American Poetry & Poetics (Critical)

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Soutwest/Texas PCA & ACA
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CFP: Poetry and Poetics (Critical)
Abstract/Proposals by 15 December 2010

32nd Annual Southwest/Texas American and Popular Culture Association

Joint Conference with the National PCA/ACA
San Antonio, Texas
20-23 April 2011

Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 223-1000

We are now forming panels for presentations of American poetry and poetics criticism at our 2011 conference. There are no limits in regard to historical period, topic, or theme, and we welcome panel proposals, especially those that include panelists from multiple institutions. Acceptances will ultimately depend on the availability of compatible presentations to form coherent panels.

If your research does not focus on poetry and poetics criticism but fits within the broad range of areas designated for the upcoming conference on American and Popular culture, we still encourage you to participate. Consult the conference website for a list of Area Chairs and their calls for papers.

Poet-critics who may wish to participate in the readings panels should contact either Jerry Bradley or Hugh Tribbey, via the conference website, in early fall.

Please forward this call to your colleagues and advanced graduate students.

We will review proposals on a rolling basis until the 15 December deadline. Submit a 350-500 word abstract, curriculum vitae, and contact information to

M. R. Hofer, Poetry and Poetics (Critical) Area Chair
English Department—MSC 03 2170
University of New Mexico
ABQ, NM 87131-0001

Email submissions are strongly preferred and will be acknowledged promptly.

The registration deadline for all conference participants is 7 January 2011.