Poetry and Poetics Criticism (10-13 Feb. 2010; submit by 15 Dec. 2009)

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CFP: Poetry and Poetics (Critical)
Abstract/Proposals by 15 December 2009

Southwest/Texas American & Popular Culture Association
31st Annual Conference

10-13 February 2009
Hyatt Regency Hotel
330 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505/842-1234

We are now forming panels for scholarly presentations on poetry and poetics criticism at our 2010 conference. This year we will organize our sessions on poetry and poetics around ideas of audiences, venues, coteries, and canons. This is, of course, a capacious framework, and it invites the consideration not only about who reads poems but also how poems reach those who read them. Although there is no limit with regard to topics or themes, presentations on the late-modern and postmodern influence of innovative modernist work written in the Pound/Williams/Stein tradition is especially welcome.

If your research does not focus on poetry and poetics criticism but fits within the broad range of areas designated for the upcoming conference on American & Popular culture, we still encourage you to participate. Visit the conference website for a comprehensive list of Area Chairs and their calls for papers.

Poet-critics who may wish to participate in the readings panels should contact either Jerry Bradley or Hugh Tribbey, via the conference website, in early fall.

Please forward this call to your interested colleagues and advanced graduate students.

We accept proposals on a rolling basis until 15 December 2009. Submit your 350-word abstract, brief cv, and contact information—including email address—to

M. R. Hofer, Poetry and Poetics (Critical) Area Chair
English Department—MSC 03 2170
University of New Mexico
ABQ, NM 87131-0001

Email submissions (preferred) will be acknowledged promptly.