Increasing disparities of wealth, inequalities, and unfairness have led to social protests, civil wars, and other forms of unrest in many parts of the world. Extreme climate changes causing droughts, forest fires, floods, hurricanes, and other disasters strain already limited and finite resources and have led to social unrest and to displacement and migration of citizens in search of basic necessities: food, water, shelter. Other forces and events have disrupted the stability of Earth’s systems throughout deep time, but the Anthropocene is the only age distinguished by at least the opportunity for human self-awareness and reflexivity regarding the agency of change.
The Menstrual is an accessible online literary magazine that publishes written and creative works which discuss, debate, represent and promote radical feminist theory. With a new issue published quarterly, submissions are welcome anytime of the year. Innovative, unique, autonomous, and original work that explores women's liberation from patriarchal oppression are sought.The Menstrual is an inclusive literary magazine that rejects institutional and male-based oppression, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, classism and ageism, heteronormative, and anti-feminist language/concepts/ideas.
The proposed session invites papers that explore how the chiasmic reflections of an ekphrasis reveal the interior subjectivity, ideology and the desire of its author. In Ancient rhetorical theory, ekphrasis refers to the use of language to make an audience imagine a scene.
The Chauncey Wood Dissertation Award of the George Herbert Society, 2017-2019
For an Outstanding Dissertation on George Herbert
The George Herbert Society
The Sixth Triennial Conference
at Cambridge University
George Herbert and Eloquence
18-21 June 2020
In partnership with
Peterhouse College, Trinity College, Magdalene College, and Girton College
Plenary Speakers: Sidney Gottlieb, Sacred Heart University
Malcolm Guite, Girton College
The editors of “Studies in Polish Literature” (http://www.ltn.lodz.pl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=104&...), which has been published annually since 1937 by the Lodz Learned Society and the University of Lodz, invite contributions to the 2020 issue of the journal, entitled
Deficit in Polish Literature and Literary Studies – Analyses and (Re)Visions
We welcome original and innovative approaches to a number of problems related to different understandings of the term “deficit.”
This session seeks papers on the relationship between literature and healing, broadly conceptualized. As theories and practices such as catharsis and bibliotherapy suggest, literature has functioned, over the course of its history, as a source of healing in times of need; “We need elegies,” Countee Cullen writes in the closing line of a poem entitled “Threnody for a Brown Girl.” The expositions on literature and healing date back to ancient times and continue up to the present: Apollo is not only the god of poetry but also of medicine; Aristotle’s theory of catharsis portrays how tragedies allow readers to experience extremities in safety, as part of the purification of their soul; D. H.
Philip Larkin: Personality, Poetry, Prose.
13-14 June 2019, Hull History Centre, Hull, UK.
Co-convened by final-year ‘Larkin-focused’ PhD researchers, Rebecca Devine (University of Hull) and Kyra Piperides Jaques (University of York).
The past few years have been particularly exciting for the Larkin scholar. With Hull – the poet’s workplace and home of thirty years – selected as UK City of Culture 2017, this undoubtedly engendered a renewed interest in not only the work of Philip Larkin, but the life of the poet as well. We expect that this will only be amplified by the successive title being handed to Coventry, Larkin’s birthplace and childhood home.
Call for Papers: Poetry in Film panel at PAMLA conference, San Diego, CA, November 14-17 2019
Poetry in Film
Emily Dickinson’s musical life, a topic of growing critical interest, is the subject of a panel at the Emily Dickinson International Society’s Triennial Conference in Asilomar, CA, August 8-11. The groundbreaking work of scholars such as Carolyn Cooley and Carlton Lowenberg, as well as later scholarship by George Boziwick and Paraic Finnerty, among many others, have helped to move discussion beyond the constricting forms of Congregationalist hymnody. Since the online publication of Dickinson’s music book by Harvard’s Houghton Library, we increasingly understand Dickinson’s musical life as richer and more engaged with popular culture than did previous generations of critics. What do we know about Dickinson’s musical life?
"Vom Eise befreit sind Strom und Bäche/Durch des Frühlings holden, belebenden Blick" - what better time than spring to finish that draft and send it in to us! We are an enthusiastic group of professors, led by an all-female editorial board, publishing a peer-reviewed academic journal. Our interests are in anything "German" from various perspectives. We are especially excited when we receive submissions about literature, culture, and language, including teaching German as a second or foreign language. Articles are published in German and English. Please visit https://dc.cod.edu/gj/ for more information. Happy writing!
"Interface" calls for papers for Issue 10: Poetry and Transculturality in Asia and Europe – Philosophical and Psychological aspects
Submission Deadline: July 31, 2019
Publication Date: October 2019
Call for Submissions: Interdisciplinary responses to "Rules"
ON Journal is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary print journal edited by Gabrielle Welsh and published by Shelf Shelf — https://shelfshelf.store/on-being-read/index.html
“I don’t follow the fucking rules,” you hear an earlier version of yourself saying, yet rules—both spoken and unspoken—permeate all facets of our lives, dictating our faculties. How are they broken? If only momentarily?
Call for Papers: Michigan College English Association Conference on Saturday, October 5, 2019
Themes: Borders, Walls, and Bridges
Luncheon Speaker: Dennis Hinrichsen, Lansing Poet Laureate
Location: Michigan State University, Bessey Hall, 434 Farm Lane, East Lansing MI 48824
Midwestern Modern Language Association
November 14-17, 2019
Permanent Section: Irish Studies
—I am a servant of two masters, Stephen said, an English and an Italian.
This is an invitation to present your research at this year’s South Central Modern Languages Association conference in Little Rock, Arkansas. The conference will take place October 24-26, 2019.
We are soliciting papers for the following panels
Chair: Alexandra Kostina, Rhoads College. firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Jill Martiniuk, University of South Florida. Jmmartiniuk@usf.edu
This session invites submissions for twenty-minute, scholarly presentations on any aspect of John Milton. Especially welcome are proposals addressing the conference theme, “Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships.” From Adam and Eve in Paradise Lost to Satan and Jesus in Paradise Regain’d to the Lady and Comus in A Masque, Milton encouraged readers to think power, identity, and relationships in many forms and in many contexts. What might these intersections of power, identity, and relationship reveal to us about Milton as a poet and political activist? By Friday, May 25, please submit an abstract of 200 words, a brief bio, and any A/V requests to Dr.
Ezra Pound: A Century Later
deadline for submissions:
March 1, 2019
full name / name of organization:
Michael D. Sollars / Texas Southern University
Ezra Pound: A Century Later
World Literary Review: Call for Papers
Deadline for abstracts: April 20, 2019
Deadline for mss submissions: August 30, 2019
Special Sessions Call for Papers
“Duality in the Early Modern Period”
Midwest Modern Language Association
Special Session at Midwest MLA's Annual Conference; Chicago, IL on November 14-17, 2019:
"Bob Dylan's 'Twinned America' in the Great Novel of Duluth"
Creative Writing Education Today
A national nomadic symposium
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
Following the successful launch of the nomadic symposium at the University of South Florida (with host Dr. Dianne Donnelly) on October 5, and the second fabulous iteration at Illinois Wesleyan University on February 1 2019 (with hosts Dr. Mike Theune and Dr. Brandi Reissenweber) “Creative Writing Education Today”, next appears at:
Jacksonville State University
Friday, May 24 2019
Thanks to the hosts at Jacksonville State!
Modern Language Association Convention, Seattle, January 9-12 2020
Sponsor: The Robert Frost Society
Contact: Calista McRae, email@example.com
Deadline for proposals: Monday, March 25, 2019
Session title: “Robert Frost and Fiction”
The Robert Frost Society invites papers on Frost and fiction, broadly construed: his reading in fiction and links with novelists; his prose stories; his narrative poems and fictive speakers; fiction and “lyric reading”; supreme fictions; dishonesty, gossip, invention.
The American Name Society (ANS)
is issuing its
Call for Papers
for the ANS panel at the
Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention
9-12 January 2020, Seattle
Semantic relations and personal names
Margaret Fuller's Ecologies
This panel seeks contributions that explore ecology, environment, and the natural world in relation to any aspect of Margaret Fuller’s writings. We also welcome proposals that approach Fuller along with other writers, and we encourage international perspectives.
Presentations might consider (but are not limited to): Fuller as ecotheoristEcofeminismEcopoetryEnviromental justiceSoundscapesAnimal studiesIndigeneityPosthumanismTeaching ecology with FullerBeing human with nature
MLA 2020 / Seattle WA, January 9-12, 2020 21st-Century Donne This panel invites proposals concerning the continued engagement with Donne in the contemporary moment. Any perspective considered, including comparative studies and research or pedagogical methodology. 300-word abstract and brief CV. Deadline for submissions: March 20, 2019Kimberly Johnson, Brigham Young University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Call for Papers
Permanent Section: Italian
“Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers”
November 14-17, 2019 - Chicago at the Hilton Chicago
We welcome individual and panel proposals that explore Italian Literature, Film, and Culture in the context of this year’s conference theme “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers”. Proposals exploring issues related to duality, identity, transcultural identity, and transnationality in Italian literature, film, art and culture from any time period will be given special consideration. Papers on any aspect of the conference topic are welcome, including but not limited to the following themes:
* Transnational identity: Italy’s minorities’ literary and film production
For this year's Sixteenth Century Conference, to be held from 17-20 October in St. Louis, Missouri, the International Spenser Society will sponsor a panel on "Angry Spenser". Affect studies are all the rage at present, and the affect of rage is everywhere in Spenser's work. From The Faerie Queene's personifications and allegorical figures (Furor, Pyrochles, Atin) to the bitter satire of "Mother Hubberd's Tale" to the ostensible counsel of A View of the Present State of Ireland, Spenser's poetry not only explores the state, causes, and consequences of rage and wrath of all kinds but is frequently laced with anger.
The International T.S. Eliot Society is accepting proposals for a panel at the 2019 Midwest MLA conference in Chicago, to be held November 14-17, 2019. Any proposal on a subject reasonably related to Eliot studies will be considered. 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 or a brief biographical statement. Submissions must be received no later than May 15, 2019. For more information on MMLA 2019, please go to www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/.
Persons in Poetry and Law
Panel Proposal for MLA 2020
January 9-12, Seattle, WA
What relationships exist between poetic and legal invocations of personhood? What emerges in examining the formal strategies involved in processes of invocation? Seeking papers that put poems and legal texts in conversation. Please send a 300-word proposal by March 13th to firstname.lastname@example.org.