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Reading Walter de la Mare, 1873-1956: 'a voice which has no fellow'

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:13pm
Anna Nickerson and Yui Kajita
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Reading Walter de la Mare, 1873-1956:
‘a voice which has no fellow’

 

20th –21st  September 2018, University of Cambridge

https://readingwalterdelamare.wordpress.com

 

 

By whom, and by what means, was this designed?
The whispered incantation which allows
Free passage to the phantoms of the mind?
                                        . . .
By the delicate, invisible web you wove —
The inexplicable mystery of sound.

 

               — From T. S. Eliot, ‘To Walter de la Mare’

 

Slave Poetics and the Political Present (interdisciplinary)

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 8:55am
American Studies Association, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 8th-11th
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 26, 2018

In his 2012 essay “On Failing to Make the Past Present,” Stephen Best argues that the slave archive is not always “a ready prism for apprehending the black political present,” pressuring contemporary scholars to make a distinction between today’s political crises and black diasporic history. And yet, recent political regressions force us to re-examine how our current moment may be informed by and understood through the optics of abolition, emancipation, and reconstruction. This panel seeks to re-focus current critical thought on the links between the traumatic past and the historical present by examining how the poetry of slavery accentuates—and even depends upon—these linkages.

In Retrospect: Ellis Bell, Emily Bronte and their Wuthering Heights

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 3:48pm
Centre for Victorian Studies, Jadavpur University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 10, 2018

Call for Papers: The Confidential Clerk (Vol.4)

The Confidential Clerk (ISSN 2454-6100), an open-access and peer-reviewed journal of the Centre for Victorian Studies, Jadavpur University, seeks contributions for its 2018 issue.         

In Retrospect: Ellis Bell, Emily Bronte and their Wuthering Heights

"Writing the Philippines": Call for Submissions

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:12pm
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

We are happy to announce that in June 2018 Cha will be publishing a special “Writing the Philippines” issue. Submissions of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and art are accepted between 1 January 2018 and 31 March 2018. If you have something original to say about the Philippines, we would like to hear from you. Please note that we can only accept submissions in English or translated into English.

Women of Bay Area Lang-Po

updated: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 10:34am
Laura Hinton, The City College of New YOrk (CUNYO
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

Women have played a major role in the poetics and politics of the West Coast Language Poetry movement based in the San Francisco Bay area.  This panel proposal, for the American Literature Association My 24-27 in San Francisco, would consider the important contributions of female poets both solo and in collaboration, including Lyn Hejinian, Carla Harryman, Erica Hunt, Rae Armantrout, Leslie Scalapino, Beverly Dahlen and many others in propelling and sustaining one of America’s most radical literary movements, both aesthetically and politically, since the early 1970s.

Politics and Poetics in Contemporary Poetry: Visibility, Anger, Bodies and Resistance (SSAWW, 11/7-11/11/18, Denver CO)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:31pm
Alice Rutkowski
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 9, 2018

Please email, to Dr. Alice Rutkowski (rutkowsk@geneseo.edu), by Fri Feb 9 an attached Word document that includes: 1) title of paper with 250-300 word abstract 2) contact information 3) a brief bio statement (no longer than 60 words) and 4) any a/v requirements. Decisions will be made by Mon Feb 12 in time for scholars to – if need be- submit to the general call deadline of Feb Feb 16.

 

Politics and Poetics in Contemporary Poetry: Visibility, Anger, Bodies and Resistance

CounterText Conference: The Post-Literary

updated: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:23pm
University of Malta
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Call for Papers
The Second CounterText Conference: The Post-Literary
University of Malta, Valletta Campus, 6-8 April 2018

The second CounterText conference will be held at the University of Malta, between the 6th and the 8th April 2018. The theme of the conference is ‘The Post-Literary’.

Evelyn Scott Society -- SSAWW -- Deadline for abstracts January 31, 2018

updated: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 9:31am
Evelyn Scott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Evelyn Scott Society invites abstracts of 1-2 pages on the American writer Evelyn Scott (1893-1963) for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers 2018 Triennial Conference in Denver, Colorado on November 7-11, 2018.  

Papers may focus on any of her works (novels, memoir, poetry, letters, young adult literature), and they may take any contemporary critical approach. Following from the conference theme of “Resistance and Recovery across the Americas,” we are especially interested in papers that explore those themes in Scott’s work and/ or that of her contemporaries.  Conference themes include:

•Writing the fight: social justice, resistance, and protest in poetry and prose

Paper proposals on the work of Lyn Hejinian, for the American Literature Association

updated: 
Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 9:45am
Professor Laura Hinton, Department of English, City College of New York
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 20, 2018

As one of the most highly-regarded, well-published of the ground-breaking Bay Area Language Poets to emerge in the 1970s—and also as a theorist, translator, publisher, and in recent decades a UC Berkeley professor—Lyn Hejinian is one of the most accomplished innovative writers in contemporary America. This panel, which will be proposed for the American Literature Association meeting in San Francisco (May 24-27, 2018), will examine Hejinian’s stunning oeuvre from a variety of critical perspectives. Paper proposals should include a title, 500-word description, the potential presenter’s short professional bio (publications, awards, academic rank and affiliation). Query ASAP for more information. Polished proposal DEADLINE: Jan.

English Seventeenth-Century Literature

updated: 
Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:02pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Papers on any aspect of British seventeenth-century literature (including Restoration), for the annual meeting of the 2018 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on Oct 4-6, 2018. Email 200-300 word proposals, by March 1, to clayldaniel@live.com or clay.daniel@utrgv.edu . All proposals are acknowledged. You do not have to be a member of RMMLA to propose a paper, but you should become a member by April 1 to be listed in the program.

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