As Helen Vendler has written, the function of a lyric poem is to offer 'aesthetically convincing representations of feelings felt and thoughts thought.' In ways unavailable to other genres, the Renaissance lyric provides insights into the epistemological shifts and changing patterns of thought in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. This session will explore the way the Renaissance Lyric both reflected and inflected contemporary ways of thinking about issues of politics, nationalism, religion, sovereignty, and subjectivity in Early Modern England. For the Renaissance Literature and Culture panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference in Chicago, November 9-12, 2006.
CALL FOR PAPERS: W. G. Sebald and the Poetics of Travel (3/25/2006; MLA '06)
Abstracts are invited for a proposed special session at the annual Modern
Language Association Conference in Philadelphia, PA, 27-30 December 2006.
Jazz Music in African-American Literature and Poetry
Panel Chair: David R. DiSarro
Call for papers on jazz music in African-American literature and poetry
for the seventh annual graduate English conference entitled
â€œEncountering the Text: Reading, Teaching, Theorizing, and Writingâ€ at
Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT on Saturday,
April 22 from 9:00 a.m. â€" 4:30 p.m.
In order to imagine a place
must we inhabit it?
and by inhabiting, raze the imagination
that made it?
Catherine Kasper (1)
CFP: Robert Lowell's Letters & Collected Poems
We seek papers that explore the implications, for teaching and for
American literary history, of the publication of The Letters of Robert
Lowell (2005) and The Collected Poems of Robert Lowell (2003). Papers
might explore these questions:
Call for Papers: "Experimental Poetics in Contemporary Chicago: Poetry
A panel at the 48th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language
November 9-12, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. Deadline 4/15/06
Call for papers: Poetry and Poetics
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference 2006
Standing panel: Poetry and Poetics
November 10-11, 2006
University of California, Riverside
Submission deadline: March 15, 2006
Paper proposals are requested for a panel that addresses any aspect of
poetry and/or poetics. Of particular interest are papers that address
any of the following:
--The role of the poet/poetry in the 21st century
--Poetry and poetics in the era of multi-national capitalism.
--Poetry and consumer culture
CALL FOR PAPERS
Call for Panels and Papers: NEW DEADLINE 3/1/06
The English Graduate Student Organization (EGSO) of the University at Albany, SUNY announces its annual graduate student conference Saturday April 22 and Sunday 23, 2006:
Changing the Subject: Poesis, Praxis, and Theoria in the Humanities
Robert Scholes is the Keynote Speaker, presenting a paper titled "Changing the Subject: Periodical Studies"