CFP: Literary Naturalism and Film Noir (5/25/07; ALA Symposium, 10/5/07-10/6/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Jeffrey Allan Jaeckle
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I’m welcoming papers for a panel on literary naturalism and film noir for
the American Literature Association Symposium on American Literary
Naturalism to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach, CA on October
5-6 2007.

Proposals for this panel can address any aspect of the intersections of
naturalism and noir. I am particularly interested in papers that examine the
ways in which naturalist principles and motifs pervade the film noir genre
and specific films. Topics can include but are not limited to:

 --effects of the city/urban landscape

 --the roles of environment and heredity

 --concerns with fate, chance, and free will

 --the roles of machines and mechanization

 --the influences of naturalism on noir novelists/screenwriters such as Cain,
Chandler, Hammett, and Woolrich

 --film noir adaptations of the writings of Glasgow, London, Crane, Norris,
Dreiser, etc.

Please send proposals to Jeff Jaeckle (Michigan State University): by May 25th.

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