UPDATE: Intentionality and Poetics (MLA 3/1/09; 1/6-9/11)
Long discredited as an evaluative criterion, intentionality
continues to be explored as a critical value, especially in avant-garde
poetics from mid-20th century. Papers looking toward a poetics of
critical values that includes intention, distinctions between "desire"
or "motivation" and intention as theoretical constructs, and various
attempts to circumvent intention in praxis welcomed for this special
session proposal for the Modern Language Association's 126th annual
convention in 2011, to be held in Los Angeles.
Send a paper abstract and short CV, together totaling no more than
two pages, in line text via email (no attachments, please), by March
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