Ezra Pound, Modernists, and Resilience

deadline for submissions: 
September 29, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Jeff Grieneisen / Northeast Modern Langauge Association
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54th Annual NeMLA Convention

March 23-26, Niagara Falls, NY

Ezra Pound is a literary figure who remains embroiled in controversy, yet his contributions to the field of literature are unmistakable. It is imperative that we continue to study Pound, both his work and his influence on other literary figures. Due to continued controversies in his personal and poetic lives, Pound continued with the goal of preserving and recording historical and cultural practices through poetry and of promoting the work of other poets. This panel seeks papers that address the conference theme of Ezra Pound and resilience, addressing the ways in which he persisted despite obstacles (even self-imposed ones) in this pursuit of poetics. Papers might also explore the resilience of Pound contemporaries, such as fellow imagists and/or vorticists, or examine the resilience of Poundian poetic philosophies as they continue to shape contemporary poetry. 

Submit abstract online: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/20077