Subject: CFP: E. E. Cummings and Popular Modernism (deadline extended 10/10/09; Louisville, 2/18/10-2/20/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Gillian Huang-Tiller / E.E. Cummings Society
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The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 38th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 18-20, 2010, at the University of Louisville. Considering the range of Cummings' modernist experiments, yet culturally informed poetry and prose, we invite papers that examine Cummings' multi-faceted engagement with the modern. In particular, we welcome papers that address his exploration of the popular vernacular across gender/racial boundaries and ethnic differences, celebrating the spirit of the individual from characters in comic strips such as Krazy Kat, mountain dancers, Jazz dancers, the burlesque, etc. All are part of his efforts to stage another modernism. Papers on Cummings and war and his re-imaginings of genre through language, typography, and many art forms (from the lyric to prose non/fiction, to stage plays, and to the visual arts) are also welcome. Please send 250-300 word abstracts (double-spaced and titled) and a brief bio by October 10th, 2009 to:

Or mail submissions to:
Gillian Huang-Tiller
Associate Professor of English
128 Zehmer Hall
University of Virginia's College at Wise
Wise, VA 24293
(O) 276-376-4552
FAX: 276-328-0173