Don DeLillo Society at ALA 2013--1/1/2013 Deadline for Proposals

full name / name of organization: 
Don DeLillo Society
contact email: 
jkavadlo@maryville.edu

The Don DeLillo Society will sponsor one session at the American Literature Association (ALA) conference in Boston, May 23-26, 2013.

Topic: DeLillo and Film. David Cronenberg’s _Cosmopolis_ marks the long awaited adaptation of a Don DeLillo novel. But DeLillo has long been interested in film, from his screenplay for _Game 6_, use of real and imagined films throughout his novels (_Americana_, _Running Dog_, _Underworld_, _Point Omega_), references to filmmakers in interviews (“I began to understand the force that movies could have emotionally and intellectually in what I consider the great era of the European films: Godard, Antonioni, Fellini, Bergman . . . Kubrick and Howard Hawks”), and use of cinematic technique in the novels themselves. Papers may develop these or other topics related to DeLillo and film.

Please send a title, abstract (300 words), AV needs, and brief bio to Jesse Kavadlo, Maryville University, at jkavadlo@maryville.edu by January 1, 2013.

cfp categories: 
american
film_and_television
popular_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond