CFP: [American] Shifting Notions of Turn-of-the-Century American Lyric (9/15/07; NeMLA, 4/10/08-4/13/08)

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Elissa Zellinger
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Call for Papers

Shifting Notions of Turn-of-the-Century American Lyric

39th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 10-13, 2008
Buffalo, New York

This panel will focus on the relationship between late-nineteenth-century American poetry,
naturalism, and realism. Like realist and naturalist fiction, poetry of the period engages with
radical and rapid changes; American lyric reflects these contradictions and flows in its form and
content. This panel is interested in the ways that social changes infuse vitality into the form, how
inherited traditions intersect and adjust to changing political and social circumstances.

Trans-Atlantic, formalist, historicist, and theoretical approaches are welcome, as are studies of
individual poets. Send 250-500 word abstracts to Elissa Zellinger;

Deadline: September 15, 2007

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