CFP: New York College English Association (2/5/07; 4/13/07-4/14/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Thomas G. Olsen
contact email: 
olsent@newpaltz.edu

CFP: New York College English Association Spring Conference

 

LITERATURE AND EVOLUTION / LITERATURE AND REVOLUTION

 

                                                                        
                                    April 13-14, 2007

 

The State University of New York

New Paltz, New York

__________

 

Keynote Speaker: Ed Sanders

Poet, musician, creative chronicler of the 1960s and biographer of Allen
Ginsberg

 

We invite proposals for 15-20 minute papers on all aspects of literature
and literary studies concerned with our conference theme, "Literature
and Evolution / Literature and Revolution." This theme is intended
broadly rather than narrowly: we encourage proposals that explore all
facets of the reading experience, as well as those that consider the
many relationships between literature and allied disciplines.
"Evolution" and "Revolution" should also be understood as broad
designations inviting a range of biographical, aesthetic, social, and
political possibilities. Approaches might include such subjects as

 

Literature and Political Revolution Darwinism and the Novel

Authorial or Stylistic "Evolution" Canonicity as an
Evolutionary Process

The Poetics of Class Conflict Writing Terrorism

"Progress" as a Literary Trope Narrative and the
Revolutionary Reader

Youth Culture and Social Revolt Teaching Revolutionary
Literature

(En)gendering Revolution The Aesthetics of
Social Change

 

We will also consider full panels devoted to a single topic, theme, or
question: in your proposal please include a title, identify all
participants, and provide abstracts for all speakers.

<>All conference participants must be or become members of the New York
College English Association (memberships are just $10 per year,
available during pre-registration or at the door). An annual cash prize
of $100 is awarded to the best graduate student paper. Outstanding
graduate student papers will also be considered for publication in The
Shawangunk Review, the SUNY New Paltz English Department's annual
journal featuring articles, book reviews, original poetry, and new fiction.
<>
<><>Send 1-page abstracts or completed papers (or full panel proposals)
by February 5, 2007 to

 

Professor Thomas G. Olsen

Department of English JFT 710

SUNY New Paltz

600 Hawk Drive

New Paltz, New York 12561 olsent_at_newpaltz.edu
<mailto:olsent_at_newpaltz.edu>

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