Architecture and Literature (PAMLA Convention, Oct. 19-20, 2012) Deadline: April 22, 2012
Most literary works take place within the context of some sort of constructed space, e.g. a house, an office, a transit node, a place of worship, a place of performance. The constraints and opportunities of such a setting often contribute to our understanding of characters, actions and ideas. Architecture also provides a rich system of tropes by which readers and writers can define important elements of text either literally or figuratively.
We are seeking proposals for a panel titled "Architecture and Literature: Reading the Room" that will take place at the 2012 annual meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association in Seattle, Washington on October 19-20, 2012. Proposals are welcome on literary works across a broad variety of genres and time periods.
Please submit proposals via the online form available at "http://www.pamla.org/2012/" by April 22, 2012.