CFP: The New American Poetry: (Almost) Fifty Years Later (9/15/06; NEMlA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

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Call for Papers: The New American Poetry: (Almost) Fifty Years Later
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, March 1-4, 2007
Baltimore, Maryland

(Almost) fifty years later, we seek to trace the influence of Donald
Allen's seminal anthology, The New American Poetry, to gain new
understanding of how to (re)define postmodernism, while examining the past,
present, and future of the avant-garde in American poetry. Possible
considerations: Has a particular group of New American poets emerged as
more influential than others? How current is the influence of Pound and
Williams by way of this anthology? What might have Allen's "arbitrary"
division into its five sections have to do with the way poetry is taught
today? How it is published? Critical reception of current poets?

250-300 word abstracts to be submitted via email attachment (MS Word) to
John R. Woznicki,

Deadline for abstracts: September 15, 2006

Please include with your abstract:
    Name and Affiliation
    Email address
    Postal address
    Telephone number
    A/V requirements (if any)

John R. Woznicki, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English and
Program Director of Communications
Georgian Court University
900 Lakewood Ave.
Lakewood, NJ 08701

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