Cummings Society CFPs: Calls for Papers
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Members and friends of the E. E. Cummings Society meet to exchange
thoughts and insights at two scholarly conferences each year:
Calls for papers for these
and other conferences of interest to society members are posted below.
The deadline for submitting abstracts for the ALA conference has been
extended to January 27. (It cannot be extended further.) Here is the
revised call for papers:
CFP: E. E. Cummings Sessions at the American
Literature Association's 29th annual conference, San Francisco,
CA, May 24-27, 2018 (deadline 1/27/2018)
The E. E. Cummings Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2018 ALA. We
invite proposals for papers on any aspect of Cummings' life or work. Proposals
that touch upon the following topics will be especially welcome:
Submit 250-400 word abstracts to Michael Webster (email@example.com) by
January 27, 2018.
- Cummings in 1917-1918 (detention at La Ferté Macé, Cummings
at Camp Devens, The Enormous Room as a modernist memoir)
- Early experiments in modernism
- Readings of little-studied Cummings poems
- Re-readings of much-studied Cummings poems
- Cummings among the modernists and post-modernists
- Love and art vs. the unworld of modernity
For further information, consult the web page of the American
Literature Association conference.
CFP: E. E. Cummings Sessions at the Louisville
Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, University of Louisville,
February 22-24, 2018 (deadline 9/8/2017)
“my specialty is living said”: Modernist Rhythm, Visual Form, and Cummings'
The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, Spring, invites
abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 46th annual Louisville Conference
on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 22-24, 2018, at the University
of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com).
Taking up what Cummings means by “my specialty is living said,” this session
explores Cummings' various modernist/avant-gardist experiments with rhythm
and sound that came to shape his new art and new poetry. To what extent,
the session asks, do Cummings' lines and line groupings, punctuation and
typography, expressed through temporal and spatial movements, evoke a new
measure? To what extent does Cummings' prosodic and sound texturing convey
cultural meaning and respond to cultural noise? To what extent do Cummings'
poetic and language styles engage his concept of the self and social influences?
We invite abstracts that examine Cummings' thematic and aesthetic provocations,
not only as a graphic artist but also as a poetic ironist working through
a cultural i/eye. Papers discussing critical receptions of Cummings’ iconic
or iconoclastic radicalism in poetic genres and other literary forms are
Please send 300-word abstracts (double-spaced and titled) and a brief bio
by September 8, 2017 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor of English
Dept. of Language & Literature
128 Zehmer Hall
University of Virginia-Wise
Wise, VA 24293