Northeast Modern Language Association March 1-4.
2007, Baltimore, MD =20
Call for papers: "Earth, Air, Water, Fire: Twentieth Century Poetics of
Much of the best known and most widely admired poetry of the last
hundred years displays, even flaunts, its bookishness, its elaborate and
often thrilling systems of allusion and symbology, its theoretical
sophistication. The best of this work, from the high modernists to the
language poets, is both dazzling and exhilarating. We love this stuff,
for itself no doubt, and rightly, but possibly also for the way the
arcana make us feel useful to our students.