CFP: [American] War and Literature at CEA 2009 (11/1/2008, 3/26-28/2009)

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Meg Woolbright
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Call for Papers, Literature and War at CEA 2009
70th Anniversary Conference | March 26-28, 2009 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219;
(412) 281-7100
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English
studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Literature and War for
our 40th annual conference, celebrating the organization’s 70th anniversary.
War is part of the fabric of American culture, but there is often a gap
between the public myth and the private truth of war. This panel will use
literature to bridge this gap. Topics may include but are not limited to:

--representations of war in a particular literary text
--connections between depictions of war and historical context
--changes in representations of war over time
--effects of war on individual characters
--structure of the literary text and relationship to war and its effects
--trauma theory and its usefulness in interpreting a text
--pedagogical approaches to teaching literature of war.

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