Print forms of poetry have traditionally been integral to writing and literature classes. However, for many students, especially those in first- or even second-year classes, the written word and the visual layout of poetic form can be foreign, even intimidating. This session will consider the possibilities offered by oral forms such as storytelling and spoken-word poetry. In addition to considering the pedagogical possibilities of oral performance, this session invites poets and storytellers to share their own original work.
AbstractThis panel explores representations of Irishness in the 21st Century. From the Belfast Agreement and the “end” of the Northern Ireland Troubles to the Republic’s referenda on divorce, abortion, and marriage equality, the past 25 years present a dynamic and changing society on the island. Recalling Clare Connolly’s introduction to Ireland and Postcolonial Theory, in which she writes of instability of the “boundaries between past and present [...] memory and history, national and international,” this panel examines Irishness in relation to shifting global, political, and cultural contexts as they manifest in texts from the present and recent past in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
PAMLA 2019 – Poetry and Poetics
Presiding Officer: Tom Jesse (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse)
Proposal Deadline: June 10, 2019
For this year’s “Poetry and Poetics” session, we are open to paper topics that span a wide range of (sub)genres, time periods, and critical approaches. Given the PAMLA 2019 conference theme of “Send In the Clowns,” we are especially interested in papers that engage with poetic “clowning” of all sorts—including but not limited to:
The Rose: Beauty, Blossoming, and Transition in Irish Studies
October 10-12, Embassy Suites Portland Downtown, Portland, Oregon
Taking its title from “Edge,” one of Sylvia Plath’s last poems—“The woman is perfected”—this panel approaches her writing as more of her words have become available to readers.
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Conference
Boston, MA; March 5-8, 2020
Comparative Woman: Kin
Comparative Woman’s 2019 issue is looking for academic essays, poetry, art, interviews, and book reviews on our theme of “Kin.”
Theme: What is “kinship”? Is it merely biological or is it something that we choose? What are the bonds that we form? How do we form them? Why do we need these bonds? Why do these bonds matter? From Moms to Drag Mothers, covens to close-knit communities and cults, and siblings to fraternities: how do we recognize and establish “kin”?
Call for Papers for the Panel:
A Celebration of W S Merwin
The panel is part of the 117th Annual Pacific Association of Ancient and Modern Language Conference ‘Send in the Clowns’
14-17 November 2019, San Diego
Deadline: 10th of June 2019
Panel Organizer: Cheri Colby Langdell (East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Call for Papers: Essay Collection on Louise Imogen Guiney