HAWTHORNE AND MILTON
Connections sought include images of nation; uses of bible and classical mythology; representations of gender and sexuality; race and racism; aesthetic theory; early and later careers. 250 word abstracts by 1 March 2015 via e-mail to David Greven (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ann Baynes Coiro (email@example.com).
HAWTHORNE AND MILTON
Papers invited on all topics related to John Milton. Full 18-minute papers or 500-word abstracts by March 9, 2015 to Stephen M. Fallon. Session sponsored by the Milton Society of America.
Call for papers: The Robert Frost Review is currently accepting article submissions. Articles should address some aspect of Frost poems, history, or reception. Please send electronic attachments of manuscripts no longer than 5,000 words in MLA style to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15, 2015 for consideration.
Scholarship on any aspect of Clare's influence on 19th, 20th, or 21st century poets and/or his poetry's continuing relevance to the field of lyric studies.
Abstract and brief bio by 15 March 2014, sent to Erica McAlpine at email@example.com
CFP (MLA 2016) Syntax and Poetry
How do poets employ and challenge the conventions of syntax for poetic effect? Papers are invited providing a stylistic exploration of the syntax of poetry. Please send a 300-word abstract by 6 March 2015; to Don Hardy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Verge: Studies in Global Asias is a new journal that includes scholarship from scholars in both Asian and Asian American Studies. These two fields have traditionally defined themselves in opposition to one another, with the former focused on an area-studies, nationally and politically oriented approach, and the latter emphasizing epistemological categories, including ethnicity and citizenship, that drew mainly on the history of the United States. The past decade however has seen a series of rapprochements in which, for instance, categories "belonging" to Asian American Studies (ethnicity, race, diaspora) have been applied with increasing success to studies of Asia.
Young Adult Literature
Session Coordinator: Dr. Amberyl Malkovich
Dept. of English, Concord University
"Through Opposition and Commonality: The Role and Depiction of the Arts and Sciences in Young Adult Literature"
We are presently seeking submissions of art, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction for our third issue! We will also consider reviews of non-mainstream books and music. Frankly, if it's well-written, we want to read it; if it's visually intriguing, we want to see it.
In the covering e-mail, please include the author or artist's name, contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address), and a brief (2-4 sentence) bio. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please notify us if your work has been accepted for publication elsewhere.
Deadline for submissions for the next issue is 31 January 2015. (Please feel free to keep sending us wondrous creations beyond that date!)
"In a world where language and naming are power, silence is oppression, is violence."
― Adrienne Rich, On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose, 1966-1978
"When we (as readers) fill in the gaps that the writer has peppered throughout the book, we form a meaningful bond with the book. We are not just pulling information from it; we're participating in a reciprocal relationship, creating and deriving meaning in an extravaganza of interpretation."
— Wolfgang Iser, Prospecting: From Reader Response to Literary Anthropology
Kerouac proclaims in his 1960 essay "The Vanishing Hobo" that cultural practices have made the American landscape inhospitable to the long-cherished tramp in literature and life. Despite this claim, the hobo continues to exhibit a cultural unconscious onto American narratives well into the present. This session aims to explore the hobo as 'he' becomes a special kind of subject in the twentieth century, breaking apart from early-century labor politics to become a transitional figure of individualistic and opportunistic strategies.