MLA Panels

November 23, 2010

There are three panels featuring the work of William Carlos Williams at this year’s MLA Convention in Los Angeles, California.

Thursday January 6 at 5:15-6:30 p.m., Plaza III, J. W. Marriott
139. Prosody in the Poetry of Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams

Program arranged by the Ezra Pound Society and the William Carlos Williams Society
Presiding: Ian D. Copestake, University of Bamberg

1. “‘When the Equities Are Gathered Together’: Sound, Sense, and Endings in Pound’s `Canto 83,’” Ellen Keck Stauder, Reed Coll.

2. “‘The Jump between Fact and the Imaginative Reality’: A Consideration of Rhythm and Measure, of Poetry and Prose in William Carlos Williams,” Natalie E. Gerber, State Univ. of New York, Fredonia

3. “The Challenges of the American Idiom,” Emily Mitchell Wallace, Bryn Mawr Coll.

Saturday January 8 at 3:30–4:45 p.m., in Plaza III, J. W. Marriott
612. William Carlos Williams and the “Radiant Gist” of Science

Program arranged by the William Carlos Williams Society
Presiding: Erin Templeton, Converse Coll.

1. “Kora in Hell’s Outbreak Narrative: Williams, the 1918 Influenza Pandemic, and Contagious Form,” Jill Richards, Univ. of California, Berkeley

2. “On the Beginnings of Paterson: Infinite Complexity, Self-Similarity, and the Search for Williams’s ‘New World That Is Always “Real”,’” Andrew Shotts, Auburn Univ., Auburn

3. “Near and Far in Paterson,” Natalia Cecire, Univ. of California, Berkeley

Sunday, 09 January from 10:15–11:30 a.m., Olympic 1, J. W. Marriott
720. William Carlos Williams’s An Early Martyr and Other Poems: Seventy-Five Years Later

Program arranged by the William Carlos Williams Society
Presiding: Theodora Rapp Graham, Penn State Univ., Harrisburg

1. “Williams and the Great Depression,” Steven Gould Axelrod, Univ. of California, Riverside

2. “The Deed Is Still Good: The 1920s in An Early Martyr,” George Leslie Hart, California State Univ., Long Beach

3. “‘Pissing Your Life Away’: An Early Martyr and Poems of Otherness,” J. T. Welsch, Univ. of Manchester

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