The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Re-Viewing Black Mountain College conference, to take place this year in Asheville, North Carolina, November 12-14. Given the conference’s open call for papers, we will accept any proposals that investigate the formal and technical innovations carried out by poets who have looked to Black Mountain College as an influence. However, in keeping with the conference’s thematic focus on John Cage this year, the Society would particularly welcome papers that explore the rich interdisciplinary relationships between the Black Mountain Poets, such as Olson, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, John Wieners, Denise Levertov, etc., and music.
col- is a new journal that investigates collaborative practice through a wide range of critical and creative forms. For its inaugural issue, the editors are seeking writing and art that asks: what does it mean to make and think together?
The online journal In Spatele Blocului (Behind the Block) invites you to submit short articles, essays, poems and short stories for its second issue, set for July 7th 2021. The main theme of the journal is the deconstruction of nonsense and the construction of sense. A secondary theme for this issue will be the emergence of the “villain” in culture and the arts. The texts should be sent by July 1st. The journal will be tri-lingual (Romanian, English, French) with translations in these languages.
Contemporary women writers have long been at the forefront of diverse conversations regarding race, society, and culture. From the works of legendary greats, such as Maya Angelou, Maxine Hong Kingston, Amy Tan, and Nawal Ed Saadawi, to the vibrant writing of Octavia Butler, Bernardine Evaristo, and Jenny Zhang, to name just a few, contemporary women authors have elucidated the wide and varied experiences of race across time, genre, and forms. Such work also frequently attends, in nuanced ways, to the lived experience and dynamics of intersectionality.
PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Session: The Other(ed) Beats
Contacts: Cheryl Edelson, Chaminade University of Honolulu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The nation’s first-ever Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, spoke at the recent Inauguration and addressed the nation through her reading of “The Hill We Climb.” Her work exemplifies the necessity of poetry and prose to continue progress in areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The title of her poem attests to the need for progress as a global community, highlighting both transformation and collective involvement.
The 3rd World Conference on Research in Social Sciences is a premier academic conference that will bring together academics, researchers, and scholars. It’s three days of learning, networking, and exploring solutions to common challenges.
The event will take place on the 22nd-24th of October in Vienna, Austria. A truly academic international community will come together to address the most pressing needs in the field on topics ranging from Education to Law to Humanities to Politics to numerous others. SOCIALSCIENCESCONF is a unique opportunity to not only engage in cross-border learning and discover innovative ideas, but to share your own research and its findings with a network of peers.
Welcome to the 4th International Conference on Modern Approach in Humanities and Social Sciences (ICMHS). Taking place on 10-12 September 2021 in Zurich, Switzerland, a conference on social sciences and humanities is more than an academic conference. It’s an opportunity to source feedback on your research, to get published in internationally recognized academic journals, and to explore the city of Amsterdam on a free tour.
The 6th International Conference on New Findings on Humanities and Social Sciences (HSCONF) will take place on the 20th-22nd of August in Dublin, Ireland. Other editions took place in France, Hungary, Switzerland and etc. Having received overwhelming support and acknowledgment from the participants of the first three events, this social sciences and humanities conference is set to have another outstanding year.
The 4th International Conference on Advanced Research in Social Sciences (ICARSS) invites members of academia, scholars, and researchers to Oxford – the United Kingdom on 26 – 28 of November 2021. Join social sciences conference as we explore the latest trends in the field of social sciences and discuss common challenges in the areas of politics, law, education, humanities, culture studies, society, and sociology. Immerse yourself in the pool of knowledge and share your research findings with the international network.
Following the success of the 2020 event, we are delighted to once again organize this premier academic event that will address the most pressing needs and emerging trends in the field. Join us for three days of learning. Engage in discussions with our prestigious panel of speakers and your peers. Share your own research findings. Whether you are applying to present at the event or are looking to join as an attendee, it will be our pleasure to welcome you at social sciences conference 2021.
Established in 1972, Perspectives in Religious Studies (PRSt) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal produced for the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, and it welcomes contributions for a special issue (early winter 2023) on “Baptists and the Literary Imagination,” guest edited by Elizabeth H. Flowers (Baylor University) and Darren J. N. Middleton (Texas Christian University)
Poetry is a constant, being produced by all known civilisations from ancient to modern times. Throughout its extensive history, the individual art of high emotions sublimated into perfect language has approached a vast array of subject matters, including love, war, social issues, the beauty of nature, etc. A particular exercise of the mind and soul, and a unique way of apprehending reality, poetry is a self-sufficient universe that intensifies and enlarges life experience. Pointing to inner knowledge rather than real circumstance, it activates different layers of perception, sweeps away human thoughts, feeds emotions and soothes suffering.
What does it mean to be in a state of exile (literally or metaphorically)? Must longing be part of exile or can exile exist without longing? This virtual panel will consist of creative writers who will read their work (creative non-fiction, fiction, and poetry) and in which they explore what home can mean. Work may either be published or works-in-progress.
If interested, please submit the title of the essay, a brief abstract (approximately 50 words), and a longer proposal (approximately 500 words) by June 30, or when the session fills, whichever comes first to PAMLA's Online Proposal Submission Form at:
Annulet: A Journal of Poetics seeks submissions of literary criticism for our second issue.
Among its meanings, "annulet" means a little ring. As a literary journal, we are committed to bringing into closer quarters poetry, poetics-driven prose, and public-facing scholarship and criticism.
Much of the Western world has a rising problem with white nationalists. These white supremacists often co-opt fields like Classics, medievalism, and Norse mythology to support their racist ideologies—twisting these disciplines and repressing or ignoring evidence for the multicultural and multiracial realities of the ancient and medieval world. In terms of Classics, these distortions and appropriations have been documented by an emerging generation of scholars like Donna Zuckerberg, Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Curtis Dozier, Sarah Bond, and others. Ancient myth, literature, and symbols continue to pervade modern culture.
Many of the finest poets in America and abroad have been exposing the destructive relationships between humans and nature and reimagining our place on the planet to help us avoid catastrophe. As environmental writer John Nichols once stated, "To save the world, first we must love it.” This virtual (online) session on ecopoetics aims to inspire and cultivate such a love. We particularly welcome scholars and poets who explore the natural world as a text and the literary achievement of great nature writers as exemplary readers. Works by Adrienne Rich, Gary Snyder, Joy Harjo, Mary Oliver, W. S. Merwin, and Pablo Neruda, including original poems or translations, such as Merwin’s translations of Jean Follain, are encouraged.
Nature and the climate are one of the essential factors affecting the lives of societies, shaping their culture, economy and politics. Both today and in the ancient world, natural conditions have forced permanent changes to the social structure and the way in which reality is treated, shaping a specific relationship between people and their natural environment.
Remapping the Boundaries of Identity
An Interdisciplinary PGR & ECR Research Conference at the University of Plymouth
Saturday 10th July
The Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) invites submissions for presentation at our 78th Annual Meeting, which will be hosted by Duke University and held October 15-16, 2021 in Durham, North Carolina. SRC 2021 will have a hybrid design, meaning the conference will meet both virtually and in-person on the Duke University campus. Papers can be on any aspect of Renaissance art, literature, history, philosophy, music, or culture, but we particularly encourage approaches to the visual and visual culture in the Renaissance.
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS — “BIO AND PSYCHE: READING THE SYMPTOMATIC BODY”
A Virtual Symposium and Workshop Series
Humanities Research Center
Rice University, Houston TX
After a year on Zoom, our bodies have become clear indicators of the disjointed embodiment of the pandemic condition. The lingering effects of COVID-19 blur the boundaries between our biology and psyche. Beyond a philosophical analysis of the mind-body problem, embodied minds and mindful bodies challenge us to find new ways of reading symptoms. What are our bodies telling us?
Welcoming papers! Discussions of multilingualism in the life and work of William Carlos Williams—including but not limited to his multilingual home and upbringing, his experiences living in Germany and France, his recognition of the need for knowledge of foreign languages, his readings of poetry and/or prose in translation, and his translations from Spanish, French, Greek, and Chinese. 500-word abstract to email@example.com, please, by 3/24/2021.
The Critical Poetics International Summer School
Critical Poetics: Care Of...
Online, 25 June – 3 July 2021
Eva Haifa Giraud
Craig Santos Perez
Mama D Ujuaje
(Further speakers to be confirmed)
Call for submissions to the Journal of Black Mountain College Studies (Spring 2021)
We solicit and welcome your submissions of academic articles, essays, reviews, poetry, images and forms of artistic expression. As an interdisciplinary journal, we aim to represent authors and creators from diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and perspectives, and we are open to any format that can be expressed online.
Getting Personal: American Women Poets and the Autobiographical LyricWebinar 4: Friday, March 19, 12:00-1:00 PM
This special session proposes to explore poetry's role in theorizing and enacting societal change. It will center on two questions:
Where do we go from here?
What roles should poetry play?
Hybrid talks, historical, and comparative approaches encouraged. Some interlocutors: Audre Lorde, Fred Moten, Paul Ricoeur, Sarah Schulman, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, etc.
Please send your CV and and a 250-word abstract by Mar 22.
NOTE: MLA 2022 is scheduled to take place in Washington, DC on 6–9 January 2022