We have begun preparations for the two panels at the American
Literature Association Conference in Washington DC, which will take
place on May 22-25, 2014. Please find the society calls for papers
The first panel, entitled ?Ezra Pound and Other World Cultures,? is
being organized by Robert Kibler. Here is Professor Kibler?s call for
?All ages are contemporaneous? especially in literature, Ezra Pound
wrote in 1910. To be sure, his life work drew a vast array of other
peoples, their worlds, their ideas, into his own contemporaneous
literary universe. We know the people, the places, and the ideas drawn
together. But it works the other way too, for Pound enters into
interpretive dialogues with other worlds, understood not just as parts
of his own vision, but also as entities discrete unto themselves.
In this call for papers we seek scholars, artists, and even performers
to undertake an examination, broadly considered, of other-world
cultures engaged by Pound. What various ends do his appropriations of
them serve, and how is his own literary universe co-opted, disrupted,
or transformed by the exchange? We are in search of new meaning here
and fresh paths. Please send your 350 word abstracts as Word documents
both to Robert Kibler, panel organizer, at
[log in to unmask], and to Demetres Tryphonopoulos,
Secretary, Ezra Pound Society, at [log in to unmask], no later than
January 10, 2014.
The second panel, organized by Demetres Tryphonopoulos, will be on any
aspect of Pound?s relationship with Archibald MacLeish, including
their correspondence, Pound?s reception of MacLeish?s poetry, and
MacLeish?s role in ending Pound?s incarceration at St. Elizabeths.
Please send your 350 word abstracts as Word documents to Demetres
Tryphonopoulos, Secretary, Ezra Pound Society, at [log in to unmask] no
later than January 10, 2014.
For information on the ALA and its 2014 meeting, please see the ALA
website at http://alaconf.org.
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