CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Truman Capote (4/10/08; MMLA 11/13/08-11/16/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Douglas Dowland
contact email: 
douglas-dowland@uiowa.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

Special Panel: "Truman Capote"

50th Annual MMLA Convention
2008 Informal Convention Theme: Fame/Infamy
November 13-16, 2008
Minneapolis, Minnesota

This panel seeks to present critical investigations of the literary and
cultural work of Truman Capote (1924-1984).

All methodological approaches are welcome.

Possible thematic topics include:

* Capote’s production of and influence in fiction, reportage, and the
nonfiction novel

* adaptations of Capote's works, biography / bio-pic

* fictional accounts of Capote (inclusive of gossip, rumor and innuendo)

* Capote as famous friend (Harper Lee, Andy Warhol, et.al.) and infamous
enemy (Norman Mailer, Jacqueline Susann, Gore Vidal, Tennessee Williams,
et. al.)

* the dialectic of fame/infamy, and larger issues of celebrity and literary
culture; intersections of celebrity and "high" culture; the “rise”, “fall”
and “revival” of the author

Please send one-page abstract and CV to Douglas Dowland
(douglas-dowland_at_uiowa.edu) by April 11, 2008.

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cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches