James Agee at ALA, May 26-29, 2011 (Jan. 20 submission deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
James Agee Society
contact email: 
hdavis@piedmont.edu

The James Agee Society requests proposals for 20-minute presentations to be delivered at the 2011 American Literature Association Conference on any aspect of James Agee’s work, especially in connection with artistic and cultural trends of his times. Recent topics have included Agee’s poetry, reconsiderations of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and The Morning Watch, and Agee as travel writer, ecocritic, and translator of foreign films. Of particular interest are papers treating the restored edition of A Death in the Family. Send 250-word abstracts by January 20, 2011, to Hugh Davis at hdavis@piedmont.edu.

The American Literature Association’s 22nd annual conference will meet at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 26-29, 2011 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend). For further information, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org or contact the conference director, Professor Alfred Bendixen of Texas A & M University at abendixen@tamu.edu with specific questions.

cfp categories: 
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
film_and_television
interdisciplinary
modernist studies
poetry
popular_culture
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond