Marianne Moore

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.

Please send your submissions by e-mail to, or by post to BathHouse, Eastern Michigan University, Department of English, 612 Pray-Harrold, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.All paper submissions must be accompanied by SASE for return. E-mailed text submissions should be sent as PC compatible attachments. Hypermedia and digital art submissions can be sent as zip files. Alternatively, if you provide a link in your e-mail, the editors will view your work on your home website.

Please backchannel questions about BathHouse to Christina Milletti at or to Christine Hume at

Deadline for paper proposals: 15 March 2003
Southern Writers Symposium

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
--literature of various southern subregions
--the South as an American region
--the American South in global perspective

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.
Please submit 250-word abstracts or completed papers by March 15, 2003.
For instructions on submitting panel proposals, please contact the

Address all communications to:
Emily Wright
English Dept.
Methodist College
5400 Ramsey St.
Fayetteville, NC 28311 <>

The Canadian Modernists Meet: A Symposium

University of Ottawa, May 9-10, 2003

Symposium Co-Chairs: Dean Irvine and Seymour Mayne

F. R. Scott’s satirical poem “The Canadian Authors Meet” has long epitomized the emergent modernist’s call for a new literary movement in Canada. Seventy-five years after the publication of Scott's poem in the McGill Fortnightly Review, questions about the making of literary modernism in Canada are still under investigation and increasingly subject to debate.

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:

Dean Irvine
Department of English, University of Ottawa
70 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, ON
K1N 6N5 Canada
fax: (613) 562.5990

2 June 2003
Sonnets of Gwendolyn Brooks

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:

Annie Perkins
Professor of English
Department of English and Foreign Languages
Norfolk State University
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504
Telephone: (757) 823-2958
Fax: (757) 623-6599

24-25 October 2003

Ecole Normale Supérieure - Lettres et Sciences Humaines,
15, parvis René Descartes
BP 7000
69342 Lyon Cedex

The ENS-LSH in English:

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:- before the end of MARCH 2003. Decision on acceptance by the scientific committee (SEAC) before Easter 2003.


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