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Music in Literature, NeMLA 2020

updated: 
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:37pm
Julia Titus, Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The proposed panel will analyze the relationship of music and music performance and the text within various national literatures, from 19th century to present day, by offering an overview of the different methodological approaches to this topic and investigating the role of music in literature. We invite a broad range of papers devoted to the analysis of the complex interplay of the two art forms, aesthetic and cultural interactions between music and literature, audience and performers, the nature of creativity, the image of the artist, and the role of music in the specific texts, as well as the broader topics of integrating a musical performance within the narrative form.

Reading Politics and Art in the Poetry of Tracy K. Smith (NEMLA 2020 Panel)

updated: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:12am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

CFP for the 51st Annual NEMLA Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, March 5 - 8, 2019

Tracy K. Smith, with four books of poetry, a volume of memoirs, a Pulitzer Prize and two stints as America's poet laureate, has every claim to be a major American poet at the pinnacle of success. It is easy to dwell on the mainstream acceptance that this success has earned. Her work is often described in highly aesthetic language, with an emphasis on its beauty and craft, and she sits neatly in the American poetic tradition. Among those poets she considers “most necessary” she invokes Seamus Heaney, Elizabeth Bishop, and Philip Larkin (Ordinary Light 336). 

Narrative and Poetic Ethnographies in the Social Sciences (Creative)

updated: 
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 9:45am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Conference: 51st Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention

Conference Date: 5-8 March, 2020

Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA

Session Title: Narrative and Poetic Ethnographies in the Social Sciences (Creative)

Reading Surfaces in Early Modern England

updated: 
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 1:21pm
Alex MacConochie, Megan Bowman/ Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

“The surface is where most of the action is.”

--James Gibson, The Ecological Approach to Visual Perception

 

Country Music and Jesus: Poems

updated: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:01pm
Integrite: A Faith and Learning Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

A special issue of Integrite: A Faith and Learning Journal will be devoted to Country Music and Jesus.

See here: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2018/07/07/country-music-and-j...

All the articles are scheduled. But the editor's now looking for 4-6 poems or song lyrics that address the same theme.

Send to Dr. Darren Middleton: d.middleton2@tcu.edu on or before July 15, 2019.

Narrative Poetry Panel

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:32am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel seeks poets writing in the narrative tradition whose poems capture the personal and the public, recording and reflecting on our world by summoning the language and creating the identity of our culture. Panelists will read from their original work and then take audience questions. The Northeast MLA conference takes place March 5-8 in Boston, MA. Submit a sample poem and a short description of your narrative work by September 30. Must submit via link on NeMLA website: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18130

Writing the Other: The Challenges of Creative Writing and Inclusion

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 11:30am
Dr. Abby Bardi/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

While for many years, the literary canon was the province of “dead white men,” the past fifty years have dramatically altered that paradigm. Contemporary creative writers, too, would like their work to reflect the diversity and complexity of human experience in terms of race, gender, sexual identification, ethnicity, nationality, and culture. This panel invites creative writers of all genres, genders, races, sexual orientations, nationalities, cultures, etc., to consider the challenges of being more inclusive in their work. Some questions that will be considered: Is it possible to write from the perspectives of races, genders, etc., of whom one is not a representative?

Creative Writing in the Age of Trump

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 11:31am
Dr. Abby Bardi/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This panel invites writers as well as literary scholars to address the question of political and literary engagement in our political age. In a political age, what happens to the novel or poem of interiority or introspection? Does literary material have to engage with the political? And if it doesn’t, can the political be read between its lines? What are the possibilities for creative work in an era that is increasingly in a state of emergency? Creative writers of all levels and genres are encouraged to explore these questions in the context of their own work. Paper proposals may be submitted on the NeMLA website. https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/User/SubmitAbstract/18240

In Pursuit of Sound

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:11am
Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

In Pursuit of Sound: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, 1 – 2 October 2019 

In Pursuit of Sound is a two day symposium which aims to rally researchers engaged in sound studies, and interrogate the discipline’s promises and pitfalls. The humanities’ ‘aural turn’ might be said to have been completed, but we are interested in advancing sound studies towards new, strange, and challenging inquiries. To that end, we invite proposals for twenty minute papers on the theme of sound, from postgraduates, ECRs, and academics across the humanities. Proposals might address the following topics, although these are not exhaustive:

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