AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION (ALA) CONFERENCE 2019: THE DIANE JOHNSON SOCIETY PANELS AND INAUGURAL BUSINESS MEETING

deadline for submissions: 
November 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
FERDA ASYA
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You are invited to present a paper at one of the panels, described below, and join the inaugural business meeting to elect officers for The Diane Johnson Society at the American Literature Association (ALA) Conference on May 23-26, 2019 in Boston.

Please indicate your interest in presenting a paper (with panel title) and/or attending the business meeting a soon as possible to be placed on the mailing list by sending an e-mail to Ferdâ Asya at fasya@bloomu.edu.

Panel Descriptions

Diane Johnson and Travel, Immigration, or Exile

Diane Johnson is a transatlantic writer whose fictional characters evolve through the success and failure of their encounters with traditions, cultures, social and political issues, and lifestyles of countries such as France, Iran, or Morocco, countries in which Johnson has lived or to which she has traveled. This panel invites papers addressing the topics, travel, immigration, and/or exile, in Diane Jonson’s fiction.

Please send an abstract of 300 words and a brief (two-page CV) to Ferdâ Asya at fasya@bloomu.edu by November 30, 2018.

Writings by Diane Johnson and Others

Diane Johnson continues to explore the traditions and topics such as transatlantic novel, novel of manners, conflicts of cultures, customs, or mores, enacted in fiction or non-fiction by Edith Wharton, Gertrude Stein, or Henry James, before her, or depicted in the works of her contemporaries such as Suzy Gershman, Harriet Welty Rochefort, or Edmund White. This panel invites papers examining the continuation of the traditions or topics of one or more of her precursors in Johnson’s work or similar traditions or topics in Johnson’s work in relation to the work of one or more of her contemporaries.

Please send an abstract of 300 words and a brief (two-page CV) to Ferdâ Asya at fasya@bloomu.edu by November 30, 2018.

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Ferdâ Asya, PhD

Professor of English

111A Bakeless Center for the Humanities

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

400 East Second Street

Bloomsburg, PA 17815

570-389-4433