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Pow! Graphic Literature to Engage Students in the Creative Writing Workshop

Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:51am
Maureen McVeigh Trainor / West Chester University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

CFP for NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention in Baltimore, MD.

Students in creative writing workshops often lack reading experience and knowledge, but demonstrate awareness and analysis of film and television. Graphic literature can be used to transition from the terminology and rhetorical understanding they possess to the writing and feedback skills the workshop demands. This roundtable seeks to present and discuss both recommended texts and strategies to engage students and encourage their creative writing. Theoretical and practical approaches to this method are welcome.


Decoding Canadian Digital Poetics [UPDATED]

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 3:08pm
2017 NeMLA Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

For a long time now, Canadian poets (most notably bpNichol, but there are many others) have been credited with making significant initiatory experiments in the fields we now call electronic literature and digital poetics, but there has been relatively little work done examining what precisely constitutes a Canadian digital poetics, what kinds of writing constitute the genre, and what new reading practices are invited by these new projects in digital poetics. This panel looks at the emerging field of Canadian digital poetics and asks two primary questions: what is the role of a national literature in the increasingly boundary-less world of electronic literature? and, how do Canadian digital poetics change the way that we read and engage with these texts?

One Hundred Years of Reading Hopkins: Special Issue of Victorian Poetry DEADLINE January 31, 2017

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 9:31pm
Lesley Higgins (York University) and Amanda Paxton (Trent University)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

To mark the centenary of the first edition of Gerard Manley Hopkins’s Poems (1918), there will be a special issue of Victorian Poetry in summer 2018. The guest editors of the issue are asking for completed essays that focus on a specific poem, or a pair of poems. (Submissions should not focus on “The Wreck of the Deutschland.”) Contributions should account for the shifting critical receptions of the texts since their publication and suggest new directions for Hopkins scholarship. Contributors might consider issues such as the politicization of Hopkins, Hopkins’s changing audience, appropriations of Hopkins, or Hopkins inside and outside of the academy.


Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:13pm
Literature Today-An International Journal of Contemporary Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016


1 Authors may submit up to five (5) poems.


2. ANTHOLOGY seeks honest, thoughtful, well-written poetry.


3. Poems must be submitted in the body of email.


4. While submitting your poems write subject line of email as “POETRY ANTHOLOGY (VOLUME-3) SUBMISSION”


5. Send your submission to


6  No royalty will be paid to the contributors.

7. The anthology will be available in both e-book and paperback for public purchase on

PAMLA 2016: Romanticism (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:44am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Looking for paper proposals on any topic relating to Romanticim. Papers relating in particular to the conference theme of “Archives, Libraries, Properties” are especially welcome.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to:

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

Literature: Empowerment through Empathy

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:10am
Indiana College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Indiana College English Association 2016 ConferenceLiterature: Empowerment through EmpathyFriday, October 28, 2016Indiana Wesleyan UniversityMarion, Indiana


You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view—until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.  --Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird  

Aesthetics of dispersion (Call for papers)

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:17am
Olho d'água (Journal - Graduate Program of Literary Studies, MA and PhD, São Paulo State University, Brazil
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 5, 2016



Olho d’água (ISSN: 2177-3807) – UNESP – Brazil


Aesthetics of Dispersion


Peer Reviewers Wanted - Print Credit and Honorarium

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:40am
Layman Poupard Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Layman Poupard Publishing seeks peer reviewers for forthcoming entries in volumes of the Literature Criticism Series published by Gale Cengage. Reviewers will be asked to vet an 1800-word background essay and a primary works checklist. They will also be asked to recommend published critical essays to be reprinted in the entry. Reviewers will be credited in print and paid an honorarium. Academic affiliation is required.

To apply, please send a short vita with cover letter describing your research interests to

Current needs are listed on our website: 

The Medieval “Freak Show”: Putting the Monstrous on Display in the Middle Ages

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:27am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2016

SEMA 2016 Proposal


Call for Papers for SEMA 2016

The Medieval “Freak Show”: Putting the Monstrous on Display in the Middle Ages


People and creatures perceived as monstrous or wondrous are often put on display for profit or exploitation. At times, this exhibitionism presents itself as “education.” What has popularly been called the “freak show” achieved its height via the emergence of working class entertainments that transformed visual cultures in the nineteenth century, as exemplified in P.T. Barnum’s circus and its sideshows, but also including innovations such as the stereoscope and the panorama, which prepared the rise of cinema and, later, television.