CFP: [American] The Novels of William Gibson (1/01/08; ASA 5/22-5/25/08)

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American Literature Association
19th Annual Conference
May 22-25, 2008
Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Now accepting submissions for “The Novels of William Gibson,” a proposed
panel for the 2008 American Literature Association conference.
        William Gibson has been credited with launching the cyberpunk
genre, as well as with writing the first truly global-realist novel. This
panel intends to examine the complexities of Gibson’s oevre in order to
situate individual works firmly within the steadily changing
socioeconomic and political context his novels aim to represent.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Cyberspace, the internet and technoculture
- the effacement of time by space
- postmodern (political) subjectivity
- representations/critiques of consumer capitalism
- (anti-)globalization
- gender (and technology, virtual reality, etc.)
- 9/11
- genre/literary form

Send 300 word abstracts by January 1, 2008 to Mathias Nilges, University
of Illinois at Chicago (

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