CFP: Ezra Pound panels – ALA, Washington

Panels organized by the Ezra Pound Society at the American Literature Association Conference in Washington DC, May 22-25, 2014:

Ezra Pound and Other World Cultures – organized by Prof. Robert Kibler.

“All ages are contemporaneous” especially in literature, Ezra Pound wrote in 1910. To be sure, his life work drew a vast array of other peoples, their worlds, their ideas, into his own contemporaneous literary universe. We know the people, the places, and the ideas drawn together. But it works the other way too, for Pound enters into interpretive dialogues with other worlds, understood not just as parts of his own vision, but also as entities discrete unto themselves.
In this call for papers we seek scholars, artists, and performers to undertake an examination, broadly considered, of other-world cultures engaged by Pound. What various ends do his appropriations of them serve, and how is his own literary universe co-opted, disrupted, or transformed by the exchange? We are here in search of new meanings and fresh paths. Please send your 350 word abstracts as Word documents both to Robert Kibler, panel organizer, at Robert.kibler@minotstateu.edu, and to Demetres Tryphonopoulos, Secretary, Ezra Pound Society, at demetres@unb.ca, no later than January 10, 2014.

Ezra Pound and Archibald MacLeish – organized by Demetres Tryphonopoulos.

The panel will discuss any aspect of Pound’s relationship with Archibald MacLeish, including their correspondence, Pound’s reception of MacLeish’s poetry, and MacLeish’s role in ending Pound’s incarceration at St. Elizabeths. Please send your 350 word abstracts as Word documents to Demetres Tryphonopoulos, Secretary, Ezra Pound Society, at demetres@unb.ca no later than January 10, 2014.

For information on the ALA and its 2014 meeting, please see the ALA website at http://alaconf.org.