Paper proposals are invited for a volume of essays on medieval lament and elegy, specifically laments for dead sons. The deadline for proposals is March 30, 2006. Proposals may be from any area of medieval studies and should be one page in length. Please send your work to: Dr. Jane Tolmie, Department of English, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, N6A 3K7, Canada. Email is acceptable also at jtolmie2_at_uwo.ca. Please send any attachments as .rtf documents.
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.
Grounded in traditional Navajo oral tradition and storytelling, the
poetry of Luci Tapahonso celebrates the complex interrelationships
between words, memory and the vast and beautiful landscape of the
American Southwest. Through her work published in A Breeze Swept
Through (1987), Sáanii Dahataal: The Women Are Singing (1993) and Blue
Horses Rush In (1997) she has bridged the gap between traditional Diné
oral tradition and modern poetic form.
The Latina/o Literarature and Culture Society of the American =
Hyatt Regency, San Francisco
May 25-28, 2006
The Latina/o Literature and Culture Society is seeking papers on any =
of Latina/o poetry. Please submit a short abstract and short vita with
contact information and affiliation to the session chair, Eliza =
Gibson at eliza_rodriguezygibson_at_redlands.edu by January 29, 2006.
Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson, PhD
Department of English
University of Redlands
1200 E. Colton Blvd=20
Redlands, CA 92373
(909) 793-2121 x4342
I welcome self-nominations, by January 24, for
participating in this interdisciplinary
Roundtable I'm PROPOSING for this May's American
Literature Association conference in San Francisco:
"Colloquy with Wendy Martin: An American
Triptych and, Now, a Dickinson Biography"
CALL FOR PAPERS
Special issue of Victorian Poetry:
"Edward FitzGerald and The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám"
Victorian Poetry announces a special issue to celebrate the bicentennial
of the birth of Edward FitzGerald (1809) and the sesquicentennial of the
publication of his masterpiece, The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (1859).
Submissions are invited, particularly on the Rubáiyát, although articles
dealing with FitzGerald's other works, his life, his influence, or his
relationship to his contemporaries are also welcome.
CFP: Art Objects and Women's Words: Women's Ekphrastic Writing (3/1/06; MLA '06, 12/27/06-12/30/06)
Call For Papers for a proposed Special Session
Modern Language Association (MLA)
Annual meeting December 27-30, 2006, in Philadelphia
Art Objects and Women's Words: Women's Ekphrastic Writing
This goal of this panel is to explore how female authors have produced verbal representations of visual representations.
Call for papers for ALA session sponsored by the William Carlos
Williams Society, 25-28 May 2006, San Francisco.
"William Carlos Williams and Traditions of 'hygenic writing'"
CUE: A Journal of Prose Poetry is now accepting submissions for its fifth
issue. To date, we have published original work by some of the most prominent
poets writing today, including James Tate, Michael Palmer, Ron Silliman, Rita
Dove, Russell Edson, David Lehman, Rosmarie Waldrop, Jane Miller, Mary Ruefle,
Andrew Zawacki, Tony Tost, Brian Clements, G.C. Waldrep, Lisa Jarnot, Barbara
Appreciating (?) Nineteenth-Century American Poetry (01/25/06; ALA)
A number of recent works have aimed to recover nineteenth-century American
women's poetry; a few studies have also given renewed attention to male
poets of the period. Although these works have been informed by various
approaches (feminist, nationalist, print culture, and literary historical),
most grapple initially with a single question: how should one assign
literary value to this material? Each scholar ultimately either answers
this question for him- or herself, or chooses to set it aside.
(dis)junctions: lost in translation
April 7-8, 2006
University of California, Riverside
This panel is concerned with all things Sylvia Plath. We are searching for
papers covering a wide range of Slyvia-related topics, including but not
-Plath and mainstream media
-papers that question the purely biographical representations of Plath
within the literary community
-feminist dialogues within and around Plath's works
-examinations of the recent Hollywood film Sylvia
Please send 250-300 word abstracts to elizabethspies_at_hotmail.com by February
10, 2006. Please include any requests for media.
CFP: "Interdisciplinary Approaches to Dickinson.?
This is one of two panels sponsored by the Emily Dickinson International=20
Society to be held at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference =
May 25-28, 2006 in San Francisco. Papers can address any aspect of Emily=20
Dickinson?s poetry from an interdisciplinary perspective. Among=20
possibilities: anthropology, psychology, mathematics, science, botany,=20
law, law. The other panel is "open topic."
Send a 1-2 page proposal to Marianne Noble at mnoble_at_american.edu and=20
Cindy Mackenzie at Cindy.MacKenzie_at_uregina.ca by January 15, 2006.
CFP: Emily Dickinson--Open Topic
This is one of two panels sponsored by the Emily Dickinson International
Society to be held at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference
May 25-28, 2006 in San Francisco. Papers can address any aspect of the
study of Emily Dickinson.
Send a 1-2 page proposal to Marianne Noble at mnoble_at_american.edu and
Cindy MacKenzie at Cindy.MacKenzie_at_uregina.ca by January 15, 2006.
> CFP: Langston Hughes reference book (no deadline; book)
> Facts On File, a New York publisher of reference books for schools and
> libraries, is seeking a scholar to write a one-volume reference book
> on Langston Hughes, focusing on critical analysis of his works. The
> ideal author will have a Ph.D., broad knowledge of Hughes's life and
> works, and an ability to write clearly and succinctly for students in
The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Poets
This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be
(dis)junctions, the University of California
Annual Humanities Graduate Conference on April 7-8,
Contributors are invited to submit critical works on
the 20th cent. American poets known as L=A-N=G=U=A=G=E
poets. Papers on any writer considered to be a member
of this school are invited, as are pieces exploring
any issue or discussion surrounding L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E
Also encouraged are creative works in the unique style
of the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poets.
CFP: Latina/o Literature and Culture Society of the American Literature=20
Hyatt Regency San Francisco=20
May 25-28, 2006=20
Lorna Dee Cervantes
The Latina/o Literature and Culture society is seeking papers on any
aspects of the work of poet Lorna Dee Cervantes. Please submit a
one-page abstract and short vita with contact information and
affiliation to the session chair, Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson at
eliza_rodriguezygibson_at_redlands.edu by January 16, 2006.=20
Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson
Department of English
University of Redlands
Call for papers: Poetry and Politics. A Conference at the University of
Stirling, Scotland, 13-16 July 2006.=20
Abstracts of 200-250 words of papers not lasting longer than twenty
minutes in delivery should reach the organisers by our extended deadline
of January 15, 2006. Many thanks to all those who have already
responded. Everyone concerned will receive a formal decision on their
submission by mid January as previously advertised.
Poets and speakers to include Moniza Alvi, Eavan Boland, David Dabydeen,
Marilyn Hacker, Linton Kwesi Johnson, David Norbrook, Tom Paulin, Deryn
Rees-Jones, Jo Shapcott, and the Norton keynote speaker, Adrienne Rich
A Symposium in Rhetoric: "Milton's Paradise Lost"
Open to Faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars
The Federation Rhetoric Committee of the Federation of North Texas Area
Texas Woman's University - Denton, Texas
Where: ACT Bldg. 2nd Floor
When: February 24, 2006
We are seeking proposals for papers addressing the scholarship and life of
John Milton, specifically his epic poem, Paradise Lost and its applications
to today's world. In what ways is Paradise Lost beneficial to today's
scholar? What current issues can benefit from the study of PL or Milton? How
could Milton's work be taught to the modern student? Issues could include:
Update: Proposal Deadline Extended to 1/15/2006
CFP: Robinson Jeffers and Change (1/15/06; 2/17/06-2/19/06)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Evolution, Revolution and Change: Social and Natural Forces in Jeffers's
ROBINSON JEFFERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Brazil Ranch, Big Sur, California, Friday-Sunday, February 17-19, 2006
Jeffers was interested in timeless forces at work in the individual, in
nature, the cosmos, in cultures. One might say that Jeffers's poetic career
was inspired and in fact turned on his attempt to deal with, understand, and
* Please distribute widely *
Call for Papers
The H.D. International Society is calling for papers to be delivered at =
its panel =93Approaches to Teaching H.D.=94 at the American Literature =
Association Conference in San Francisco, May 25-28.
46th Annual SAES (Société des Angliscistes de l'Enseignement Supérieur)
Nantes, France : 12th, 13th and 14th May 2006
Université de Nantes.
POETS & POETRY PANEL
STRANGE/STRANGER: BEYOND THE PALE
Papers should be no longer than 30 minutes.
Please send your title and 300 word abstract by 24th January 2006 to:
You may address any type of English language poetry from any period.
CFP: Milton (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)
Milton, a special session at the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain
Modern Language Association, October 12-14, 2006, Tuscon, AZ. Papers on any
aspect of Milton are welcome.
You do not have to be a member of RMMLA to propose a paper, but you must
become a member by April 1, 2006 to be listed in the program.
Email one-page proposals by March 1, 2006 to daniel_at_panam.edu
IOWA JOURNAL OF CULTURAL STUDIES
SPECIAL ISSUE: POETRIES
Guest Edited by Adalaide Morris, Mike Chasar, and Heidi Bean
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 1, 2006. I'll e-mail notification of
acceptance by March 15, 2006.
Please send proposals to Eileen Abrahams at ei_at_vownet.net
CFP: Women and Poetry in the C21st Conference (UK) Deadline 3/1/06;
Conference dates 9/6-7/06
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, UK
Keynote Address: Medbh McGuckian
Participating speakers: Deryn Rees-Jones, Robyn Bolam, Kate Clanchy
Call for Papers for the University of Dayton LitFest, February 17 and 18,
You are invited to submit paper or panel proposals for the University of
Daytonâ€™s LitFest, to be held at the University of Dayton, February 17 and
18, 2006. Organized by Department of English graduate students, the UD
LitFest has brought academic and creative submissions together since 2001.
Conference attendees will have the opportunity to attend a reading by
award-winning poet Nikki Giovanni (who is appearing in Dayton as part of a
celebration of the life of Daytonian Paul Laurence Dunbar) as part of the
conference registration fee of $30. Transportation to and from the reading
will be provided.
CFP: Writing Design: Pictographic Strategies in Literature (collection;
Call for Panels and Papers: Deadline 2/1/06
The English Graduate Student Organization (EGSO) of the University at Albany, SUNY announces its annual graduate student conference Saturday April 22 and Sunday 23, 2006:
Changing the Subject: Poesis, Praxis, and Theoria in the Humanities
Robert Scholes is the Keynote Speaker, presenting a paper titled "Changing the Subject: Periodical Studies"
A bi-annual online literary Journal, The Indian Review of World Literature in English propses to bring out its Jannuary 2006 issue with sepecial focus on the works of the British poets Donald Davie, Dylan Thomas, Thomas Gunn and Philip Larkin. Potential contributors are requested to send scholarly articles in about 3000 words in MS Word format as Email attachments to ganesanbalan_at_yahoo.com before 15/01/2006. For further details about the scope, periodicty and editorial policy of the journal please visit www.worldlitonline.com
PG & Research Dept. of English
T. S. Eliot Society, Call for Papers
ALA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 2006
The T. S. Eliot Society will organize two sessions at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Literature Association, to be held May 25-28 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco. Members wishing to read papers are invited to send proposals or abstracts (between 300 and 500 words long), along with a curriculum vitae, to the President, Professor Benjamin Lockerd, Department of English, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401. Electronic submissions are preferred and should be sent to him at lockerdb_at_gvsu.edu. Submissions must be received no later than January 15, 2006.