This session is co-sponsored by the William Carlos Williams Society and the Robert Lowell Society.
The annual American Literature Association Conference (ALA) will be held at The Westin Copley Place, Boston May 25-28, 2023.
Lowell and Williams The publication of the volume Memoirs / Robert Lowell including Lowell’s retrospective meditation (1962) on his estimation of Williams opens the question of new perspectives on their relationship as writers in the post-WWII/Cold War era. Beyond the settled and superficial views that result from the repetition of a few well-worn quotes from Lowell about Williams, what can we learn from reading these two writers together now? Short papers for a panel exploring their relationship are invited to renew the conversation about their mutual concerns and evident differences in the middle of the twentieth century.
Please submit a brief proposal (300 word abstract and 100 word bio) by January 10th 2023 to Mark C. Long at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on the ALA and its 2023 meeting, please see the ALA website at https://americanliteratureassociation.org.