[UPDATE] The Vicious Circle: The Days, Dames, and (K)nights of the Algonquin Round Table (9/30 deadline; April 7-10 conference)

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. Please submit abstracts to cathy.fagan@ncc.edu by 9/30.

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
gender_studies_and_sexuality
modernist studies
popular_culture
theatre