Open Letter is seeking submissions for a special issue dedicated to the work of Lisa Robertson. One of Canada’s most innovative and challenging writers, Robertson’s work reveals a persistent interest in the relationships among epistemology, civic space, gender, language and the visual. Her poetic engagements with thinkers ranging from Virgil and Lucretius to William Wordsworth and Emily Montague, as well as her work in and against forms such as the epic, the pastoral, the essay and the manifesto reflect her ongoing interest in literary and philosophical history and the pleasures and politics of form. This issue invites writers and critics to engage with any aspect of Robertson’s work. Possible topics might include (but are certainly not limited to) Robertson’s work and: Space, architecture, and/or geographies, Feminist poetics, Kootenay School of Writing, Genre (poetry, prose, essay, manifesto), Form, Classical texts, Philosophy, The archive, Visual art, The epic, The pastoral, Language poetry.
Please send your submissions by email to Heather Milne firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1, 2010