Poetic Sustainability at SAMLA, Nov. 7-9, 2014 / Abstracts Due: June 20th

full name / name of organization: 
Emily Dickinson International Society / South Atlantic Modern Language Association

The Emily Dickinson International Society invites creative and scholarly presentations investigating how the work of Emily Dickinson explores, accepts, and rejects the ideas of ecocriticism and radical homemaking. How does her work portray the value of the natural world? How can we (or can we) place her work within contemporary discussions of domesticity and radical homemaking? While we are, of course, interested in projects that focus on Emily Dickinson, we are open to discussions of poetry in general, particularly the ways in which poetry continues to be sustained amid technological advances that both threaten and enhance traditional ways of teaching, writing, and reading poems. By June 20, 2014, please send a CV and a 250-word abstract to Trisha Kannan at trisha.kannan@sfcollege.edu.

Selected papers presented at the panel will be considered for inclusion in a book project to be submitted to Lexington Books' Ecocritical Theory and Practice series.