Hemingway & Imagism: Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, H.D. and Poetry (MLA, Philadelphia, Jan. 5-8, 2017)

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Ernest Hemingway Foundation and Society
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Hemingway & Imagism: Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, H.D. and Poetry

This panel invites papers to explore connections between Hemingway's formative years in Paris, the discovery of his craft, and his developed sense of style, under the influence of Imagism, the poetic movement that shaped modern poetry and, in particular, Hemingway's prose. Many of the founding poets of Imagism came of age in the city of Philadelphia and environs: Pound, H.D., Williams, Marianne Moore, and others. Thus, Hemingway and Imagism at MLA 2017 presents a unique opportunity to consider closely the influences and resonances of poetry in Hemingway's work.

N.B.: MLA 2017 occurs at the crossroads of the critical and scholarly reassessment of Imagism and Philadelphia: the International Imagism Conference will be held in Philly, June 2016, and the Ezra Pound Conference will also occur in Philly 2017. It is to be hoped that the conversations between these two international conferences will continue at MLA 2017.

Please submit your 250-word abstracts and CV by March 1, 2016 to Matthew Nickel at mattcnickel@gmail.com.