Don DeLillo and the Kennedy Assassination, The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 20–22, 2014

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The Don DeLillo Society

The Don DeLillo Society will again sponsor a session at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, to be held at the University of Louisville, February 20-22, 2014. 2013 marks two dates of interest for DeLillo scholars: the fiftieth anniversary of the Kennedy assassination (1963) and the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of Libra (1988). While Libra takes on the assassination directly, the event surfaces across DeLillo's work, from Dealey Plaza in Americana to the Zapruder film as art exhibit in Underworld. For a panel on DeLillo and the Kennedy assassination, papers are invited that consider any aspect of the assassination and DeLillo's work. Possible topics might include: the assassination and postmodernism; the assassination and the novel; the assassination and the Cold War; the assassination's legacy for literature and other arts; the assassination's legacy for later events, such as 9/11; the assassination and Civil Rights; the assassination and the 50s/50s; the assassination and the visual.

Those interested should send a 300-word abstract to Andrew Strombeck ( no later than September 13, 2013. Please include your academic affiliation (if applicable), mailing address, and a brief biographical note with your abstract.