Brief abstracts are invited for a volume of essays about the uses of poetry in pedagogical contexts other than college English and Creative Writing courses. How (if at all) do instructors in other humanities, social science, and science disciplines engage with poetry? How do those working outside of the academy use poetry to promote literacy, cognition, or affective competence? We are negotiating with a major academic publisher and there will be a peer review process. At this point, we are just seeking 500 word abstracts for original scholarly essays. Please email 500-word abstracts, with cv, to Sandra Lee Kleppe, Hamar University College, firstname.lastname@example.org, by September 15, 2016.
The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, Spring, invites abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 45th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 23-25, 2017, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com). This session welcomes papers on elements of Cummings’ modernism, cultural aesthetics, genre issues and visual effects, critical reception, and interactions with other modernists.
45th Annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture Since 1900
23–25 February 2017
One of the surest of tests is the way in which a poet borrows. Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.
— T. S. Eliot, The Sacred Wood (1920)
The International Lawrence Durrell Society invites proposals for papers exploring the broad theme of “Indebtedness & Influence” in literature and culture since 1900.
Possible starting points for this topic include:
Call for Papers - The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference
THE FINE ART OF LYING: DISGUISE, DISSIMULATION AND COUNTERFEITING IN EARLY MODERN CULTURE
Florence, 7 April 2017
The 2017 IASEMS Graduate Conference at The British Institute of Florence is a one-day interdisciplinary forum open to PhD students and researchers who have obtained their doctorates within the past 5 years.
Dissimulation is but a faint kind of policy, or wisdom; for it asketh a strong wit, and a strong heart, to know when to tell truth, and to do it. Therefore it is the weaker sort of politics, that are the great dissemblers! (Francis Bacon, “Of Dissimulation”)
Call for Participation (edited volume)
Poetic Words in the 21st Century Neoliberal City
Which alternatives to the capitalist and neoliberal status quo is the poetic word involved in constructing, by participating in expression, response, spatial occupation or collective organisation? Conversely, in what ways has poetry in public spaces become a tool for readying urban spaces for gentrification? Which strategies do poets and cultural organizers employ to resist such a re-signification of poetry by those in power, and to defend and recuperate the poetic word as processes that practice radical democracy and are committed to social, political and spatial justice?
Proposed Seminar for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) in Utrecht, The Netherlands (July 6-9, 2017)
Luisa Banki, University of Wuppertal (email@example.com)
Franziska Humphreys, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Materiality and Affect of Reading
Poetry After Europe: Geopolitical Poetics in the 21st Century [or does the subtitle dilute the force of “Poetry After Europe?”]
- Walt Hunter (Clemson University)
- Shirley Lau Wong (Westfield State University)
Call for Critical Writings
Theme: Old and Middle English Literature: Resuscitating Interest in English Literary Beginnings
To be Guest-edited by
Dr. Santanu Ganguly, Netaji Nagar Day College, Kolkata
Critical writings are invited from teachers, research scholars and students pursuing B.A/M.A in English in any part of the world for the Volume 2, Number 1 of The Golden Line: A Magazine on English Literature (http://goldenline.bcdedu.net).
Topics may include but are not limited to:
Approximately thirty sessions for the November 11-13, 2016 Pasadena, California PAMLA Conference are still in need of a paper or two. To propose to one of these open sessions (see a partial list below) go here: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas . These open sessions will be open until August 5, or the session fills, whichever comes first.