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Thomas Merton (CEA 3/28-3/30/19).

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:07am
College English Association /International Thomas Merton Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018


Subject: Call for Papers: Thomas Merton at CEA 2019


Call for Papers, Thomas Merton at CEA 2019

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Thomas Merton for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at

Overarching theme of the Conference: VISION/REVISION.

Suggested lines of inquiry (but only suggested):

CFP: Poetry and Urban Transformation (ACLA 2019 - Georgetown, March 7-10)

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:41am
Davy Knittle (Penn) and Sarah Arkebauer (Columbia)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

How does poetry model, resist and press against the material transformation of cities and urban regions? How do poems engage with urban change as it shapes the movement of people, commodities, and ideas, and as it curates affective experience and interior lives?

At a time when urban areas house the majority of the global population, and in which their continued uneven (re)development and decay perpetuates the stratification of access to material, social and economic resources, we are interested in how poetry across historical periods and geographies responds to, synthesizes, and participates in the transformation of the urban built environment.

ACLA 2019: Literary History of Capitalism

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:41am
ACLA-Georgetown 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Seeking papers for a panel at ACLA 2019, submit through ACLA portal:


If literary scholars have traditionally wielded theory, not least the legacies of ideology critique, to relate cultural production to transformations in the capitalist lifeworld, historians have long avoided political economy as a core analytic in favor of concepts like “markets” and “societies.” Since the 2008 financial crisis, historians have drawn on previous work in the areas of social, economic, business, legal, and labor history, to develop a new subfield, “history of capitalism.”

CFP: Reversibility, ACLA (Georgetown, 7-10 March 2019)

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 9:08am
Julia Ng
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018



Proposed Seminar for the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) at Georgetown (March 7-10, 2019)




Jan Mieszkowski, Reed College (


Julia Ng, Goldsmiths, University of London (


Poe and Feeling

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:48pm
Emron Esplin / Brigham Young University / Poe Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

“Poe and Feeling”

A Conference Panel and Special Feature for Poe Studies: History, Theory, Interpretation

Deadline: 30 September 2018

CFP: Whitman 200 (23-24 May, 2019)

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:09pm
University of Bolton
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018


Whitman 200: An International Conference

University of Bolton, UK, 23-24 May, 2019.

In commemoration of poet Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday, and to celebrate Bolton as a centre of interest for Whitman scholars and readers, this two-day conference will explore new critical ways of thinking about Whitman. Its vision is to provide contexts and connections developing from Whitman’s influence and ideas in the nineteenth century through to the modern era – particularly as they relate to ideas of community and identity.

To Render Visible: Ekphrastic Mirrors in American Literature

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 9:10am
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

In Ancient rhetorical theory, ekphrasis refers to the use of language to make an audience imagine a scene. However, the deeper function of ekphrasis, implicit in its descriptive use, is its rhetorical ability to call attention to features of a subject that may be invisible to the physical sense of sight—thus using the visible as a means of subtly exposing or revealing the invisible. The NeMLA session, “To Render Visible: Ekphrastic Mirrors in American Literature,” invites papers that explore how the chiasmic reflections of an ekphrasis reveal the interior subjectivity, ideology and the desire of its author.Please submit proposals to the official NeMLA website no later than 09/30/2018.

Spenser at Kalamazoo, May 9-12, 2019

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:19am
Spenser at Kalamazoo: International Congress of Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

54th International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

This year we have two open sessions on any topic dealing with Edmund Spenser, and one roundtable session on teaching Spenser. 


Reading time for papers in the open sessions should not exceed twenty minutes. 


Panelists in the roundtable on teaching will speak for five minutes each and distribute copies of a handout.  


As always, we encourage submissions by newcomers, including graduate students, and by established scholars of all ranks.