MLA 2022 Special Session - Resistance, Refusal, and Repair in Poetry Now

deadline for submissions: 
March 22, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Nate Mickelson, New York Univ
contact email: 

This special session proposes to explore poetry's role in theorizing and enacting societal change. It will center on two questions:

Where do we go from here?
What roles should poetry play?

Hybrid talks, historical, and comparative approaches encouraged. Some interlocutors: Audre Lorde, Fred Moten, Paul Ricoeur, Sarah Schulman, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, etc.

Please send your CV and and a 250-word abstract by Mar 22.

NOTE: MLA 2022 is scheduled to take place in Washington, DC on 6–9 January 2022