The Vicious Circle: The Days, Dames, and (K)nights of the Algonquin Round Table

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
cathy.fagan@ncc.edu

In 1919, several New York wits ‘roasted’ drama critic Alexander Woollcott at the Algonquin hotel. They enjoyed the afternoon so much that they met again as the Algonquin Round Table for the next ten years. This panel will consider the wit and artistry of the Algonquin Round Table. Panelists are invited to submit papers addressing the group or any members: Adams, Benchley, Broun, Connelly, Kaufman, Parker, Ross, Sherwood, Toohey, Woollcott. Our goal: remove some dust from this exciting 20th-century group.

cfp categories: 
american
modernist studies
popular_culture
theatre
twentieth_century_and_beyond