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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 'Contemporary Dramatic Monologues’

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:42pm
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 25, 2017

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 'Contemporary Dramatic Monologues’

(Dramatic monologue, also known as a persona poem, is a type of poetry
written in the form of a speech of an individual character. M.H.
Abrams notes the following three features of the dramatic monologue as
it applies to poetry

1.. A single person, who is patently not the poet, utters the speech
that makes up the whole of the poem, in a specific situation at a
critical moment

2. This person addresses and interacts with one or more other people;
but we know of the auditors' presence, and what they say and do, only
from clues in the discourse of the single speaker.

Call for submissions for December 2017 issue of LITERATURE TODAY

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:42pm
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 25, 2017

We are inviting submissions for December 2017 issue
of 'Literature Today'.  Theme of our December 2017 issue is 'Escape'.

You can send us Poems, Short Stories, and One Act Plays on :

1. Escape from self.

2. Scape from society.

3. Escape from native place.

4. Escape from hope.

5. Escape from negative thoughts

6  Escape from values.
7. Any other relevant topic which explores the disassociation,
displacement, and angst of contemporary life

Submission Deadline: November 25, 2017

Walt Whitman and the Press (ALA 2018)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:43pm
Whitman Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

Call for Papers: Walt Whitman and the Press

Whitman Studies Association panel at the 29th annual conference of the American Literature Association (2018).

Male Appropriations of the Female Form in Early Modern Literature

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 1:21pm
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

While his most famous crossdressing characters are women posing as men––including Rosalind from As You Like ItTwelfth Night’s Viola, and The Merchant of Venice’s Portia––William Shakespeare also twice imagines male characters posing as women: Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor and the page playing Christopher Sly’s wife in The Taming of the Shrew. Male characters also pass (to varying degrees) as women in works by Sidney, Jonson, Middleton, Fletcher, and others. But while much has been made of the “squeaking” boy actors who played women’s parts on the early modern stage, very little critical attention has been paid to male characters wearing women’s weeds in early modern literature.

Thomas Merton (CEA 4/5-4/7/18)

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:16pm
College English Association (CEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

International Thomas Merton Society 

at the

College English Association


St. Petersburg, Florida, April 5-7, 2018

Call for Papers


Deadline extended: Seminar: Literatures and/of Waste

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 3:44pm
Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture Since 1900
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 2, 2017

Themes of waste and waste management circulate in contemporary literature as demonstrated in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the scatological poetry of A.R. Ammons, the collages of James Schuyler and Rachel Blau DuPlessis, and the language middens of Caroline Bergvall’s Drift. Collections like Jennifer Scappettone’s The Republic of Exit 43 also highlight the shared architecture of landfills and human bodies connected by waste, built environments, and literary corpuses. The purpose of the seminar is then twofold. First, this seminar invites participants to explore art, film, and literature through the lens of waste, waste management, and toxic materialism.

Updated: Poetry and Poetics (Critical) Papers and Panels for Southwest/American Popular Culture Association Conference

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 4:38pm
Southwest American/Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Call for Papers – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Poetry & Poetics (Critical)

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

39th Annual Conference, February 7-10, 2018

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2017 (extended)

Resistance and Resilience / La résistance et le ressort

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:46am
Transverse Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

Resistance is found in the seemingly miniscule and inconsequential interactions and choices of civic and private life. Resilience can work in parallel with resistance, reinforcing its resolve as well as preserving its aim.


[ACLA 2018] Migratory Forms and Their Affective Challenges

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:46am
Jackie Kim, Harvard University; Melih Levi, Stanford University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

This seminar probes the significance of poetic forms as an affective vehicle in the context of their cross-cultural circulation and adaptation. How do migratory forms preserve, permute, and perform their affective potential as they cross linguistic and cultural borders? How does the question of forms and their transcultural adaptability reconfigure the principle of (un)translatability? How does cross-cultural transference complicate the affective potentiality of a form? What does a form lose and gain in such processes of global translation? What are, if at all existent, the responsibilities of a poet experimenting with borrowed forms?

Charles Olson's Legacy for Contemporary Women Poets: Poetic Citizenry in the Early 21st Century

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 10:45am
Rebecca Weaver / Georgia State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 17, 2017

In 1950, Charles Olson published “Projective Verse,” an essay that deeply influenced many poets who would form the corps of the American poetic avant-garde from the 1950s into the present day.  But his legacy for contemporary women poets is quite complicated.  When he says in that essay, “keep it moving as fast as you can, citizen,” it’s unclear whether he means women poets to be fully and equally included in that poetic citizenry.  Some women poets have included themselves as addressees of Olson’s universal male pronoun in his prose and poems by unquestionably taking up the imperatives of projective verse, even in the face of direct sexism from their male colleagues.  Others, however, approach Olson’s work much more skeptically, seeing in Olson’s discour