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Pow! Graphic Literature to Engage Students in the Creative Writing Workshop

Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 3:51am
Maureen McVeigh Trainor / West Chester University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

CFP for NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention in Baltimore, MD.

Students in creative writing workshops often lack reading experience and knowledge, but demonstrate awareness and analysis of film and television. Graphic literature can be used to transition from the terminology and rhetorical understanding they possess to the writing and feedback skills the workshop demands. This roundtable seeks to present and discuss both recommended texts and strategies to engage students and encourage their creative writing. Theoretical and practical approaches to this method are welcome.


Decoding Canadian Digital Poetics

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 9:51am
2017 NeMLA Annual Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

For a long time now, Canadian poets (most notably bpNichol, but there are many others) have been credited with making significant initiatory experiments in the fields we now call electronic literature and digital poetics, but there has been relatively little work done examining what precisely constitutes a Canadian digital poetics, what kinds of writing constitute the genre, and what new reading practices are invited by these new projects in digital poetics. This panel looks at the emerging field of Canadian digital poetics and asks two primary questions: what is the role of a national literature in the increasingly boundary-less world of electronic literature? and, how do Canadian digital poetics change the way that we read and engage with these texts?


Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:13pm
Literature Today-An International Journal of Contemporary Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 31, 2016


1 Authors may submit up to five (5) poems.


2. ANTHOLOGY seeks honest, thoughtful, well-written poetry.


3. Poems must be submitted in the body of email.


4. While submitting your poems write subject line of email as “POETRY ANTHOLOGY (VOLUME-3) SUBMISSION”


5. Send your submission to


6  No royalty will be paid to the contributors.

7. The anthology will be available in both e-book and paperback for public purchase on

One Hundred Years of Reading Hopkins: Special Issue of Victorian Poetry DEADLINE January 31, 2017

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:10pm
Lesley Higgins (York University) and Amanda Paxton (Trent University)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

To mark the centenary of the first edition of Gerard Manley Hopkins’s Poems (1918), there will be a special issue of Victorian Poetry in summer 2018. The guest editors of the issue are asking for completed essays that focus on a specific poem, or a pair of poems. (Submissions should not focus on “The Wreck of the Deutschland.”) Contributions should account for the shifting critical receptions of the texts since their publication and suggest new directions for Hopkins scholarship. Contributors might consider issues such as the politicization of Hopkins, Hopkins’s changing audience, appropriations of Hopkins, or Hopkins inside and outside of the academy.

Peer Reviewers Wanted - Print Credit and Honorarium

Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:40am
Layman Poupard Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Layman Poupard Publishing seeks peer reviewers for forthcoming entries in volumes of the Literature Criticism Series published by Gale Cengage. Reviewers will be asked to vet an 1800-word background essay and a primary works checklist. They will also be asked to recommend published critical essays to be reprinted in the entry. Reviewers will be credited in print and paid an honorarium. Academic affiliation is required.

To apply, please send a short vita with cover letter describing your research interests to

Current needs are listed on our website: 

PAMLA 2016: Romanticism (abstract due 6/10/16; conference 11-13 Nov. 2016)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:44am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 10, 2016

Looking for paper proposals on any topic relating to Romanticim. Papers relating in particular to the conference theme of “Archives, Libraries, Properties” are especially welcome.

To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to:

Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.

The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.

Aesthetics of dispersion (Call for papers)

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:17am
Olho d'água (Journal - Graduate Program of Literary Studies, MA and PhD, São Paulo State University, Brazil
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 5, 2016



Olho d’água (ISSN: 2177-3807) – UNESP – Brazil


Aesthetics of Dispersion


Literature: Empowerment through Empathy

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 9:10am
Indiana College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Indiana College English Association 2016 ConferenceLiterature: Empowerment through EmpathyFriday, October 28, 2016Indiana Wesleyan UniversityMarion, Indiana


You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view—until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.  --Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird  

The Medieval “Freak Show”: Putting the Monstrous on Display in the Middle Ages

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:27am
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 30, 2016

SEMA 2016 Proposal


Call for Papers for SEMA 2016

The Medieval “Freak Show”: Putting the Monstrous on Display in the Middle Ages


People and creatures perceived as monstrous or wondrous are often put on display for profit or exploitation. At times, this exhibitionism presents itself as “education.” What has popularly been called the “freak show” achieved its height via the emergence of working class entertainments that transformed visual cultures in the nineteenth century, as exemplified in P.T. Barnum’s circus and its sideshows, but also including innovations such as the stereoscope and the panorama, which prepared the rise of cinema and, later, television.

UVA-Wise Medieval/Renaissance, Sept. 15-17, 2016 (Undergrad) (proposals by July 15, 2016)

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 11:57am
University of Virginia's College at Wise
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

The University of Virginia's College at Wise’s Medieval-Renaissance Conference is pleased to accept abstracts for our thirtieth conference.  The conference is an open event that promotes scholarly discussion in all disciplines of Medieval and Renaissance studies.  Papers by undergraduates covering any area of medieval and renaissance studies—including literature, language, history, philosophy, science, pedagogy, and the arts—are welcome.  Abstracts for papers should be around 300 words in length and should be accompanied by a brief letter of recommendation from a faculty sponsor (the latter can be mailed or emailed separately).  A branch campus of the University of Virginia, the University of Virginia’s College at Wise is a public four-year liberal arts c

Ezra Pound's Vision of Paradise in The Cantos

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:46am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 2, 2016

This panel seeks abstracts exploring Ezra Pound's vision of paradise as presented in The Cantos. By June 2, please send a 300-word abstracts, brief bio, and A/V requiremetns to Jeff Grieneisen, State College of Florida, at

Papers might also explore the utopian and/or dystopian elements of the epic poem, as the conference theme is "Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?" The SAMLA conference will be held Nov. 4-6, 2016 in Jacksonvill, FL.

Call for Papers: LiNQ 2016 Place, Past, Perspective issue

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 10:42am
Literature in North Queensland (LiNQ)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Perspective, in the context of time or place, is one of the primary orienting tools of narrative.  In life and story, new or different perspectives can reveal hitherto hidden aspects of realty, and differences in perspective lead to misunderstanding or conflict. In literature ranging from the English poet William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience to the Australian novelist’s Christos Tsiolkas’s The Slap, readers are exposed to the possibilities and problems that emerge from differences of perspective. In the very act of reading and writing, readers and authors alike are forced to confront the points of contact between their own perspective and those of others.