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Special Issue on Amiri Baraka

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 4:58am
Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

This issue of JAST will be dedicated to the works and legacy of Amiri Baraka—poet, dramatist, essayist and activist. Formerly known as LeRoi Jones, Amiri Baraka entered the Greenwich Village literary scene in 1957 as one of the most original poets and editors of the new writing and poetry that was emerging outside of academia and the established publishing world. Baraka’s profound and pointed criticism took shape in the milieu of the racial brutality of the 1960s, and continued to transform as Black Power was put into practice. Amidst assassinations and urban rebellions, he retreated to his hometown, Newark, New Jersey, and committed himself to African American cultural expression in the broadest sense of the term.

DACA, TPS, & Uncertainty: Immigrant Lives in the Contemporary U.S

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 10:07am
La Ceiba
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

La Ceiba: The Undergraduate Journal of Central American Studies is now accepting submissions for its spring 2018 special issue, themed “DACA, TPS, & Uncertainty: Immigrant Lives in the Contemporary U.S.” From the White House and State Capitols to city councils, immigration policies are currently intensely debated and contested, resulting in a myriad of changes in federal, state, and municipal laws.

The Specialness of Poetry

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:21am
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Special claims have always been made about poetry. For Plato, poetry carried a special danger: its imaginative and rhetorical projections had the potential to corrupt the citizens of the Republic by leading them away from what is good and true. For other thinkers, including Percy Bysshe Shelley, poetry has a special moral force that must be recognized as necessary to society, even when the political efficacy of individual poems is not obvious or immediate. Theodor W. Adorno argued that the uniquely “virginal” expression of an individual lyric poem implies a protest against a social situation we cannot but feel as oppressive.

MLA 2019 Conference “Ecopoetics and the Animal”

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:07am
Modern Language Association 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

This CFP seeks work that examines the intersection of animal studies with contemporary ecopoetry from around the world. The human/nonhuman distinction entails an interdiction as much as establishes the safety of a boundary that maintains human hegemony in relation to other species. Yet, the animal can powerfully redirect attention toward the necessity of humility as well as deconstruct ideas of autonomy and superiority too often entangled with human self-understanding. This panel asks how the animal negates or reifies the human/nonhuman distinction, but also how the animal speaks, or is silenced, in contemporary ecopoetry. How does the animal appear as an ethical imperative in the age of the Anthropocene and of the Sixth Mass Extinction?

CFP: Creative Writing Education Today: A national celebration (4/30/18 - 10/5/18)

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 9:04am
Creative Writing Education today: a national symposium
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Creative Writing Education Today
A national celebration

October 5 2018Tampa, Fl9.00 am - 5.00 pmVenue: Marshall Center, University of South Florida
Call for Presentations

You are invited to propose a short paper (15 minutes) and to engage in discussions in this unique nomadic symposium (beginning in Tampa, Florida in October 2018). Papers can explore any topic in such areas of interest as:

- New ideas in Creative Writing Teaching and Learning
- Assessment
- National and global developments in Creative Writing Research
- Co- Curricular Opportunities

- The Future for Creative Writing / Creative Writing Studies

Writing Renaissance Experience - Experiencing Renaissance Writing

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 3:52pm
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
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)


Palimpsestes: Genetic Translation Studies special issue

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:10am
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

This special issue (spring 2019) will be devoted to genetic translation studies (involving both translators’ drafts and author-translator correspondence) with English as a source- or target-language.

Transnational poetics; Aestheticism and Decadence at the fin de siècle

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:52am
NYU/University of Exeter/University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Transnational poetics; Aestheticism and Decadence at the fin de siècle

A One-Day Symposium at New York University

Monday May 14th 2018


Keynote Speaker: Prof Regenia Gagnier (Exeter):

‘Transnational Poiesis and the Making of Community’


Organizers: Prof Marion Thain (NYU), Dr Kate Hext (Exeter), Dr Jane Desmarais (London)



Call for participants


EAPSU 2018 Fall Conference

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:54am
English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities 2018 Fall Conference (Faculty & Undergraduate Students)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 18, 2018


hosted by Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (Shippensburg PA)


Thursday-Saturday, October 4-6, 2018

Opening Night Reception & Open Mic, Thursday October 4

Keynote Event, Friday evening

Panels on Friday & Saturday




Transnational Poetries of Resonance

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:49am
Eric Schmaltz, York University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

This is a CFP for a Special Session entitled "Transnational Poetries of Resonance" to take place at the 2019 Modern Language Association convention in Chicago, Illinois (3-6 January 2019). 

This panel invites papers in English focusing on sound-based poetries of Canada and the United States.

Please submit a paper abstract of 250-350 words and a 100-word bio by 14 March 2018 to Eric Schmaltz (