by February 2016 in a print anthology. Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the anthology and a significant discount on an unlimited number of additional copies.
To submit: email firstname.lastname@example.org with "Yourlastname Writing Workshop" as the subject line.
Deadline: April 30, 2015.