20th/21st Poetics, a panel at the 20th Annual (dis)junctions Graduate Conference, Apr 5-6. DEADLINE Feb. 11

full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Lozier and Josh Pearson, University of California Riverside
contact email: 
disjunctions2013@gmail.com

The twentieth and twenty-first centuries have seen the explosion of new, experimental poetic forms within literary circles. From the highly restrictive forms of the Oulipo movement, to the blurring of lines between prose and poetry, to the rejection of the Lyric or narrative poem in L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, sound, and concrete poetry movements, encounters with(in) this period’s poetry offer fruitful sites for critical interrogation.

This panel invites papers that interrogate, explore, or otherwise discuss topics in twentieth century to contemporary poetry. Topics may include but are not limited to: political and social environments that produce such poetic experimentation; the effect of a “non-narrative” poem; the aesthetic value of highly constricted formal poetry; biographical approaches to reading poetry; the blurring boundaries between prose and poetry, and artistic/critical response to this blurring; poetry used for pedagogical purposes; the cultural and aesthetic implications of Spoken Word movements. Papers on this panel may take any number of critical or methodological approaches, but they should respond in some way to poetry produced in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be submitted at www.disjunctions2013.org or mailed to disjunctions2013@gmail.com no later than February 11th, 2013.

This is a panel call for the 20th Annual (dis)junctions Hunaities and Social Sciences Graduate Conference at the University of California, Riverside. This year’s general theme, “encountering with(in) texts,” examines the impact of situatedness, unexpectedness, and/or unpreparedness on “face to text” encounters with media objects, embodied encounters negotiated through or overdetermined by texts, and representations of “encountering” within texts.

Please visit www.disjunctions2013.org for more information on this year’s theme, our other subject- and discipline-specific panel calls, and Keynote Speaker Dr. Nicholas Mirzeoff.

cfp categories: 
poetry
twentieth_century_and_beyond