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CFP: E. E. Cummings Sessions at the American Literature Association's 29th annual conference, San Francisco, CA, May 24-27, 2018 (deadline 1/27/2018)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 10:34am
E. E. Cummings Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018

The E. E. Cummings Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2018 ALA. We invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Cummings' life or work. Proposals that touch upon the following topics will be especially welcome:

  • Cummings in 1917-1918 (detention at La Ferté Macé, Cummings at Camp Devens, The Enormous Room as a modernist memoir)
  • Early experiments in modernism
  • Readings of little-studied Cummings poems
  • Re-readings of much-studied Cummings poems
  • Cummings among the modernists and post-modernists
  • Love and art vs. the unworld of modernity 

Submit 250-400 word abstracts to Michael Webster (websterm@gvsu.edu) by January 27, 2018.

Call for papers and creative writing

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 4:15pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

The quint’s thirty eighth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books.  The deadline for this call is 15th February 2018—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board.  Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint’s editors or outside readers.

The Anthological Impulse: Pedagogy and Social Justice

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 4:15pm
American Studies Association (ASA, November 8-11, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 27, 2018

Anthologies are a profoundly pedagogical genre. However, while anthologies are often constructed specifically for classrooms, as scholars such as Kenneth Warren (1993) and Cynthia G. Franklin (1997) have argued, their making is typically removed from the site and sight of the classroom. While this suggests a unilateral and hierarchical pedagogy of knowledge transmission from expert to student, this panel explores what other, more empowering praxes emerge around what we are calling “the anthological impulse”: a desire to write and think with others and collect and share that work.

English beyond England: the elaboration/dissemination of ‘English’ as a literary discipline in the British Isles, the US and Commonwealth countries

updated: 
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 9:38am
European Society for the Study of English, 14th Conference, Brno, Czech Republic. 29th August - 2nd September 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

14th ESSE Conference, Brno, Czech Republic

29th August – 2 September 2018

Call for papers – Seminar 50:

English beyond England: the elaboration/dissemination of ‘English’ as a literary discipline in the British Isles, the US and Commonwealth countries

 

Gathering in the Strange: Literary Vision in a Disenchanted World

updated: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:19pm
Southwest Conference on Christianity & Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Gathering in the Strange: Literary Vision in a Disenchanted World

The Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature

September 27-29, 2018

Oklahoma Baptist University

Shawnee, Oklahoma

 

 

In his poem “Expected,” Mark Jarman writes

                         That sense derived from my mother

                        who saw an angel by her bedside as a child

                        and knew the ghosts who attended her

                        as she cleaned house were playful but indifferent.

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’

 

Wife, Mother, Siren, Artist: Challenging the Patriarchal Stereotype

updated: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:15pm
Dave Clayton / University of Chichester
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: British Women’s Writing from 1930 to 1970

 

Wife, Mother, Siren, Artist: Challenging the Patriarchal Stereotype 

A two-day Conference at the University of Chichester

Saturday June 9th and Sunday June 10th 2018

Co-organised by Dr Miles Leeson and David Clayton

Department of English, Creative Writing, History and Politics 

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