CFP: [20th] The Performing "i": Cummings, Modernist Form, and Cultural Voices (9/30; Louisville 2/21-2/23/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Gillian Huang-Tiller
contact email: 
gch7u@uvawise.edu

The E.E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, _Spring_, invite abstracts for 20-minute
papers for the 36th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February
21-23, 2008, at the University of Louisville. This session explores Cummings' voices (lyricist,
satirist, painter, and playwright, etc.) as a performing artist who stages received cultural forms or
conventions in self-reflexive ways. We invite papers that examine how Cummings' verbal and
visual performance forms a unique cultural critique beyond what is often perceived as
experimental, typographical aesthetic modernism. We also consider papers that deal with all
aspects of Cummings' broad engagement with modern culture in the fields of criticism, literary
genres, science, technology, visual and performing arts, folk arts, popular culture, war and
politics. Papers on reception to Cummings and to Cummings' language and his relation to other
writers are also welcome.

Please send 250-300 word abstracts (double-spaced and titled) postmarked no
later than September 30th, 2007 to:

Gillian Huang-Tiller
Associate Professor of English
128 Zehmer Hall
University of Virginia's College at Wise
Wise, VA 24293
(O) 276-376-4552
FAX: 276-328-0173

Abstracts can also be e-mailed to Gillian Huang-Tiller at:
gch7u_at_uvawise.edu

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cfp categories: 
twentieth_century_and_beyond