CFP: [Poetry] Williams Society Conference 2009

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Ian Copestake
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Announcing the third biennial William Carlos Williams Society Conference:

Conference title:
“William Carlos Williams’s Paterson: The Province of the Poem”

William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey

Thursday, 18th June â€" Saturday, 20th June 2009.

Call for Papers

Proposals are welcome from scholars wishing to participate in a round-table
conference to showcase work-in-progress on topics relating to any aspect of
William Carlos Williams’s long poem, Paterson. The format of the conference
will allow for participants’ papers (15-20 pages) to be circulated in
advance of the meeting. At the meeting each participant will be allotted
one hour within which time they will introduce their work for 10-15 minutes
thus leaving ample time for questions and discussion. The discussions will
take place on Friday 19th June and Saturday 20th June, with a reception and
guest presentation to open proceedings on Thursday evening (18th June).
This year’s guest speaker and respondent to the papers will be Steven Gould
Axelrod, Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside.

The conference will also incorporate visits to New Jersey locales within
the province of the poem, such as the Paterson Falls themselves. There is
no conference fee.

Please submit proposals of one page to Ian Copestake at by
Monday, March 2nd 2009.

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