Down the Highway, Down the Tracks/Poetics, Geography and Geography and Location Deadline: 9/25/09

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Michael A. Antonucci, Keene State College
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Down the Highway, Down the Tracks/ Poetics, Geography & Location

2010 Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
April 7-11 2010, Montreal PQ, CANADA (Seminar Session)

The National Road, Inside Passage and Trans-Canada Highway are entry points to Charles Olson's "American Space." Narrative and lyric impulses in poetic movements across North American geography ask: What measures the land they survey? How do geopoetic readings of this SPACE locate coordinates formed in various grids of culture, identity or nation? These questions emerge from Olson, Rukeyser, C.S. Giscombe, Walcott, Ondaatje, Plumpp, Anzaldua, and Kerouac, to name only a few 20th century and contemporary poets.

Submit 400 word abstracts of seminar paper to Michael Antonucci( by September 25, 2009;
completed seminar papers submitted by March 4, 2010.

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