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EPS Information bulletin no.4/March 3, 2014:

 From Louiville to Rapallo ? from ?old? to new conferences

Dear Poundians,

I would like to use this bulletin to give an overview of conferences  
in which the EPS is currently involved, either through panels or more  
complex forms of organisation.

The Louisville conference at the end of February was brilliant ? my  
only regret was that due to teaching duties, I could not be there from  
the beginning. John Gery, Justin Kishbaugh and I had a very good  
panel: people who were there kept returning to us afterwards to ask  
questions and socialize. After the presentation, we three went to a  
place downtown to have lunch; we could sit outdoors, it was sunny and  
warm. We talked shop from start to finish, without shame or  
embarrassment. I personally had a great time and hope John and Justin  
did too.
Peter Nicholls gave the closing lecture: in case you are wondering, it  
was about the fifth element. No, not Lilu from outer space but mud! It  
dealt with the changing attitudes towards materiality and the body  
from the symbolists to the 1950s. To someone like me who occasionally  
teaches gothic and horror fiction, it was enlightening ? it did offer  
a descriptive course of the slippery slope to our fin-de siècle  
fascination with every form of abjection.

When I got back to Edi, it was raining and cold ? I was bitterly  
reminded of how Stevenson got his tuberculosis! Ah, the sunshine!

No sooner was I back home than I started organising the panel  
proposals for the Modernism Now! Conference of the British Association  
of Modernist Studies in London. Please find them here:

  Again a short reminder about the ALA conference and the two panels  
that the EPS is presenting there in May: They were organised by  
Demetres Tryphonopoulos and Robert Kibler. They are here:

Demetres might give you more information on the MLA 2015 panels in due course.

The great news for us I have saved for last: the EPS is going to  
organise a joint conference on Pound and Eliot together with the T. S.  
Eliot Society. The event is planned for the summer of 2016 and will  
take place in Rapallo. It is a great chance for us all to be involved  
in large-scale conference organising and meeting colleagues who,  
though anchored in Eliot studies, have interest and curiosity about  
EP. Michael Coyle, who is the President of the T.S. Eliot Society and  
who initiated this event, has already contacted Massimo for local  
organisation. The Eliotians of course know about this conference  
So keep in mind the time and place and let me know if you are  
interested to attend and/or help me with the organisation. I?ll return  
to you with details nearer the time.

We?ll post these announcements on the EPS site on Facebook as well.  
Justin and I aim to make it a complete record of our initiatives and  
activities. Please do visit it often, to know what?s going on.

With all my best,

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
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