CFP: World Wide Eliot (11/30/04; collection)

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CFP: World Wide Eliot (11/30/04)

Submissions are sought for a collection of essays on T. S. Eliot's=20
international reception. The collection will explore how Eliot's writings and persona=20
have entered the literary and cultural life of countries other than England=20
the United States where his reception has already been well documented. =20
Submissions might address the different ways in which readers, critics, and=20
writers from other cultural contexts have responded to Eliot's words, ideas, and=20
politics--whether by assimilating, interrogating, subverting or rejecting them. =20
Of particular interest is the encounter, within postcolonial, even colonial=20
spaces, between indigenous voices and Eliot as a canonical English writer. =20
Other submissions might focus on the matter of modernist poetics in respective=20
world traditions as they are manifested in, or translated through, responses to=20
T. S. Eliot. In addition to scholarly pieces, we also welcome more personal=20
essays reflecting upon an individual's engagement with the words and ideas of=20
Eliot and the particular social setting in which it took place.

Please send abstracts of about 2 pages by November 30, 2004 to both Shyamal=20
Bagchee at and Elisabeth D=E4umer at=20 =20

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