CFP: Sound and Modern Poetry (4/1/06; MSA 8, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Lesley Wheeler
contact email: 

19-22 October 2006
Tulsa, Oklahoma

The Sounds of Modern Poetry
What did poetic modernism sound like? By what means-print, manuscript,
aural recordings, performance traditions-have the sounds of early
twentieth-century poetry persisted? Please send brief statements
describing your work on this topic to Lesley Wheeler at the address
below by April 1st (e-mail or regular mail; attachments are fine). I
will choose several participants and, based on the intersections among
their projects, submit a completed proposal for a Roundtable Discussion
to the Modernist Studies Association by early May. The conference theme
addresses how archival work might reshape our sense of modernism's
borders and concerns, so if possible, please address how your own
research draws from archival resources. Also include a one-page c.v. or
a scholarly/artistic biography (including rank, institutional
affiliation, degrees, and major publications, if any, and complete
contact information). At the end of this message I include roundtable
guidelines issued by the MSA; please note that the format invites
dialogue in part by limiting the length of the panelists'

Lesley Wheeler, Associate Professor of English
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA 24450, USA
(540) 458 8758
FAX: (540) 458 8708

Deadline: Tuesday, May 9, 2006
Unlike panels, which generally feature a sequence of 15-20 minutes
talks followed by discussion, roundtables gather a group of participants
around a shared concern in order to generate discussion among the
roundtable participants and with the audience. To this end, instead of
delivering full-length papers, participants typically deliver short
position statements in response to questions distributed in advance by
the organizer, or they take turns responding to prompts from the
moderator. The bulk of the session should be devoted to discussion. No
paper titles are listed in the program, only the names of participants.
Other MSA roundtable policies:
* Roundtables may feature as many as 6 speakers.
* We particularly welcome roundtables featuring participants from
multiple disciplines, and we discourage roundtables on single authors.
* Panels composed entirely of participants from a single department at
a single institution are not likely to be accepted.
* Graduate students are welcome as speakers. However, roundtables
composed entirely of graduate students are less likely to be accepted
than roundtables that include degreed presenters together with graduate

Proposals for panels must be submitted via email and must include the
following information. Please assist us by sending this information in
exactly the order given here:
* Session title
* Session organizer's name, institutional affiliation, discipline,
position or title, mailing address, phone, fax, and e-mail address
* Moderator's name, institutional affiliation, discipline, position or
title, and contact information (if you do not identify a moderator, we
will locate one for you)
* Speakers' names, institutional affiliations, disciplines, positions
or titles, mailing addresses, phones, faxes, and e-mail addresses
* A maximum 500-word rationale for the roundtable
* Brief (2-3 sentence) scholarly biography of each speaker

Roundtables will be selected mid-June.

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