Shaping Identity in Ezra Pound's Poetry

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Jeff Grieneisen / Northeast Modern Language Association
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This panel explores the relationship between Ezra Pound's poetry and the cultures and people—real, created, and re-created—that he uses to inhabit that poetry. From his early work, such as we find in A Lume Spento and Personae, and the culmination of his life's work in The Cantos, Pound shapes and shares many identities with the ultimate goal of pursuing truth and beauty. Panel papers might also explore Pound's use of numerous foreign languages in shaping and sharing these identities.