CFP: Cultural Cummings, Poetic Resistance, and Modernism (9/15/06; 20th C., 2/22/07-2/24/07)

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CFP: Cultural Cummings, Poetic Resistance, and Modernism (9/15/06; Louisville,

The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, Spring, invite abstracts
for 20-minute papers for
the 35th annual 20th-Century Literature and Culture Conference, February
22-24, 2007, at the
University of Louisville. This session explores Cummings' cultural persona
(lyricist or satirist) in
aesthetic modernism in spite of the prevalent understanding of him as an
experimental, typographical
poet of strict individualism. We invite papers that address Cummings' broad
engagement with modern
culture through language or resistance to language in the fields of criticism,
literary genres, science,
technology, performing arts, folk arts, popular culture, war and politics.
Papers on poetic resistance to
Cummings and to Cummings' language by other writers are also welcome.

Please send 250-300 word abstracts (double-spaced and titled) postmarked no
later than September
15th, 2006 to:

Gillian Huang-Tiller
Assistant Professor of English
127 Zehmer Hall
University of Virginia's College at Wise
Wise, VA 24293
(O) 276-376-4552
FAX: 276-328-0173

Abstracts can also be e-mailed to Gillian Huang-Tiller at:

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