Special Session at MLA 2013, Boston. Modernism's Straw Man: Nineteenth-Century Verse
Ezra Pound's iconic statement that, "To break the pentameter, that was the first heave" has covered over a more complicated history of modern prosody. This panel seeks papers that place modernist poetics in conversation with 19th-century prosodic debates. 300-word abstract by 15 March 2012; Erin Kappeler (firstname.lastname@example.org).