Conference season with calls for papers and deadlines for abstracts is
again upon us. For now, please check out the society website for the
For those of you who'd like to take part in a conference through a
society panel, the conferences at Louisville and Brunnenburg have
immediate relevance, deadlines are mid-September and mid-October. For
these two conferences I would like to propose to you the topic of
Pound and the other arts. If you have relevant work in the field and
wish to present, send me your abstract as soon as possible.
If you want to make contact or inquiries even informally, please write to me.
Make It New I 2
The new issue of the society magazine is now online and waiting for
its readers. This new issue is longer than the first. We've had more
contributors, more illustrations, more pizzazz.
May I draw your attention to the three reviews we have on Matthew
Feldman's book of Pound's propaganda. This is an experiment that we're
making for the first time and I hope it will be useful. It will
certainly give a more nuanced opinion on Pound's hybris and our views
The Music Column showcases what is arguably the best piece of music
Pound wrote, his violin melody on Dante's "Al poco giorno". I defy
anyone who says otherwise!
We have also launched a new series in the magazine - The World in
Pound's work - we start it by Prof. Zhaoming Qian's journey to the
Na-Khi region. I am sure Prof. Qian is not the only one who explores
the world following the cantos. If you have interesting material from
your travels, please tell us about it.
The method of reading the magazine of the website has now changed,
because of the issue length. I hope it is straightforward and clear
but should you run into difficulties, drop me a line.
As previously, the table of contents is open access, but in order to
actually read the magazine, you have to log in. When you have done so,
hover over the link to the issue to open the submenu with the links to
For those of you who are interested in video work, you might be glad
to know that I have created a Youtube channel for the society.
Ideally, we should have there the best video material on Pound. If
anyone would like to take care of the selection and quality, let me
Happy reading and stay in touch,
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