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UPDATE: T.S. Eliot Peer Seminars (8/11/06; 10/22/06-10/24/06)

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 2:03am
June Cummins


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

CFP: Spenser at Kalamazoo (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 2:01am
David Wilson-Okamura

Call For Papers: Spenser at Kalamazoo

Three sessions on Edmund Spenser
42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

10-13 May 2007

Abstracts may be submitted on any topic dealing with Spenser. Especially
welcome this year are papers on Spenser's shorter poems and papers on
Spenser and periodization (e.g., Spenser and Elizabethan medievalism,
Spenser and the 1590s, etc.). As always, we encourage submissions by
newcomers and by established scholars of all ranks.

CFP: Bristol's Robert Southey (11/17/06; NASSR, 7/26/07-7/29/07)

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 2:01am
Elisa Beshero-Bondar

Bristol's Robert Southey

The 2007 NASSR meeting in Robert Southey's native Bristol provides a perfect
opportunity to introduce fresh perspectives on his work and its increasing
importance to Romantic studies. Papers are invited on any aspect of
Southey's prodigious output during the Romantic era--as poet, prototype
anthropologist, historian, and political thinker. Papers addressing
Bristol's significance to Southey are especially welcome.
Send 300-word abstracts by e-mail to Elisa Beshero-Bondar (University of
Pittsburgh at Greensburg) at: ebb8_at_pitt.edu by November 17, 2006.

CFP: John Donne at Kalamazoo (9/15/06; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:30pm
Vander Ploeg, Scott D \(Madisonville\)

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: Poe (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:29pm
Jason Haslam

New Approaches to Edgar Allan Poe
NeMLA Board-Sponsored Panel

38th Annual Northeast MLA Convention
Baltimore, Maryland
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.

CFP: Twentieth Century Poetics of Simplicity (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:14am
Waddell, Bill

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.


CFP: Peer Seminars, T. S. Eliot Society (7/1/06; 9/22/06-9/24/06)

Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:27pm
June Cummins

Begin forwarded message:
> 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

CFP: Literary Utopias of Cultural Communities 1790-1945 (Netherlands) (7/1/06; 10/25/06-10/27/06)

Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:26pm
Leeuwen, E.J. van

Leiden October Conference 2006: The Literary Utopias of Cultural =
Communities, 1790-1945

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. =

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 &amp; 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