"Poetry and Philosophy" NYU Ongoing Speaker Series (09/2011-04/2012)

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New York University, Modern Working Grpup

New York University's Modern Working Group solicits papers for its upcoming 2011-12 "Poetry and Philosophy" speaker series.

The Modern Working Group is a forum for the presentation and discussion of scholarship by both junior and senior researchers working primarily in the 20th and 21st centuries. A typical session features two presentations of 20-25 minutes, followed by audience questions and discussion, as well as wine and cheese. Longer presentations by a single speaker will also be considered, as well as shorter papers submitted as part of a panel discussion. All sessions are open to the public and encourage the attendance of faculty and graduate students, regardless of specialty.

For our 2011-12 series of events, we invite papers on poetry, philosophy, poetics, or any combination of the aforementioned topics. A few suggested themes: poetry and pragmatism, objectivist poetics, poetry and violence / the poetics of violence, poetry and ethics, the poetics of the fragment in Deleuze and Guattari, imagism and phenomenology, Francis Ponge, Emerson, Wittgenstein, Heidegger and Hölderlin, etc. etc. In addition to accepting submissions for our "Poetry and Philosophy" speaker series, we also keep open a rolling invitation to submit papers or discussion proposals related to modern literature and culture, broadly construed.

To submit your work for consideration for one of our Fall 2011 sessions, please email an abstract to nyumoderncolloquium@gmail.com by 20 September. If our schedule permits, submissions received past this date may still be considered. The deadline for abstracts for Spring 2011 is December 1. Submission of a CV is encouraged, but not required.