AIZEN International Film, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies Conference in New Orleans, 2014

full name / name of organization: 
AIZEN (Association Internationale Zola et Naturalisme)
contact email: 
Dr. Anna Gural: agural@ualberta.ca AND/OR Dr. Juliana Starr: jstarr@uno.edu

AIZEN/University of New Orleans International Conference
“Emile Zola and Naturalism”

The AIZEN® (Association Internationale Zola et Naturalisme) and University of New Orleans (USA) solicit submissions for the jointly-sponsored conference “Emile Zola and Naturalism” to be hosted by
The Department of Foreign Languages, College of Liberal Arts, University of New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA March 6-8, 2014

We invite proposals for original papers, panels of three or four, and special sessions. Comparative and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome. Professors, scholars, instructors, and doctoral candidates from the disciplines of literature, film, visual arts, history, sociology and women’s studies are encouraged to submit proposals for twenty-minute presentations. Audiovisual equipment will be available in the conference rooms.

The following are suggested topics or panel headings:
*Frank Norris and Zola
*French and American Naturalisms—Urban and Rural
*Female Naturalist Writers in the US—North and South (Willa Cather, Edith Wharton, Kate Chopin, etc.) *Naturalism and the Sublime
*Natures and Naturalisms (French, Francophone, Filmic)
*Le Roman expérimental in Europe and America
*Zola and Naturalist Theater
*The Medan Group
* J’accuse in America: Context and Response
* Naturalism in Africa and the Caribbean
* Naturalism in Nineteenth-Century American Creole Literature (Alfred Mercier, Sidonie de la Houssaye, Georges Dessommes, George Washington Cable, etc.)
*Naturalist Aspects of Contemporary American Cinema
*Zola and the Ashcan School of Painting (John Sloan, Robert Henri, William Glackens, George Luks, etc.) *Naturalism and Neo-Naturalism in Austrian Literature and Film

Abstracts may be submitted either in English or French. Please e-mail your suggestions for panels and/or abstracts with a brief resume to:

Dr. Anna Gural-Migdal, Professor, and Dept. of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies University of Alberta, Canada
aguralm@ualberta.ca

Dr. Juliana Starr, Associate Professor Dept. of Foreign Languages University of New Orleans, USA
jstarr1@uno.edu

Deadline for proposals: August 15, 2013
For more information, go to http://www.ualberta.ca/~aizen/

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