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Boston to Brazil: Elizabeth Bishop’s Geographies (Northeast Modern Language Assoc. (NeMLA) 2020 Convention)

Boston, Massachusetts
Organization: NeMLA
Event: Northeast Modern Language Assoc. (NeMLA) 2020 Convention
Categories: American, Gender & Sexuality, Women's Studies, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century
Event Date: 2020-03-05 to 2020-03-08 Abstract Due: 2019-09-30

Seeking papers/presenters for an approved NeMLA session (#17976).

Chronicling a lifetime of relocations and drawing on an international array of forms as well as free verse, Elizabeth Bishop’s work poses titular “Questions of Travel.”  This panel will explore the ways in which Bishop’s poetic travel guides and geographic primers dislocate as much as place her travelers and blur as much as map the boundaries that demarcate countries, species, cultures, and the self.  Postcolonial, Queer Theory, Gender Studies, and Ecopoetics approaches to Bishop’s work along with studies focusing on Bishop’s Brazil-inspired writings and her acclaimed Geography III (1976), the last volume Bishop published in her lifetime, particularly suit this panel’s aims, but proposals on all aspects of Bishop’s work are welcome.

Please submit abstract and brief bio via the NeMLA site: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/CFP

For questions please contact panel chair S. Gilmore at gilmores@ccsu.edu



Susan Gilmore