Paper proposals are invited for a volume of essays on medieval lament and elegy, specifically laments for dead sons. The deadline for proposals is March 30, 2006. Proposals may be from any area of medieval studies and should be one page in length. Please send your work to: Dr. Jane Tolmie, Department of English, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, N6A 3K7, Canada. Email is acceptable also at jtolmie2_at_uwo.ca. Please send any attachments as .rtf documents.
Call For Papers
Luci Tapahonso: Land, Memory, and the Power of Words in Contemporary
Diné (Navajo) Poetry.
October 12-14, 2006
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 60th Annual Convention,
DoubleTree Resort Hotel at Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona.
Grounded in traditional Navajo oral tradition and storytelling, the
poetry of Luci Tapahonso celebrates the complex interrelationships
between words, memory and the vast and beautiful landscape of the
American Southwest. Through her work published in A Breeze Swept
Through (1987), Sáanii Dahataal: The Women Are Singing (1993) and Blue
Horses Rush In (1997) she has bridged the gap between traditional Diné
oral tradition and modern poetic form.
The Latina/o Literarature and Culture Society of the American =
Hyatt Regency, San Francisco
May 25-28, 2006
The Latina/o Literature and Culture Society is seeking papers on any =
of Latina/o poetry. Please submit a short abstract and short vita with
contact information and affiliation to the session chair, Eliza =
Gibson at eliza_rodriguezygibson_at_redlands.edu by January 29, 2006.
Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson, PhD
Department of English
University of Redlands
1200 E. Colton Blvd=20
Redlands, CA 92373
(909) 793-2121 x4342
I welcome self-nominations, by January 24, for
participating in this interdisciplinary
Roundtable I'm PROPOSING for this May's American
Literature Association conference in San Francisco:
"Colloquy with Wendy Martin: An American
Triptych and, Now, a Dickinson Biography"
CALL FOR PAPERS
Special issue of Victorian Poetry:
"Edward FitzGerald and The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám"
Victorian Poetry announces a special issue to celebrate the bicentennial
of the birth of Edward FitzGerald (1809) and the sesquicentennial of the
publication of his masterpiece, The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (1859).
Submissions are invited, particularly on the Rubáiyát, although articles
dealing with FitzGerald's other works, his life, his influence, or his
relationship to his contemporaries are also welcome.
CFP: Art Objects and Women's Words: Women's Ekphrastic Writing (3/1/06; MLA '06, 12/27/06-12/30/06)
Call For Papers for a proposed Special Session
Modern Language Association (MLA)
Annual meeting December 27-30, 2006, in Philadelphia
Art Objects and Women's Words: Women's Ekphrastic Writing
This goal of this panel is to explore how female authors have produced verbal representations of visual representations.
Call for papers for ALA session sponsored by the William Carlos
Williams Society, 25-28 May 2006, San Francisco.
"William Carlos Williams and Traditions of 'hygenic writing'"
CUE: A Journal of Prose Poetry is now accepting submissions for its fifth
issue. To date, we have published original work by some of the most prominent
poets writing today, including James Tate, Michael Palmer, Ron Silliman, Rita
Dove, Russell Edson, David Lehman, Rosmarie Waldrop, Jane Miller, Mary Ruefle,
Andrew Zawacki, Tony Tost, Brian Clements, G.C. Waldrep, Lisa Jarnot, Barbara
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.
(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
-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 elizabethspies_at_hotmail.com by February
10, 2006. Please include any requests for media.