Realism, which had played an important role in the literary output of the era of decolonization, is now often cast as outmoded, especially in comparison to post/modernism and impugned as insufficient to represent the current crisis. Mark Fisher and Amitav Ghosh are two of the most recent, widely read critics who maintain realism is incapable to address the politics of our times. Others, pointing to Lukács’ classical definition of realism as specific to bourgeois culture, argue that it is an inherently conservatism form, able only to depict the status quo, but incapable of imagining alternative frameworks for thinking about the world in an era of increased globalization and climate crisis.
The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, to be held February 24-26, 2022. We seek abstracts concerning the relationship between avant-garde American poetics and empire, colonialism, and other national or international issues. These concerns are intimately related to Charles Olson’s poetics, given his choice of Gloucester, Massachusetts, as his subject for The Maximus Poems as well as his six-month stay in Yucatan during 1951.
The Charles Olson Society will sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, to be held February 24-26, 2022. We seek abstracts concerning the relationship between avant-garde American poetics and spirituality, religion, and/or other mystical influences. The connection between experimental verse and spiritual traditions relates directly to Charles Olson’s poetry and to the poetry of many other important post-1945 figures. While Olson’s early poetry is often lauded for its materialist concerns, his later poetics has, at times, been dismissed for what poet Jack Clarke once called “the kook strain,” a line of thinking that grew increasingly esoteric, mystical, and gnostic.
Romanian Review of Eurasian Studies, Year XVII, No. 1-2 /2021 invites professors, researchers, and Ph.D. students to submit their research articles and reviews for publication until 1 October 2021.
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International conference for young researchers (CLIMAS-Culture et Littérature des Mondes Anglophones)
Bordeaux Montaigne University, 17-18 February, 2022, Bordeaux, France