William Carlos Williams Society Conference 18-20 June 2009

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William Carlos Williams's Paterson: The Province of the Poem

Location: William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey

Date: Thursday 18th - Saturday 20th June 2009.

Proposals are sought by 30 April 2009 from scholars wishing to participate in a round-table conference to showcase work on any aspect of William Carlos Williams's long poem, Paterson. Papers relating to other aspects of Williams's poetry are also welcome. Participants' papers (15-20 pages) will 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 leaving time for questions and discussion. 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 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 a one page proposal by 30 April 2009 to Ian Copestake.