CFP: [Poetry] Bakhtin and Poetry––NEMLA

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Mara Scanlon
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“The Answering Word”: Poetry and Bakhtinian Theory
CFP for NEMLA 2008, Buffalo, NY, April 10-13, 2008
Scholars have struggled with Mikhail Bakhtin’s characterization of poetry
as essentially non-dialogic or resistant to “novelization” and have offered
several compelling models for how we may adapt or reread Bakhtin’s genre
theory. But in practice that theory has been applied most frequently to
his favored genre, the novel. If we take as our premise that dialogism, as
Bakhtin understands it, is possible in poetry, what does it look like? How
should it be read? How does dialogism manifest in poetic forms? This
panel seeks papers that avoid shallowly appropriated Bakhtinian terms.
Send 300-word proposals as attachments by October 1, 2007 to Mara Scanlon,

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