Special Session at MLA 2013, Boston. Modernism's Straw Man: Nineteenth-Century Verse

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Erin Kappeler / Tufts University
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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 (erin.kappeler@tufts.edu).