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2016 Conference Program Now Available

The program for the Twentieth Annual ALSCW Conference to be held Thursday, October 27 to Sunday, October 30 at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC is now available at this link (click on the title if viewing from the home page then click on the link).

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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.




Ernest Suarez

Vice President, ALSCW

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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

Center for Research in Contemporary Poetry:
The Experiments in Contemporary Poetry is the fourth conference of CERCOP (Centre for Research in Contemporary Poetry) and the project “Contemporary Poetry between Genres, Art Forms and Media”, which was established in 2013 with a grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research | Humanities (FKK). The project focuses on the explosive development with regard to the production, distribution and reception of poetry, which we have witnessed in recent decades. An orientation towards sound and performance has taken place, in which poetry, drama and music have entered into new constellations. We have seen more extensive sampling poetry and an orientation towards the narrative, as well as syntheses between poetry and visual artistic expressions. The technological development of the media has contributed to the development of new poetic forms of interaction on the Internet. The aim of the conference is to develop new interdisciplinary methods for reading contemporary poetry, and to discuss the literary-historical, art-historical, social and political implications of the expansion of poetry as a genre.

We invite all scholars and doctoral candidates to present papers that address the questions and issues mentioned above. Topics might include but are not restricted to:

· Intermediality: word, sound and image in the digital age
· Politics of space: poetry in digital or real public spaces
· Sensibilities: affects, atmospheres and materialities
· History: rethinking poetry (old or new) in respect to media (old or new)
· Conceptualism: challenges to the poiesis of poetry
· Translation: the local and the global
· Interventions: poetry outside of poetry, or reading the world poetically
· Autonomy vs. heteronomy: the borders of poetry
· Poetry now: close-readings of contemporary poetry
· Interfaces: between poetry and criticism
· Other arts: as in film and poetry

The time for paper presentations is strictly limited to 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion. The official language of the conference is English. Please send your abstract (around 300 words) including a short CV as an attachment to Peter Stein Larsen ( or Louise Mønster (

The deadline for paper proposals is August 15th, 2015.

Please let us know if you wish to be registered as a participant without presenting a paper.

The conference fee will be 120 EUR including conference dinner. A preliminary conference program will be published November 1st at

The conference is kindly hosted by Center for Research in Contemporary Poetry, Aalborg University and the Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University.

Conference organizers: Peter Stein Larsen and Louise Mønster

Conference Committee: Peter Stein Larsen, Louise Mønster, Rasmus Dahl Vest and Jakob Schweppenhäuser, Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University and members of CERCOP.


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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 ( on or before November 1, 2012. Click here for more information

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Call for Papers Now Available

The Call for Papers for the upcoming 2013 Annual Conference in Athens Georgia is now available to be downloaded from our website. The Call for Papers contains important information about this year’s panels and seminars. Click here for more information.

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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!

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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.)

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Pre-Convention Reading

Attendees of the 18th Annual Conference are invited to a Pre-Convention Reading on Thursday, March 8th at 8 PM. The reading will be conducted as an open mic, and is open to all members and their guests. It will take place in the Freburg Forum at the Kravis Center. See you there!

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2012 Conference Program Now Available

The complete program for the upcoming annual conference in Claremont, CA is now available on the Conference 2012 page of our website. Click here for a direct link to the pdf.

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Hotel Lodging for 18th Annual Conference Attendees in Claremont

We have arranged hotel rooms at discount rates for those who wish to attend the convention at two beautiful Claremont area hotels. We have available 40 rooms at the Doubletree Hotel, which is walking distance from the convention, at $109/night, and another 40 rooms at $66.09/night at the Hotel Claremont, which is a longer walk to the convention but has a shuttle service to Claremont McKenna College. To get the convention rate you must reserve a room at these hotels by February 8. Be sure to ask for the ALSCW room block.


For information about the Hotel Claremont and Tennis Club visit

Phone: 909-621-4831


840 Indian Hill Blvd. Claremont  CA 91711


For information about the Doubletree Hotel, visit

Phone: 909 626 2411

555 W. Foothill Claremont CA 91711

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