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Author as Artist: Creative Contributions in Color / Texture (Creative)

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:48pm
NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Color and texture are often perceived as “wallpaper” – a humdrum backdrop against which the action of a literary work unfolds. Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper; Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls…; and Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, among many others, purposely and effectively challenge such perception. This creative session (re)considers the author as artist, (re)casting color and texture as deliberate, meaningful components of literary experience. Open to considering a variety of authors and genres in relation to its theme, this creative session particularly welcomes papers highlighting color and/or texture as relate to either Gilman, or Shange, or Walker.

Thieving the Past: Integrating History into Creative Work

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:41pm
Northeast MLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This creative session will explore the craft of creating historically informed works of fiction, poetry, digital arts, and other media. Creative writers regularly draw from the past to deepen context, to expand possibilities for material and subject matter, and to potentially illuminate connections between past and present. However, the technical process of integrating historical elements creates many challenges. This session will ask creative writers to share methods they’ve developed to make the past resonate, to energize and pattern historical detail, to maintain an authentic voice, and to make contemporary readers emotionally invest in their material.

William Wordsworth: Persistence, Departure, Resistance (MLA Just-in-Time Session Proposal)

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:40pm
MLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 17, 2020

The MLA has recently opened slots for additional “just-in-time” sessions for this year’s convention (to be held virtually from January 7-10, 2021). The session organizers invite abstracts for 15-minute presentations exploring the work of William Wordsworth in light of this year’s convention theme of ‘persistence.’

 

Poetry In the Time of Crisis: La poesía en tiempos de crisis: The Role of the Poet and Poetry in Latin America

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:01pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Most poets have written ars poetica to define their role and explain the meaning of their poetry for themselves and for society.  Some poets see poetry as a purely verbal act, a creative challenge to revitalize language. Others see themselves as a spokesperson for the silent or a prophet seer to bring awareness to the reader. Many poets are skeptical of the value of their poetry for society; they see their writing as a “useless” act meaningful only for themselves. This panel seeks to examine how different Latin American poets view their poetry and whether their perspective changes or is expanded in times of crisis: civil war, dictatorship, epidemics, revolution, ecological crisis, etc.

Keystone Poets Anthology

updated: 
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 11:50am
Jerry Wemple, co-editor
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 4, 2020

In anticipation of the 20th anniversary of the anthology Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania (PSU Press 2005), co-editors Marjorie Maddox and Jerry Wemple request submissions of 1-3 poems from poets currently living in or deeply connected to the state of Pennsylvania. Organized geographically and tentatively entitled Keystone Poets: Reflections on the Commonwealth, this collection of new poems will explore the hometowns, history, traditions, and culture of the Commonwealth. We expect some poems may highlight significant Pennsylvania events of the last twenty years. All poems should contain a strong sense of place. Submissions of poems of any length are allowed, with a preference for shorter works. Previously published poems are acceptable.

UNLOCKING POTENTIAL: Adapting Prison Pedagogies for University Classes

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:33pm
Audrey Gradzewicz/NEMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Because in the United States access to a quality education
is raced and classed, educational opportunities--or rather,
the dearth of them--are linked to imprisonment. Kathryn
Hanson and Deborah Stipek write, “Dropouts are 3.5
times more likely to be arrested than high school
graduates. Nationally, 68 percent of all males in prison do
not have a high school diploma.” Even more strikingly,
Begin to Read reports that 85% of juveniles tried in
juvenile court and over 60% of incarcerated adults are
functionally illiterate.

Juxtapositions Journal Seeks Essays on Political Haiku or Beat Haiku

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:08pm
The Haiku Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Juxtapositions, the only peer-reviewed journal of English-language haiku scholarship, seeks essays on two topics: political haiku and haiku by Beat poets. Published by The Haiku Foundation, the journal is indexed in the MLA Bibliography and has published one issue per year for the past five years. Each issue includes essays, book reviews, and original haiga. The journal is available electronically and in print.

For sample issues, see the Juxtapositions webpage: 

https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/juxta/all-issues/

Muriel Rukeyser: A Living Archive is inviting submissions

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 8:41am
http://murielrukeyser.emuenglish.org/
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The website devoted to Muriel Rukeyser invites submission of short essays (for instance on individual poems); blogs (on any topic related to Rukeyser); approaches to teaching Rukeyser's work; creative work inspired by Rukeyser; and reviews of recent works on or related to the poet's life and work.  We are also interested in discussions/summaries of dissertation research, interesting archival finds, visual material, etc.

For inquiries, please contact Elisabeth Daumer at edaumer@emich.edu and visit the website at http://murielrukeyser.emuenglish.org/.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FOUR HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN LITERATURE: BACK TO THE BASICS

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:24pm
MELOW - The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 5, 2020

MELOW (The Society for the Study of the Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the World), in collaboration with the Dept of English, Shoolini University, Solan, invites you to participate in its 20th International Conference in Oct 2020 (exact dates to be announced. The theme this time is “Four Hundred Years of American Literature” which aims at taking a look at the landmarks that dot the literary landscape of the USA.

 

Adjacent Pineapple Issue 7 (Difference)

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:29pm
Adjacent Pineapple
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

submissions are currently invited for issue seven of adjacent pineapple. 

this issue will be edited from Glasgow by Colin Herd and Dubai by Anushree Prashant. 

submissions accepted on a rolling basis. deadline for inclusion in issue 7 is 30th September.

we are interested in poetry, fiction, non-fiction and hybrid forms of writing and text art. work in translation is welcome. there are no guidelines in terms of length, style or formatting. 

Closet Poets

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:46pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Many scholars who research and write papers for conferences also write poetry. Perhaps those poems are jotted on note pads, in the margins of your papers or in dedicated personal journals.  This session is seeking those scholars whose poetry often remains unpublished due to the heavier responsibility of publishing scholarly journal articles, monographs and genre-specific books which demand much time in between teaching, and perhaps, administrating at the university. Even though those scholarly efforts may yield more rewards, such as job retention and hopefully, job promotions; personal poetry, intermittently created, yields a satisfying venue for emotional issues and satisfying creativity.

Seeking Submissions for "Opening the Ecological Text" Special Issue

updated: 
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 1:25pm
Anne McConnell, West Virginia State University; Kent Shaw, Wheaton College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Please consider submitting a manuscript for our special issue, Opening the Ecological Text, in the peer-reviewed, open-access journal, Humanities.  Here is the call for papers and the link where you can submit:

“Companionable thinking: Spenser With…”

updated: 
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 10:14am
Spenser Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Call for Papers


SPECIAL ISSUE OF SPENSER STUDIES:

                        “COMPANIONABLE THINKING: SPENSER WITH…

 

Edited by

 

David Hillman, Joe Moshenska, and Namratha Rao

 

CFP deadline: 30 September 2020

Tradition and Innovation in Ezra Pound's Modernist Circle

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:46pm
Jeff Grieneisen / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 28, 2020

Ezra Pound’s role in modernism is undeniable, but his connections to Philadelphia may be less obvious and are worthy of exploration. He spent his formative years in this “birthplace of America,” where his father worked at the U.S. Mint. Among the many artists he befriended in Philadelphia were fellow poets who would become modernists: Hilda Doolittle (H.D.), Marianne Moore, and William Carlos Williams. Pound’s relationship with Philadelphia institution University of Pennsylvania is a tumultuous one. Having earned his master’s degree, he was “pushed out” of the program, and his efforts to get a PhD were denied by the university, including many recent efforts to award him a posthumous PhD. This remains another source of controversy in Pound studies.

REMINDER---Poetry and the Victorian Visual Imagination: New Conversations

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:36pm
Guest editors: Jill Ehnenn and Heather Bozant Witcher, Victorian Poetry, Winter 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

FIRST REMINDER

CFP: Poetry and the Victorian Visual Imagination: New Conversations 

A special issue of Victorian Poetry, Winter 2022

Guest Editors: Jill Ehnenn and Heather Bozant Witcher

Deadline for Submissions: August 31, 2020

Speculative Figures and Speculative Futures: Our Uncanny Postapocalypse

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 12:49pm
Creative Panel - NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Speculative Figures and Speculative Futures: Our Uncanny Postapocalypse

Chairs: Tommy Mayberry (St. Jerome’s University at the University of Waterloo) and Tommy Bourque (Western University)

 

Transatlantic Crossings: German/American Cultural Influences

updated: 
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 11:45am
NeMLA North East Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

When Germans and Americans move back and forth between the continents, they participate in an important cross pollination influencing both the intellectual and artistic worlds of both cultures. Whether they came with the waves of people that journeyed westward in the wake of the German Revolution of 1848, or because of wars and economic needs, or from diaspora across Europe they brought new ideas and artistry to America. During the maturation, commercial expansion and the technological explosion of the new world in the twentieth century, programs fostering education like the Fulbright exchange, sent millions of Americans back to Germany to study, teach, report, work and to live permanently.

Futures for Creative Writing Online Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 9:50am
University of East Anglia
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

                              

 

 

Call for Papers

 

FUTURES FOR CREATIVE WRITING

ONLINE CONFERENCE

 

University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK

in association with EACWP

(European Association of Creative Writing Programmes) 

 

Friday 21 May – Sunday 23 May 2021

Futures of Queer Reproduction (NEMLA, March 2021)

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:21am
Northeast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

As José Esteban Muñoz has argued, the antirelational or antisocial thesis—the polemic against reproduction, the insistence that the figure of the child serves only to promise a collective future that thwarts and forecloses anything not assimilable to heteronormativity—fails to account for modes of futurity that are already legible now, particularly in aesthetic objects that serve as “maps” of concrete utopian thinking. Such maps, historically relational and collectively forged, open spaces for thinking about a future that is not yet here—but also help us locate elements of the utopian that are already present.

De la Nocilla al Post-post-boom: New Approaches to Tradition in Spain and Latin America

updated: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:21am
José Pablo Barragán (Holy Family University)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The last two decades have witnessed an explosion of literary works that adapt, challenge and elaborate the narrative and lyrical traditions of the Spanish-speaking world. From the neorrural novel of Spain to the Mexican ‘Generación del Crack’, from the neoclassical poetry of Aurora Luque and Juan Antonio González Iglesias to the experimental artifacts of Agustín Fernández Mallo or Pablo Katchadjian, novelists and poets in Spain and Latin America have reimagined their literary traditions and adapted them to the new realities of the 21st century.

Addressing 'The Memoir Problem' (Creative Panel)

updated: 
Monday, July 13, 2020 - 10:30am
NeMLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Addressing 'The Memoir Problem': Blocked Memories, Documentary Traces, and Hybrid Forms (Creative Panel)

Invitation for Submissions: Studies in Hogg and his World

updated: 
Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 7:21pm
James Hogg Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Studies in Hogg and his World invites submissions for the next double issue of the journal (29-30) which is currently scheduled for publication in the Fall of 2021. 

Opening the Ecological Text

updated: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 9:42am
Anne McConnell, West Virginia State University; Kent Shaw, Wheaton College
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

Please consider submitting a manuscript for our special issue, Opening the Ecological Text, in the peer-reviewed, open-access journal, Humanities.  Here is the call for papers and the link where you can submit:

Queer 19th-century Desire in the City of Brotherly and Sisterly Love

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:38pm
NeMLA 2021, Philadelphia, PA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In 1860, Walt Whitman, begins his poem “I Dreamed in a Dream” with this vision of an idyllic city: “I saw a city invincible to the attacks of the whole of the rest of the earth; I dream’d that was the new City of Friends; Nothing was greater there than the quality of robust love— it led the rest” (1-5). Though presented as a utopian city formed in a dream, the City of Friends, in the 19th century, was a slogan used to refer to Philadelphia. The allusion to friends references the foundation of Philly by William Penn, a Quaker. It is this Quaker heritage that Whitman connects to his vision of Comradeship in which men of different backgrounds and cultures will lovingly embrace one another.

Love Among the Poets: The Victorian Poetics of Intimacy

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:31pm
Pearl Chaozon Bauer / Notre Dame de Namur University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Love Among the Poets: The Victorian Poetics of Intimacy

Proposed volume of essays, edited by
            Pearl Chaozon Bauer (Notre Dame de Namur University)
            Erik Gray (Columbia University)

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