CFP: [Poetry] RESURGENCE: CYCLE/RECYCLE - SAES Poetry Panel (France) 48th Annual Congress (05/16/2008-05/18/2008)

full name / name of organization: 
Raphaël Costambeys-Kempczynski
contact email: 
raphael.costambeys@univ-paris3.fr

POETS & POETRY PANEL
RESURGENCE: CYCLE/RECYCLE
Resurgence
48th Annual SAES (Société des Anglicistes de l'Enseignement Supérieur)
Congress
Orléans, France : 16th, 17th and 18th May 2008
Université d’Orléans

The question of recycling in poetry allows us to confront the formal and
the thematic. To our connection with the natural world we must add our
understanding of the metrical patterns of poetry. Repetition is central
to the definition of poetry, yet we are taught that repetition is ‘bad’.
Many poetic terms (verse, strophe) echo the cyclical nature of formal
patterns and recurrence is the backbone of metre and rhyme. Recycling,
however, also allows for transformation. But is recycling synonymous with
downcycling?

Postmodernism may have tried to tear at the heart of these notions but
they have persisted, waiting resistant beneath the surface. Recycling and
resurgence require us to investigate the ecology of poetry as well as the
dynamics of poetic language, the (under)currents of fluid language
constructs. The aim of this year’s Poets & Poetry panel is to address
notions of recycling, resurgence and ecology. Possible topics include (but
are not limited to):

Waste
Composting
Processing/Reprocessing
Downcycling
Energy
Poets recycling themselves
Pre- and post-postmodernism
Consuming/re-consuming

You may address any type of English language poetry from any period.

Papers should be no longer than 30 minutes & should be in English.
Please address your title and 300 word abstract by 1st January 2008 to:
Raphaël Costambeys-Kempczynski, Helen Goethals & Antoine Cazé
raphael.costambeys_at_univ-paris3.fr

Thank you and we look forward to reading your proposals.

Sincerest regards,
Raphaël Costambeys-Kempczynksi

Directeur de Télé3-Sorbonne Nouvelle
Maître de Conférences
UFR du Monde Anglophone
Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III
13, rue Santeuil
75005 Paris.

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