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

The Inaugural Singapore Literature Festival, NYC, 2014


For the first time ever, 15 Singaporean writers will converge on New York City from October 10 to 12, 2014, for the inaugural Singapore Literature Festival. They will read from locally and globally inspired works in various locations around Manhattan, including 92nd Street Y, Book Culture, McNally Jackson, and NYU’s Lilian VernonCreative Writers House.

Organized by a group of book-loving volunteers, the Singapore Literature Festival aims to showcase and build awareness of Singaporean writing among readers, editors, and publishing professionals in New York. The festival provides a wonderful opportunity to hear and engage with the most distinctive voices coming out of the city-state, which celebrates its 50th year of independence next year.

Three Talks by Christopher Ricks This Fall in Manhattan

Literature & All the Other Activities
Three Talks by Christopher Ricks


T. S. Eliot: “to exhibit the relations of literature—not to ‘life’ as something contrasted to literature, but to all the other activities, which, together with literature, are the components of life.”


October 1  More than One Waste Land
October 8  The strength to force the moment to its crisis: Thomas Hardy and George Eliot
October 22  Just Like a Woman? Bob Dylan and the Charge of Misogyny

ALSCW and Literary Matters at the AWP Annual Conference & Bookfair

We are pleased to announce that the ALSCW will be present at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference & Bookfair. The conference will be held at the Hynes Convention Center & Sheraton Boston Hotel on March 6 – 9, 2013. We will be sharing a table with Better: Culture & Literature (Table Z-11) on Thursday & Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM, and Saturday, 8 AM – 3 PM. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Local Meeting at Barnard College

The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers and Saskia Hamilton, co-editor of Literary Imagination, invite you to Fictions of Fiction, a literary evening featuring Morris Dickstein and Darryl Pinckney. Morris Dickstein will present “My Life in Fiction.” Darryl Pinckney will read a chapter from High Cotton “sort of about Barnard and Columbia.”

This meeting is scheduled for Thursday, December 13, 2012, 6:00pm, at 302 Barnard Hall, Barnard College, New York City. Barnard Hall is located immediately upon entering through the main gate of the Barnard College campus at Broadway and 117th Street. Refreshments to follow

Two Local ALSCW Meetings at the BU Editorial Institute: 24 Oct: Kalotay and Tabatabai; 7 Nov: Scanlan. 5 pm.

This semester there will be two ALSCW local meetings of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. Those who are not members of the Association are likewise welcome.

To be held at the Editorial Institute Library, Second Floor, 143 Bay State Road, a few minutes from Kenmore Square. 5 p.m. – 6.45 p.m. Wine.

Please let us know, with about a week’s notice, if you will be coming. This, either to the ALSCW office,, or to the Editorial Institute,

Wednesday 24 October: A reading of her fiction by Daphne Kalotay and of his poems by Sassan Tabatabai, followed by a discussion.

Third Annual Literature in Translation Forum – August 24, 2012

On Friday August 24, 2012, Vermont Studio Center and the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers will co-sponsor the third annual Literature in Translation Forum, presenting French poet Emmanuel Moses and his translator, poet Marilyn Hacker. The evening is open to the public and will include a talk, a joint bi-lingual reading, and a question and answer session.

From left: Antonello Borra, Greg Delanty, Geoffrey Brock, Gary Clark, Patrizia Cavalli, Annie Jacobs, 2011 LiT Forum, October 2011
From left: Antonello Borra, Greg Delanty, Geoffrey Brock, Gary Clark, Patrizia Cavalli, Annie Jacobs, 2011 LiT Forum, October 2011

Principles of Excellence in Poetry – September 28, 2012

The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers announces a panel
and reception entitled Principles of Excellence in Poetry, which will take
place at Poets House in New York City on September 28, 2012 at 7:00pm.
The event will be free and open to the public. A reception hosted by ALSCW
member William Louis-Dreyfus will follow.

The panel, moderated by Edward Mendelson, will include three panelists
(each speaking for ten minutes): Christopher Ricks will discuss John Crowe
Ransom’s critique of Thomas Hardy’s poetry, Jill Rosser will speak on the
poetry of John Donne, and Paul Keegan will discuss Samuel Beckett’s French
and English poems. A discussion with the audience will follow the panelists’ brief