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The Meanings of Dialect in British Poetry

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 12:15pm
University of Lille
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 11, 2017

The meanings of dialects in British poetry – from late 19th century to early 21st century.


One-day conference.

May 19th, 2017, Lille 3 University.


Keynote speakers:

Tom Burton (University of Adelaide, Australia)

Jane Hodson (University of Sheffield, UK)




Despite the fact that, quite recently, and ironically, The Guardian headline read “Regional dialects are Dying Out – It’s Enough to get you Blarting” (May, 30th 2016), dialects have always been – and continue to be - present in poetry.

Cha — Call for Submissions — "Writing Japan" Issue (June 2017)

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 7:16am
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal ( is now accepting submissions for "Writing Japan," an edition of the journal devoted to work from and/or about Japan.

Our special issue "Writing Japan" encompasses writing from and/or about Japan, broadly imagined. We hope to feature work by Japanese writers and non-Japanese writers writing in relation to Japan, as well as work that challenges fixed ideas about Japanese identity and the Japanese experience. We are looking for idiosyncratic and intelligent work that explores the various meanings of "Writing Japan."

[Final Deadline!] Undisciplined Readings: Rethinking Practices and Methods

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 10:59am
Department of Comparative Literature, University of Michigan
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

***Call for Papers***


Undisciplined Readings: Rethinking Practices and Methods

21st Annual CLIFF Graduate Conference

March 17-18th, 2017

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Keynote: Professor Ilya Kaminsky


Submission deadline: December 20th, 2016


Reading practices, in many ways, form the basis of our discipline. However, we often take them for granted, or remain unreflective about their consequences. Whether it is our close reading methodology or more broadly the perspective we adopt, ways of reading require renewed attention and scrutiny.


EPIZOOTICS! Issue Two Call for Submissions

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 10:08am
EPIZOOTICS! Literary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Call For Submissions: ISSUE #2


Submissions for EPIZOOTICS! #2 are now being accepted for publication in
early 2017. We invite submissions of literary criticism, poetry, microfiction, artwork, photography, translations and interviews.

In particular, we would like to develop a forum for questions concerning the anthropocene, the post-human, the ecocritical, the phenomenological, the spatial, the philosophical, the contemporary and the migratory. There is no set theme. However, we are looking for experimental, philosophical, contemporary and risk-taking material.

General Submission Guidelines

Parentheses Journal seeks submissions for its inaugural issue

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 11:57pm
Parentheses Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

Parentheses Journal, a new collaborative venture in the quest for sharing art, operates on the quintessence of art for the sake of art.

We are an online journal. Give us your dailies, the mundane still life, tales spurned out of your clay, restless thoughts, unanswered plurals – we welcome poetry, fiction, and art (illustrations, photography, et cetera) from across coasts and climes. Send up to 5 pieces in any one genre. Simultaneous submissions welcome.

Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars and Creative Writers

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 11:58pm
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016

The 47th Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature will be held June 1- 3, 2017 at Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at Michigan State University, East Lansing.


We welcome proposals for individual papers, panels, and roundtables on Midwestern literature, and readings of original creative work with a Midwestern emphasis.

Deadline: no later than Dec. 31, 2016 Find the online proposal form at

Proposals related to the work of 2017 Mark Twain Award winner Gloria Whalen are especially invited.

American Lierature Association: Postwar Iconicities

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 10:05am
Jacqueline Foertsch / U North Texas
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 16, 2017

Postwar Iconicities:  Discussions of literature, 1945-1975, treating iconic persons or milestone events historical or fictionalized.  Postwar literature regarding fame, celebrity, infamous crime or court cases, quintessential Americanness.  Abstracts to by 16 January 2017.

Inciting Revolutionary Change

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:25am
Lehigh Valley Vanguard
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 7, 2017

Lehigh Valley Vanguard, a web and print based journal, is seeking submissions for our call:

Inciting Revolutionary Change

Micah White, one of Occupy Wall Street's founding members, suggests via his 2016 book The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution:

"Is protest broken? Disruptive tactics have failed to halt the rise of Donald Trump in the upcoming US presidential election. Movements ranging from Black Lives Matter to environmentalism are leaving activists frustrated. Meanwhile, recent years have witnessed the largest protests in human history. Yet these mass mobilizations no longer change society. Now activism is at a crossroads: innovation or irrelevance."

Thoreau, Poetry, Poetics - ALA 2017 panel

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 6:23am
Thoreau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017

American Literature Association panel

28th Annual Conference, Boston, MA

May 25 – 28, 2017

Thoreau, Poetry, Poetics