William Carlos Williams: The Poet-Doctor as Environmentalist (Abstracts Due 1/25)

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William Carlos Williams Panel / American Literature Association (5/22-5/25)
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In Writing for an Endangered World, Lawrence Buell lauds Williams's "Paterson" as an "experiment in urban ecopoetics" that "stands as a distinctive combination of attainments" (117). More recently in Can Poetry Save the Earth? John Felstiner describes Williams as "an environmentalist before the movement took hold" (xiv). The proposed panel invites essay
submissions that probe the different ways Williams's work can be considered in the broader conversation about nature poetry, ecopoetry, and environmentalism. It welcomes papers on any aspect of Williams's writings, as well as comparative analyses. 250 word abstracts and CV are due by January 25th to Paul Cappucci at cappuccip@georgian.edu.