CFP: [Children] Mark Helprinâs Worlds (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Susana Brower

CFP: Mark Helprin’s Worlds (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-

This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the
University of California, Riverside’s 16th Annual Humanities Graduate
Conference, which will be held on April 3-4, 2009. This year’s theme
is “Brave New Worlds.”

This call is a broad search for papers on the works of the contemporary
American author Mark Helprin, who, despite having won various awards for
his novels and other stories, including A Soldier of the Great War, sadly
receives relatively little attention from the literary community.
Consequently, any and all aspects of Helprin criticism shall be
considered for this panel. Possible topics include but are not limited

* analyses of individual novels
* the trajectory of his oeuvre
* his place in the canon of contemporary writers
* the Swan Lake series, and his role as a children’s writer
* issues of genre (magical realism, fairy tale, heroic epic, etc.)
* nostalgia and hope
* beauty and loss
* language and imagery

Please send abstracts of 200-250 words to Susana Brower at or by February 27,
2009. Please let me know of any potential A/V needs; every effort will
be made to accommodate you.

 From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List
             more information at
Received on Fri Feb 13 2009 - 17:04:52 EST