Wallace Stevens Society at ALAThe Wallace Stevens Society invites submissions for a panel on "Wallace Stevens Among Others" at the American Literature Association, San Francisco, May 27-30.
How is Wallace Stevens, that remarkably unique poet, typical? Singular stylist and thinker that he is, Stevens has often seemed a poet best understood in his own terms, a figure whose distinctive poetic idiomlike his notorious personal reticencesets him apart from other poets, other problems, and other people. Although recent scholarship has illuminated some of the ways Stevens literary, philosophical, political, social, and even business interests connect him to his time and place, Stevens scholars have continued to place him in a singular, often distant or mediated relation to such shared concerns. This panel invites contributions that put Stevens back into the mainstream of literary and social history. Possible topics include: Stevens changing reputation in literary history; Stevens literary relations (friendships, rivalries, influences, legacies); Stevens within and beyond modernism; Stevens poetry among other media; Stevens and social change.
Send 350-word abstracts to Andrew Goldstone by January 20, 2010 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference Location: San Francisco, USA
Conference Starts: May 27, 2010
Conference Ends: May 30, 2010
CFP Submission Deadline: January 20, 2010
For more information, contact: Andrew Goldstone