Documentary Poetry: "A Canadian Genre"? MLA 2021

deadline for submissions: 
March 16, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Claire Grandy / Brown University
contact email: 

This roundtable for the 2021 MLA Convention in Toronto invites participants to briefly present and discuss documentary poetry by Canadian and First Nations writers. We particularly invite papers relating to questions of political activism, historical revisionism, and archival materials. Please send 250-word abstracts to Claire Grandy ( and Whitney DeVos ( by March 16th.


The CFP can be found on the MLA website here: