CFP: [American] The Novels of William Gibson (1/01/08; ASA 5/22-5/25/08)
American Literature Association
19th Annual Conference
May 22-25, 2008
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
Now accepting submissions for â€œThe Novels of William Gibson,â€ 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 Gibsonâ€™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
- gender (and technology, virtual reality, etc.)
- genre/literary form
Send 300 word abstracts by January 1, 2008 to Mathias Nilges, University
of Illinois at Chicago (mnilge1_at_uic.edu).
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