A CFP for a special session I'll be chairing at this year's Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) conference in Riverside, CA (Oct. 31-Nov. 2)
Yup. Now that I've found this, there's really no reason to keep writing.
3-for-3, Episode 2.1: Failure on an #epic scale; David (Rutgers U. graduate faculty) vs. Goliath (Pearson eCollege), Part 1; David (avant-garde poetry) vs. Goliath (capitalism), Part 2
3-for-3, Episode 1.1: Laptops in the Classroom, Natasha Trethewey, and Rage Against the Death of Metanarratives (Plus, extra-special guest Mitch Hedberg!)
Jumping into an already-completed conversation is hard enough, but when that conversation is about one of my favorite poets -- John Ashbery -- the stakes are even higher. I think a strong case can be made, however, that I make a strong case here.
Student: “But what does this Cummings poem even MEAN?” Teacher: “Uhh…” Though the student’s question is flawed from the outset—to ask what an E.E. Cummings poem “means” is to miss the point entirely—it remains a common concern for readers approaching these poems for the first time. And if we are to, as Richard Kostelanetz argues … Continue reading The Utilitarian Language of E.E. Cummings