Poetics and Antipoetics of Discourse in the New World

Call For Papers. The Chair and Executive Committee of Spanish-American Literature (1492 – 1800) invite submissions for the 2011 South-Atlantic Modern Language Association conference.

SAMLA — Nov 4-6, 2011 — Atlanta, GA

Session Name:
SPANISH III-A (COLONIAL SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE)

Session Title:
Poetics and antipoetics of discourse in the New World

Session Details:
Formality and structure were defining characteristics of colonial discourse, and poetry arguably reflects a higher form of discourse. In keeping with the theme of the 2011 convention, the Spanish III-A session invites papers that explore the role of poetics in defining, maintaining, or resisting discursive barriers. This topic is to be loosely interpreted and papers could conceivably touch upon any aspect of poetics, prose, or drama as it relates to enforcing or resisting the intellectual conventions of the period. This will be a regular session composed of 4 panelists each presenting a paper of approximately 3,300 words composed in English or Spanish. Please send abstracts of any length by July 1 to abstracts@johnwoodruff.com (email strongly preferred), by fax to 205-664-0415, or by US Mail to John Woodruff, Dept of Modern Languages & Classics, The University of Alabama, P.O. Box 870246, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487.


Session Name:
SPANISH III-B (NINETEENTH CENTURY SPANISH-AMERICAN LITERATURE)

Session Title:
Poetics and antipoetics of discourse in the New World

Session Details:
Formality and structure were defining characteristics of colonial discourse, and poetry arguably reflects a higher form of discourse. In keeping with the theme of the 2011 convention, the Spanish III-B session invites papers that explore the role of poetics in defining, maintaining, or resisting discursive barriers. This topic is to be loosely interpreted and papers could conceivably touch upon any aspect of poetics, prose, or drama as it relates to enforcing or resisting the intellectual conventions of the period. This will be a regular session composed of 4 panelists each presenting a paper of approximately 3,300 words composed in English or Spanish. Please send abstracts of any length by July 1 to abstracts@johnwoodruff.com (email strongly preferred), by fax to 205-664-0415, or by US Mail to John Woodruff, Dept of Modern Languages & Classics, The University of Alabama, P.O. Box 870246, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487.

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