category: poetry

6th Global Conference: Hope in the 21st Century (March, 2014:Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
hope6@inter-disciplinary.net

6th Global Conference: Hope in the 21st Century

Friday 14th March – Sunday 16th March 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations

28 February 2014: "Sex in Context," Spring Issue of Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Connecticut State University
contact email: 
textincontext.southernct@gmail.com

Sex in Context

Our Spring 2014 issue will feature a selection of papers devoted to “Sex in Context.” Papers submitted to “Sex in Context” should explore the role of sex and/or sexuality in texts. Some potential questions papers may address include, but are not limited to:

• How does a character’s sexuality influence his or her development?
• How does attaining sexual gratification motivate characters or play a role in the text?
• How might sex affect the text’s reception by historical or current audiences?
• What does sexuality mean in a particular text?
• How does the text define “normal” and/or “abnormal” sex and/or sexuality?
• What does the text say about cultural definitions of “normal” and/or “abnormal” sex and/or sexuality?

As always, we welcome papers from a variety of fields, provided they relate to our theme of “Sex in Context.” Please note that papers engaging with genders studies will be considered for our “Text in Context” section.

[UPDATE] Poetic Genre and Social Imagination: Pope to Swinburne. University of Chicago. May 9-10, 2014.

full name / name of organization: 
Nicholson Center for British Studies / University of Chicago
contact email: 
popetoswinburne@gmail.com

Call for Papers
Poetic Genre and the Social Imagination: Pope to Swinburne
A conference at the University of Chicago
May 9–10, 2014
http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/poetic-genre/

[UPDATE] British Women Writers Conference @ Binghamton University (SUNY): June 19-21, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference
contact email: 
bwwc2014@gmail.com

British Women Writers Conference @ Binghamton University (SUNY): June 19-21, 2014

‘Contemporary Literature, Culture and Cinema of Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikistan and Turkey’

full name / name of organization: 
Inquire Journal of Comparative Literature
contact email: 
inquire@ualberta.ca

Extended Deadline: January 10, 2014

Le silence : de la suspension à l'infini - Invité d'honneur : Antoine Volodine

full name / name of organization: 
University of Toronto - Annual French Graduate Conference
contact email: 
colloque.sesdef@utoronto.ca

La Société des Études Supérieures du Département d’Études Françaises (SESDEF) de l’Université de Toronto lance un appel à communications pour son colloque annuel auquel sont conviés des

Authority and Its Discourses

full name / name of organization: 
Lynda Chouiten/University of Boumerdès
contact email: 
chouiten_lynda@yahoo.fr

Call for Papers
Authority and Its Discourses
International Conference
Department of Foreign Languages, University of Boumerdès
October 19-21, 2014

Teaching College Literature (ongoing; new resource)

full name / name of organization: 
Renee Pigeon, Teaching College Literature (TCL)
contact email: 
rpigeon@csusb.edu

Have you taught a terrific literature class recently?

September 11-14 2014 First World War Conference [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
United States Military Academy (USMA)
contact email: 
ww1@usma.edu

September 11-14 2014 First World War Conference

"Literature, Memory, and the First World War"

Call for Papers
United States Military Academy (USMA), West Point, New York, USA

H.D. and/or Her Circle at ALA 2014 in Washington, DC (abstracts due Jan 15, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
The H.D. International Society
contact email: 
rawalsh@ncsu.edu

The H.D. International Society will be sponsoring a panel at the American Literature Association conference, May 22-25, 2014, in Washington, DC, "New Approaches to H.D.

[UPDATE] MadLit 2014: "Texts and Violence" with keynote speaker Hillary Chute/ Feb 20-22

full name / name of organization: 
University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
uwmadlit@gmail.com

Keynote speaker: Hillary Chute, author of Graphic Women and Associate Editor of MetaMaus

Association for Canadian Studies in Ireland 17th Biennial Conference: SPACE AND BOUNDARIES (9-11 May 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
ACSI and School of Humanities at National University of Ireland, Galway
contact email: 
Elizabeth.Tilley@nuigalway.ie, Riana.Odwyer@nuigalway.ie

This conference will address the notion of boundaries and space in all areas of Canadian Studies: literal, metaphorical, metaphysical. Possible topics might include:

George Herbert and Emily Dickinson Seminar

full name / name of organization: 
NEH Summer Seminar: directed by Richard Strier at the University of Chicago
contact email: 
laschachter@uchicago.edu

Announcing an NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers
July 7 - August 8, 2014 at the University of Chicago
directed by Richard Strier

http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/neh2014herbert-dickinson

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Dec. 30th Beacon: A Graduate Conference in the Humanities Feb. 28 - Mar. 2, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Massachusetts Boston
contact email: 
umass.boston.beacon@gmail.com

Beacon: A Graduate Conference in the Humanities

Interpreting Appropriation/Appropriate Interpretation

[Update] The Matter of Murder (edited essay collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Brett Grubisic and Gisele Baxter
contact email: 
representingcdnmurder@gmail.com

Calling for Submissions
The Matter of Murder:
Canadian Studies / Narratives of Nation / the Politics of Representation

[UPDATE] 38th Annual PAC Conference, 27-29 March 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Philological Association of the Carolinas
contact email: 
Dr. Kirk Boyle (kboyle@unca.edu) and Dr. Kristin A. Kiely (kkiely@fmarion.edu)

The Philological Association of the Carolinas is pleased to announce that the due date for submissions to our annual conference has been extended to 15 January 2014.

“The Future of Trauma and Memory Studies" April 11 & 12, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
The Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
contact email: 
Jkyoung2@illinois.edu

“The Future of Trauma and Memory Studies: Challenging Interpretive and Theoretical Boundaries”

Graduate Student Conference, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

April 11-12, 2014

What Happens Now: 21st Century Writing in English / 14-17 July 2014 / Lincoln, UK / Deadline: 1st February 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Martin Paul Eve, University of Lincoln
contact email: 
meve@lincoln.ac.uk

What Happens Now: 21st Century Writing in English
3rd Biennial International Conference
14-17 July 2014, University of Lincoln, UK

CALL FOR PAPERS

After Glissant: Caribbean Aesthetics and the Politics of Relation (1/15/14) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Emily Maguire
contact email: 
e-maguire@northwestern.edu

Discourse – Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture

Canadian Literature of World War I International Conference Ottawa, July 31-August 3, 2014 [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
University of British Columbia, University of Ottawa and Canadian War Museum
contact email: 
worldwarone.lit@ubc.ca

Plenary speakers: Margaret MacMillan, Frances Itani, and Tim Cook

Organizers: Nancy Holmes, David Staines, Anderson Araujo

Interventions in English Studies: Finding Our Places

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Dayton
contact email: 
cfp.udayton@gmail.com

“When I cannot see words curling like rings of smoke round me I am in darkness ­I am nothing.” -Virginia Woolf, The Waves

[UPDATE] Literati 2014: "Speaking Bodies," March 29, 2014 Call for Undergraduate Work

full name / name of organization: 
Madison Undergraduate Society for English
contact email: 
uwliterati@gmail.com

Call for Papers
Literati 2014: Speaking Bodies
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
www.museuw.com/call-for-papers

NEW ACADEMIA: An International Journal of English Language, Literature and Literary Theory (Print ISSN 2277-3967) (Online ISSN:

full name / name of organization: 
Interactions Forum, Pune, India (http://www.interactionsforum.com/new-academia)
contact email: 
newacademia.if@gmail.com

Special Issue on Research Methods in Literature
Vol III Issue II Jan 14 (Submit papers before 15 January 2014)
Impact Factor: 0.39

[UPDATE] Studia austriaca - Deadline: 31st March of each year

full name / name of organization: 
Studia austriaca - An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature - http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaAustriaca/
contact email: 
fausto.cercignani@unimi.it or fausto.cercignani@gmail.com

Studia austriaca
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
ISSN 1593-2508

Why Bukowski? Why Now? May 22-25, 2014 Washington DC

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association
contact email: 
jennifer.hagen.forsberg@gmail.com

Bukowski’s hostility toward academics has been well documented in his poetry and prose. Yet, what accounts for the academy’s hostility toward Bukowski?

CFP: Sound and Silence

full name / name of organization: 
HARTS & Minds postgraduate journal
contact email: 
editors@harts-minds.co.uk

This call for papers invites submissions from postgraduates or early career researchers on the subject of Sound and/or Silence for the fourth edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for students o

3rd Global Conference: Sins, Vices and Virtues (July 2014: Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
sins3@inter-disciplinary.net

3rd Global Conference: Sins, Vices and Virtues

Friday 25th July – Sunday 27th July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations

Ezra Pound and Other World Cultures, May 22-25 2014 Washington DC

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association Annual Conference/Ezra Pound Society
contact email: 
robert.kibler@minotstateu.edu and demetres@unb.edu

Call for Papers, American Literature Association, May 22-25, 2014 Washington DC

"Working Through Environmental Unlikeness: Ecology and Nature in the Humanities." April 5th, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University English Conference: St. John's University English Dept.
contact email: 
sju.grad.conference2014@gmail.com

“Working through Environmental Unlikeness: Ecology and Nature in the Humanities”
St. John’s University Graduate English Conference: April 5th, 2014

East/ West Cultural Passage conference: Changing Places, 29-31 May 2014

full name / name of organization: 
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania
contact email: 
karina.schneider@ulbsibiu.ro

EAST-WEST CULTURAL PASSAGE CONFERENCE:
CHANGING PLACES

29-31 May 2014

IROCSJournals: Call For Paper- 12-31-2013

full name / name of organization: 
International Research Organization of Computer Science
contact email: 
press@irocsjournals.org

You will receive a comprehensive and fair peer review within just three weeks from submission.

[UPDATE] The Economies of Future Past: Redefining the Space(s) of (Post)Memory - March 13 and 14, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Students' Society at Université de Montréal
contact email: 
postmemory2014@gmail.com

Deadline: January 6, 2014.

September 11-14 2014 First World War Conference

full name / name of organization: 
United States Military Academy (USMA), West Point, New York, USA
contact email: 
www.usma.edu/WW1Conference2014

September 11-14 2014 First World War Conference

"Literature, Memory, and the First World War"

Call for Papers
United States Military Academy (USMA), West Point, New York, USA

UPDATE Ireland and Ecocriticism

full name / name of organization: 
University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
contact email: 
maureen.oconnor@ucc.ie

The deadline for paper and panel proposals is 31 January 2014.

A workshop with Dr Christine Cusick has been added to the conference offerings.

Please find more details and the full CFP at:

[UPDATE] Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (UK) 2/14/14 - 6/28/14 - 6/29/14

full name / name of organization: 
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference - Imperial College
contact email: 
conference@greatwriting.org.uk

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Great Writing
UK’s International Creative Writing Conference
Imperial College, London
Saturday 28 June – Sunday 29 June 2014

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