116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Authorial Anonymity: The Muse, the Genius, Inspiration, Impersonality, and Innocence

Presiding Officer: 
Marlo Alexandra Burks, Freie Universität Berlin

What do authors and artists gain by distancing themselves from their work? This session welcomes explorations of authorial anonymity in its many forms (e.g. the muse, the genius, T.S. Eliot’s theory of impersonality, anonymity, pseudonymity, etc.), as well as its poetic advantages, its limitations, and issues of responsibility.

Cancelled (not being held)
Topic Type: 
Special Session