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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. 


The Book as Lyric Medium: &NOW Conference 2019

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:20am
&NOW Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

I am moderating this panel for the &NOW Conference; the panel has been accepted and I am looking for participants.

The Book As Lyric Medium: A Panel for the &NOW Conference, Oct 5-7, 2019

Re-presenting David Jones

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:36am
Thomas Berenato / University of Virginia
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Seminar at ACLA 2018, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 7-10 March 2019

Co-organized by Thomas Berenato (Virginia) and Anna Svendsen (York) for the David Jones Research Center

Craft, Community, and Politics: Reforming the Creative Writing Workshop

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:03am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

We are currently seeking paper proposals for a creative writing pedagogy panel accepted for the Northeast Modern Language Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C., from March 21-24, 2019.

2019 Call for Papers: Jeffers's Inevitable Place

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 1:59pm
Robinson Jeffers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 12, 2018

Jeffers’s Inevitable Place
2019 Robinson Jeffers Association Annual Meeting
February 15-17, 2019
Carmel Woman’s Club, Carmel, CA

Nineteenth-Century Literature (CEA 3/28-3/30/19)

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:13am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Subject: Call for Papers: Nineteenth-Century Literature at CEA 2019   

Call for Papers, Nineteenth-Century Literature 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 nineteenth-century literature for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at

Radical Elegy: Memorial Praxis for Precarious Life

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 3:31pm
David Sherman, Brandeis University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association), March 7-10, 2019, Georgetown University, Washington DC

Radical Elegy: Memorial Praxis for Precarious Life


This seminar addresses elegy as a performative repertoire in political extremity.  Elegy, at a radical pitch, occupies public space and public memory to resist forgetting, a second death.  How have expressive practices to and for the dead generated ideas of justice, bonds of solidarity, ethical responses to violence, and communities of contested memory?


Music in Literature, NeMLA 2019

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:19pm
Julia Titus, Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

A multidisciplinary research focusing on the complex interrelationship of music and literature has expanded rapidly in the recent years. There are numerous examples in European and American literatures, both in poetry and prose, where music plays a vital rolе (Leo Tolstoy, Chekhov, Proust, Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Apollinaire, George Eliot, Henry James, and many others), and while there has been many published studies focusing on the formal relationship between the sister arts of music and literature (Steven Paul Scher “Literature and Music,” Werner Woft “The Musicalization of Fiction,” Delia de Souza Correa “George Eliot, Music and Victorian Culture”), there has not been much research focused specifically on music or musical performance within the text.

CFP: Multilingual Poetry Today: Sound, Sense and Self in Motion

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:51pm
NeMLA Convention, Washington DC, March 21-24, 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

“A nomadic poetics will cross languages,” states Pierre Joris, “not just translate, but write in all or any of them.” His foreshadowing of contemporary trends brings us to consider the stakes of multilingual fluency in works by Anne Tardos, Uljana Wolf, Jérôme Game, and Erin Mouré, among others. If the Modernists commonly tied multilingualism to erudite allusions, what forms do polyglot poets today use to restore cultural specificity? How do multilingual practices reframe figures of the foreign(er) and translatability? What reading communities do such works engender? Can multilingual poetry published in Anglophone countries resist becoming a trope of global culture?