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.
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: email@example.com
Professor of English
Dept. of Language & Literature
128 Zehmer Hall
University of Virginia-Wise
Wise, VA 24293
CFP: E. E. Cummings Sessions at the American
Literature Association's 28th annual conference, Boston, MA, May
25-28, 2017 (deadline 1/15/2017)
The E. E. Cummings Society will sponsor two sessions at the 2017 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by
January 15, 2017.
- Cummings' early experiments in modernism
- Readings of little-studied Cummings poems
- The new edition of the Complete Poems (2016)
- Influences on Cummings: decadent and symbolist poetry, imagism, and
- The pacifist poet
- Love and art vs. the unworld of modernity
- Cummings as a post-romantic late modernist (or post-modernist)
For further information, consult the web page of the American
Literature Association conference.