Citizen Poet: Protest Poetry in America Post 9/11-- Seminar, NeMLA 2013, Abstract due September 30th

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Diane E. Keeney
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Citizen Poet: Protest Poetry in America Post 9/11-- Seminar, NeMLA 2013

Event: 03/21/2013 - 03/24/2013
Abstract due: 09/30/2012
Categories: American, Interdisciplinary, Genre & Form, 20th & 21st Century, Poetry, Anthropology/Sociology, Cultural Studies
Location: Boston, MA
Organization: 44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

This seminar will examine the spirit of protest in American poetry post 9/11 in relationship to national and international protest movements. How has the citizen poet emerged in America in the wake of the War on Terror, the Recession, and recent breaches of social and political justice? How does the citizen poet respond to international movements of protest? Please submit 300-500 word abstracts to Diane Keeney,

Deadline: September 30, 2012

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The 2013 NeMLA convention continues the Association's tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. The 44th annual event will be held in historic Boston, Massachusetts, a city known for its national and maritime history, academic facilities and collections, vibrant art, theatre, and food scenes, and blend of architecture. The Convention, located centrally near Boston Commons and the Theatre District at the Hyatt Regency, will include keynote and guest speakers, literary readings, film screenings, tours and workshops.

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.