Maple Tree Literary Supplement, MTLS – Call for Submission: Special issue on Harry Garuba.
In 1860, Walt Whitman, begins his poem “I Dreamed in a Dream” with this vision of an idyllic city: “I saw a city invincible to the attacks of the whole of the rest of the earth; I dream’d that was the new City of Friends; Nothing was greater there than the quality of robust love— it led the rest” (1-5). Though presented as a utopian city formed in a dream, the City of Friends, in the 19th century, was a slogan used to refer to Philadelphia. The allusion to friends references the foundation of Philly by William Penn, a Quaker. It is this Quaker heritage that Whitman connects to his vision of Comradeship in which men of different backgrounds and cultures will lovingly embrace one another.
Northeast Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, PA, 11-14 March, 2021
Love Among the Poets: The Victorian Poetics of Intimacy
Proposed volume of essays, edited by
Pearl Chaozon Bauer (Notre Dame de Namur University)
Erik Gray (Columbia University)
While it is too soon to fully assess the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic will stand as a watershed in global human life, creative writers as canaries in the cultural coalmine will be among the first to try to render it comprehensible and are already responding to the seismic shifts. The unexpected changes the pandemic has created have altered all of the processes that sustain human life, the social practices and interactions that are the mainstay of poetry, fiction, and drama, perhaps permanently. Enforced social isolation has caused people from all strata of society to contemplate what it means to be engaged in human culture while at the same time facing the possibility of sudden and random mortality, even mass extinction.
In an age of Twitter rants, allegations of fake news, and increasingly bitter partisan divides, what happens to the novel or poem? Does literary material have to engage with the political? And if it doesn’t, must the political be read between its lines? What are the possibilities for creative work in an era that is increasingly in a state of emergency? This panel asks creative writers to consider the question of political and literary engagement in our political age. Writers of all modalities and genres are encouraged to explore these questions in the context of their own work. This panel asks creative writers to consider the question of a political literary engagement in our political age. Writers of all modalities and genres are welcome.
Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities
seeks abstracts for the forthcoming
Global Conference on Women and Gender
to be held at CNU, March 18-20, 2021
We have reserved the same theme from our postponed 2020 Conference:
Gender, Politics, and Everyday Life: Power, Resistance, and Representation
Juxtapositions, the only peer-reviewed journal of English-language haiku scholarship, seeks essays on haiku. Published by The Haiku Foundation, the journal is indexed in the MLA Bibliography and has published one issue per year for the past five years. Each issue includes essays, book reviews, and original haiga. The journal is available electronically and in print.
For sample issues, see the Juxtapositions webpage:
Recently, in an epic #Verzuz battle organized by producer Swizz Beatz and rapper-producer Timbaland, the Grammy-Award winning singers Erykah Badu and Jill Scott appeared on Instagram live. Therein Scott invoked Langston Hughes as an inspirational artist, pointing to the poet’s continued popularity in the twenty-first century, especially during #Covid19. For countless African Americans, the death tolls from the virus, inadequate health care, unemployment, and white supremacist bigotry epitomize Hughes’s notion of the dream deferred. Video footage released May 26, 2020, showed officer Derek Chauvin of the Minneapolis Police Department kneeling on Floyd’s neck for at least seven minutes in broad daylight. Floyd died afterward.
Intégrité is a scholarly journal published biannually by the Faith and Learning Committee and the Humanities Division at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri. Published both online (www.mobap.edu/integrite) and in print, it welcomes essays for a special issue (Fall 2021) on “Cormac McCarthy and Theology.” Essays may explore the intersection of Christian theology and Cormac McCarthy’s life, creative writing and its literary adaptation. As a faith and learning journal, Intégrité also invites pedagogical essays that address teaching Christian theology and Cormac McCarthy’s work at faith-based institutions of higher learning.
As a result of the pandemic, the RHOME 2020 Conference on Dislocation (22-23 October 2020) has been postponed. However, the good news is RHOME will launch the first issue of, its new creative journal, ROAM, later this year.
Now more than ever, in this time of social distancing and confinement, RHOME sees the need to continue its focus on the theme, the experience and the actuality of home, the place and abode that looms so large these days in the lives of everyone on the planet.
"Cultures of Collectivity"
We invite scholarly proposals for papers on aesthetics in medieval and early modern poetry (c. 400 to 1800), as part of a panel or panels being established at ANZAMEMS 2022. The link to the main website and call for papers is here: https://www.anzamems2021.com/
The panel(s) will examine the influence of aesthetic styles, movements, rhetorical and aesthetic techniques and theories on the development of poetry, or the work of specified poet(s) at any time during the relevant periods in Europe and Britain. Papers should be set within the broader topic of the overall conference, and deal with questions of reception and/or emotion. Speakers might consider:
South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference, November 13-15, 2020, Jacksonville, Florida
"Wild nights – Wild nights!": Scandalous Dickinson
2020 South Central MLA Conference
Houston, TX * October 8-10
Creative Writing – Poetry (Regular Session): The SCMLA conference is an annual conference. While the theme this year is “Politics of Protest,” we warmly welcome poetry of any style, including digital and hybrid works. Presentations should be approximately 15 minutes in length.
The Poetics program at New College of California (ca. 1980-2000s) was a distinctly alien presence among graduate-level academic programs in North America. Focused solely upon the study of poetry, it offered a truly alternative approach to that found in more traditional academic settings. Throughout the program's history few of its faculty possessed much beyond an M.A.
The conference will be dedicated to current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation.
Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research regarding current issues of linguistics, languages, dialects, literature and translation in English or Arabic.
The selective full papers of the conference will be published as the book of conference and also will be indexed in CIVILICA (however, the book of abstracts will be published too).
Optional Services for Participants (If they wish to use)
We are pleased to announce that the ESRA Shakespeare Conference 2021 under the title "The art itself is nature": Shakespeare's Nature | Art | Politics will be held in Athens, Greece from 3 to 6 June, 2021.
The Convenors and the Advisory Committee welcome the submission of your proposals for Panels & Seminars.
You can consult the conference’s potential topics https://esra2021.gr/topics/
Panel proposals should be submitted by a panel convenor with the names of the participants (no more than four speakers)
The International T.S. Eliot Society is accepting proposals for a panel at the 2020 Midwest MLA conference in Milwaukee, to be held November 5-8, 2020. Any proposal on a subject reasonably related to Eliot studies will be considered. Papers drawing from relatively recently released materials from The Complete Prose or Letters would be especially welcome. If you are interested in participating, please send abstract proposals (up to 250 words) to Professor Edward Upton (email@example.com). Please also forward a CV and brief biographical statement. Submissions must be received no later than May 31, 2020.
2020 MMLA Annual Convention: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
November 5-8, 2020
Creative Writing II: Poetry Permanent Section CFP
“Cultures of Collectivity: Community, Collaboration, and Poetic Practice”
Proposals are invited for a volume in the MLA's Approaches to Teaching World Literature series entitled Approaches to Teaching the Poetry of Robert Frost.
Essays in this volume could address teaching Frost's work by focusing on topics such as science, Darwinism and belief, gender relations/gender conflict, rural/urban life, politics, race/racism, traditional media/new media, the natural and/or the supernatural, the formal innovations Frost made with dramatic monologue, the sound of sense, or Frost's engagement with traditional verse forms. Contributors are invited to propose specific topics regardless of whether those topics relate to the examples mentioned above.
Vernon Press invite book chapter proposals on the theme: Poetry and Identity: Shaping and Sharing the Trauma of Displacement
The global lockdown has made us confined to our primeval cave-like shelter of home. The postgobal earth is in suspended condition, as if it needs some time for hibernation. In the face of increasing number of death, we all are seeking solutions, exploring options and thinking of new patterns of life. Surely the world will change permanently after this and if we are fortunate enough to see the post-Corona world, we will reminisce about our pre-Corona days. In between, during the uncertain lockdown period, we expect humankind to respond to the pandemic in creative ways.
We are seeking submission of creative works for a Special Collection to be created from the submitted works in Continuous Publication mode.
Saturday, October 3, 2020: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. (NOW WILL CONVENE VIRTUALLY, due to COVID-19), Co-organized by Dora Malech (Johns Hopkins University) & Laura T. Smith (Stevenson University)
Sonnets from the American: An Anthology of Poems and Essays (under contract with the University of Iowa Press)
Co-edited by Dora Malech & Laura T. Smith
Special Session at Midwest MLA at Milwaukee, WI (Nov 5 - 8, 2020):
“THIS THING OF DARKNESS”
THE NIGHT IN ANGLOPHONE ARTS AND LITERATURE
ONE-DAY CONFERENCE – 15 JUNE, 2020
A Graduate Conference Organized by the OVALE Research Team
Research Centre VALE, Faculté des Lettres de Sorbonne Université
Location: Colorado, United StatesSubject Fields: Literature, Chinese History / Studies, Theatre & Performance History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Film and Film History
Oct 8-10, 2020
Session title: Chinese Poetry Session I
Shiyi诗意: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Poetry
Modernist Studies Association Conference
Brooklyn NY, October 22-25, 2020
Writers have long used revision as a creative tool, well before writing classrooms institutionalized it as such. Think of Pound ruthlessly cutting Eliot’s Waste Land, Moore slashing most of “Poetry,” and Robert Lowell turning stories and letters into cinquains, sonnets, and blank verse--and then revising some of those poems again, into other forms. To many, such acts of revision are the markers of a serious writer, one who pursues perfection in multiple drafts.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FALL LITERARY FESTIVAL 2020
Lit Youngstown seeks proposals for In Many Tongues: Constituents of the Barbaric Yawp, 4th annual Fall Literary Festival, September 24-26 in Northeast Ohio. Proposal submission form here.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.