CFP: Darwinism and Evolution in American Lit. (6/7/07; ALA, 10/5/07-10/6/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Jeff P. Turpin
contact email: 


The American Literature Association (ALA) Symposium on

American Literary Naturalism

October 5-6, 2007

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach CA, USA


CALL FOR PAPERS for a panel on Literary Darwinism at the The American =
Literature Association Symposium on American Literary Naturalism October =
5-6, 2007, in Newport Beach, California. Papers can examine any aspect =
of the influence of evolution on/in American literature. Papers should =
be 15 minutes long, and are not limited to authors with formal ALA =
associations, but panel members should be ALA members at the time of =
presentation. Please submit proposals via email to = by June 7, 2007, including a one-page (maximum!) =
description, paper title, names, affiliations, and, on a separate page, =
full address information and email address of each participant. Note =
that a/v equipment is not available for the panel.


Panel Organizer: Jeff P. Turpin, University of Texas-San Antonio

Conference Director: Jeanne C. Reesman, University of Texas-San Antonio


ALA Symposium Program will include two concurrent sessions running =
Friday and Saturday and two luncheons covered by the conference fee of =
$120. An afternoon keynote address by Donald Pizer, "Naturalism and the =
Jews," will conclude Friday's sessions, to be followed by a cocktail =
reception. On Saturday, Earle Labor will be featured as keynote speaker =
at a conference luncheon on the topic of "Naturalism and the =
Biographer." A closing celebration will be held Saturday evening.=20


Hotel Reservations: The Hyatt Newport Beach offers fine restaurants with =
room service, full-service spa and fitness center, and room amenities, =
dramatic Newport Bay views, refrigerators in all rooms, wireless High =
Speed Internet, full-service Business Center, 3 outdoor pools, outdoor =
whirlpools, shuffleboard, table tennis & volleyball. Nearby are the =
beautiful beaches of Southern California, the Henry E. Huntington =
Library, the University of California-Irvine, golf courses and tennis =
courts, world-class shopping at Fashion Valley, international cuisine at =
Orange Country restaurants, and Newport Dunes Aquatic Park. Reserve by =
September 4, 2007 for the ALA conference rate of $139 single or double =
room. Phone: 949-729-1234 or 800-233-1234; website:

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