Re-Considering John Dos Passos - ALA 2011 (May 26-29, Boston, MA)

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Victoria M. Bryan
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In recent years, John Dos Passos has fallen to somewhat low priority in critical study, but the few publications that do exist since the 1970s are engaging and compelling and stand as proof that this author deserves further consideration in our field. This individual panel proposal for ALA's 2011 convention hopes to illustrate the value of continuing to engage in scholarly research, critical conversation, and/or pedagogical approaches to John Dos Passos in the 21st century. Papers of about 20 minutes/10 pages in length on various approaches to Dos Passos's work will be considered for inclusion on the panel. Please submit an abstract of about 250 to 500 words, a CV, and any requests for A/V equipment to Victoria M. Bryan (VMBryan@olemiss.edu) before January 15, 2011. Decisions about inclusion will be made shortly after that deadline, and the panel proposal will then be sent to the American Literature Association by January 30, 2011. ALA will get back to us shortly after that about the panel's status.