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CFP: Versification (no deadline; journal)

Friday, November 11, 2005 - 1:46pm
Joseph Tate

_Versification: An Electronic Journal of Literary Prosody_ (ISSN 1546-0401),, is seeking submissions for its Winter
re-inaugural issue. The editors--Steven J. Willett at the University of
Shizuoka, Hamamatsu Campus and Joseph Tate at Oregon State
University--invite essays on a wide range of topics and poetries--from
classical to contemporary--that draw on diverse approaches.
_Versification_ has published essays and reviews and hosted papers by
important scholars in the field including Derek Attridge, Terry V. F.
Brogan, Richard Cureton, Annie Finch, H. T. Kirby-Smith and Reuven Tsur. The

CFP: Non-Western Christianity and Literature (11/14/05; collection)

Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - 10:13pm
Middleton, Darren J.N.

Essays not exceeding 5,000 words are invited for an anthology exploring Non-Western Christianity and Literature.

The editor is especially interested in essays that show how creative writers (novelists, short fiction writers, poets, etc.) capture the real-lived texture of non-Western Christian belief and behavior. Various methodological and disciplinary approaches are encouraged.

Please send abstracts, which should not exceed 250 words, in the first instance. E-mail attachments preferred. Please use the e-mail address listed below. And feel free to use this address for any and all initial inquiries.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is November 14, 2005. Completed essays are due April 30, 2006.

UPDATE: New Nigerian Poetry Journal (1/06; journal issue)

Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 6:48pm
Gloria MT Emezue

Final deadline for submission of papers for the 2006 edition of New Nigerian Poetry Journal (NNP) has been reviewed to January 2006 to enable contributors who have recently been sent the E-books of featured poets to complete their reviews.

Current E-copies available on request include the poetry of:

CHIN CE: Full Moon, An African Eclipse and other Poems;

OSSIE ENEKWE: Broken Pots, Marching to Kilimanjaro and other Poems,

PETER ONWUDINJO: Women of Biafra and other Poems;

TOYIN ADEWALE: Naked Testimonies,

CFP: Beat Literature (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 6:48pm
Thom Young

The Beat Generation and Counterculture
The 27th Annual Conference of the Southwest / Texas
Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Albuquerque, NM
February 8-11, 2006

It's time to submit ideas for papers to present
Beat and Counterculture Literature!

I have a new e-mail address since I mailed last
call for papers--so if you have sent me questions
about the conference and I haven't responded,
now you
know why. The address I'm now using is

As in the past, suggested topics for papers include
(but are no means limited to) the following:

CFP: Modern Poetry (no deadline; monographs)

Monday, October 24, 2005 - 3:11am
David Ayers

The Centre for Modern Poetry is editing a new book series on modern poetry
to be published by the Peter Lang Publishing Group
( The series will include monographs, conference
proceedings and other edited collections. Our focus is principally on poetry
written in English from 1890 to the present day, although we may consider
projects which partially fall outside this remit. We are interested in work
on all forms of poetry whether conservative or avant-garde, and we
especially welcome innovative work which extends our knowledge of the field
of modern poetry or adopts promising theoretical, historical or

CFP: Stealing the Language: Eudora Welty and Women's Humor (1/1/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 3:52am

Call for Papers
Eudora Welty Society at the American Literature Association
May 25-28, 2006
San Francisco, CA
Hyatt Regency, Embarcadero Center

=93Stealing the Language: Eudora Welty and Women=92s Humor=94

Alicia Ostriker writes that women have always tried to steal the=20
language -- to =93seize speech=94 and so rework narratives inadequate to=20=

describing women=92s experience. (Ostriker, Stealing The Language: The=20=

Emergence of Women=92s Poetry in America, p 211) =93Stealing the =
can reiterate and/ or transform old speech in ways that provoke women=20
to liberated laughter.