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"The Power of Poetry in the Modern World of Print," South Atlantic Modern Language Association (11/4-11/6, Abstracts Due 6/27)

Monday, June 6, 2011 - 1:06pm
Bartholomew Brinkman

In keeping with SAMLA's 2011 special focus, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World," this special session seeks papers that address the ways in which poetry has derived, ceded, and wielded power in a modern world mediated by print. Possible topics include: the power of print to shape poetic form and meaning; the power of such print outlets as the anthology and modern magazine to popularize or restrict the audience for poetry; the bibliographical means by which poetry has expressed or challenged power; the ways in which poetry questions the power of modern print through an emphasis on orality or through an embrace of the digital.


Monday, June 6, 2011 - 6:09am

Critical / analytical / interpretive essays are invited from scholars across the world for an Anthology to be brought out on the GEETANJALI of the noted Indian Poet Nobel Laureate RABINDRANATH TAGORE. The anthology will be published by a reputed Publisher based in India and having its distribution network the world over.
The essay must be within 2500 and 4000 words, typeset with 1.5 paragraph space and must be according to the latest MLA Stylesheet.
An Abstract of the essay is desirable possibly before 15 July 2011.
The last date for submission of complete essay is August 31, 2011.
For further details, please write to Editor of the Anthology at

The Materials of American Studies

Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 11:38pm
Australian Journal of American Studies

AJAS Call for Papers

The Materials of American Studies, December 2012.

Bill Brown observes that by the end of the nineteenth century, "the invention, production, distribution and consumption of things rather suddenly came to define a national culture" [Sense of Things 4]. This issue of the Australasian Journal of American Studies, "The Materials of American Studies," explores the role of objects in understanding, representing, tracing and conceptualising America, its past and present. We invite essays that explore the material of American Studies: the production, reproduction, consumption and circulation of objects from the colonial period to the present.

Possible topics:

The Pedalto Report: A Journal for Incorporated Art (submissions deadline 8/15/2011)

Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 2:00pm
The Pedalto Report

The term "incorporated art" might be used to describe art that exists in the form of an institution, company, or other organization. In contrast with art that takes incorporation as its subject, incorporated art begins with the act of incorporation and exists only to the extent that the incorporated entity remains in operation.

Call for Indian English Poetry Anthology

Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 7:18pm
Call for Indian English Poetry Anthology 1970s-Present

Call for Indian English Poetry Submissions
Project editors:
Dr. Paula Hayes, Strayer University, Memphis TN, USA and
Dr. Jaydeep Sarangi,Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri College(Calcutta, University), Kolkata(India).

Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works

Friday, June 3, 2011 - 3:28pm
Laura Wright

The MLA has approved a the volume Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works for its Approaches to Teaching World Literature series. The full volume has gone through a round of peer review, and the MLA board has asked that the editors -- Laura Wright (Western Carolina), Jane Poyner (Exeter), and Elleke Boehmer (Oxford) -- solicit some additional essays for inclusion.

We are looking for one additional essay on Coetzee and the history of the novel. We ask that authors interested in being considered for inclusion submit a 300 word abstract on any aspect of this topic to by August 20, 2011.