The International T.S. Eliot Society is accepting proposals for a panel at the 2019 Midwest MLA conference in Chicago, to be held November 14-17, 2019. Any proposal on a subject reasonably related to Eliot studies will be considered. If you are interested in participating, please send abstract proposals (up to 250 words) to Professor Edward Upton (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please also forward a CV or a brief biographical statement. Submissions must be received no later than May 15, 2019. For more information on MMLA 2019, please go to www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/.
Breaking Down Bars: Perspectives on Hip Hop Poetics
Hope Mirrlees’s Paris: A Poem at 100
Panel Proposal for MLA 2020
January 9-12, Seattle WA
What Is (Chinese) Poetry?
Organized by Jack W. Chen, University of Virginia
Sponsored Panel by LLC Pre-14th-Century Chinese Forum
Session Hosted by the Conference on Christianity and Literature at the 2020 MLA Convention,
Seattle, WA, 9-12 January 2020
Difficulty is a key quality associated with modernist works and a key value associated with modernist theory. T. S. Eliot’s “The Metaphysical Poets” valorizes difficulty’s intellectual and mimetic value, claiming that, because civilization is various and complex, poetry should force or dislocate language into meaning. D. H. Lawrence’s “Morality and the Novel” values emotional difficulty as necessary to the journey toward newness, both in life (“A new relation … will always hurt. So life will always hurt”) and art (“to read a really new novel will always hurt”). Echoing Freud, Lawrence says there will always be “resistance” to newness.
The 2020 meeting of the Modern Language Association will mark the one hundred year anniversary of the reprint of H.L.
The 40th Annual Meeting of the International T. S. Eliot Society
September 27–29, 2019
Call for Papers
Journal Formes poétiques contemporaines: "Lists and Litanies"
The journal Formes poétiques contemporaines (founded in 2002, Presses Universitaires de Liège) focuses on the formal dimensions of contemporary poetry, with particular emphasis on the immediate present. Each issue discusses a specific aspect, whether general or more technical. Essays, literary analyses and contributions by poets (poems and/or comments on formal features) are all welcome.
"Lists and Litanies” issue
October 10-12, 2019
Hotel Paso del Norte, El Paso, Texas
Deadline for Abstracts: March 1, 2019
Old English, the language of the Germanic inhabitants of England dating from the time of their settlement in the 5th century to the end of the 11th century, has three dialects: West Saxon, Kentish, and Anglian; West Saxon was the language of Alfred the Great (871-901) and therefore achieved the greatest prominence. This panel welcomes individual paper proposals dealing with any aspect of the Old English language, its dialects, and literature, which could include but is not limited to the following:
Language and voice