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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 3:34pm
Joshua Adair and Paul Walker

What about those ideas you entertain but never fully develop? Those notions which are reviled and dismissed by peer gatekeepers? Follies so whimsical they unsettle even you?

We're looking for those submissions, the ones shunned by polite society and keepers of the status quo.

Let us be up front: Abstractshuns endeavors to become an ersatz academic journal, middlebrow at best. If Grindr/Tinder (depending on the orientation of the idea) spent a really naughty weekend with Notes and Queries, this would be the spawn, with Courtney Love and Jack Halberstam as godparents.

[UPDATE] SLI (Studies in the Literary Imagination): Call for Special Topics Proposals

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 10:42am
Studies in the Literary Imagination, Dept. of English, Georgia State University

SLI is now accepting topic proposals for future issues. Any scholar who wishes to propose a special issue topic for Studies in the Literary Imagination is invited to do so in a 1,000–1,500-word proposal. Please include: a working title; an overview of the proposed topic; a brief summary of pertinent issues and figures; a current C.V.; and a list of approximately 8 potential contributors and their paper titles (with brief abstracts).

John Dewey and American Poetry [Special Sessions Panel Proposal for MLA 2016, 7–10 January, Austin, TX] (Deadline March15, 2015)

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 12:17pm
James D Hoff, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY

Few American philosophers had as great an impact on modern American culture and society as John Dewey. From his early experimentalism to his groundbreaking philosophies of education and aesthetics, Dewey not only changed the shape of American philosophy, but his ideas reshaped the way that we think about art, literature, and poetry. This panel seeks to examine further the influence of Dewey's ideas on American poets of the early twentieth century, as well as how his philosophy might help us to rethink the way that we read and understand poetry and its relationship to society, politics, science, and the arts. Possible topics include:

Call For Papers and Creative Writing Deadline 02/25/15

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 10:20am
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

The quint's twenty sixth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 25th February2015 — but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.
All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

Creative Writing in the World (12 June 2015)

Monday, January 26, 2015 - 6:34am
York St John University

Over the past 30 years, the growth of Creative Writing as a distinct academic discipline has been one of the great success stories of UK higher education. York St John University is pleased to host 'Creative Writing in the World', a one-day conference, bringing together scholars, teachers, and practitioners in order to consider the wider impact and future of that development.

11 Literature in English Symposium: Poetry and Beyond

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 12:03pm
Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

LIES 2015 asks the fundamental questions of contemporary culture: What is the stance of poetry today? Can poets still be venerated as leaders of nations? Is poetry "relegated" to universities?

The Faculty of English at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, invites papers on all aspects of British, Northern Irish, Irish, American and Canadian poetry and poets. The topics include but are not limited to the following:


Call for Accessibly and Engagingly Written Papers in Literary Studies

Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 11:51am
Readings: the journal for scholars and readers

We welcome submissions on all aspects of world literature (be it canonical or contemporary, children's, "genre" or "literary" fiction), including the interplay of literature and other media as well as issues of translation and reception. Imagine a friend who loves literature but is no scholar as your ideal reader. To put it more grandly: our idea of a Perfect Paper hovers between PMLA and The New Yorker.

See for details.