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CFP: William Carlos Williams and the American Avant-Garde (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:26pm
Paul Cappucci

Call for Papers: William Carlos Williams and the American Avant-Garde
  38th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 1 - 4, 2007
Baltimore, Maryland

  Scholars are invited to submit papers that examine William Carlos Williams's involvement in the formation of the early avant-garde movement in America, as well as papers that explore his influence on later poets and trends in American poetry. Interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words. Please submit your abstract as an attachment to cappuccip_at_georgian.edu by September 15, 2006.

CFP: John Donne Society 2007 (10/15/06; 2/14/07-2/18/07)

Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 11:45am
Mary A. Papazian

*John Donne Society*

*22^st Ann**ual Conference*












FEBRUARY 14-18, 2007








Papers on any aspect of Donne are welcome.


COMPLETE PAPERS (*1* copy; 8-11 pages maximum, as an email Word
attachment, please include your e-mail and mailing addresses)




CFP: Womens Poetry and the Firesides (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 5:27pm
Andrew Higgins

Call for Papers
    Panel Title: Women's Poetry and the Firesides
    38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
    March 1-4, 2007
    Baltimore, Maryland
    This panel seeks papers that explore the relationship between nineteenth-century women poets and the Fireside poets (or other popular but now non-canonical male poets). I'm particularly interested in papers that explore the way male poets responded to the successes of women poets. Please send a 300-word abstract to higgins_andrew_at_yahoo.com by Sept 15, 2006.
    Deadline: September 15, 2006
    Abstract of the Panel:

UPDATE: Companion to 20th Century British Poetry (7/15/06; collection)

Monday, May 15, 2006 - 4:35pm
Rob Watson

Contributors sought to write remaining unassigned entries on poets and topics for the forthcoming Companion to Twentieth Century British poetry, a reference book for high school and college students. The book involves about 400 entries, varying in length from 300-2000 words per entry. All entries will carry the author's name. Remaining entries include poems by Eavan Boland, Ted Hughes, and D.H. Lawrence. If you are interested in writing for this book and would like to see the list of available entries, please contact Rob Watson, Associate Professor of English at Grnad Valley State University, at watsonr_at_gvsu.edu.

UPDATE: 66: A Journal of Sonnet Studies (ongoing; journal)

Monday, May 1, 2006 - 12:48pm

As of May 8, 2006, submissions to 66 can no longer be received at the
Park Dr. address in the original CFP. From now on, please direct
submissions to:
66: A Journal of Sonnet Studies
9 Devotion St.
Suite 2L
Brookline, MA 02446
Thank you!
the editorial board of 66

CFP: Victorian Women Poets and the Problem of Marriage (7/1/06; collection)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 2:19pm

Contributions are invited for a proposed collection of essays on Victorian women poets and marriage with
the working title Victorian Women Poets and the Problem of Marriage. Victorian female poets�
perspectives on the institution of marriage and on the problem of balancing the demands of marriage and
the artist�s life are important but have not been adequately explored. Of course, Elizabeth Barrett
Browning certainly raises precisely these issues in Aurora Leigh, but many other female poets of the
nineteenth century concerned themselves with these same issues and resolved them in different ways,
sometimes choosing not to marry (Christina Rossetti and Adelaide Proctor), sometimes marrying with

CFP: Black Poetry Out of the Archive (5/6/06; MSA, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 2:18pm
Grant Jenkins

Call for Papers


Panel for Modernist Studies Association 8

University of Tulsa

Oct 19-22


Black Poetry Out of the Archive


Because poetry written by blacks in the United States since the turn of
the 20^th Century has mainly been defined in terms of its oral or
experiential power, little attention has been given to the literate
aspects of that poetry's development, production, or publication.
Archives, of course, are the record of such literate processes, and many
of the archives of some of modernism and postmodernism's most important
black writers have yet to be adequately studied for the critical light
they can shed on the poetic work.


CFP: Elizabeth Barrett Browning: History, Culture and Politics (6/16/06; journal issue)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:25pm
Lisa Surridge

CFP: "Elizabeth Barrett Browning: History, Culture and
Politics" (Submission date: June 16, 2006)

Victorian Review is publishing a special issue on interdisciplinary
approaches to Elizabeth Barrett Browning, to be published in the summer of
2007. The editor is seeking 5000-8000 word essays that introduce new
methodologies and approaches to the study of EBB's poetry, correspondence or
other writing. Topics might include political thought,
historiography, theology, science, psychology, legal theory, visual
culture, history of
sexuality, journalism, abolitionism, feminist activism, nationalism, etc.

UPDATE: Landscape & the Lyric (4/30/06; ALSC, 10/13/06-10/15/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:25pm

Call for Papers


2006 ALSC Conference, Hotel Sir Francis Drake, San Francisco, California,
October 13-15 2006


April 7, 2006


The Association of Literary Scholars and Critics (ALSC) has re-issued its
call for papers for the seminar sections of the 2006 ALSC Conference
Program. The panels are not open for submissions at this time.


The submissions deadline for all three seminars has been extended to April


Additional prospective members and current members alike are heartily
invited to apply.

Please see below for details.




CFP: Poetry in the Cyber-Age (4/19/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:39pm

MMLA '06, 11/09/06 - 11/12/06; Chicago

Call for abstracts on the relationship between poetry and the cyber-age.

Poets, professors, and lovers of poetry in general repeatedly assert that the
book as an aesthetic object has lasting value. But are we kidding ourselves?
 With a readership increasingly reliant on the computer, and a new generation
of students who have never known a time when the Internet was more than a
click away, is it only a matter of time before poetry is primarily an element of
cyberspace? Is this good or bad? With more than a hundred fonts, point
sizes, untold programs and graphic elements, how will the function of the computer
affect the actual forms of poetry?

UPDATE: Luci Tapahonso: Land, Memory, and the Power of Words in Contemporary Diné (Navajo) Poetry (4/17/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/1

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm
Billy J Stratton

Update: Luci Tapahonso: Land, Memory, and the Power of Words in
Contemporary Diné (Navajo) Poetry. (4/17/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

Call For Papers:
Luci Tapahonso: Land, Memory, and the Power of Words in Contemporary
Diné (Navajo) Poetry.
October 12-14, 2006
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 60th Annual Convention,
DoubleTree Resort Hotel at Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona.

CFP: Romantic Poets and the Language of Abolition (UK) (5/30/06; NASSR/BARS, 7/26/07-7/29/07)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:32pm

Panel: Romantic Poets and the Language of Abolition

Abstracts welcome on any aspect of the writings of the British Romantic poets
and their abolitionist writings. This is for the joint NASSR/BARS conference
in England in 2007, celebrating the abolition of the slave trade in the UK.
Panelists must be members of NASSR/BARS in 2007.

Dr. Marcy L. Tanter
Associate Professor of English
Director of Sophomore Literature
Tarleton State University
Stephenville, TX 76402

CFP: Panel Sessions, T. S. Eliot Society (6/1/06; 9/22/06-9/24/06)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:30pm
Ben Lockerd

Call for Papers The 27th Annual Meeting of The T. S. Eliot Society St. =
Louis, MO September 22-24, 2006 The Society invites proposals for papers =
to be presented in conference panels at the annual meeting in St. Louis. =
Papers on any topic related to Eliot are welcome. Proposals of approximate=
ly 500 words articulating clearly the central aim or direction of the =
paper or presentation should be forwarded to the President, Professor =
Benjamin Lockerd, Department of English, Grand Valley State University, =
Allendale, MI 49401, USA (or, preferably, by e-mail to lockerdb_at_gvsu.edu). =
 Please include a brief biographical sketch or short curriculum vitae as =

CFP: Peer Seminars, T. S. Eliot Society (7/1/06; 9/21/06-9/24/06)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:30pm
Ben Lockerd

Peer Seminars on T. S. Eliot 1. Eliot and the London Scene, 1914-19392. =
Eliot in the Theatre This year the T. S. Eliot Society is offering two =
peer seminars at its annual meeting in St. Louis, 21*24 September 2006. =
Vincent Sherry will lead a seminar on "Eliot and the London Scene, =
1914-1939," in which participants are invited to consider the manifold =
ways in which Eliot interacted with the various cultures of London between =
the outbreak of the First World War and the beginning of the Second. The =
aim of the seminar is to project a composite picture of Eliot coming into =
his several roles as poet, critic, editor, and public intellectual in =

CFP: Approaches to Teaching H.D. (5/1/06; collection)

Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 6:37pm
Vetter, Lara

The H.D. International Society has some exciting news about a project =
important to the study of H.D. The Co-Chairs of the H.D. Society, =
Annette Debo and Lara Vetter, have received approval from MLA to begin =
work on Approaches to Teaching H.D.'s Poetry and Prose, notice of which =
appeared in the latest MLA Newsletter. We are in the process of sending =
out questionnaires to teachers of H.D. that ask for information about =
how you teach H.D. and request abstracts for short essays to be =
considered for that volume. We would very much like you to participate. =
 Please email me your name and institutional address so that we can =

CFP: Blake and Conflict (UK) (5/1/06; 9/22/06-9/23/06)

Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 6:37pm
David Fallon

A Two Day Conference at University College, Oxford
22-23 September, 2006
Call for Papers

For the majority of William Blake's life, Britain was a nation at war.
Countries, individuals, and ideologies clashed in the ferment of the
American, French, and Industrial Revolutions. Britain experienced
unprecedented levels of mobilisation, chronic food shortages, mass
demonstrations, and the repression of civil liberties.

UPDATE: Women and Poetry in the 21st C. Conference (UK) (3/31/06; 9/6/06-9/7/06)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:29pm
Jo Gill



Women and poetry in the 21st Century: Kicking Daffodils III



Two-day conference: 6th and 7th September 2006, University of the West of
England, Bristol





Keynote Speakers: Medbh McGuckian and Marion Wynne-Davies


Including contributions from: Elaine Feinstein, Deryn Rees-Jones, Diane
Middlebrook, Robyn Bolam, Kate Clanchy, Michelene Wandor, Tracy Brain, Fiona
Sampson, Georgia Scott, Zina Rohan, Cheryl Malcolm.


CFP: John Betjeman (3/31/06; 6/25/06-6/29/06)

Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:04pm
James Gifford

(please forward)

2006 is the centenary of the birth of John Betjeman, Poet Laureate from
1972-84. To celebrate this event and to highlight the extensive holdings of
Betjeman's correspondence and manuscripts at the University of Victoria
(Canada), two panels on June 29th are dedicated to Betjeman and his milieu
in the "ON MIRACLE GROUND XIV" conference of the International Lawrence
Durrell Society (25-29 June 2006).

Papers that deal with any aspect of Betjeman's career or his engagement with
his contemporaries are welcome, though those with an archival or comparative
approach are particularly appropriate to the conference's general theme.

UPDATE: English Seventeenth-Century Lyric Poetry (3/15/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 8:03pm
Eileen Abrahams

The deadline for submissions has been extended for the following CFP:

I am soliciting proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of English
Seventeenth-Century lyric poetry for a session at the Rocky Mountain Modern
Language Association (RMMLA).

The annual meetings of the RMMLA will take place from October 12 until
October 14, 2006 in Tucson, Arizona.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words either as WORD or RTF
attachments via e-mail or via regular mail. All submissions must be
received by midnight on March 15, 2006. I'll e-mail notification of
acceptance by March 20, 2006.

Please send proposals to Eileen Abrahams at ei_at_vownet.net
or to

CFP: 2006 African Journal of New Poetry (4/06; journal issue)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
IRCALC Editors

 Papers are invited for the 2006 edition of the journal of new poetry of African expressions NP Vol 1 No. 3 2006. The Journal of New Poetry (internationally refereed) is an online project of the International Research Confederacy on African Literature and Culture [IRCALC] which previously edited the New Nigerian Poetry Journal. The Journal of New Poetry of African expressions [NP] is an expansion of our editorial scope to reflect the global dimension of ircalc's efforts in African literary and cultural appreciation. By African expressions we refer to materials from both the geographical Africa and the island of Madagascar and the heritage that includes other members of the African Diaspora across the Americas, Europe, the Caribbean Islands, etc.

UPDATE: W.G. Sebald and the Poetics of Travel (3/25/06; MLA '06)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
Markus Zisselsberger

Due to a very unfortunate error, the original cfp (see below) mistakingly
stated that panel presenters must hold a Ph.D. Submissions are of course
invited from anyone interested in presenting on the panel, regardless of
educational or professional status. My sincere apologies for the error.

CALL FOR PAPERS: W. G. Sebald and the Poetics of Travel (3/25/2006; MLA '06)

Abstracts are invited for a proposed special session at the annual Modern
Language Association Conference in Philadelphia, PA, 27-30 December 2006.

CFP: Poets on Appropriative Writing (4/15/06; AWP, 2/28/07-3/3/07)

Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:19pm
Camille Martin

Raphael Rubinstein says "appropriative writing." Michael Davidson says "palimtexts." Gregory Betts says "plunderverse." Purists say "plagiarism." This panel of the AWP will feature poets whose writing incorporates source texts as a compositional process and perhaps also with the intention of challenging the idea of textual ownership. Poets in this panel will discuss methods of appropriation in their own work and suggest theoretical issues underlying their use of source texts. Please send abstracts (300-500 words) and a brief biographical statement by email to Camille Martin: <c8martin_at_ryerson.ca>. Deadline: April 15, 2006. The 2007 AWP will be in Atlanta, February 28 - March 3.