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

full name / name of organization: 
Erin Kappeler / Tufts University
contact email: 
erin.kappeler@tufts.edu

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).

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
modernist studies
poetry
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian