CFPs for two upcoming CWWA conferences

Contemporary Women’s Poetry: Lines and Landscapes.

5 April 2019, Hastings Campus, University of Brighton

Poetry by women is wide-ranging, diverse and polyphonic. It works through and across lines and landscapes to create individual poems, collections, and bodies of work. Through traversing these in multiple ways, it establishes clusters and constellations which both speak to and disrupt traditions of poetry and poetics. This conference aims to take stock of contemporary women’spoetry, to begin to map the terrain and to articulate some of the lines and landscapes thatwomen’s poetry explores.

Deadline 18 Feb, 2019.

Full CFP here

 

Locations and Dislocations: Places and Spaces in Contemporary Women’s Writing.

International Contemporary Women’s Writing Association Conference, 3-5 July 2019, Algoma University, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

The 2019 Contemporary Women’s Writing Association International Conference theme is inspired by its location at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, Northern Ontario, Canada. Algoma University occupies the historical site of the former Shingwauk Residential School to which displaced Anishinaabe children were sent to receive a colonial “education.” Survivors of the Shingwauk Residential School formed the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association and have helped guide the development of education here, launching the first major, permanent, residential school Survivor-driven exhibition in a former residential school building in 2018. Algoma University sits alongside Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig (an Anishinaabek institution for university studies) on this sacred site set aside for the fulfillment of Chief Shingwauk’s vision of respectful inter-cultural education. Surrounded by iconic Canadian maple bush in the heart of the Great Lakes, Anishinaabe people refer to this region as “Bawating”—“the place of the rapids”—and it has a long history as a meeting and trading place. As a declining steel town, Sault Ste. Marie raises crucial questions about the future of post-industrial cities. The city has staged the often fraught encounter between economic development based on extractive and heavy industries and the preservation of areas of outstanding natural beauty. Sault Ste. Marie is also a border city twinned with Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, U.S.

Deadline: 1 March, 2019.

Full CFP here