CFP: Steinbeck and His Contemporaries (9/1/05; 3/22/06-3/25/06)

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George, Stephen
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Call for Papers: "Steinbeck and His Contemporaries" Conference, 22-25
March 2006, Sun Valley, Idaho. The New Steinbeck Society of America
invites literary scholars in general-and Western American literature
critics in particular-to offer a critical view on John Steinbeck in
relation to any of his contemporaries-Hemingway, Faulkner, Fitzgerald,
Cather, Anderson, Wright, Dos Passos, Miller, Hurston, Pound, Hughes,
Lewis, and others. Comparative studies are also invited on select
authors who have had a direct literary influence on Steinbeck-Twain,
Mallory, Shakespeare-as well as on contemporary and fellow western
writers who share common thematic and stylistic elements-Terry Tempest
Williams, Wallace Stegner, Jack London, and others. Charles Johnson,
1990 National Book Award Winner for Middle Passage, will deliver the
conference's keynote address. Other highlights include Hemingway and
Pound tours. A letter of intent, one-page abstract (in triplicate), and
vita should be sent by 1 September 2005 to Stephen George, English
Department, Brigham Young University-Idaho, Rexburg, ID 83460-0820

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