The 4th Convention of the Chinese/American Association for Poetry and Poetics will take place in Jinan, Shandong from November 28 to 29, 2015. This convention will be hosted by Shandong Normal University and co-sponsored by Central China Normal University, Foreign Literature Studies, Forum for World Literature Studies, Shandong Foreign Language Teaching Journal, and University of Pennsylvania. Papers are called from scholars all over the world.
John L. (Jack) Sweeney fist published his Basic English translation of Donne’s “Love Deity” in Reed Whittemore and James Jesus Angleton’s Furioso 2:1 (p. 34) in 1943. Sweeney's note on the experiment included these comments: "It should be noted that in terms of the system of Basic English its use in verse form is unorthodox. It is not a literary language . … In a certain sense the extension printed here is a sport [but] it may suggest to educationists an auxiliary device for the analysis and discussion of language in poetry. As I. A. Richards said in a different connection, 'Most people find that having versions of a passage before them opens up the task of explaining immensely. This is true even when one version of it is clearly very inferior; its presence still throws the implications on the other into relief." The poem was reprinted in Delos 1:4 (1988-89), pp. 138-40.