CFP: Traveling with HD (5/1/07; MSA, 11/1/07-11/4/07)

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Delia Fisher
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CFP Modernist Studies Association Conference, November 1-3, 2007:=20


Call for Papers: Traveling with H.D.: Women Writers and the Modernist
Voyage Out


This proposed panel for the Modernist Studies Association annual
conference in Long Beach (Nov 1-4, 2007) seeks papers on H.D. and other
modernist women writers who "traveled" literary culture with her, or who
later used H.D. as a site of embarkation for their modernist projects.
Modernism was a literary "voyage out" from the literary limitations of
the past, but for women writers the voyage was, and continues to be, one
through stormy seas. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

* considerations of why a number of American modernists traveled
abroad to live or work, and whether the "ex-pat" experience was
different for women writers than for men=20
* how writers like H.D. influenced the literary voyages of other
women writers=20
* how a sense of geographical "place" figured in the work of women
* whether a "geography of spirit" influenced the modernist vision
of some women writers =20
* the challenges women modernists, past and present, encounter as
they attempt to launch themselves in the world of publishing


Please send proposals of 250-500 words and a brief (no more than one
page) CV to Delia Fisher Associate Professor of
English, Westfield State College, Westfield, MA 01086. Deadline for
proposals is May 1, 2007.

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