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CFP: William Carlos Williams Review: special issue on Williams and Dada (9/1/07; journal issue)

Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:26am
Todd Giles

William Carlos Williams Review: special issue on Williams and Dada (9/1/07; journal issue)
  The William Carlos Williams Review, a journal devoted to scholarship on Williams and his contemporaries, is actively seeking submissions for an upcoming special issue on Williams and Dada. While essays exploring the ways in which Williams's work responds to and incorporates the creative ferment of Dada are preferred, we also encourage essays on Williams's contemporaries and American Dada in general. New theoretical approaches to Williams's work are particularly encouraged.
  Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2007
  (Spring 2008, vol. 28, no. 1)

CFP: 2007 Conference on John Milton (6/30/07; 10/25/07-10/27/07)

Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:25am
Kevin Donovan

CALL FOR PAPERS: The 2007 Conference on John Milton
October 25-27, 2007

Sponsored by the Department of English
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Papers (not to exceed 20 minutes reading time) are invited on any aspect
of Milton studies, from close readings of particular works to broader
investigations of themes and trends.

Send two copies of completed papers by 30 June 2007 to

         Charles W. Durham
         2318 London Avenue
         Murfreesboro, TN 37129

For more information call, write, or e-mail the conference directors:

CFP: Poetic Form and Disability (3/1/07; MLA '07)

Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:25am
Petra Kuppers

A Special Session for the MLA 2007 conference in Chicago:

"Poetic Form and Disability"

We welcome proposals that address intersections, opportunities,
aesthetic challenges and disjunctures between poetics and disability
studies. The emphasis is on formal approaches: we are less interested
in poetry that narrates disability, or whose authors happen to be
disabled, but rather in approaches to poetry and poetry criticism that
locate disability in, through, and with formal elements. We understand
disability here as a social formation, playing across embodiment and
cultural embedment: but what shape this political understanding of
disability takes might very well be part of the investigation.

UPDATE: Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations (3/7/07; MLA '07)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 10:19pm

The Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations is seeking proposals for papers
for the 2007 Modern Language Association Conference in Chicago on December

Session 1
W.H. Auden and Music. On the 100th anniversary of his birth, Lyrica
invites submissions on Auden as lyricist and librettist, and on composers
who set his texts. Both formal and historical approaches are welcome.

Session 2
Prima la musica, poi le parole. Which is more important, words or music?
Papers may focus on either or both sides of this age-old aesthetic
argument, in any historical period or geographical context.

UPDATE: Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath: Virginia Woolf Miscellany (2/2/07; journal issue)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 10:19pm
Amanda Golden

The topic for the Spring 2007 Issue of Virginia Woolf Miscellany is
 Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath. Submissions are due by February 2, 2007
 to Pamela St. Clair or Amanda Golden .

Suggested Topics Include:

Woolf, Plath and

Material Culture
England, America
Writing, The Creative Process
Life, Death, Suicide
Language, Imagery, Poetry
Literary Life

CFP: Meeting of T. S. Eliot Society (6/15/07; 9/28/07-9/30/07)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 10:19pm

For its annual meeting in St. Louis, MO, 9/28-30/07, the T. S. Eliot Society invites 100-word proposals for papers related to Eliot. Papers, about 2500 words long, should take no more than 20 minutes to deliver, to allow enough time for discussion. Send proposals to William Harmon, UNC CH English Dept., CB# 3520, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3520;

UPDATE: Alternative Gothic (grad) (2/16/07; (dis)junctions, 4/6/07-4/7/07)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 10:19pm
Nowell Marshall

UPDATE: deadline extended until 2/16/07

Alternative Gothic (grad) (2/16/07; disjunctions, 4/6/07-4/7/07)

This call for papers is a proposed panel to be held at (dis)junctions, the
University of California, Riverside's 14th Annual Humanities Conference,
April 6-7, 2007. In keeping with this year's theme, "Malapropriation
Nation," this panel asks how we might consider the Gothic in forms other
than the novel.

CFP: John Donne at MLA (3/1/07; MLA '07)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 10:18pm
Kneidel, Gregory

The John Donne Society welcomes submissions for two sponsored panels at the 2007 MLA Convention in Chicago (December 27-30). The first session is entitled "Politics, Presence, and Place in John Donne's Sacred and Profane Poetry." The second is an open session on any aspect of Donne's life and writings.

Please submit 8-10 page papers to:

Professor Greg Kneidel
Department of English
University of Connecticut—Greater Hartford
85 Lawler Road
West Hartford, CT 06117

or (preferably) via email as Word attachments to:

gregory . kneidel _at_ uconn . edu

The deadline for submissions is MARCH 1, 2007.

CFP: Paul Auster; Proposed Paul Auster Society (1/20/07; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 10:18pm
Jasper Cross

Proposed Paul Auster Society
Call for Papers
American Literature Association
May 24-27, 2007
Boston, MA

I am seeking proposals for presentations addressing the works of Paul
Auster for a session at the American Literature Association
conference in Boston from May 24 to May 27, 2007. The panel will take
the form of a round table discussion. In addition, the session could
serve as an opportunity for discussion for all interested in the
formation of a Paul Auster Society. Topics may include but are not
limited to: