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Dear Colleagues and Friends, I am writing regarding my current project as guest editor of a US poetry special issue of the peer-reviewed journal "Anglophonia/ Caliban" published by Presses Universitaires du Mirail (the University of Toulouse Press). The initial impulse behind this project is the publication of the papers given at "Tailor-Made Traditions: The Poetics of US Experimental Verse", a one-day international conference organized in Toulouse last January, featuring Jane Augustine and Michael Heller as invited guests of honor. As there is more space available for this special issue, I wish the supplement the original batch with other relevant material focusing on the broad issue of the modernist tradition and its vicissitudes through over a century of writing. You will find enclosed below the call for papers, as well as a summary of all the papers given at the conference and ready to be submitted for publication in this volume (pdf file attached, soon to be posted online). [please contact Clément Oudart for a copy. --Ed.] The deadline for article submission is unfortunately very close: MAY 25, 2013. Should you be interested in submitting an article, in English preferrably, I would be grateful if you managed to send me your text following MLA style conventions by that date. Do not hesitate to circulate this call among your colleagues and students. Call for papers This special issue seeks to inquire into the way US poets, from the high modernists (Pound, Stein, Williams, H.D....) through postwar poetry to contemporary avant-gardes (Language poets and Conceptualists), fashion the tradition in which they wish to fit, through their theoretical writings (essays, manifests, criticism) as well as their relations (epistolary, social) and of course their literary works (prose or verse). The aim of the articles will therefore be to focus on the various strategies or criteria used by the poets to preempt, claim or appropriate their peers, or on the opposite to distance themselves from a particular lineage, on the basis of “poethical” principles (paying attention to the various ties between poetry and ethics, such as foregrounded by Michel Deguy in France or Joan Retallack in the US), or other factors devised by the authors and the critics alike—who often blend into one and the same person as with the many US poet-critics. PS: please add to the list of prospective contributors Stephen Collis (Simon Fraser), Brian Reed (Washington), Zachary Finch (Dartmouth), Xavier Kalck (Paris-Sorbonne) There are now only 2 or 3 spots left. ------ Clément Oudart Associate Professor in American literature University of Toulouse 2, France firstname.lastname@example.org http://w3.cas.univ-tlse2.fr/spip.php?article277