Wednesday, January 11, 2012
MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION - SEATTLE 2012
My own paper at this year's MLA was not scheduled till 8:30 AM on the final day, an odd time for a panel on transnational jazz, as 8:30 AM earlier in the week seemed an odd time slot for a panel on home town boy made good Jimi Hendrix. Maybe they thought the music people would all still be up at breakfast time. But all was well. You can view abstracts from the transnational jazz panel here.
The poetry division sponsored two fine panels this year: one on Robert Duncan's H.D. Book and another on women poets in the wake of modernism.
The Seattle MLA featured a series of "creative conversations," including one that featured my colleague Linda Selzer interviewing novelist Charles Johnson.
Watch this blog for photos from the Off-Site poetry marathon --