Intertexts and Intersections: Charting Anne Carson's Work (NeMLA, April 30-May 3, 2015, Toronto)

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Sarah Jensen / NeMLA 2015
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What does it mean to produce writing that is 'arguably not poetry,' but to be one of Canada's preeminent poets? Can we situate Carson, who actively resists stable notions of place, space, and temporality, in a contemporary Canadian context? Even more, her work often thematizes dislocation and eruption in imaginative and interdisciplinary ways. In order to understand one of Canada's most important literary voices, we aim to examine the connections and disconnections Carson makes visible in her prolific and ever-growing body of work. This roundtable will consider papers that address Carson's work, especially in light of Red Doc> (2013). Specific topics might include: Carson's use of intertext; her engagement with notions of 'decreation' and dislocation; her relation to Modernists, postmodernists, and the avant-garde; and Carson's interrogation of scholarship itself.

Deadline for abstracts: September 30, 2014

According to the new guidelines set by NeMLA, no abstracts will be accepted through email. Instead, interested scholars should submit abstracts through the NeMLA website.

Please submit 300 word abstracts through the NeMLA website here: