CFP: Poetry & Popular Culture (4/16/07; M/MLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

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CFP: 2007 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention
Cleveland, Ohio, November 8-11, 2007

Poetry & Popular Culture

For many people, the terms "popular" and "poetry" seem mutually
exclusive and the term "popular poetry" oxymoronic - a non sequitur in
which the commercial logic of the culture industries and the integrity
of the lyric voice or aesthetic taste are impossibly paired. Yet the
field of Cultural Studies now offers a set of rubrics by which we
might talk productively about the intersection of poetry and popular
culture. This panel seeks to showcase innovative scholarship at that
intersection and thus invites papers reading and recovering the
history of popular poetry, examining its creation and consumption, and
exploring its various manifestations from periodical to pin-up, radio
to rock and roll, and advertisement to autograph book.

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