Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference CFP, 'Authorial Anonymity: The Muse, the Genius, Inspiration, Impersonality, and Innocence'

deadline for submissions: 
May 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Marlo Alexandra Burks, Freie Universität Berlin
contact email: 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”

Session: Authorial Anonymity: The Muse, the Genius, Inspiration, Impersonality, and Innocence
Presiding Officer: Marlo Alexandra Burks, Freie Universität Berlin, maburks@gmail.com
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

Panel description:

What do authors and artists gain by distancing themselves from their work? This session welcomes explorations of authorial anonymity in its many forms (e.g. the muse, the genius, T.S. Eliot’s theory of impersonality, anonymity, pseudonymity, etc.), as well as its poetic advantages, its limitations, and issues of responsibility.

Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns. We look forward to your submission.

Note: The PAMLA Conference, held over the November 9-11, 2018 weekend at lovely Western Washington University in idyllic Bellingham, Washington, is a broad conference for scholars of a wide variety of literary, cultural, or media topics. There are over 125 approved sessions you could consider proposing to. You may submit to more than one session (if you do so, please let the presiding officers know you are doing so) but may only deliver one paper at the conference itself.

Please do not submit proposals to more than two or three sessions, and do not submit the same proposal to multiple sessions.