The John Donne Society welcomes papers for a sponsored session at the ICMS, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 10-13, 2007. Please send hard copy of (300 word) abstract and cover sheet as per ICMS form ( http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/42cfp/forms.html <https://webmail.kctcs.edu/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/42cfp/forms.html> ) by/before September 15, 2006 to Scott Vander Ploeg at the address below. Submissions should also be sent by email attachment (MS Word preferred) to Scott's email address.
CFP: Cultural Cummings, Poetic Resistance, and Modernism (9/15/06; Louisville,
New Approaches to Edgar Allan Poe
NeMLA Board-Sponsored Panel
38th Annual Northeast MLA Convention
March 1-4, 2007
In honor of NeMLA's return to Baltimore, this board-sponsored panel
invites papers on any aspect of the works of Edgar Allan Poe,
especially (but not limited to) papers that situate his works within
the specificities of their historical and cultural context.
Send 500-word abstracts, in the body of an email (no attachments,
please), to Jason Haslam, Dalhousie University:
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2006.
Northeast Modern Language Association March 1-4.
2007, Baltimore, MD =20
Call for papers: "Earth, Air, Water, Fire: Twentieth Century Poetics of
Much of the best known and most widely admired poetry of the last
hundred years displays, even flaunts, its bookishness, its elaborate and
often thrilling systems of allusion and symbology, its theoretical
sophistication. The best of this work, from the high modernists to the
language poets, is both dazzling and exhilarating. We love this stuff,
for itself no doubt, and rightly, but possibly also for the way the
arcana make us feel useful to our students.
Call for Papers: The New American Poetry: (Almost) Fifty Years Later
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, March 1-4, 2007
CFP: American Poetry in the 1950s: At the Boundary of the Postmodern?
(9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)
Call for papers for the Northeast Modern Language Association meeting in
Baltimore, March 1-4, 2007
American Poetry in the 1950s: At the Boundary of the Postmodern?
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> Peer Seminars on T. S. Eliot
> 1. Eliot and the London Scene, 1914-1939
> 2. Eliot in the Theatre
> The 27th Annual Meeting of The T. S. Eliot Society
> St. Louis, MO
> September 22-24, 2006
> 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
Leiden October Conference 2006: The Literary Utopias of Cultural =
English Department University of Leiden The Netherlands=20
25 - 27 October 2006
Writing literature is often deemed a solitary enterprise. Literary =
history, however, has proven that, next to famous literary recluses such =
as Thomas Pynchon, there have always existed communities of writers, =
often joined by artists working in different media. From the =
Shelley-Circle to the Bloomsbury group, many of these cultural =
communities engaged with utopian schemes and philosophies in their work. =
Call for Papers: William Carlos Williams and the American Avant-Garde
38th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 1 - 4, 2007
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.
A CALLALOO CALL FOR PAPERS
INTREPID VISIONARY: BARBARA CHASE-RIBOUD, NOVELIST, POET, AND SCULPTOR
*John Donne Society*
*22^st Ann**ual Conference*
*/// CALL FOR PAPERS ///*
THE 22^st ANNUAL DONNE CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD
FEBRUARY 14-18, 2007
THE LOD & CAROLE COOK CONFERENCE CENTER
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
BATON ROUGE, LA
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)
MUST BE SUBMITTED BY
Call for Papers
Panel Title: Women's Poetry and the Firesides
38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 1-4, 2007
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:
Call For Papers
Words Into Pictures
E. E. Cummings' Art Across Borders
Jiri Flajsar and Zeno Vernyik eds.
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.
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
66: A Journal of Sonnet Studies
9 Devotion St.
Brookline, MA 02446
the editorial board of 66
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 poetsï¿½
perspectives on the institution of marriage and on the problem of balancing the demands of marriage and
the artistï¿½s 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
Call for Papers
Panel for Modernist Studies Association 8
University of Tulsa
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.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Now accepting submissions for an edited volume of essays on Dialogism and Poetry.
Modernist Studies Association 8
Tulsa, Oklahoma: October 19-22, 2006
Proposed Panel: Listening to Modernism
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.
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.
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, 10/12/06-10/14/06)
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.
bells hooks: A Critical Companion
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
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 =
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 =
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 =
BLAKE AND CONFLICT
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.
PLEASE POST REVISED CFP / DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31 MARCH 2006
Women and poetry in the 21st Century: Kicking Daffodils III
Two-day conference: 6th and 7th September 2006, University of the West of
F I N A L C A L L F O R P A P E R S
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.