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Queer 19th-century Desire in the City of Brotherly and Sisterly Love

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:38pm
NeMLA 2021, Philadelphia, PA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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.

Love Among the Poets: The Victorian Poetics of Intimacy

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:31pm
Pearl Chaozon Bauer / Notre Dame de Namur University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

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)

Creative Writing in the Age of the Pandemic

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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.

Creative Writing in the Age of Trump

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:28pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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.

GCWG 2021 Conference

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:54am
Global Conference on Women and Gender
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

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 Seeks Essays on Haiku

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:52am
The Haiku Foundation
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

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: 

https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/juxta/all-issues/

Montage of a Dream Deferred: Projecting Langston Hughes's Vision During Covid-19: A Special Issue of The Langston Hughes Review

updated: 
Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 10:34pm
The Langston Hughes Review
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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.

Cormac McCarthy and Theology

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:51am
Integrite: A Journal of Faith and Learning
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 6, 2020

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.

ROAM - Representations of Home creative journal

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:46am
University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

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.

CFP - PANEL ON AESTHETICS IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN POETRY

updated: 
Monday, May 25, 2020 - 9:52pm
ANZAMEMS 2022 CONFERENCE ON RECEPTION AND EMOTION
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

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:

"Wild nights – Wild nights!": Scandalous Dickinson

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 11:36am
Trisha Kannan
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020

South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference, November 13-15, 2020, Jacksonville, Florida

"Wild nights – Wild nights!": Scandalous Dickinson

SCMLA Poetry Panels

updated: 
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 12:16pm
South Central MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 29, 2020

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.

Poetics at New College of California: "The Roots and Routes of Making Poems"

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 10:11am
panel at PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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 Fifth Annual International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 1:06pm
Seyed Hossein Fazeli/PAH Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

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)

Call for Panels & Seminars - European Shakespeare Research Association

updated: 
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 5:25am
European Shakespeare Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

 

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)

Internation T.S. Eliot Society at MMLA 2020

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:46pm
International T.S. Eliot Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

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 (edward.upton@valpo.edu). Please also forward a CV and brief biographical statement. Submissions must be received no later than May 31, 2020.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: MMLA 2020: Creative Writing (Poetry) CFP

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 12:04pm
MMLA Creative Writing (Poetry) Permanent Section
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, 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”

Approaches to Teaching the Poetry of Robert Frost (MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature series)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:29pm
Sean Heuston/ Dept. of English, Fine Arts, & Communications, The Citadel
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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. 

Special Call for Creative Works in the Pandemic Context

updated: 
Friday, April 10, 2020 - 10:42am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

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.

​​Sonnets from the American: A Symposium and Critical Anthology

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:35am
Johns Hopkins University/Stevenson University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Symposium:

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)

Critical Anthology:

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

"THIS THING OF DARKNESS": THE NIGHT IN ANGLOPHONE ARTS AND LITERATURE

updated: 
Monday, April 6, 2020 - 7:06am
OVALE Graduate Research Team (Research Centre VALE) - Sorbonne Université
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 27, 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

RMMLA 2020 Chinese Poetry Session I & II

updated: 
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:53pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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

Boulder, Colorado

 

Session title: Chinese Poetry Session I

Shiyi诗意: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Poetry 

 

 

Hurry, Linger: The Times of Modernism (MSA 2020)

updated: 
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:48pm
Carly Rubin and Chelsie Malyszek/Modernist Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Modernist Studies Association Conference 

Brooklyn NY, October 22-25, 2020

MLA 2021 You Didn’t Write, You Rewrote: Revision and Literary Production

updated: 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 5:17pm
MLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 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.

Fall Literary Festival CFP

updated: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 - 3:55pm
Lit Youngstown
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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.
–Walt Whitman

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