In the fall of 2016, Paine College hosted the Frank Yerby Centennial Celebration and Evelyn Etheridge Conference on the Harlem Renaissance to celebrate Yerby's 100th birthday. Over the past few years, scholars such as Veronica Watson, Gene Andrew Jarrett, Stephanie Brown, and James C. Charles have provided much needed insight regarding Yerby's first novel The Foxes of Harrow (1946) and its follow up The Vixens (1947). This work adds to the scholarship of James L. Hill.
Short form CFP:
This panel examines links between literary and ecological form across the Atlantic in the long eighteenth century. Formal experimentation is often taken as analogue for political critique, but in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, these critiques tend to be sited within specific locales. What literary shifts are enabled or enforced by divergent ecological sites? What new perspectives on formal innovation become available when we view the plantation through the lens of the garden, and vice versa?
The term ‘generation’ has played a formative role in literary histories of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries to articulate notions of evolution, rupture, and continuity. Its use is, however, not uncontested and has been the subject of intense scholarly scrutiny in literary studies and cultural memory studies over the last two decades. As Astrid Erll has noted, the concept of ‘generation’ is marked by two dimensions: generationality and genealogy. The first term indicates how generations define themselves or are defined on the basis of a shared ‘space of experience’ (Koselleck); the second term points at the relation generations maintain to what or who precedes them.
SHORT FORM CFP:
This panel examines the relationship between the contemporary poetry community’s call for “poetry of resistance” and the particular locations or spaces that such poems represent. Papers may examine how particular locations or spaces define the language of resistance or how poetic resistance defines particular locations or spaces. How is resistance defined locally, globally, geographically, environmentally, or personally in poetry? And how does poetry define the relationship between resistance and location?
Send 250-300 word abstracts to Kirsten Ortega at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30, 2017.
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