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The 2021 MLA Call for Papers

updated: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 12:44pm
LLC Pre-14th-Century Chinese Forum
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

The 2021 General Call for Papers

 (LLC Pre-14th-Century Chinese Forum)

(MLA Annual Convention Jan 7-10, 2021, Toronto) The following is a summary of call for papers from three panel sessions. The deadline of abstract submission is March 15, 2020. Abstract submission details are at the end of each panel description.

 

1.      Panel Title: Animal Perversions

 

Short description:

This session will examine the eroticization (or non-eroticization) of particular animals within the pre-14th century Chinese cultural sphere, with specific attention to questions of sexuality, fetish, ethics, and species identity.

 

Details:

MSA 2020 - Millay, Lowell, Teasdale, and the ‘Sentimental’ Modern Poet

updated: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:24am
Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

Call for Proposals

Millay, Lowell, Teasdale, and the ‘Sentimental’ Modern Poet

 

Modernist Studies Association

Brooklyn, NY

22-25 October 2020

 

Organized by Sarah Parker (Loughborough University) and Francisco E. Robles (University of Notre Dame)

 

Ambiguity and Narratology (Interdisciplinary and Diachronic Workshop)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 3:02am
Universität Tübingen, GRK 1808 Ambiguität
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

(with apologizes for cross posting)

Dear all,

The Research Training Group 1808: Ambiguity - Production and Perception of the Eberhard Karls Univeristät Tübingen is delighted to announce the CfP for the interdisciplinary and diachronic Workshop

Ambiguity and Narratology

Tübingen, November 5-7 2020

 

The Robert Frost Society Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 8:40pm
Daniel Toomey/The Robert Frost Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020

For its MLA Convention 2021 (Toronto) Panel, the Robert Frost Society seeks papers offering fresh insights into the writing and life of Robert Frost.  All paper topics will be considered.  Some possible subject areas: influences on Frost's own writing and his influences on that of others; deeper analyses of overlooked or underappreciated poems, prose pieces, and plays; and analytical work that furthers our understanding of Frost's philosophical dualism.

John Clare (MLA 2021 Guaranteed Session)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:45pm
John Clare Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

The John Clare Society of North America invites paper proposals for its guaranteed panel at the Modern Language Association Convention in Toronto, January 7th-10th, 2021. Scholarship exploring any aspect of Clare’s poetry, prose, interests, influence, and/or life is welcome. Send abstract and short bio by 13 March 2020 to Erica McAlpine at erica.mcalpine@ell.ox.ac.uk

T. S. Eliot MMLA 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:36pm
Edward Upton / International T. S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

Eliot Society MMLA CFP 2020

Political Radicalism and British Romanticism MLA Toronto 2021

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:59pm
Robert L Berger
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

I am in the process of organizing a panel for MLA 2021 in Toronto which runs January 7th through the 10th. This panel seeks contemporary readings of British Romantic texts, especially those exploring the formations of Empire, Orient and Enemies, Power/discourse, and Performative Acts of Resistance. If you are interested and would be able to attend the conference please send abstracts of 250 words and a short bio to rberger11ec@elmira.edu

"Historical Women Interpreting Scripture through Music and the Arts."

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 1:52pm
RECOVERING FEMALE INTERPRETERS OF THE BIBLE: Society of Biblical Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

We seek papers on the following topics 1)"Historical Women Interpreting Scripture through Music and the Arts." Through the ages, countless women interpreted scripture through their creation of hymns, poetry, literature, painting, textiles, and other artistic works. We invite papers on historical women (active prior to World War I) who interpreted the Bible through artistic activity. Papers should include significant attention to the historical figures’ work as biblical interpreters, with attention to specific works created by these artists and writers from Jewish, Christian, and other religious traditions.

Call for Papers: Frontiers of Narrative Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:56pm
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

A peer-reviewed journal of international scope, Frontiers of Narrative Studies under the auspice of De Gruyter features articles reporting results of research in all branches of narrative studies, in-depth reviews of selected current literature in the field, and occasional guest editorials and reports. Its broad range of scholarship includes narratives across a variety of media, including literary writing, film and television, journalism, and graphic narratives. It welcomes theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narratives of all kinds from a host of critical, interdisciplinary, or cross-cultural perspectives. Particular emphasis is placed upon state-of-the-art research in the field of interdisciplinary narrative inquiries.

Call for Papers: Frontiers of Narrative Studies [special issue]

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:56pm
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

The journal Frontiers of Narrative Studies (De Gruyter) is seeking proposals for special issues on subjects including but not limited to

*Transnational narrative

*Postcolonial narrative

*Fictional and factual narrative

*Cosmopolitanism and narrative theory

*Classical narratology revisited

*Transmedial narrative

*Fictionality

Creative Writing Panel Proposals - East Texas Writing Festival

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 12:54pm
LeTourneau University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 15, 2020

Panel submissions for the East Texas Writing Festival may be creative writing or craft-related essays. Work should be submitted as an attachment on the registration form. Visit www.letu.edu/writingfest for more information on the festival. Guidelines are provided below for each genre:

  • Fiction/Nonfiction – Submissions are not to exceed 2500 words in total and should be submitted in a single document.
  • Poetry – Submit up to five poems in a single document.

All submissions should include your name and email address located on the first page.

Documentary Poetry: "A Canadian Genre"? MLA 2021

updated: 
Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:41pm
Claire Grandy / Brown University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 16, 2020

This roundtable for the 2021 MLA Convention in Toronto invites participants to briefly present and discuss documentary poetry by Canadian and First Nations writers. We particularly invite papers relating to questions of political activism, historical revisionism, and archival materials. Please send 250-word abstracts to Claire Grandy (claire_grandy@brown.edu) and Whitney DeVos (wdevos@ucsc.edu) by March 16th.

 

North American Poetry 2000-2020: Poetics, Aesthetics, Politics

updated: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:44pm
Institut Universitaire de France
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 10, 2020

 

International Conference

 

North American Poetry 2000-2020: Poetics, Aesthetics,Politics.

 

Institut Universitaire de France

Ministère de l’enseignement supérieur, de la recherche et de l’innovation

25 rue de la Montagne Sainte-Geneviève

75005 Paris

 

15, 16, 17 October 2020

 

Organized by Vincent Broqua (Université Paris 8 - TransCrit), Olivier Brossard (Université Gustave Eiffel - LISAA / Institut Universitaire de France), Abigail Lang (Université de Paris - LARCA UMR8225)

Penumbra Literary and Art Journal Call for Reviews (Books, Films, Television 2019 or Newer)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 6:35pm
Stanislaus State University (Penumbra Literary and Art Journal)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Since 1989, Penumbra has published the artistic and literary talents of students and creatives regionally, nationally, and internationally. As a publication, Penumbra is unique; its student-led staff personally solicits, selects, and edits its content and design.  

Refractions/Reflections: Victorian(ist) Ways of Seeing

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:06pm
Victorians Institute Conference 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

Please join us in Charlotte, NC October 23-24 2020 for the 49th annual Victorians Institute Conference. This conference seeks essays that explore how Victorians saw their world, how they depicted what they saw, and the ways that modern scholars, in turn, see the Victorians. Papers or panels on poetry, prose, nonfiction, biography, digital humanities, or visual art are welcome, as are presentations on the pedagogy and ethics of teaching Victorian literature in 2020.

For a full CFP, see http://victoriansinstitute.org/cfp-for-vi-2020-in-charlotte-nc/

250 Years of Sir Walter Scott

updated: 
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 12:58pm
Dr. Jeff S. Dailey/Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

2020 marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Sir Walter Scott, a writer whose creativity affected the worlds of poetry and prose for generations.  He also played an important role in the study of government, justice, and historiography.  His writings was a primary source of operatic librettin in the 19th century, and his impact on the worlds of music, art, theatre, and jurisprudence lasted well into the 20th century.  In recent years, there has been a revival of interest in his work, and his birthday willl draw further attention to the creations of this polymath.

Poetry and Transculturality in Asia and Europe – The Material World

updated: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:11pm
Interface -Journal of European Languages and Literatures
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

"Interface" calls for papers for Issue 12: Poetry and Transculturality in Asia and Europe – The Material World
Submission Deadline: March 31, 2020

Publication Date: June 2020

Call for Papers: http://interface.org.tw/index.php/if/pages/view/CallforPapers12

Interface -Journal of European Languages and Literatures (Home page): http://interface.org.tw/

T. S. Eliot and Emily Hale

updated: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 1:58pm
Gabrielle McIntire / International T. S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 22, 2020

MLA 2021 in Toronto: T.S. Eliot and Emily Hale

Deadline for submissions:

April 1, 2020

Full name/name of organization:

Gabrielle McIntire, Queen’s University, Canada

Contact email:

mcintire@queensu.ca

“T.S. Eliot and Emily Hale”

E. E. Cummings Sessions at the American Literature Association's 31st annual conference, San Diego CA, May 21-24, 2020

updated: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 1:02pm
E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 27, 2020

The E. E. Cummings Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2020 American Literature Association conference in San Diego -- ( http://americanliteratureassociation.org ). We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Cummings' life or work. Proposals that touch upon the following topics will be especially welcome:

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge's Poetry and Multi-media Poetics

updated: 
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:40pm
Laura Hinton, Dept. of English, The City College of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Calling for ALA paper proposals on Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge's poetry and multi-media poetics. The American Literature Association meets in San Diego this year over Memorial Day weekend. Please respond ASAP with ideas if you are interested, as the proposal deadline is soon. 

 

Avant-Garde @ Zero Hour

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:20pm
Barrett Watten / Wayne State University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020

“Avant-Garde @ Zero Hour:
Destruction and New Meaning”  

Special Issue: The Torn Object: Experimentation in Contemporary Anglophone Literature, Art and Film

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:53am
Angles: New Perspectives on the Anglophone World
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Call for Papers: Journal Special Issue

Titled:

The Torn Object: Experimentation in Contemporary Anglophone Literature, Art and Film

For:

Angles – New Perspectives on the Anglophone World

https://angles.edel.univ-poitiers.fr/index.php?id=1938

Guest Editor:

Dr Andrew Hodgson, Université Paris Est

Queries and Proposals: andrew.hodgson@u-pem.fr

Proposal Deadline: 31st January 2020

Final Article Submission Deadline: 1st July 2020

Rubric

A Symposium on Clouds

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:31am
University College London English Department - Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 28, 2020

Call for Papers

A Symposium on Clouds

Friday 22 May 2020, 9.00-19.00

Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, University College London (UCL)

Dealine for abstracts: 5pm, Friday 28th of February 2020

 

Keynotes:

Esther Leslie: Professor in Political Aesthetics and Co-Director of Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities

Joanna Walsh: Author and Critic whose recent books include Break.up (2018) and Worlds from the Word's End (2017)

 

“What then is the essential nature of cloudiness?”

SCANDALOUS POETS! (SAMLA POETS Session)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 10:19am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

This poetry session welcomes creative submissions on any aspect of the SAMLA 92 conference theme: Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts. This session aims to feature all types of poems and poets; poems that break rules or are about people breaking rules are especially welcome! By June 1, 2020, please submit a sample of original poetry that fits the conference theme (3-5 poems, 10 pages max), a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Sara Pirkle, University of Alabama, at sbpirkle@ua.edu.

Hope Mirrlees’s Paris: A Poem at 100

updated: 
Monday, January 20, 2020 - 9:22pm
University of Liverpool / Sorbonne Nouvelle / Boston College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of “modernism’s lost masterpiece,” Hope Mirrlees’s Paris: A Poem. Published by Hogarth Press in the spring of 1920, and typeset by Virginia Woolf herself, this ground-breaking long poem maps the range of continental avant-garde aesthetics of the 1910s even as it both engages and anticipates the mythical methods and epic conventions of James Joyce, Ezra Pound, and T.S. Eliot.

Revisiting Poe's Poems

updated: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 11:54am
Poe Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 16, 2020

CFP for the Poe Studies Assocation's Sponsored Panel at the Upcoming MLA Convention in Toronto, Jannuary 2021

 

Avant-Garde Poetry in Translation

updated: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 3:55am
Ghent University, Belgium
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Avant-garde Poetry in Translation

Call for Papers

 

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