113th Annual Conference - Portland, Oregon
Friday, November 6 - Sunday, November 8, 2015

Poetry and Poetics III

Session Chair: 
Anita Helle, Oregon State University
Session 11: Sunday 10:20-11:50am
Salon III (ET)
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  1. Moberley Luger, University of British Columbia, Canada
    My paper explores the fraught relationship between conceptual poetry and emotion by analyzing emerging poet Diana Hamilton’s 2012 collection, Okay, Okay. The book is an assemblage of found texts (eg. self-help books, news articles) that foregrounds the act of crying. I find a subversive politics in Hamilton’s particular combination of constrained writing and unabashed emotion.
  2. Brian Reed, University of Washington
    Contemporary American poets have produced numerous "literary translations" circulated not as derivative but original artworks. Is it ethical, however, to appropriate someone else's poetry and pass it off as one's own? Sawako Nakayasu's translations of Chika Sagawa show that one response is to place translations within explanatory networks of paratexts and other texts.
  3. Olivia Milroy, The University of Virginia
    This paper explores how Lorna Goodison uses heteroglossia to complicate the traditional form of dramatic monologue in the poem "Annie Pengelly.” By commingling western monologic tradition, classical rhetoric, African ritual, and contemporary West Indian diction, Goodison creates a hybridized poetic form to offer reparation to the voiceless Annie Pengelly.
Session Cancelled: