[UPDATE] - DEADLINE EXTENDED - SAMLA 2011 (Atlanta) "Renaissance Verse"

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SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) Conference 2011, Atlanta, Nov. 4-6
Conference Theme: The Power of Poetry in the Modern World
Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) [Affiliated Group]
Chair: Lynne Simpson, Presbyterian College (lsimpson@presby.edu)
Secretary: Daniel Mills, Georgia State University (engsdm@langate.gsu.edu)

Renaissance Verse

Sir Philip Sidney wrote that poetry "is an art of imitation; for so Aristotle termeth it in the word [Greek text]; that is to say, a representing, counterfeiting, or figuring forth: to speak metaphorically, a speaking picture, with this end, to teach and delight." What, then does poetry teach us? How does it continue to delight us? This panel seeks papers that explore or even celebrate the triumph of poetry in English during the 16th and 17th centuries. From sonnets to soliloquies, how do Early Modern poets and playwrights utilize verse?

Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words to Lynne Simpson at lsimpson@presby.edu by August 1.