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UPDATE: Companion to 20th Century British Poetry (7/15/06; collection)

Monday, May 15, 2006 - 4:35pm
Rob Watson

Contributors sought to write remaining unassigned entries on poets and topics for the forthcoming Companion to Twentieth Century British poetry, a reference book for high school and college students. The book involves about 400 entries, varying in length from 300-2000 words per entry. All entries will carry the author's name. Remaining entries include poems by Eavan Boland, Ted Hughes, and D.H. Lawrence. If you are interested in writing for this book and would like to see the list of available entries, please contact Rob Watson, Associate Professor of English at Grnad Valley State University, at

UPDATE: 66: A Journal of Sonnet Studies (ongoing; journal)

Monday, May 1, 2006 - 12:48pm

As of May 8, 2006, submissions to 66 can no longer be received at the
Park Dr. address in the original CFP. From now on, please direct
submissions to:
66: A Journal of Sonnet Studies
9 Devotion St.
Suite 2L
Brookline, MA 02446
Thank you!
the editorial board of 66

CFP: Victorian Women Poets and the Problem of Marriage (7/1/06; collection)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 2:19pm

Contributions are invited for a proposed collection of essays on Victorian women poets and marriage with
the working title Victorian Women Poets and the Problem of Marriage. Victorian female poets�
perspectives on the institution of marriage and on the problem of balancing the demands of marriage and
the artist�s life are important but have not been adequately explored. Of course, Elizabeth Barrett
Browning certainly raises precisely these issues in Aurora Leigh, but many other female poets of the
nineteenth century concerned themselves with these same issues and resolved them in different ways,
sometimes choosing not to marry (Christina Rossetti and Adelaide Proctor), sometimes marrying with

CFP: Black Poetry Out of the Archive (5/6/06; MSA, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 2:18pm
Grant Jenkins

Call for Papers


Panel for Modernist Studies Association 8

University of Tulsa

Oct 19-22


Black Poetry Out of the Archive


Because poetry written by blacks in the United States since the turn of
the 20^th Century has mainly been defined in terms of its oral or
experiential power, little attention has been given to the literate
aspects of that poetry's development, production, or publication.
Archives, of course, are the record of such literate processes, and many
of the archives of some of modernism and postmodernism's most important
black writers have yet to be adequately studied for the critical light
they can shed on the poetic work.


UPDATE: Landscape & the Lyric (4/30/06; ALSC, 10/13/06-10/15/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:25pm

Call for Papers


2006 ALSC Conference, Hotel Sir Francis Drake, San Francisco, California,
October 13-15 2006


April 7, 2006


The Association of Literary Scholars and Critics (ALSC) has re-issued its
call for papers for the seminar sections of the 2006 ALSC Conference
Program. The panels are not open for submissions at this time.


The submissions deadline for all three seminars has been extended to April


Additional prospective members and current members alike are heartily
invited to apply.

Please see below for details.




CFP: Elizabeth Barrett Browning: History, Culture and Politics (6/16/06; journal issue)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:25pm
Lisa Surridge

CFP: "Elizabeth Barrett Browning: History, Culture and
Politics" (Submission date: June 16, 2006)

Victorian Review is publishing a special issue on interdisciplinary
approaches to Elizabeth Barrett Browning, to be published in the summer of
2007. The editor is seeking 5000-8000 word essays that introduce new
methodologies and approaches to the study of EBB's poetry, correspondence or
other writing. Topics might include political thought,
historiography, theology, science, psychology, legal theory, visual
culture, history of
sexuality, journalism, abolitionism, feminist activism, nationalism, etc.

CFP: Poetry in the Cyber-Age (4/19/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:39pm

MMLA '06, 11/09/06 - 11/12/06; Chicago

Call for abstracts on the relationship between poetry and the cyber-age.

Poets, professors, and lovers of poetry in general repeatedly assert that the
book as an aesthetic object has lasting value. But are we kidding ourselves?
 With a readership increasingly reliant on the computer, and a new generation
of students who have never known a time when the Internet was more than a
click away, is it only a matter of time before poetry is primarily an element of
cyberspace? Is this good or bad? With more than a hundred fonts, point
sizes, untold programs and graphic elements, how will the function of the computer
affect the actual forms of poetry?

UPDATE: Luci Tapahonso: Land, Memory, and the Power of Words in Contemporary Diné (Navajo) Poetry (4/17/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/1

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm
Billy J Stratton

Update: Luci Tapahonso: Land, Memory, and the Power of Words in
Contemporary Diné (Navajo) Poetry. (4/17/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

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.