Keeping Going: The Appeal Of Seamus Heaney. South Atlantic Modern Language Association (samla),2012
Submission Due By: 2012-06-01
ACIS Affiliated: no
CFP Posted on: 2012-04-09 20:09:45
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), November 9-11 2012: Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center, Research Triangle Park, Durham, NC 27709.
"KEEPING GOING": THE APPEAL OF SEAMUS HEANEY. Widely regarded as at once the most distinguished and the most popular living Irish poet, Seamus Heaney has an ardent following both within and beyond the academy. Beloved in Ireland (north and south), he is a best-selling poet in the United Kingdom, and has a massive readership in the USA and beyond. His career has continued for over 50 years, from the early 1960s to the publication in 2010 of his highly-acclaimed volume Human Chain (2010), and we can expect much more to come. This panel seeks to investigate the reasons for the endurance of Seamus Heaney’s importance as a poet, critic, and translator. Suggested topics include but are not limited to studies of the poetry, translations, drama, and criticism of Heaney; the reception of Heaney; the influence of Heaney; the place of Heaney within modern and contemporary poetry; Heaney’s relations with other poets and the poetry of other nations or regions; Heaney and America; Heaney in library archives; the place of Heaney in the classroom and/or the academy. By 1st June, 2012, please submit abstracts of 250 words to Jonathan Allison.
Contact Jonathan Allison
Dept of English, University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506