CFP: Andrea Barrett (8/29/05; 20th-C. Lit., 2/23/06-2/25/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Geoff Stacks
contact email: 
gstacks@purdue.edu

Abstracts are invited for any aspect of Andrea Barrett's fiction for
the 20th-Century Literature conference at the University of
Louisville (2/23/06-2/25/06).
 
Barrett--finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize and recipient of the National
Book Award (among many other accolades)--has yet to receive the scholarly
attention her novels and short stories deserve. This panel, therefore, will
explore Barrett's role in contemporary American literature and offer a
variety of approaches to her rich body of work.

Topics can include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Barrett's role as a scientifically literate writer. To what extent, for
example, does she belong with the likes of Pynchon, Fowles, or Stoppard?
- Barrett's critique of science and objectivity in the loosely connected
trilogy of Ship Fever, The Voyage of the Narwhal, and The Servants of the
Map
- Barrett and ecocriticism
- Barrett and feminism
- Barrett as writer of historical fiction
- Barrett as nature writer
- Barrett's early fiction (pre-Ship Fever)

To submit a proposal for this panel, please send the following by August
29th:
- a one-page abstract
- a cover sheet that includes your name, address, email address, telephone
number, academic affiliation, and title of paper

Submissions should be emailed to gstacks_at_purdue.edu or sent to
Geoffrey Stacks
Purdue University
English Department
500 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2038

For information on the conference, go here:
http://www.louisville.edu/a-s/cml/xxconf/

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cfp categories: 
twentieth_century_and_beyond