Kay Boyle panel session at the Alternation Modernisms International Conference, May 16-18 2013, Cardiff, UK

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Anne Reynes-Delobel, Aix-Marseille Université
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The conference gives an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of Kay Boyle in modernist literary studies. The aim is to underscore her achievements as writer, poet and editor by taking into account her active engagement in the wider cultural and public sphere. Topics include but are not limited to:
- Kay Boyle's alternative experimentation with language and form in prose and/or poetry;
- The importance and significance of her participation in little magazines;
- The mutual influence of her friendships and relationships with other writers, poets and artists;
- The originality and impact of her engagement in politics and the political;
- An assessment of her position towards high and low culture in avant-garde and modernism;
- The impact of expatriation and complicated relationships with America on her writing.
Proposals for papers (20 minutes), including the paper title; the delegate's name, address and email; a summary of the proposed paper (200-250 words); and a short bio (100 words), should be sent to anne.reynes@univ-amu.fr by 15th November 2012.