2020 ALSCW Annual Conference Postponed

We have discussed the 2020 annual conference, scheduled at Yale University from October 22-25, with the ALSCW Executive Committee and the Conference Committee, and regret to announce that we are postponing it for a year. We have asked the session leaders for the Yale conference if they could commit to October of 2021, and are pleased and grateful that many already have responded affirmatively. If you have submitted a proposal for the conference, we will keep it on hand for 2021. We plan to circulate the Call for Papers for the 2021 annual conference in early February, and hope to see you in New Haven in October of 2021 (the precise dates TBA).

ALSCW Call for Papers Update

Dear ALSCW members and friends,

We have had requests for more time to think about responses to the call for papers at the October conference at Yale University from October 22-25. In view of these, and given the unique pressures under which we’re all now working, we are postponing the deadline for proposed seminar papers to July 1.

Please know that we are moving forward with plans for October, and will continue to accept submissions, but there is serious uncertainty at this time about the likely duration of the mitigation and containment measures that universities, like all other responsible institutions, have been putting in place; and it seems possible that the pandemic will affect the planned dates for the 2020 conference. We will let you know as soon as we have any information about this.

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

Conference 2012 (Initial) Wrap-Up

Thank you to all who attended our annual conference last week and helped make it such a success! In the coming weeks we will be uploading photos of the different panels, seminars, and dinners. There will also be a conference reflection included in the upcoming issue of Literary Matters. We look forward to seeing you all again next year, if not much sooner!

Extension on Discount Rooms at the DoubleTree Hotel until March 3

The DoubleTree Hotel in Claremont has extended our special ALSCW conference discount until March 3, and opened up 10 other rooms – five with two doubles and 5 with a king bed. Call them at 1-909-626-2411 and tell them you are a member of the ALSCW, and that more rooms have just been opened up at the reduced rate of $109 plus tax. (Our contact there is Crystal.)