The Void and its Borders: Building Meaning in Contemporary Poetry and Arts
Please, consider submitting an abstract for the next NeMLA Annual Convention, held from April 12-15, 2018, in Pittsburgh, PA.
Abstract and a short bio must be submitted by September 30, 2017 through the NeMLA website. For further information, please contact Anna Marra firstname.lastname@example.org
PANEL: The Void and its Borders: Building Meaning in Contemporary Poetry and Arts
What’s the relationship between the white space in poetry and the void in architecture? The panel will investigate how certain space-affecting elements of poetic craft—line breaks, aeration, and incorporation of white space, are informed by, and inform, the use of space in paintings and architecture. By analyzing the connections between positive and negative space in literature and art, the panel aims to explore how art can draw attention to absences and give them new significance.
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