[UPDATE] Pater's Poetics Panel Proposal

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Dr. Kate Hext, university of Exeter

Panel CFP: Walter Pater's Poetics
Decadent Poetics, a conference at the University of Exeter (1st-2nd July 2011)

**Please note forthcoming deadline!**

I am seeking abstracts on Walter Pater's Poetics for a panel proposal at Decadent Poetics, next summer. The general conference CFP can be found here: http://www.essenglish.org/cfp/conf1103.html
The confirmed keynote speakers are Stephen Arata (Virginia), Joseph Bristow (UCLA), Regenia Gagnier (Exeter), Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, London).

This panel aims to draw out the ambivalent dynamic between Pater and 'Decadence'. It is with this and the conference's larger concerns in mind that proposals could consider:
* How Pater's poetics influenced Decadence
* Pater's resistance to and relationship with Decadent forms
* Pater's mode of composition
* The roots of Pater's style
* The symbolic significance of Pater in Decadent culture
* The relationship between form and thought

Of course, there are many more issues and approaches, and I'm very open to suggestions.

To submit a proposal for this panel please e-mail an abstract of 300-500 words, and a 1-page CV to me, Dr. Kate Hext, at k.hext@ex.ac.uk and/or kjhext@gmail.com by Friday 15th OCTOBER 2010. Questions and expressions of interest also welcome!