SPRING ISSUE: Deadline February 1, 2003
BathHouse, a new on-line journal of hybrid literature and literary arts based at Eastern Michigan University, seeks submissions for its first issue. Dedicated to promoting cross-genre and hybrid writing, BathHouse values innovative and interdisciplinary writing and art in diverse forms — projects that emerge out of interstices or tensions at peripheries, work that arises between boundaries, beyond limits. We are looking for fiction, poetry, multimedia, hypermedia, and/or audio pieces. However we are particularly interested in projects that resist these categories.
The BathHouse “bath house” issue. Please send work on bathhouse themes: buried streams, sanitoriums, ancient seas, miracle cures, snake oil remedies, chronic vapors, and related topics.
Deadline for paper proposals: 15 March 2003
The theme of the next Southern Writers Symposium will be “Region.”
Proposals for papers and panels should address such topics as the following:
--regional and local-writing about the South
These ideas are meant to be suggestive rather than exhaustive. All proposals
bearing on the concept of region or regionalism in southern literature
will be welcome.
The Canadian Modernists Meet: A Symposium
University of Ottawa, May 9-10, 2003
Symposium Co-Chairs: Dean Irvine and Seymour Mayne
This symposium seeks to bring together critics, historians, editors, translators, and theorists whose research on late nineteenth-century and twentieth-century literatures contributes to the study of modernism in Canada.
For further information, contact:
2 June 2003
Essays are requested for a proposed collection on the sonnets of Gwendolyn Brooks. While Brooks’s acclaimed sonnets are receiving more scholarly attention, they remain largely neglected. Using new critical perspectives, the essays should provide further insight into the artistry and abiding resonance of Brooks’s sonnets.
Interested scholars should send a 2-3 page prospectus and an updated c.v. by December 1, 2002. Completed essays (MLA style) of 25-30 pages from contributors will be due by June 2, 2003.
Send inquiries to:
24-25 October 2003
It might seem paradoxical to consider the century of the Modernist avant-garde from the point of view of nostalgia. However, nostalgia manifests itself in twentieth-century British poetry in a multitude of ways. A selection of papers (in English) will be published in ETUDES BRITANNIQUES CONTEMPORAINES after the conference.
Proposals in English (200 words for a 25 minute paper) to be sent to Professor Paul Volsik (at:- [email protected]) before the end of MARCH 2003. Decision on acceptance by the scientific committee (SEAC) before Easter 2003.