CFP: [Poetry] NeMLA conference: Poetics of Return

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

Poetics of Return

This panel will explore tropes of return, recollection, and retelling in
20th-century Anglophone poetry. From the allusive modernist anxiety about
how to re-collect a literary past, to the parodic impulse that
characterizes many postmodern texts, what are the implications of these
textual returns? How are traumatic or nostalgic returns to familiar
formal, physical, or cultural spaces represented in poetry? What
motivates these poetic homecomings (to the extent that they are conceived
that way), how they are represented, and what kinds of cultural,
technological, and historical obstacles they encounter are all important
questions for this inquiry. Please send your 250- to 500-word abstract
and contact information to Lauryl Tucker at

Deadline: October 1, 2007

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