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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.

CFP: The Politics of Poetry: Words and Movement (11/15/05; 2/17/06-2/18/06)

Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 3:02pm

Call for Papers for the University of Dayton LitFest, February 17 and 18,

You are invited to submit paper or panel proposals for the University of
Dayton?s LitFest, to be held at the University of Dayton, February 17 and
18, 2006. LitFest is a graduate-student organized literature conference,
which this year celebrates its fifth anniversary.

The theme for this year?s event is ?The Politics of Poetry: Words and

We seek papers about the following:

CFP: Pre-1600 Poetry (5/31/06; edited volume)

Friday, September 30, 2005 - 4:31pm
Michelle M. Sauer

Call for Contributors: Facts on File Companion to Pre-1600 British
Edited by Michelle M. Sauer

Still looking for qualified individuals to write short entries on
various topics related to poetry, poets, and specific poems of the
British medieval and Tudor eras, including Scottish, Welsh, and Irish
texts as well. Contributors will receive full credit for their work.
Deadlines are flexible and negotiable through spring semester 2006.

If you are interested, please send an inquiry to:
<>. Your e-mail should contain a brief overview
of your qualifications and interests. Graduate students welcome to

CFP: Poetry as Theory, Theory as Poetry (12/15/05; NJCEA, 3/18/06)

Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:36pm
Burt Kimmelman

Call for Papers for the
New Jersey College English Association Spring Conference to be held on
March 18, 2006 in
Jubilee Hall, on the Seton Hall University campus in
South Orange, NJ 07079

Papers are being accepted for a panel titled "Poetry as Theory, Theory as

Please send proposals, which must include all contact information,
especially an e-mail address, and institutional affiliation if there is one,

Burt Kimmelman
Humanities Department
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, NJ 07102

UPDATE: Poetry and Politics (UK) (12/15/05; 7/13/06-7/16/06)

Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:35pm
Andrew Sneddon {PG}

New Plenary Speakers & Call for Creative Submissions

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

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.=20

Papers are invited which consider the theme of politics in relation to
poetry from classical antiquity to the contemporary. The following list
suggests some possible areas for development, but proposals in any area
relating to the conference theme of poetry and politics will be welcome:

CFP: Confessional and Postconfessional American Poetry (10/25/05; KSU CSU, 3/9/06-3/11/06)

Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:35pm
Gregory Eiselein

CFP: Confessional and Postconfessional American Poetry

I am organizing a panel on "Confessional and Postconfessional
American Poetry" for the upcoming 15th annual Kansas State University
Cultural Studies Conference on "Privacy" next March (March 9-11,
2006, in Manhattan, Kansas).

The panel seeks papers on poets who explore the psyche and the self,
childhood and adult traumas, experience and autobiography. I am also
interested in papers about poets who contest or mimic the concerns of
confessional poets.

CFP: Neoliberalization/Poetry (10/30/05; journal issue)

Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:34pm

XCP: CROSS CULTURAL POETICS, an interdisciplinary journal, seeks essays
addressing poetry/poetics of the Western hemisphere in the era of
neoliberalization. Essays addressing the interaction of economic forces of
production, exchange, redistribution, empire, et al, as (simultaneously)
categories, modes, and methodologies of examining literary works (and the
literary world)--as well as the work of scholars outside the U.S.
institutional structure--are most actively sought. For an outline of our
recent publishing activities (including our co-publication of Kamau
Brathwaite’s book, â€"Conversations-), please see <>.