Winged Sphinxes: Margaret Fuller’s Poetry and Poetics (ALA 2019 - Boston May 23-26, 2019)
Winged Sphinxes: Margaret Fuller’s Poetry and Poetics
In his “Introduction” to a special forum on poetry in J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists (Spring 2013), Max Cavitch states “The study of nineteenth-century American poetry and poetics has been enjoying an efflorescence that shows no signs of contracting”, adding also that “among the most consequential developments has been the belated recognition of not simply the existence but also the centrality to North American literary and cultural history of poetry by women”. In keeping with this appraisal, the present panel invites examinations of Margaret Fuller’s poetry and poetics from a wide array of critical approaches, including, but not limited to, historical poetics, ecocriticism, new materialisms, as well as linguistic, historical, ethical, feminist, transatlantic, transnational perspectives. We invite contributions that will consider Fuller’s poetry and poetics in their various forms and instantiations (original compositions, translations, embedded poems, quotations, etc.), and we welcome proposals that approach Fuller along with other writers and poets.
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The American Literature Association’s 30th annual conference will meet at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 23-26, 2019. For further information, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org or contact the conference director, Professor Olivia Carr Edenfield at email@example.com with specific questions.