Recently, Ayesha Ramachandran’s Worldmakers: Global Imagining in Early Modern Europe re-emphasized the role of epic poets in reconceptualising a changing world in the Age of Discovery. This panel proposes to further explore the relationship between poetry and the New World.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
Poetic genres and New World travel literature
The contrast between verse and prose accounts of the New World
The relation between verse paratexts and verse/prose travel literature
Poetic representations of the New World vs. Old World travel accounts
The use and/or avoidance of classical models in poetic treatments
Please contact Myron McShane at firstname.lastname@example.org before June 3rd with a paper title, proposed abstracts (150 words or less), a brief CV (300 words or less) and relevant keywords.
For more information, please consult the RSA submission guidelines at:http://www.rsa.org/?page=submissionguidelines#prop