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The Paradox of Emotion in Modern Poetry (MLA)

Philadelphia
Event: MLA
Categories: Postcolonial, American, Hispanic & Latino, Interdisciplinary, British, Popular Culture, Literary Theory, World Literatures, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Medieval, Early Modern & Renaissance, Long 18th Century, Romantics, Victorian, 20th & 21st Century, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature
Event Date: 2024-01-04 to 2024-01-07 Abstract Due: 2023-03-20

How does modern poetry enact a paradox of emotion? This MLA 2024 special session invites proposals exploring ambivalence, co-existence or contradiction of emotive states in modern/late modern/postmodern poetics. Broader interpretations of the theme are certainly welcome. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Joy/Sorrow
Emotional valences
Mood
Somatic/Carnal
Intimacy
Hope/Loss
Pride/Shame
Emotion/Logic
Trauma
Embodied knowledge
Perception
Temporality
Phenomenology of emotions


Kindly submit your abstract (250-350 words) as well as a short bio by Monday, March 20th to:

Ariana Lyriotakis, Trinity College Dublin | lyriotaa@tcd.ie

Please reach out with any further questions or clarifications that might be needed. The presidential theme for MLA 2024 (Philadelphia, PA) is Celebration: Joy and Sorrow. https://www.mla.org/Convention/MLA-2024/Presidential-Theme-for-the-2024-Convention

lyriotaa@tcd.ie

Ariana Lyriotakis