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Juxtapositions Seeks Essays on Haiku

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:52am
The Haiku Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

Juxtapositions, the only peer-reviewed journal of English-language haiku scholarship, seeks essays on haiku. 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: 


Montage of a Dream Deferred: Projecting Langston Hughes's Vision During Covid-19: A Special Issue of The Langston Hughes Review

Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 10:34pm
The Langston Hughes Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Recently, in an epic #Verzuz battle organized by producer Swizz Beatz and rapper-producer Timbaland, the Grammy-Award winning singers Erykah Badu and Jill Scott appeared on Instagram live. Therein Scott invoked Langston Hughes as an inspirational artist, pointing to the poet’s continued popularity in the twenty-first century, especially during #Covid19. For countless African Americans, the death tolls from the virus, inadequate health care, unemployment, and white supremacist bigotry epitomize Hughes’s notion of the dream deferred. Video footage released May 26, 2020, showed officer Derek Chauvin of the Minneapolis Police Department kneeling on Floyd’s neck for at least seven minutes in broad daylight. Floyd died afterward.

Cormac McCarthy and Theology

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:51am
Integrite: A Journal of Faith and Learning
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 6, 2020

Intégrité is a scholarly journal published biannually by the Faith and Learning Committee and the Humanities Division at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri. Published both online (www.mobap.edu/integrite) and in print, it welcomes essays for a special issue (Fall 2021) on “Cormac McCarthy and Theology.” Essays may explore the intersection of Christian theology and Cormac McCarthy’s life, creative writing and its literary adaptation. As a faith and learning journal, Intégrité also invites pedagogical essays that address teaching Christian theology and Cormac McCarthy’s work at faith-based institutions of higher learning.

(CFP: PAMLA 2020) Poetry and Poetics

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:48am
Toshiaki Komura / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Poetry and Poetics standing session at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) seeks abstract submissions exploring any aspect of poetry and poetics. We are open to paper topics that encompass a wide range of subgenres, time periods, and critical approaches; in particular, we are interested in papers that engage with the PAMLA special conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction."

ROAM - Representations of Home creative journal

Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:46am
University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

As a result of the pandemic, the RHOME 2020 Conference on Dislocation (22-23 October 2020) has been postponed. However, the good news is RHOME will launch the first issue of, its new creative journal, ROAM, later this year.

Now more than ever, in this time of social distancing and confinement, RHOME sees the need to continue its focus on the theme, the experience and the actuality of home, the place and abode that looms so large these days in the lives of everyone on the planet.


Monday, May 25, 2020 - 9:52pm
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

We invite scholarly proposals for papers on aesthetics in medieval and early modern poetry (c. 400 to 1800), as part of a panel or panels being established at ANZAMEMS 2022. The link to the main website and call for papers is here: https://www.anzamems2021.com/

The panel(s) will examine the influence of aesthetic styles, movements, rhetorical and aesthetic techniques and theories on the development of poetry, or the work of specified poet(s) at any time during the relevant periods in Europe and Britain. Papers should be set within the broader topic of the overall conference, and deal with questions of reception and/or emotion.  Speakers might consider:

"Wild nights – Wild nights!": Scandalous Dickinson

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 11:36am
Trisha Kannan
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020

South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference, November 13-15, 2020, Jacksonville, Florida

"Wild nights – Wild nights!": Scandalous Dickinson

SCMLA Poetry Panels

Monday, May 11, 2020 - 12:16pm
South Central MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 29, 2020

2020 South Central MLA Conference

Houston, TX * October 8-10

Creative Writing – Poetry (Regular Session): The SCMLA conference is an annual conference. While the theme this year is “Politics of Protest,” we warmly welcome poetry of any style, including digital and hybrid works. Presentations should be approximately 15 minutes in length.

Poetics at New College of California: "The Roots and Routes of Making Poems"

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 10:11am
panel at PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Poetics program at New College of California (ca. 1980-2000s) was a distinctly alien presence among graduate-level academic programs in North America. Focused solely upon the study of poetry, it offered a truly alternative approach to that found in more traditional academic settings. Throughout the program's history few of its faculty possessed much beyond an M.A.

The Fifth Annual International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:06pm
Seyed Hossein Fazeli/PAH Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

The conference will be dedicated to current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation.

Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research regarding current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation in English or Arabic.

The selective full papers of the conference will be published as the book of conference and also will be indexed in CIVILICA (however, the book of abstracts will be published too).

Optional Services for Participants (If they wish to use)

Call for Panels & Seminars - European Shakespeare Research Association

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 5:25am
European Shakespeare Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Dear Colleagues,


We are pleased to announce that the ESRA Shakespeare Conference 2021 under the title "The art itself is nature": Shakespeare's Nature | Art | Politics will be held in Athens, Greece from 3 to 6 June, 2021.


The Convenors and the Advisory Committee welcome the submission of your proposals for Panels & Seminars.


You can consult the conference’s potential topics https://esra2021.gr/topics/


Panel proposals should be submitted by a panel convenor with the names of the participants (no more than four speakers)

Internation T.S. Eliot Society at MMLA 2020

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:46pm
International T.S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

The International T.S. Eliot Society is accepting proposals for a panel at the 2020 Midwest MLA conference in Milwaukee, to be held November 5-8, 2020. Any proposal on a subject reasonably related to Eliot studies will be considered. Papers drawing from relatively recently released materials from The Complete Prose or Letters would be especially welcome. If you are interested in participating, please send abstract proposals (up to 250 words) to Professor Edward Upton (edward.upton@valpo.edu). Please also forward a CV and brief biographical statement. Submissions must be received no later than May 31, 2020.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: MMLA 2020: Creative Writing (Poetry) CFP

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 12:04pm
MMLA Creative Writing (Poetry) Permanent Section
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

2020 MMLA Annual Convention: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

November 5-8, 2020

Creative Writing II: Poetry Permanent Section CFP

“Cultures of Collectivity: Community, Collaboration, and Poetic Practice”

Approaches to Teaching the Poetry of Robert Frost (MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature series)

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:29pm
Sean Heuston/ Dept. of English, Fine Arts, & Communications, The Citadel
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Proposals are invited for a volume in the MLA's Approaches to Teaching World Literature series entitled Approaches to Teaching the Poetry of Robert Frost.

Essays in this volume could address teaching Frost's work by focusing on topics such as science, Darwinism and belief, gender relations/gender conflict, rural/urban life, politics, race/racism, traditional media/new media, the natural and/or the supernatural, the formal innovations Frost made with dramatic monologue, the sound of sense, or Frost's engagement with traditional verse forms. Contributors are invited to propose specific topics regardless of whether those topics relate to the examples mentioned above. 

Special Call for Creative Works in the Pandemic Context

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:42am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

The global lockdown has made us confined to our primeval cave-like shelter of home. The postgobal earth is in suspended condition, as if it needs some time for hibernation. In the face of increasing number of death, we all are seeking solutions, exploring options and thinking of new patterns of life. Surely the world will change permanently after this and if we are fortunate enough to see the post-Corona world, we will reminisce about our pre-Corona days. In between, during the uncertain lockdown period, we expect humankind to respond to the pandemic in creative ways.

We are seeking submission of creative works for a Special Collection to be created from the submitted works in Continuous Publication mode.

​​Sonnets from the American: A Symposium and Critical Anthology

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:35am
Johns Hopkins University/Stevenson University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020


Saturday, October 3, 2020: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. (NOW WILL CONVENE VIRTUALLY, due to COVID-19), Co-organized by Dora Malech (Johns Hopkins University) & Laura T. Smith (Stevenson University)

Critical Anthology:

Sonnets from the American: An Anthology of Poems and Essays (under contract with the University of Iowa Press)
Co-edited by Dora Malech & Laura T. Smith


Monday, April 6, 2020 - 7:06am
OVALE Graduate Research Team (Research Centre VALE) - Sorbonne Université
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 27, 2020



A Graduate Conference Organized by the OVALE Research Team
Research Centre VALE, Faculté des Lettres de Sorbonne Université

[UPDATE/POSTPONED] At the Dusk of Literature? – 21st-century North American writing in extremis

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 10:33am
University of Łódź,
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Due to COVID-19, the conference has been POSTPONED. New dates will be updated at a later date.


At the Dusk of Literature?––21st-century North American writing in extremis.

Department of North American Literature & Culture
University of Łódź, Poland

(September 28–30, 2020)

RMMLA 2020 Chinese Poetry Session I & II

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:53pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Location: Colorado, United StatesSubject Fields: Literature, Chinese History / Studies, Theatre & Performance History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Film and Film History

Oct 8-10, 2020

Boulder, Colorado


Session title: Chinese Poetry Session I

Shiyi诗意: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Poetry 



Hurry, Linger: The Times of Modernism (MSA 2020)

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:48pm
Carly Rubin and Chelsie Malyszek/Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Modernist Studies Association Conference 

Brooklyn NY, October 22-25, 2020

Infernal Cities

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 1:01pm
Stanley Szczesny
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

This is a session for PAMLA 2020 in Las Vegas.

MLA 2021 You Didn’t Write, You Rewrote: Revision and Literary Production

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 5:17pm
MLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

Writers have long used revision as a creative tool, well before writing classrooms institutionalized it as such. Think of Pound ruthlessly cutting Eliot’s Waste Land, Moore slashing most of “Poetry,” and Robert Lowell turning stories and letters into cinquains, sonnets, and blank verse--and then revising some of those poems again, into other forms. To many, such acts of revision are the markers of a serious writer, one who pursues perfection in multiple drafts.

Fall Literary Festival CFP

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:55pm
Lit Youngstown
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020


Lit Youngstown seeks proposals for In Many Tongues: Constituents of the Barbaric Yawp, 4th annual Fall Literary Festival, September 24-26 in Northeast Ohio. Proposal submission form here.

I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.
–Walt Whitman

General Information

UVA Wise Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:31pm
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 22, 2020

The Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies of the University of Virginia's College at Wise announces

Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIV, September 17-19, 2020


Keynote Address


Elizabeth Rhodes


Boston College


"A Saint for One Season, or Who Was Mary Magdalen?"


T. S. Eliot International Summer School, 4-12 July 2020

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:31pm
Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The T. S. Eliot International Summer School

4-12 July 2020, University of London

Director: Professor Anthony Cuda | Deputy Director: Elizabeth Micakovic

Northern Appalachia Review: Call for Submissions

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 4:27pm
Northern Appalachia Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Northern Appalachia Review, a new regional literary journal, welcomes writing about, representing, or engaging with the experience of living in or being from northern Appalachia. We believe that this region, while part of greater Appalachia, is also distinct in its cultural landscape, and, as a result, its literature. We seek work that will establish a voice and literary identity for northern Appalachia, exemplifies the region and its nuanced culture, and/or furthers the ever-evolving definition of Appalachia as a whole.

We encourage submissions from established and emerging writers in the following genres:


Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 6:20am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020


Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.