Johns Dos Passos in the American Tradition (ALA. May 22-25, 2014. Washington, DC.)

full name / name of organization: 
John Dos Passos Society
contact email: 
jdpsociety@gmail.com

Last year’s conference featured a panel on the intersections of Dos Passos and Hemingway. Following those productive discussions, we invite papers that study Dos Passos’s intersections across the American tradition. Papers might study his better-known works within the proletarian novel or the protest genre, or his relations to realist or postmodernist fiction. Papers might also study lesser-known works, such as his histories or travel writing, for his unique contributions to the American tradition. How does Dos Passos illuminate the conventions of the 19th century, or those that came after the modern period? How does his relation to the American tradition affect his standing in the canon?

Please send an abstract and a brief CV to jdpsociety@gmail.com by January 15, 2014.

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american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
general_announcements
international_conferences
modernist studies
twentieth_century_and_beyond