CFP: Joseph Conrad (3/31/07; ALSC, 10/12/07-10/14/07)
Call for Papers
2007 ALSC Conference, Chicago, IL, October 12-14, 2006
The Association of Literary Scholars and Critics (ALSC) invites proposals
for papers and presentations to be considered for its thirteenth annual
conference at the Hotel Allegro in Chicago, October 12-14, 2007. The
conference program includes six panels and three seminars. A description of
one of these nine session topics appears below, along with an e-mail address
and other information regarding submissions. Please bear in mind that there
will be many more submissions than can be accepted, and that the criteria
may include not only the merit of the individual submission but the range
and variety of a session's contributions. The pleasure of the conveners is
to see how much stimulating and valuable work is being done; the pain is to
be able to accommodate only part of it in panel or seminar.
Submission form and deadline. Submissions must reach the convener of the
session by March 31, 2007. They should be sent to both (1) the convener of
the panel or seminar and (2) the Association's office at alsc_at_bu.edu. On
your e-mail's "subject" line, please give your name and other information in
the following form: "ALSC 2007, [Name of Session] abstract by [First Name,
* If you do not send copies to both the convener and the ALSC, we
cannot guarantee that you will receive an e-mail notice ackowledging receipt
of your proposal.
* For details regarding submission length, please refer to the
individual instructions for each session.
* You must be a member of the ALSC in good standing to participate in
the conference program as a panelist or seminarian. ALSC members receive a
discount on conference registration.
* For a complete listing of session topics and information about how
to join the ALSC, visit our website at www.bu.edu/literary.
Convener: Michael Gorra (Smith College)
2007 marks the sesquicentennial of Conrad's December 1857 birth and the
hundredth anniversary of the publication of The Secret Agent. Papers are
welcome on any aspect of his work, but the fact of these birthdays suggests
it's a good moment to take stock-to ask just how it is that we see "our"
Conrad. Ours, not Leavis' or Zabel's, and maybe not Achebe's either. For in
terms of years we are as far from him as he was from them. Please send
150-word abstracts to Michael Gorra, English Department, Smith College,
Northampton, MA 01060. ( <mailto:mgorra_at_smith.edu> mgorra_at_smith.edu)
Association of Literary Scholars and Critics (ALSC)
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