CFP: Ecopoetical Stevens?
The Wallace Stevens Society invites abstracts for papers for the 2015 American Literature Association Conference (May 21-24, 2015; Boston, MA)
Recent criticism is increasingly returning to Wallace Stevens’ poetry through the lenses developed by “ecocriticism,” “ecopoetics,” “environmental criticism,” and posthumanist “animal studies.” How do these theoretical apparatuses and methodologies recast Stevens’ poetry of nature, landscape, and animal life, so long regarded as typical of his postromantic aesthetic? How does Stevens fit into the poetic traditions and genealogies developed by ecocritics? How does he invite such critics in turn to modify and complicate their theoretical perspectives and historical scenarios? This panel invites contributions from a variety of angles and subdisciplines within the booming fields of ecocriticism and animal studies.
Please send 250-word abstracts and a brief bio to Natalie Gerber at firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than October 15, 2014.