Announcing the 2016 ALSCW Meringoff Writing Awards, Deadline Oct. 15

Meringoff Awards 2014

The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers is pleased to announce three awards of $2,000 each: one in poetry, one in fiction, and one in nonfiction. Each writer may submit only one entry. All entries must be previously unpublished and must be postmarked no later than September 15, 2016. The winners will be announced in December, and the winning entries will be published in either Literary Imagination or Literary Matters. For current members of The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers, there is no entry fee; for everyone else, membership in the ALSCW is required. The necessary information for membership can be found by clicking on “Membership” at the top of our web page or by clicking on this link. All members of the ALSCW receive the annual three issues of our flagship journal, Literary Imagination, as well as access to our newsletter and the ability to attend our conferences and local gatherings.

2016 Invitation and Call for Papers: ALSCW Conference

We are pleased to announce that the 2016 ALSCW Conference will take place from Thursday, October 27th to October 30h at the Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. You can find the detailed call for papers by clicking here.

We have a tremendous event in the making.  The exceptional quality of the sessions, performances, and special events we are assembling will help us reach that goal.  If you have a university or another institutional affiliation, feel free to share the CFP with your colleagues, including people in the departments of English, Creative Writing, Classics, and Modern Languages.

Call for Papers: CERCOP-conference, Aalborg University, Denmark

Invitation and call for papers

Key note speakers:

Marjorie Perloff, University of Southern California
Peter Dayan, University of Edinburgh
Unni Langås, University of Agder
Mats Jansson, University of Gothenburg

The conference takes place in Aalborg, Denmark, December 3rd to December 5th 2015 and is arranged by Center for Research in Contemporary Poetry (research cooperation between University of Aalborg and Aarhus, Denmark, and Hedmark University College, Norway).

Venue: Kroghstræde 3, Auditorium 1.104, Aalborg University

Extended Deadline for Seminars

The call for papers for the seminars has been extended until November 1. The seminars will be held in the special collections library at UGA, where participants are invited to consult the holdings. Proposals of 300 words should be sent as email attachments to Sarah Spence (sspence@uga.edu) on or before November 1, 2012. Click here for more information

Call for Papers deadline extended to December 15

We are extending the deadline for proposals for papers and seminar presentations at the March 9-11 ALSCW Annual Conference to December 15. Please share this news with anyone who may be interested in submitting a proposal. The complete Call for Papers is available on our homepage.

Submit your work for the RES Essay Prize

The editors of The Review of English Studies invite contributions to the RES Essay Prize on any topic of English literature or the English language from medieval times to the twentieth century. The winner will receive:

  • Publication of the winning essay in The Review of English Studies
  • A cash prize of £250
  • £250 worth of OUP books
  • A free year’s subscription to The Review of English Studies

How to enter:

2009 ALSC Conference Call for Papers

The ALSC Conference Program Committee invites proposals for papers and presentations to be considered for the 2009 conference at the Westin Tabor Center Hotel in Denver, October 9-11. Descriptions of each panel and seminar topic appear below, along with e-mail addresses and other contact information for submissions. Please bear in mind that there will be many more submissions than can be accepted, and that the criteria may include not only the merit of the individual submission but the range and variety of a session’s contributions. The pleasure of the conveners is to see how much stimulating and valuable work is being done; the pain is to be able to accommodate only part of it in panel or seminar.

Evelyn Waugh Undergraduate Essay Contest

Through the generosity of an anonymous patron, Evelyn Waugh Newsletter and Studies is able to sponsor the fifth annual Evelyn Waugh Undergraduate Essay Contest. The editors welcome essays on any aspect of Waugh’s life or work. Essays should normally be no longer than 5000 words or 20 pages. The prize is $250. The deadline is 31 December 2009. Submit essays to Dr. John H. Wilson, English Dept., Lock Haven University, Lock Haven PA 17745, or jwilson3@lhup.edu.

Call for Papers on Great Expectations and Four Other Titles

A message from Ignatius Critical Editions series editor Joseph Pearce.

We are looking for critical essays for the next batch of Ignatius Critical Editions. The first six titles have now been published. The third and fourth batches are already being edited and we are now ready to accept essays for the fifth
batch. The five titles for which we are making this call for papers are as follows:

  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Great Expectations
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Mansfield Park
  • Moby Dick