"Rebecca West and Power," the fifth biennial conference on Rebecca West
September 16-17, 2011, at Baruch College, New York
The main focus of this conference will be the journalism of Rebecca West. We invite papers that analyze any aspect of West's journalistic oeuvre, but encourage especially contributions that investigate the idea of power-state power, patriarchal power, empire, God, and literary authorities. Any approach, including rhetorical analysis, political history, ideological critique, feminism, biography, and intertextuality are welcome. We also plan to organize at least one panel on approaches to the new collection of West's non-fiction prose The Essential Rebecca West (2010). Papers on other topics will also be considered, especially those exploring the nexus between West's fiction and non-fiction.
Send abstracts of 250-400 words to Ann Norton, by March 15, 2011, at firstname.lastname@example.org