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CFP: Versification (no deadline; journal)

updated: 
Friday, November 11, 2005 - 1:46pm
Joseph Tate

_Versification: An Electronic Journal of Literary Prosody_ (ISSN 1546-0401),
http://oregonstate.edu/versif, is seeking submissions for its Winter
re-inaugural issue. The editors--Steven J. Willett at the University of
Shizuoka, Hamamatsu Campus and Joseph Tate at Oregon State
University--invite essays on a wide range of topics and poetries--from
classical to contemporary--that draw on diverse approaches.
 
_Versification_ has published essays and reviews and hosted papers by
important scholars in the field including Derek Attridge, Terry V. F.
Brogan, Richard Cureton, Annie Finch, H. T. Kirby-Smith and Reuven Tsur. The

CFP: Non-Western Christianity and Literature (11/14/05; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - 10:13pm
Middleton, Darren J.N.

Essays not exceeding 5,000 words are invited for an anthology exploring Non-Western Christianity and Literature.

The editor is especially interested in essays that show how creative writers (novelists, short fiction writers, poets, etc.) capture the real-lived texture of non-Western Christian belief and behavior. Various methodological and disciplinary approaches are encouraged.

Please send abstracts, which should not exceed 250 words, in the first instance. E-mail attachments preferred. Please use the e-mail address listed below. And feel free to use this address for any and all initial inquiries.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is November 14, 2005. Completed essays are due April 30, 2006.

UPDATE: New Nigerian Poetry Journal (1/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 6:48pm
Gloria MT Emezue

Final deadline for submission of papers for the 2006 edition of New Nigerian Poetry Journal (NNP) has been reviewed to January 2006 to enable contributors who have recently been sent the E-books of featured poets to complete their reviews.

Current E-copies available on request include the poetry of:

CHIN CE: Full Moon, An African Eclipse and other Poems;

OSSIE ENEKWE: Broken Pots, Marching to Kilimanjaro and other Poems,

PETER ONWUDINJO: Women of Biafra and other Poems;

TOYIN ADEWALE: Naked Testimonies,

CFP: Beat Literature (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

updated: 
Saturday, October 29, 2005 - 6:48pm
Thom Young

The Beat Generation and Counterculture
The 27th Annual Conference of the Southwest / Texas
Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Albuquerque, NM
February 8-11, 2006

It's time to submit ideas for papers to present
on
Beat and Counterculture Literature!

I have a new e-mail address since I mailed last
year's
call for papers--so if you have sent me questions
about the conference and I haven't responded,
now you
know why. The address I'm now using is
ThomYoung_at_yahoo.com.

As in the past, suggested topics for papers include
(but are no means limited to) the following:

CFP: Modern Poetry (no deadline; monographs)

updated: 
Monday, October 24, 2005 - 3:11am
David Ayers

The Centre for Modern Poetry is editing a new book series on modern poetry
to be published by the Peter Lang Publishing Group
(http://www.peterlang.com). The series will include monographs, conference
proceedings and other edited collections. Our focus is principally on poetry
written in English from 1890 to the present day, although we may consider
projects which partially fall outside this remit. We are interested in work
on all forms of poetry whether conservative or avant-garde, and we
especially welcome innovative work which extends our knowledge of the field
of modern poetry or adopts promising theoretical, historical or

CFP: Stealing the Language: Eudora Welty and Women's Humor (1/1/06; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 3:52am
HRPollack

Call for Papers
Eudora Welty Society at the American Literature Association
May 25-28, 2006
San Francisco, CA
Hyatt Regency, Embarcadero Center

=93Stealing the Language: Eudora Welty and Women=92s Humor=94

Alicia Ostriker writes that women have always tried to steal the=20
language -- to =93seize speech=94 and so rework narratives inadequate to=20=

describing women=92s experience. (Ostriker, Stealing The Language: The=20=

Emergence of Women=92s Poetry in America, p 211) =93Stealing the =
language=94=20
can reiterate and/ or transform old speech in ways that provoke women=20
to liberated laughter.

CFP: The Politics of Poetry: Words and Movement (11/15/05; 2/17/06-2/18/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - 3:02pm
Albino.Carrillo_at_notes.udayton.edu

Call for Papers for the University of Dayton LitFest, February 17 and 18,
2006

You are invited to submit paper or panel proposals for the University of
Dayton?s LitFest, to be held at the University of Dayton, February 17 and
18, 2006. LitFest is a graduate-student organized literature conference,
which this year celebrates its fifth anniversary.

The theme for this year?s event is ?The Politics of Poetry: Words and
Movement.?

We seek papers about the following:

CFP: Pre-1600 Poetry (5/31/06; edited volume)

updated: 
Friday, September 30, 2005 - 4:31pm
Michelle M. Sauer

Call for Contributors: Facts on File Companion to Pre-1600 British
Poetry
Edited by Michelle M. Sauer

Still looking for qualified individuals to write short entries on
various topics related to poetry, poets, and specific poems of the
British medieval and Tudor eras, including Scottish, Welsh, and Irish
texts as well. Contributors will receive full credit for their work.
Deadlines are flexible and negotiable through spring semester 2006.

If you are interested, please send an inquiry to:
<pre1600poetry_at_yahoo.com>. Your e-mail should contain a brief overview
of your qualifications and interests. Graduate students welcome to
inquire.

CFP: Poetry as Theory, Theory as Poetry (12/15/05; NJCEA, 3/18/06)

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:36pm
Burt Kimmelman

Call for Papers for the
New Jersey College English Association Spring Conference to be held on
March 18, 2006 in
Jubilee Hall, on the Seton Hall University campus in
South Orange, NJ 07079

Papers are being accepted for a panel titled "Poetry as Theory, Theory as
Poetry."

Please send proposals, which must include all contact information,
especially an e-mail address, and institutional affiliation if there is one,
to:

Burt Kimmelman
Humanities Department
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, NJ 07102
kimmelman_at_njit.edu
http://web.njit.edu/~kimmelma

UPDATE: Poetry and Politics (UK) (12/15/05; 7/13/06-7/16/06)

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:35pm
Andrew Sneddon {PG}

New Plenary Speakers & Call for Creative Submissions

Call for papers: Poetry and Politics. A Conference at the University of
Stirling, Scotland, 13-16 July 2006.=20

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.=20

Papers are invited which consider the theme of politics in relation to
poetry from classical antiquity to the contemporary. The following list
suggests some possible areas for development, but proposals in any area
relating to the conference theme of poetry and politics will be welcome:

CFP: Confessional and Postconfessional American Poetry (10/25/05; KSU CSU, 3/9/06-3/11/06)

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:35pm
Gregory Eiselein

CFP: Confessional and Postconfessional American Poetry

I am organizing a panel on "Confessional and Postconfessional
American Poetry" for the upcoming 15th annual Kansas State University
Cultural Studies Conference on "Privacy" next March (March 9-11,
2006, in Manhattan, Kansas).

The panel seeks papers on poets who explore the psyche and the self,
childhood and adult traumas, experience and autobiography. I am also
interested in papers about poets who contest or mimic the concerns of
confessional poets.

CFP: Neoliberalization/Poetry (10/30/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:34pm
manowak_at_stkate.edu

XCP: CROSS CULTURAL POETICS, an interdisciplinary journal, seeks essays
addressing poetry/poetics of the Western hemisphere in the era of
neoliberalization. Essays addressing the interaction of economic forces of
production, exchange, redistribution, empire, et al, as (simultaneously)
categories, modes, and methodologies of examining literary works (and the
literary world)--as well as the work of scholars outside the U.S.
institutional structure--are most actively sought. For an outline of our
recent publishing activities (including our co-publication of Kamau
Brathwaite’s book, â€"Conversations-), please see <http://www.xcp.bfn.org>.

UPDATE: Ballads and Broadsides, 1500-1800 (10/15/05; 2/24/06-2/25/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 3:41pm
Simone R. Chess

UPDATE: Extended Deadline for CFP! Many thanks to those of you who've already
submitted; due to popular demand, all proposals to the UCSB "Straws in the
Wind" Condference are now due by OCTOBER 15th (see below for submission
details).

The Early Modern Center at UCSB invites paper proposals for "Straws in the
Wind: Ballads and Broadsides, 1500-1800," an interdisciplinary conference to
be held at UC Santa Barbara on February 24 and 25, 2006.

CFP: Blake's Visionary London (10/15/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2005 - 3:12pm
James Rovira

The 37th Annual College English Association Conference, San Antonio, TX,
April 6-8, 2006. "Reading the Regions/Writing the Regions/Teaching the
Regions."

Panel: Blake's Visionary London

Keeping with the conference theme of "Reading the Regions/Writing the
Regions/Teaching the Regions," this panel, "Blake's Visionary London,"
will focus upon Blake's imaginative reconstruction, critique, and
interpretation of the London of his times in his mythological works.
Papers reflecting a rigorous and critical historical methodology will be
given special consideration.

Please submit your proposal to jamesrovira_at_yahoo.com by October 15th,
2005. Word, WordPerfect, and .rtf formats accepted.

CFP: Rita Dove (8/7/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Sunday, August 28, 2005 - 6:34pm
Callaloo

The Editor of CALLALOO invites you to submit formal articles, informal
essays, and other kinds of texts (including visual and creative works) about

RITA DOVE

as poet, fiction writer, playwright, and essayist for publication
consideration in a Special Issue of the journal to be devoted to the author.

Each manuscript should be postmarked no later than Monday, August 7, 2006,
to

The Editor
CALLALOO
Department of English
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4227

Electronic submissions may be sent to Callaloo at tamu.edu with the heading
Rita Dove manuscript before the aforementioned deadline.

CFP: Beat and Counterculture Literature (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

updated: 
Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 11:41am
Thom Young

The Beat Generation and Counterculture
The 27th Annual Conference of the Southwest / Texas
Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Albuquerque, NM
February 8-11, 2006

It's time to submit ideas for papers to present on
Beat and Counterculture Literature!

I have a new e-mail address since I mailed last year's
call for papers--so if you have sent me questions
about the conference and I haven't responded, now you
know why. The address I'm now using is
ThomYoung_at_yahoo.com.

As in the past, suggested topics for papers include
(but are no means limited to) the following:

CFP: Pearl-Poet (9/30/05; Kalamazoo, 5/4/06-5/7/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 10:03am
Kenna L. Olsen

Apologies for cross posting

The Pearl-Poet Society is sponsoring the following four sessions at the
41st International Congress on Medieval Studies, 4-7 May 2006
Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, Michigan.

1. "The Masculine and the Feminine in the Pearl-Poems"

2. "Politics and History in the Pearl-Poems"

3. "The God(s) of the Pearl-Poems"

4. "Teaching the Pearl-Poems"

We invite abstracts from scholars of all levels - from graduate student
to senior academic.

Please submit a one-page abstract to the desired session (please
include complete contact information).

CFP: Nigerian Poetry (12/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 10:03am
Gloria MT Emezue

  CFP: NNP Journal 2006 Edition, Deadline: December 2005
Papers are invited for publication in 2006 edition of the New Nigerian Poetry Journal, NNP. The 2005 issue, dedicated to retiring professor of English, Romanus Egudu for his contributions in expanding the frontiers of African literature and Nigerian poetry, is available for distribution courtesy of Progeny (Africa Research) International. [Website] www.africaresearch.us

New Voices of Nigerian Poetry

UPDATE: Globalization, Globality, and Postnationality in Contemporary Poetry (9/1/05; 20th-C. Lit., 2/23/06-2/25/06)

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2005 - 3:06pm
Omaar Hena

The deadline has been extended to SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 for the panel on
Globalization, Globality, and Postnationality in Contemporary Poetry
(9/1/05; 20th C. Literature and
Culture Conference, 2/23-25/06).

Call for papers for a critical panel on any aspect of
globalization, globality, and postnationality in
contemporary Anglophone poetry (since 1945, but especially
since the 1970's) at the 20th Century Literature and
Culture Conference in Louisville, KY, U. of Louisville,
Feb 23-25, 2006.

CFP: The Abandoned House in 20th-Century Poetry and Visual Art (Sweden) (10/1/05; 6/15/06-6/18/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2005 - 2:01pm
Marit J. MacArthur

The Abandoned House in Twentieth-Century Poetry and Visual Art

I am seeking papers for a panel on abandoned houses in twentieth century
poetry and visual art, to be presented at a conference on "Space,
Haunting, Discourse," at Karlstad University in Sweden, June 15-18, 2005.
On this theme, submissions are invited that offer insight into the
phenomelogical, historical, and/or cultural valences of the image of the
abandoned house in contemporary (inter)national traditions and/or in the
work of individual poets or artists.

CFP: Black Poetry from the late 1950s to the late 1970s (no deadline noted; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2005 - 2:01pm
Lmramey_at_aol.com

 
For a comprehensive critical study and reference resource on The Heritage
Series of Black Poetry (published in London from 1962-1975) and its
publisher/editor Paul Breman, I am seeking contributions and enquiries. The focus of
this book will be the 27 poetry collections published in the Heritage Series,
the Heritage pamphlet series, and the two poetry anthologies _Sixes and Sevens_
and _You Better Believe It_. The collection, which will be distributed
internationally, will include memoirs, poems, critical essays, photographs and
bibliographies.
I am seeking critical essays or memoirs on or by the poets included in the

UPDATE: Mantis: Poetry and Discipline - creative/critical/translation call (9/15/05; journal)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2005 - 4:21pm
Lauren C. Allan-Vail

creative/critical/translation call

CFP: Mantis: Poetry and Discipline (07/29/05; journal)

We are seeking:
-previously unpublished critical original poetry, -previously unpublished
critical essays, and -previously unpublished poetry translations for Mantis
5, under the broad theme of "Poetry and Discipline."

Mantis is a journal of contemporary poetry, poetry translation and poetry
criticism. A forum for writers coming from a broad spectrum of intellectual
and aesthetic positions, Mantis is dedicated to publishing new work that
interrogates the relationships among critical writing, creative writing, and
translation.

CFP: Medieval Children (UK) (1/31/06; 6/17/06-6/18/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 2, 2005 - 4:21pm
clt4_at_kent.ac.uk

Please kindly forward this CFP as widely as you can.
 
CALL FOR PAPERS
Medieval Children: 1200-1500
17 (Saturday) -18 (Sunday) June 2006 (will include Friday the 16th if necessary)
 
Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Derek Brewer (English, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge)
Prof. Nicholas Orme (History, University of Exeter)
 
The Canterbury Centre for Medieval and Tudor Studies, University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom, is hosting an international conference on Medieval Children 1200-1500.
 
Foregrounding interdisciplinarity, CCMTS welcomes papers employing any literary, historical, art-historical, demographic, or anthropological approaches and source materials.
 

CFP: Mantis: Poetry and Discipline (9/15/05; journal issue)

updated: 
Friday, July 29, 2005 - 12:40pm
Lauren C. Allan-Vail

We are seeking previously unpublished critical original poetry for Mantis 5,
under the broad theme of "Poetry and Discipline."

Mantis is a journal of contemporary poetry, poetry translation and poetry
criticism. A forum for writers coming from a broad spectrum of intellectual
and aesthetic positions, Mantis is dedicated to publishing new work that
interrogates the relationships among critical writing, creative writing, and
translation.

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