are eager to post announcements of all international, English-language
conferences generated by both writing and academic communities -- when
those events pertain to modernist studies and contemporary innovate poetries
& scholarship, particularly when focused on the works of women authors.
This section will be continuously UPDATED between the September and February
issues. Please send Call for Papers, dates, location, website information
-- with plenty of lead time -- to Calendar Coordinator Arielle Greenberg
Modernist Studies Association "New
Modernisms II" 12-15 October 2000
The University of Pennsylvania
FOR PANEL AND SEMINAR PROPOSALS
to modernism at the end of the millennium is not a farewell but a new
Susan Stanford Friedman
In its 1999
inaugural conference, described by The Chronicle of Higher Education as
"giving new life for modernism," the Modernist Studies Association created
a forum wherein scholars, poets, musicians and artists could contribute
to this ongoing revitalization. Modernist studies is reemerging as a dynamic
and complex field, hospitable to interdisciplinary, international and
multicultural approaches and energized by recent work in race, class,
gender and sexuality. "New Modernisms II" convenes at the University of
Pennsylvania, and will incorporate the urban diversity of Philadelphia.
Our plenary sessions will emphasize the arts, and performance, but our
call for panel and seminar proposals remains open.
:An Interdisciplinary Conference on Writing in the Academy September 29-October 1, 2000
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
CRITIQUE, CULTURE is an interdisciplinary conference which aims to explore
the divisions between craft and critique in academic institutions. Where
and when are these divisions justified and useful, and when are they specious
and harmful? How and where can they be broken down, and where should they
be preserved? How do they function to construct both powerful positions
and limited horizons? How should we understand and negotiate this divide,
and how do we communicate across it? And finally, what is the role of
craft and critique in relation to culture? What is the future of aesthetic
analysis and production in the field of cultural studies? The goal of
this conference is to provide a space to discuss and debate these questions.
This conference invites scholars from a range of disciplines, including
poets, writers, literary critics, teachers, non-fiction essayists, theorists,
culturalists, art historians, as well as visual and performing artists.
We welcome completed papers (15 page maximum), abstracts (200 words or
less), or panel proposals which explore the complex and agonistic relationships
between craft and critique. We also encourage brief proposals for performative
and interactive panels that exceed or evade the familiar academic structures--including,
but not limited to, dramatic or visual presentations, readings of original
works of prose or poetry, interactive investigations, and short analyses
related to the topics of the conference. In addition to these presentations,
we will host a series of round-table discussions between professors, artists,
and graduate students to investigate the way artists and critics communicate,
collaborate, and coexist within the university; as well as the way artists
read critics, the way critics read artists, and the ways in which we might
more productively read one another. Possible topics include, but are not
* The role of aesthetic analysis in contemporary criticism and cultural
* Examining the craft, style, and performative aspects of critical theory
* Historicizing the poet-critic divide
* Critics representations of writers / writers characterizations of critics
* Parallel discourses in English departments and creative writing workshops
* Academic publishing: bridging academic and popular audiences
* The writer as genius versus the writer as assemblage
* Writing and identity * The pleasure of reading (in the academy?)
* Pedagogical issues: the role of aesthetic appreciation in the classroom
papers will be published in the Iowa Review. Please submit papers,
abstracts, or proposals by JUNE 15, 2000 to:
David Banash and Anthony Enns
Department of English
308 English-Philosophy Bldg.
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1492
submissions are strongly encouraged.
the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List CFP@english.upenn.edu Full
Information at http://www.english.upenn.edu/CFP/ or write Erika Lin: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Northeast Modern Languages Association)
2001 Convention March
FOR ABSTRACTS: September 15, 2000
are approved panel sessions for the upcoming NEMLA convention. Two-page
abstracts for proposed papers should be sentdirectly to the session chair
by September 15, 2000 along with a cover letter and any audio-visual requests.
If your paper is accepted, you will be required to join the NEMLA.
Papers on any aspect of Denise Levertov's poetry,translations, prose and
their political or intellectual contexts. Chair: Denise Elaine Lynch;
Department of English; Central Connecticut State University; Stanley Street;
New Britain, CT 06050; Phone: 860-832-2780; Email: email@example.com; Home
address: 80 Barksdale Road; West Hartford, CT 06117
of Poetic Form
Discussions of the political implications,uses, and interpretations of
poetic form in American poetry. More interested in papers addressing prosodic
and other formal features than in papers that are addressing genre. Chair:
Michael Manson; English Department; Anna Maria College; 50 Sunset Lane;
Paxton, MA 01612; Phone: 508-849-3481; Fax: 508-849-3362; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
School, Poet: Contemporary Links
This panel identifies and discusses potential links between the aesthetics
of traditional and avante garde poetic schools and individual critics
and poets.Chair: Heather White; Department of English; University of Rochester;
500 Wilson Boulevard; Rochester, NY 14627; Phone: 716-275-2160; Email:
email@example.com; Home address: 40 Rowley Street; Apt. #9; Rochester,
Press and Twentieth-Century American Literature
How the small press shapes authors conceptions of publishing and audiences;
the role of the small press in literary culture. E-mail proposals preferred.Chair:
Jim OLoughlin; English Department; Penn State University at Erie-Behrend
College; Station Road; Erie, PA 16563; Phone: 814-898-6073; Fax: 814-898-6032;
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Home address: 556 West 8th Street; Erie, PA 16502
Surrealist Women Writers
Papers are welcome that examine the written works of surrealist women
artists hailing from a variety of countries and decades.Chair: Kristin
E. Zimmerman; French Department; The Pennsylvania State University; 325
South Burrows Bldg; University Park, PA 16802; Email: email@example.com;
Home address: 510 Toftrees Avenue; Apt #231; State College, PA 16803;
Home email: Mzimmerman@aol.com
Reading Series presents Cecilia Vicuna (Cloud-Net, QUIPOem/The
Precarious) & Letta Neely (Juba, When We Were Mud)
& Tisa Bryant (Tzimmes) at 7 p.m., Friday, September 1, 2000
at Bluestockings Women's Bookstore, 172 Allen Street between Rivington
and Stanton on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Contact: (212) 777-6028
for more information.
WOMAN EDITED JOURNALS AND PRESSES FOCUSED ON INNOVATIVE WRITING
The e-zine Moria welcomes submissions for a soon to be added section on
poetic theory. Theory submissions should deal with current issues in contemporary
poetics, especially with issues relating to the language school and its
inheritors. The essays do not need to follow any traditional notions of
composition for academic essays. Submissions must be sent via e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com.
Editors: Melanie Neilson & Deirdre Kovac
available now with new work by poets including: Heather Ramsdell, Juliana
Spahr, Liz Waldner and many others. Special British and Irish feature.
Guest editor: Fiona Templeton.
inquiries: 20 Douglass St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
NO. 3 by Jenna Roper Harmon a s f a r a s by Jen Hofer Genealogy by Kathy Lou Schultz 22 by Katherine Spelling Spelt by Susan Gevirtz and Myung Mi Kim Eve Doe: Prior to Landscape by Elizabeth Treadwell definite articles by Sarah Anne Cox Waltzing the Map byStandard Schaefer extraneous roses by Lisa Kovaleski Room by Dana Teen Lomax
C h a
Since 1993, Chain has been publishing a yearly issue of work.
Each issue features the work of around seventy people and is about 250
Chain started with publishing mainly poetry. Now we publish photographs,
essays, operas, performance transcripts, plays, sculptures, paintings,
and other forms. Chain also emphasizes work by new or emerging artists
and collaborative and mixed genre work.
Each issue focuses on a topic. Past topics have included gender and editing,
documentary, mixed media and hybrid genres, processes and procedures,
and different languages. The topic allows Chain's editors to switch the
editorial question that they ask of each piece of work submitted--from
"Is this a great piece of art?" to "Does this piece of art tell us something
about the topic that we didn't otherwise know?". This makes Chain a little
rougher around the edges, a little less aesthetically predictable.
Ether Dome Press
Editors: Elizabeth Robinson and Colleen Lookingbill
Inquiries: c/o E. Robinson, firstname.lastname@example.org
"A forum for new poetic voices." Goal: two chapbooks a year by women who
have never published either a chapbook or a full-length collection. First
book out, later this year: Brydie McPherson.
Kelsey St. Press: 25 years publishing women's innovative poetry
Kelsey St. Press publishes poetry by contemporary women writers that challenges
traditional notions about form, content, and expression, and that offers
readers insight into our diverse culture. In the mid-1980's Kelsey St.
initiated a unique series of collaborations between visual artists and
poets. Believing that poets and visual artists should talk to each other,
the Press coordinates collaborations and then documents the results.Kelsey
St. Press supports the work of innovative writers whose work has been
disregarded by large, for-profit publishers. Just as New Directions championed
early 20th century innovators Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams,
Kelsey St. Press has published late 20th century innovators Mei-mei Berssenbrugge,
Kathleen Fraser, Barbara Guest, Myung Mi Kim and Erica Hunt. A partial
list of contemporary artist-collaborations include the work of Kiki Smith,
Alison Saar, Richard Tuttle and Anne Dunn.
publishes poetry, fiction and criticism, loosely centered around a common
theme. Themes have so far included fairy tales, ornament, and weather/maps.
Please visit our website to view excerpts from current & previous
issues, which include work by Franklin Bruno, Norma Cole, Malcolm de
Chazal, Brenda Iijima, Lily James, Tan Lin, Pamela Lu, Yedda Morrison,
Laura Moriarty, Michelle Murphy, Stephen Ratcliffe, Camille Roy, Linda
Russo, Jocelyn Saidenberg, and many others.
copies: $5/ea. Subscriptions: $10/yr (2 issues). Checks to E. Treadwell]
(4/5) Weathermap -- due out Fall '99 -- will include new poetry and
prose by Norma Cole, Gwyn McVay, Christopher Reiner, Kathy Lou Schultz,
Liz Waldner & many others, plus an interview with Kathleen Fraser
and a history of women publishers at the Poetry Project, NYC.
astrology, celebrity, catastrophe, destiny, romance, navigation, wishes,
fortune-telling, constellations. The passage of time. Hemispheres, seasons.
Prophecy, heaven. Leonardo da Vinci/di Caprio. Submission postmark period:
January 1-February 15, 2000.
by: April 15, 2000. The issue will appear during Summer, 2000.
send correspondence to:
350 East Second Ave.,
Vancouver, BC V5T4R8
Rooms is a quarterly publication-by-contribution created to provide a
and a consistent means of communication among women writers and artists
interested in formal and visual experimentation. The journal has no editor;
the work published in each edition depends on what individual Roomates
wish to contribute. Poetry, essays, fiction, non-fiction and visual work
will be included.
For New Contributors:
Send a sample of your work, a letter introducing yourself, and SASE to
For Ongoing Contributors:
Send fifty photocopies of your piece and $10 (in a cash, stamps, or a
made out to Dale Going) for binding and mailing to:
Rooms c/o Sari Broner, PO Box 12955
Berkeley, CA 94712
The deadlines for 2000 will be the 15 of March, September and December.
Books publishes works which navigate a relationship between narrative
and lyric, interrogating implications of verbal consciousness as event
and invoking fugitive conditions of place, time and subjectivity.
Second Story Books:
Right Now, Renee Gladman A Summer Newsreel, Brenda Coultas The Television Documentary, Lauren Gudath (forthcoming) Confusion Comix, Jaques Debrot (forthcoming)
A Journal of experimental poetry with an emphasis on work from the Pacific
Editor: Susan M. Schultz
47-391 Hui Iwa, #3
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Look for on-line issues featuring work by poets including: Lyn Hejinian,
Eileen Myles, Susan Geviritz, Mary Burger, Carolyn Lei-lanilau, Ron
Silliman, Elizabeth Treadwell, Bill Luoma, Yi Sha, Juliana Spahr and many
ajournal of poetics
edited by Yedda Morrison & David Buuck
An Invitation To Join A New Listserv About Women's Poetry:
The WOM-PO (Discussion of Women's Poetry) List is devoted to the
discussion of women poets of all periods, languages, aesthetics, and
ethnicities, and to their poetic and critical works.
The list address (for messages intended for distribution) is:
The server address (for commands) is: email@example.com
Send a message to the server adress, firstname.lastname@example.org, with
blank subject heading and the message.
TO FIND OUT WHO ELSE IS SUBCRIBED:
send the command "review wom-po" to the server address.
There is a tradition of new subscribers saying a little bit about themselves
and their interests. Please consider yourself invited to introduce yourself
to the list whenever you feel comfortable doing so.