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FALL LITERARY FESTIVAL CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 2:45pm
LIT YOUNGSTOWN
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 10, 2019

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FALL LITERARY FESTIVAL 2019

 

Lit Youngstown seeks proposals for presentations, workshops, craft talks and creative readings for our 3rd annual Fall Literary Festival to be held October 4-5 at Youngstown State University. The two-day festival will feature an acclaimed faculty: Nin Andrews (poetry), Christopher Barzak (fiction), Erica Cardwell (essay, creative nonfiction), Jill Christman (creative nonfiction), Michael Croley (fiction), George Ella Lyon (poetry, essay), Philip Memmer (poetry), Philip Metres (poetry, essay).

 

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(CFP: PAMLA 2019) Literature and Healing

updated: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:42pm
Toshiaki Komura / Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

This session seeks papers on the relationship between literature and healing, broadly conceptualized.  As theories and practices such as catharsis and bibliotherapy suggest, literature has functioned, over the course of its history, as a source of healing in times of need; “We need elegies,” Countee Cullen writes in the closing line of a poem entitled “Threnody for a Brown Girl.”  The expositions on literature and healing date back to ancient times and continue up to the present:  Apollo is not only the god of poetry but also of medicine; Aristotle’s theory of catharsis portrays how tragedies allow readers to experience extremities in safety, as part of the purification of their soul; D. H.

Reflexive Altered Spaces in the Anthropocene

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 2:30pm
Dee Horne/PAMLA conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

Increasing disparities of wealth, inequalities, and unfairness have led to social protests, civil wars, and other forms of unrest in many parts of the world. Extreme climate changes causing droughts, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and other disasters strain already limited and finite resources and have led to social unrest and to displacement and migration of citizens in search of basic necessities: food, water, shelter. Other forces and events have disrupted the stability of Earth’s systems throughout deep time, but the Anthropocene is the only age distinguished by at least the opportunity for human self-awareness and reflexivity regarding the agency of change.

Inaugural Issue

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:45am
The Menstrual: Radical Feminist Literary Magazine
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Menstrual is an accessible online literary magazine that publishes written and creative works which discuss, debate, represent and promote radical feminist theory. With a new issue published quarterly, submissions are welcome anytime of the year. Innovative, unique, autonomous, and original work that explores women's liberation from patriarchal oppression are sought.The Menstrual is an inclusive literary magazine that rejects institutional and male-based oppression, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, classism and ageism, heteronormative, and anti-feminist language/concepts/ideas.

George Herbert Society Chauncey Wood Dissertation Award

updated: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:44pm
The George Herbert Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Chauncey Wood Dissertation Award of the George Herbert Society, 2017-2019

For an Outstanding Dissertation on George Herbert

George Herbert Society Sixth Triennial Conference--Cambridge

updated: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:43pm
The George Herbert Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

 

The George Herbert Society

announces

The Sixth Triennial Conference

at Cambridge University

George Herbert and Eloquence

18-21 June 2020

In partnership with

Peterhouse College, Trinity College, Magdalene College, and Girton College

 Plenary Speakers: Sidney Gottlieb, Sacred Heart University

Malcolm Guite, Girton College

Deficit in Polish Literature and Literary Studies – Analyses and (Re)Visions

updated: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:42pm
University of Lodz
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

The editors of “Studies in Polish Literature” (http://www.ltn.lodz.pl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=104&...), which has been published annually since 1937 by the Lodz Learned Society and the University of Lodz, invite contributions to the 2020 issue of the journal, entitled
Deficit in Polish Literature and Literary Studies – Analyses and (Re)Visions
We welcome original and innovative approaches to a number of problems related to different understandings of the term “deficit.”

EDIS Music Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:36am
Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Emily Dickinson’s musical life, a topic of growing critical interest, is the subject of a panel at the Emily Dickinson International Society’s Triennial Conference in Asilomar, CA, August 8-11. The groundbreaking work of scholars such as Carolyn Cooley and Carlton Lowenberg, as well as later scholarship by George Boziwick and Paraic Finnerty, among many others, have helped to move discussion beyond the constricting forms of Congregationalist hymnody. Since the online publication of Dickinson’s music book by Harvard’s Houghton Library, we increasingly understand Dickinson’s musical life as richer and more engaged with popular culture than did previous generations of critics. What do we know about Dickinson’s musical life?

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