EAAS 2018 – CFP for Panel Proposal: Avant-Garde as Protest

EBAAS conference 4th – 7th April 2018
King’s College London, University College London, and the British Library.

Avant-Garde as Protest:
The American Avant-Garde and Experimental Poetics


The American avant-garde has provided the space for protest in challenging times and has given voice to alternative points of view that have come from diverse socio-cultural, political and ethnic backgrounds. The American poetry production in particular has been prone to innovation and the promotion of experimental practices traced back to Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. Recent technological advancements have influenced a great deal experimental poetic practice, with new media taking on a vital role in its conception and execution. Looking back to their modernist predecessors, contemporary poets carry on the spirit of the modernist avant-garde to their present day poetry endeavors and artistic experimentations.

This panel aims to explore the subversive and controversial role of experimental poetry practice within the context of the American avant-garde scene.

Tatiani Rapatzikou and Lizzy Pournara are looking for a third panelist to participate in the proposed panel proposal. We welcome proposals for 20-minute papers relating but not limited to:

digital poetry
multimodal narratives
experimental poetics
innovative poetry
interdisciplinary artistic practices
visuality
experimental typography
experimental poetry and space mapping.

If you are interested, please send a 250 word abstract and short bio to Tatiani Rapatzikou (trapatz@enl.auth.gr) and Lizzy Pournara (lizzypournara@gmail.com) by 15th September 2017.

Tatiani Rapatzikou (Associate Professor)
Department of American Literature, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Lizzy Pournara (Ph.D. Candidate)
Department of American Literature, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

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