Poetry and the Academy (roundtable, creative and/or critical) April 7-10, 2011

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42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), New Brunswick, NJ (Rutgers University)
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Deadline: September 30, 2010

Many poets trained as literary critics before embarking on careers at universities, where they produce primarily creative work. This session explores the ways in which academic and scholarly discourses inform the writing of poetry.

Panelists might read from (and comment on) their own poetry influenced by traditional research methods or theoretical paradigms. Alternatively, they might examine contemporary scholar-artists such as J.D. McClatchy or Gerald Locklin. Please send 250-word abstracts or three original, sample poems to njs16@psu.edu.

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42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

The 42nd Annual Convention will feature approximately 360 sessions, as well as pre-conference workshops, dynamic speakers and cultural events. Details and the complete Call for Papers for the 2011 Convention will be posted in June: www.nemla.org.

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable. Please do not accept a slot if you may cancel to present on another session.