[UPDATE] Intentionality and Poetics (MLA 3/1/09; 1/6-9/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Patrick F. Durgin / School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Long discredited as an evaluative criterion, intentionality continues to be explored as a critical value, especially in avant-garde poetics from mid-20th century. Papers looking toward a poetics of critical values that includes intention, distinctions between "desire" or "motivation" and intention as theoretical constructs, and various attempts to circumvent intention in praxis welcomed for this special session proposal for the Modern Language Association's 126th annual convention in 2011, to be held in Los Angeles.

Send a paper abstract and short CV, together totaling no more than two pages, in line text via email (no attachments, please), by March 1st, 2010. NOTE: The email provided in the previous CFP posted the incorrect email address. Use kenningeditions [at] gmail [dot] com