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Monday, May 21, 2012

Call for Papers: Poetry and the Body

Call for Papers: Poetry and the Body

44th Annual Convention Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) March 21-24, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts

The 44th Annual Convention will feature approximately 350 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.

Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2012

Poetry and the Body

Papers for this panel should consider how poets represent bodies, how poetry is embodied by poets in performance, and/or how poetry may require an embodied experience of its audience. Topics may respond to theories of embodiment and material feminism; they may respond to any variety of related poetry, for example, Eliot’s Prufrock, Rich’s lesbian feminist voice, Doty’s bodies with AIDS, performance poetry, or even ambient poetry’s expectations of embodied poetic reading. Please send 250-500 word abstracts to Kirsten Ortega at

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