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UPDATE: T.S. Eliot Peer Seminars (8/11/06; 10/22/06-10/24/06)

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 2:03am
June Cummins


Peer Seminars on T. S. Eliot

1. Eliot and the London Scene, 1914-1939
2. Eliot in the Theatre

The 27th Annual Meeting of The T. S. Eliot Society
St. Louis, MO
September 22-24, 2006

CFP: Spenser at Kalamazoo (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 2:01am
David Wilson-Okamura

Call For Papers: Spenser at Kalamazoo

Three sessions on Edmund Spenser
42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

10-13 May 2007

Abstracts may be submitted on any topic dealing with Spenser. Especially
welcome this year are papers on Spenser's shorter poems and papers on
Spenser and periodization (e.g., Spenser and Elizabethan medievalism,
Spenser and the 1590s, etc.). As always, we encourage submissions by
newcomers and by established scholars of all ranks.

CFP: Bristol's Robert Southey (11/17/06; NASSR, 7/26/07-7/29/07)

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 2:01am
Elisa Beshero-Bondar

Bristol's Robert Southey

The 2007 NASSR meeting in Robert Southey's native Bristol provides a perfect
opportunity to introduce fresh perspectives on his work and its increasing
importance to Romantic studies. Papers are invited on any aspect of
Southey's prodigious output during the Romantic era--as poet, prototype
anthropologist, historian, and political thinker. Papers addressing
Bristol's significance to Southey are especially welcome.
Send 300-word abstracts by e-mail to Elisa Beshero-Bondar (University of
Pittsburgh at Greensburg) at: by November 17, 2006.

CFP: John Donne at Kalamazoo (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:30pm
Vander Ploeg, Scott D \(Madisonville\)

The John Donne Society welcomes papers for a sponsored session at the ICMS, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 10-13, 2007. Please send hard copy of (300 word) abstract and cover sheet as per ICMS form ( <> ) by/before September 15, 2006 to Scott Vander Ploeg at the address below. Submissions should also be sent by email attachment (MS Word preferred) to Scott's email address.

CFP: Poe (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:29pm
Jason Haslam

New Approaches to Edgar Allan Poe
NeMLA Board-Sponsored Panel

38th Annual Northeast MLA Convention
Baltimore, Maryland
March 1-4, 2007

In honor of NeMLA's return to Baltimore, this board-sponsored panel
invites papers on any aspect of the works of Edgar Allan Poe,
especially (but not limited to) papers that situate his works within
the specificities of their historical and cultural context.

Send 500-word abstracts, in the body of an email (no attachments,
please), to Jason Haslam, Dalhousie University:

Deadline: Sept. 15, 2006.

CFP: Twentieth Century Poetics of Simplicity (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:14am
Waddell, Bill

Northeast Modern Language Association March 1-4.
2007, Baltimore, MD =20


Call for papers: "Earth, Air, Water, Fire: Twentieth Century Poetics of


Much of the best known and most widely admired poetry of the last
hundred years displays, even flaunts, its bookishness, its elaborate and
often thrilling systems of allusion and symbology, its theoretical
sophistication. The best of this work, from the high modernists to the
language poets, is both dazzling and exhilarating. We love this stuff,
for itself no doubt, and rightly, but possibly also for the way the
arcana make us feel useful to our students.