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CFP: Appreciating (?) Nineteenth-Century American Poetry (1/25/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:32pm
Melissa White

Appreciating (?) Nineteenth-Century American Poetry (01/25/06; ALA)

A number of recent works have aimed to recover nineteenth-century American
women's poetry; a few studies have also given renewed attention to male
poets of the period. Although these works have been informed by various
approaches (feminist, nationalist, print culture, and literary historical),
most grapple initially with a single question: how should one assign
literary value to this material? Each scholar ultimately either answers
this question for him- or herself, or chooses to set it aside.

CFP: Slyvia Plath (grad) (2/10/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 5:19pm
Elizabeth Spies

(dis)junctions: lost in translation
April 7-8, 2006
University of California, Riverside

This panel is concerned with all things Sylvia Plath. We are searching for
papers covering a wide range of Slyvia-related topics, including but not
limited to
-Plath and mainstream media
-papers that question the purely biographical representations of Plath
within the literary community
-feminist dialogues within and around Plath's works
-examinations of the recent Hollywood film Sylvia

Please send 250-300 word abstracts to by February
10, 2006. Please include any requests for media.

CFP: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Emily Dickinson (1/15/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:15pm
Marianne Noble

CFP: "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Dickinson.?
This is one of two panels sponsored by the Emily Dickinson International=20
Society to be held at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference =

May 25-28, 2006 in San Francisco. Papers can address any aspect of Emily=20
Dickinson?s poetry from an interdisciplinary perspective. Among=20
possibilities: anthropology, psychology, mathematics, science, botany,=20
law, law. The other panel is "open topic."

Send a 1-2 page proposal to Marianne Noble at and=20
Cindy Mackenzie at by January 15, 2006.

CFP: Emily Dickinson: Open Topic (1/15/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
Marianne Noble

CFP: Emily Dickinson--Open Topic
This is one of two panels sponsored by the Emily Dickinson International
Society to be held at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference
May 25-28, 2006 in San Francisco. Papers can address any aspect of the
study of Emily Dickinson.

Send a 1-2 page proposal to Marianne Noble at and
Cindy MacKenzie at by January 15, 2006.

CFP: Langston Hughes Reference Book (no deadline; book)

Monday, January 2, 2006 - 12:15pm
Jeff Soloway

> CFP: Langston Hughes reference book (no deadline; book)
> Facts On File, a New York publisher of reference books for schools and
> libraries, is seeking a scholar to write a one-volume reference book
> on Langston Hughes, focusing on critical analysis of his works. The
> ideal author will have a Ph.D., broad knowledge of Hughes's life and
> works, and an ability to write clearly and succinctly for students in

CFP: L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Poets (grad) (2/1/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Monday, January 2, 2006 - 12:15pm

The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Poets

This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be
held at
(dis)junctions, the University of California
Riverside's 13th
Annual Humanities Graduate Conference on April 7-8,

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on
the 20th cent. American poets known as L=A-N=G=U=A=G=E
poets. Papers on any writer considered to be a member
of this school are invited, as are pieces exploring
any issue or discussion surrounding L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E

Also encouraged are creative works in the unique style
of the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poets.

CFP: Lorna Dee Cervantes (1/16/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:05pm
Rodriguezygibson, Eliza

CFP: Latina/o Literature and Culture Society of the American Literature=20
Hyatt Regency San Francisco=20
May 25-28, 2006=20
Lorna Dee Cervantes
The Latina/o Literature and Culture society is seeking papers on any
aspects of the work of poet Lorna Dee Cervantes. Please submit a
one-page abstract and short vita with contact information and
affiliation to the session chair, Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson at by January 16, 2006.=20

Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson
Assistant Professor
Department of English
University of Redlands

UPDATE: Poetry and Politics (UK) (1/15/06; 7/13/06-7/16/06)

Wednesday, December 21, 2005 - 7:02pm
Andrew Sneddon {PG}

Extended deadline:

Call for papers: Poetry and Politics. A Conference at the University of
Stirling, Scotland, 13-16 July 2006.=20

Abstracts of 200-250 words of papers not lasting longer than twenty
minutes in delivery should reach the organisers by our extended deadline
of January 15, 2006. Many thanks to all those who have already
responded. Everyone concerned will receive a formal decision on their
submission by mid January as previously advertised.

Poets and speakers to include Moniza Alvi, Eavan Boland, David Dabydeen,
Marilyn Hacker, Linton Kwesi Johnson, David Norbrook, Tom Paulin, Deryn
Rees-Jones, Jo Shapcott, and the Norton keynote speaker, Adrienne Rich
(all confirmed).=20

CFP: Milton and Paradise Lost (1/6/06; 2/24/06)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 2:15pm
Donna M. Souder

A Symposium in Rhetoric: "Milton's Paradise Lost"

Open to Faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars


The Federation Rhetoric Committee of the Federation of North Texas Area


Texas Woman's University - Denton, Texas

Where: ACT Bldg. 2nd Floor

When: February 24, 2006


We are seeking proposals for papers addressing the scholarship and life of
John Milton, specifically his epic poem, Paradise Lost and its applications
to today's world. In what ways is Paradise Lost beneficial to today's
scholar? What current issues can benefit from the study of PL or Milton? How
could Milton's work be taught to the modern student? Issues could include: