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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:56pm
University of Liège/FPC
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Call for papers: The Sentence (FPC n° 13)

The sentence is defined as the linguistic unit that makes up most texts, whether poetic or not; it is structured into an autonomous shape in which lexical elements are organised along syntactic relations and offer a semantic unity which is in turn inscribed in the text’s logical and discursive organisation.

As a formal element in the poetic text, the sentence is here viewed as offering two sides: its syntactic dimension and its textual function. In the context of poetic modernity these two dimensions are subjected to developments and experimentations that can contribute to the formal statute of poeticity.

‘Writing Romantic Lives’

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:57pm
Edge Hill University and Keele University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 18, 2017

‘Writing Romantic Lives’A One Day Postgraduate Symposium, hosted by Romanticism @ Edge Hill University & Keele UniversityCFP for a one-day postgraduate symposium on 25th November 2017 ‘The best part of human language, properly so called, is derived from reflection on the acts of the mind itself.’ – S. T. Coleridge This postgraduate conference is held in celebration of the 200th anniversary of S. T. Coleridge’s Biographia Literaria (1817), an experimental combination of life writing, philosophy, and literary criticism.

Submit Your Poetry, Fiction, Art

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:57pm
Pomona Valley Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Pomona Valley Review is looking for poetry, short fiction, and artwork for our 11th issue this July. PVR needs quality work from undergraduates, graduates, and professionals alike from any college campus, but all are welcome to submit. Quality is our only criterion. Please see our website for details on submitting online and for free versions of previous issues. Deadline is May 31st.

Has Technological Progress Permanently Altered the Human Condition?

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:59pm
Silver Streams Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

How has technological ingenuity affected the lives of humans? Has technology permanently altered our experience of reality? Are there still fundamental pillars of the human condition that remain and will always remain unchanged?

Academic papers are invited under any of the above themes and may be concerned with literature, philosophy or technology. 

Submission Guidelines:


  • Open to submissions of prose, poetry, critical essays and artwork.


  • Prose and Academic Essays - Max. 3,000 words per entry.


  • Poetry and Visual Art - Up to 5 works per entry.

Critical Approaches for Re-Conceptualizing the Avant-Garde

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:19pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

An “Aesthetic Apartheid” occurs when the artistic innovations of a minoritized group are neglected due to their difference. [1] The focus on white and western innovations in literature have created the assumption that non-white avant-garde poetry, "however singular its ‘voice’ is not ‘formally innovative’.”[2] Examples of this bias are evident in monographs about the avant-garde, in which people of color are far too often excluded. Dorothy Wang writes that “anyone who has spent time in avant-garde poetry/and or critical circles in the States [….] knows that these circles are overwhelmingly unpigmented.”[3]

Landscape in Gerard Manley Hopkins

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:41pm
Jude V. Nixon, Salem State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

For the NeMLA 49th Annual Convention, April 12-15, 2018, in Pittsburgh, this session is seeking proposals exploring new approaches to Hopkins’s poetry consistent with the theme of NeMLA 2018, Global Spaces, Local Landscapes, and Imagined Worlds. Papers should explore poems and other writings by Hopkins that engage the apocalyptic, imagined worlds, urban and rural landscapes (seascapes and skyscapes), including but not limited to topics such as nature and naturalism, natural theology, the environment, sustainability, science, and Darwinism. Please submit your proposal on NeMLA site @

Considering Modernist Confusion

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:42pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

This panel reflects on the place of confusion in British and American modernism. Confusion has not been traditionally considered a proper scholarly response to textual analysis; critics are supposed to interpret a text rather than allow themselves to experience its uncertainties. What happens when we explore the confusion we feel when reading not as something to be worked through, but as something to be worked with? Building on affect theorists’ work on how our feelings can influence the way we read, such as Eve Sedgwick’s reparative reading and Rita Felski’s reflective and post-critical reading, how can considering confusion change both our experience of reading and our critical practices?


Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:51pm
Christianity and Literature - special issue
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018



CALL FOR PAPERS for Special Issue

Christianity & Literature


Guest Editor: Kimberly Johnson (BYU)


Possible Times: Alternative Temporalities in Early Modern Europe

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 1:58pm
Emily King / RSA 2018 (New Orleans)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

This panel investigates early modern coping strategies that engage both possibility and temporality. Specifically, how do early modern texts model alternative temporalities that evoke revised histories, alternative presents, or potential futures? How might intertextuality, grammatical structures, wordplay, and visual or other paratextual elements signal possibility? And how might alternative temporalities revise early modern subjectivity?

Topics of interest might include: