Call for Papers:
The Politics of Culture: E. E. Cummings and Other Modernists
Call for Papers:
Obsidian III is pleased to announce a special issue to celebrate the
work of poet and playwright Jay Wright.
The publication of Wright's Transfigurations: Collected Poems in 2000
makes possible a celebration and an assessment of Wright's ongoing
achievement as a poet. The special issue will also explore Wright's
work as a playwright. Therefore, we invite scholarly, previously
unpublished essays on any aspects of Wright's work. We are open to
creative work and essays that engage with any of the following, or with
other aspects of Wright's work:
Call for abstracts for a proposed panel on "Recovering Beat Women
Writers" for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers
Conference to be held in Philadelphia on November 8-11, 2006.
Proposals are requested for a panel on women writers affiliated with the
Beat Generation focusing on individual authors, feminist/cultural
studies considerations of women in this mid-20th-century bohemian
milieu, or issues in the ongoing recovery project. Send brief abstracts
(1-3 pages) by October 10, 2005, to Dr. Jennie Skerl, 1502 Weatherstone
Dr., Paoli, PA 19301. Note: This panel has not yet been approved by
the conference committee; however, SSAWW says that pre-organized
AL PURDY: THE IVORY THOUGHT
May 5-7 2006
CALL FOR PAPERS
Proposals are invited on any aspect of Purdy's writing and life: poetry,
essays, journalism, letters, fiction, critical reception, public persona, etc.
Please send a 300-500 word proposal (hard copies in triplicate) and a
50-word bio to:
Gerald Lynch, Symposium Chair
Department of English
70 Laurier Ave. East.
University of Ottawa
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5
Phone: 613-562-5800; ext. 1150
Deadline for Proposals: 31 August 2005
Temple Poetics Group
Call for Papers
Unbinding the Book, Bound Edition
Soliciting essays, poems, short stories, and other written
and/or creative works
CFP: Globalization, Globality, and Postnationality in
Contemporary Poetry (8/15/05; 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.
We are currently editing a special issue of _Victorian Poetry_, scheduled for publication in 2006, on Tractarian poetry and poetics and its influence on Victorian literature and religion. Due to the unavoidable withdrawal of one of our contributors, we are interested in hearing from anyone who has material on this topic which could be quickly turned into a high-quality article. The article (c.6000 words) would have to be completed by the end of July at the latest, and preferably earlier.
For further information or to express interest, please contact us at the email addresses below.
Dr Kirstie Blair
University of Glasgow
Out of Line: Women Writers of Color Writing the Prose Poem
Deadline for abstracts of critical papers for a collection of essays titled Out of Line: Women Writers of Color Writing the Prose Poem has been extended to August 1, 2005.
Stanford University's Program in American Studies
Paul Laurence Dunbar: A Centennial Conference at Stanford University, March
This conference will celebrate the centennial of Dunbar's death by exploring
new critical perspectives on the full range of his career as a poet,
novelist, lyricist, dramatist, and journalist. The conference organizers
will edit a selection of the papers for a special issue of African American
Turning the Century: Josephine Preston Peabody and Amy Lowell
Papers are invited for a panel at the 2006 Society for the Study of
American Women Writers Meeting. These essays should explore the plays,
criticism, or poetry of either or both authors, focusing on anti-war
sentiment, women's rights, social activism, lesbianism, imagism,
environmentalism, "Boston Marriages," etc. Submissions might also
examine their friendship, letters, and/or mutual mentoring. Please send
abstracts to Susan Stone, Loras College, (Susan.Stone_at_loras.edu), by
January 12th, 2006.
Critical Essays on Meena Alexander: A Call for Papers
Co-edited collection dealing with Secular Jewish Culture and Radical
Send c.v. and abstract by May 15, 2005 to dmorris_at_purdue.edu and/or
Creating a Critical Conversation on Mark Strand
Mark Strand is one of America's best poets, yet little critical work
has been published on Strand's poetry. This panel invites papers that
address any aspect of Strand's poetry from a critical perspective. The
deadline for abstract submissions is April 25, 2005. The AWP conference
will be held in Austin, TX in March 2006.
Please send abstracts (200-500 words), either by email, or snail mail
Dr. Julianna Gray
Haley Center 9030
Auburn University, AL 36849
CUE's second issue is now available, featuring new
work by Rita Dove (Pulitzer Prize winner, and author
of American Smooth), Russell Edson, A. Van Jordan
(author of Rise and the forthcoming M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A),
Sally Keith (author of Dwelling Song, winner of the
University of Georgia's Contemporary Poetry Series for
2003) Mark Yakich (author of Unrelated Individuals
Forming a Group Waiting to Cross, winner of the 2003
National Poetry Series), Robin Behn (author of Horizon
Note, winnter of the 2003 Brittingham Prize in
Poetry), Matthea Harvey (Sad Little Breathing
Machine), Matthew Thorburn, Justin Jamail, Joel
Bettridge, an interview with Karen Volkman (Crash's
Law, Spar), and much more.
Call for Contributors: Facts on File Companion to Pre-1600 British
Edited by Michelle M. Sauer
Looking for qualified individuals to write short entries on various
topics related to poetry, poets, and specific poems of the medieval and
Tudor eras. This includes Irish, Scottish, and Welsh verse as well.
Contributors will receive full credit for their work.
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. There are a series of rolling deadlines.
CFP: 20th-Century World Poetry (4-12-05; 9-12-05 collection)
Sound Effects: the Oral/Aural Dimensions of Literatures in English
University of St Andrews, 5-8 July 2006
First Call for Papers
Contributors sought to write 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, to be done
over the next year and a half. All entries will carry the author's
name.If you are interested in writing for this book or would like to see
the list of available entries, please contact Rob Watson, Associate
Professor of English at Grand Valley State University, at
watsonr_at_gvsu.edu, or Jim Persoon, Professor of English at Grand Valley
State University, at persoonj_at_gvsu.edu.
Call for papers: Poetry and Politics. A Conference at the University of
Stirling, Scotland, 13-16 July 2006.
Poets and speakers to include Moniza Alvi, Eavan Boland, David Dabydeen,
Linton Kwesi Johnson, David Norbrook, Tom Paulin, Deryn Rees-Jones, Jo
Shapcott, and the Norton keynote speaker, Adrienne Rich.
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
Out of Line: Women Writers of Color Writing the Prose Poem
Abstracts of critical papers are invited for a collection of essays titled Out of Line: Women Writers of Color Writing the Prose
CFP: Kenneth Goldsmith and Conceptual Poetics (6/1/05; journal issue)
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadlines: 15 March 2005 for proposals; 1 June 2005 for finished essays
Guest Editors: Barbara Cole and Lori Emerson
NEW NIGERIAN POETRY JOURNAL
Poetry of the Last Two Decades
Following weeks of intensive deliberations and the decision of the IRCALC board to expand the scope and readership of the journal on new Nigerian poetry, the editorial board has approved three broad themes in the upcoming edition of the New Nigerian Poetry journal project.
The project will enjoy the initial sponsorship of Progeny International even as more participants are welcome to join the efforts to sustain the emerging virile national literatures of Africa.
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a call for papers
a special issue of _Canadian Poetry_
"snow is our rule of churches, work and laws, / our reticence, our loneliness,
our pause, / the emptiness we live in. This is snow."
— E.A. Lacey, "Canadian Sonnets"
ï»¿The <Langston Hughes Review> is now accepting papers for a
special issue, ï»¿"Langston Hughes: Writer without Borders"
Papers that treat Hughes as part of a global conversation:
Ideology , Aesthetics, Economics, Color, Class, and Sex,
Language and Translation are welcomed.
Please send hardcopy and diskcopy (no email attachments
ï»¿Valerie Babb, Editor
Department of English/Institute of African American Studies
University of Georgia
Park Hall 254
Athens, GA 30602-6205
Include a self-addressed postage-paid postcard if
acknowledgment of receipt is desired.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
'This is Living Art':
Elizabeth Barrett Browning in the Twenty-first Century
A Bi-Centenary Celebration
Armstrong Browning Library
Baylor University, Texas
3 March -6 March 2006
Keynote speakers: Sandra Donaldson, Angela Leighton, Marjorie Stone, Herbert
2006 is the bicentenary of EBB's birth. To mark this anniversary, the
Armstrong Browning Library will be hosting a major international conference
to re-assess her life and work.
CFP: Companion to 20th C. British Poetry (no deadline; book)
CFP: Companion to 16th C. British Poetry (no deadline; book)
CFP: Journal edition: Mapping Women's Poetries at the fin de siecle*** =
CALL FOR PAPERS=20
Journal of Victorian Literature and Culture=20
Editors' Topic: Mapping Women's Poetries at the fin de si=E8cle=20
Edited by Marion Thain and Ana Vadillo=20
10.2 Special issue of BMa: The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review
on Sonia Sanchez & the Black Arts Movement
Essays are invited for a special issue of BMa in which the focus is on
the work of a poet who has been described as one of the ?greatest poets
to emerge from the Black Arts Movement.?
Essays should explicitly locate Sonia Sanchez within the context of the
Black Arts Movement and then examine the extent to which BAM influenced
her work in the following areas:
Expansive Narrative poems
? Children?s stories
Essays that focus on the following will also be considered:
Call for Submissions