We are very excited to have selected the following papers for the William Carlos Williams session at MLA in January 2014:
Chair: Daniel E. Burke (Marquette University)
Julia Bloch (Bard College) “Teaching Williams/Williams Teaching”
Samantha Carrick (University of Southern California) “The Decaying Body of the Poet: Williams and Aging”
Julia Daniel (West Virginia University) “Material Feminism and the Body of Place in Paterson“
Margaret Konkol (Georgia Institute of Technology) “‘Queen-Anne’s-Lace’: Resilient. Immigrant. Weed.”
Serena Le (University of California – Berkeley) “‘Crashing upon a stone ear’: Picturing the Sound of Paterson’s Falls”
Lisa Siriganian (Southern Methodist University) “Food or Drug: Curing Culture with Poetry Things”
Erin Templeton (Converse College) “Digital Williams: Mulitiplicities, ‘composition and decomposition'”
New Directions in Williams Studies
Contemporary approaches to Williams in “lightning talk” PechaKucha format to encourage substantial discussion and dialogue amongst participants & audience members. Possible topics might include: medicine/embodiment; technology; transnationalism; ecocriticism; Williams and/in archives. 200 word abstracts & CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 22.
MLA 2014 will be held in Chicago, IL from 9-12 January.