A(r)mor amoris: Modernist Cummings, Sex(t)uality, and Cultural Aesthetics (deadline 9/20/11; Louisville, 2/23/12-2/25/12)
The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 40th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 24-26, 2012, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com). An experimental artist of new forms in poetry, prose, painting, and theater, Cummings goes beyond a mere radical formalism to fashion a cultural aesthetics that engages the contemporary issues of his time. We invite papers that explore the extensive range of Cummings' poetic sensibility; we are particularly interested in papers that examine his poetic expression through diverse genres and experimental forms in praising love or satirizing unlove from erotica to caritas through the two world wars and the cold war.
Please send 250-300 word abstracts (double-spaced and titled) and a brief bio by September 20, 2011 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mail submissions to:
Associate Professor of English
128 Zehmer Hall
University of Virginia-Wise
Wise, VA 24293