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Saturday, 08 January

586. Crowds and Masses in Modernist Poetry

3:30–4:45 p.m., Platinum Salon B, J. W. Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Joel T. Nickels, Univ. of Miami

1. “Reimagining the Crystal Palace and the Fascist ‘House of Glass’: Crowds and Carnality in F. T. Marinetti’s Late-Futurist Colossus, 1944,” Jennifer Scappettone, Univ. of Chicago

2. “The Mass Poetics of William Carlos Williams,” Joel T. Nickels

3. “‘From This Distance Thinking toward You’: Oppen’s Intersubjective Poetics,” Hillary Gravendyk, Pomona Coll.

4. “An Eliot for the People? The Waste Land as a Production of Mass Sensibility,” Charles Sumner, Univ. of Southern Mississippi

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