The Paul Laurence Dunbar Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, CA on May 24-27, 2018.
Session 1: Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask Documentary
Papers that examine, engage, or respond to the recent documentary, Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask. This documentary was broadcast nationally earlier this year on PBS, and has several selected screenings across the nation since then.
The Blues and Jazz Dance Book Club website is seeking monthly feature articles ranging between 1,000 and 3,000 words on various blues and jazz topics for 2018. Our organization is looking for individuals who are actively engaged in blues and jazz culture and/or scholarship who are interested in writing conversational yet informative articles for our website.
Translation Review is now inviting submissions of literary translations—excerpts of novels, short stories, and poetry. We are particularly interested in translations of contemporary authors.
South Texas College’s publication Interstice is looking for Hispanic and Latino book reviews to incorporate in their upcoming 14th volume. Submissions are accepted by January 15, 2018.
The review must adhere to the following criteria.
“The natural object,” Pound writes, “is always the adequate symbol.” Nevertheless, Modernist literature is plotted along bodily representations that often seem far from the realities of their correlative “natural object.” This panel will consider the tension between Modernism’s representative strategies and the gendered objects that Modernist writers “graph,” focusing particularly on Modernist representations of female, queer, non-white, disabled, and otherwise marginalized bodies. How do the literary strategies of Modernist writers complicate, limit, or make space for bodies, or bodily functions, that might have been given a “Graphic Content Warning”?
Poetry in Motion: Spoken Word Poetry and What It Means Today
Conference Organiser: Paul McNamara
Contact Email: Paul.McNamara@mic.ul.ie
Title: Poetry in Motion: Spoken Word Poetry and What It Means
Conference Location: Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland
Date of Conference: 26th of April 2018
PANEL ON POETIC DIGRESSION for ESSE 2018 (www.esse2018brno.org)
From the parecbasis or ‘stepping away’ of Quintilian to the meandering twists and turns of the ‘loiterly’ work, this panel investigates the many and various modes of digression in poetry, figuring digression as a means through which we can rethink poetic effect - poetry’s grammatical, rhetorical, formal, philosophical, lyric and/or narrative power or force.
We invite proposals for conference papers exploring poetic digression and its effects. Topics for discussion might include, but are by no means limited to the following:
AFEA 2018 Symposium « Magnifying America : the poetics and politics of details »
22-25 May 2018
Nice-Sophia Antipolis University
PANEL “In defense of close reading or, reading the minuscule”
Robert Frost intended to insult Stevens’ poetry when he called it mere “bric-a-brac,” verses loaded with pretty ornaments of ultimately little concrete value beyond themselves. In the context of American studies, however, “bric-a-brac” (or “Americana,” in our national tradition) often appreciates in critical value over time. This panel proposes to look at items, objects, or elements of Americana in Stevens’ poetry, essays, letters, and/or life. It welcomes presentations that consider the way Stevens uses or abuses American artifacts or lore in his work, as well as those that establish links between Stevens and other writings, cultural products, or ephemera idealized as unique to (or representative of) the American experience.