CFP: Literature and Politics (10/1/05; PCA/ACA, 4/12/06-4/15/06)
CALL FOR PAPERS: LITERATURE AND POLITICS
LITERATURE & POLITICS SESSIONS
FOR THE AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
PCA/ACA ANNUAL MEETING, April 12th-15th, 2006
ATLANTA MARRIOTT MARQUIS, ATLANTA, GEORGIA
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: NOV. 1st, 2005.
The 2006 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association=20
National Meeting will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, in=20
Atlanta, Georgia, 265 Peachtree Center Ave, Atlanta, GA 30303;=20
Phone:1-404-521-0000. Wednesday, April 12th to Sunday, April 15th,=20
Proposals on any aspect of LITERATURE & POLITICS are invited for=20
submission to the AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION Area Chair listed below.
Call for papers in all fields of literature that address political=20
questions. Interested particularly in changing political perspectives=20=
in cultural contexts, in early 20th-century movements, in academic=20
relationships, in avant-garde and postmodern perspectives, and those=20
with regional or international focuses. But open to any work that=20
might be considered political in a literary context.
Two of this year=92s special sessions:
1. AMERICAN POETRY AND POLITICS. Proposals might include the politics=20=
behind Modernism, questions of fascism and authority, the political=20
changes from Modernism to postmodernism, the recent debates over awards=20=
and contests, the climate of the culture wars in the field of American=20=
poetry, academic vs. non-academic struggles for voice, the politics of=20=
publication in the 21st century, and similar areas of concern. If you=20=
are interesting in participating in one of these panels, please make a=20=
note to that extent when you send your paper proposal.
2. DEPRESSION-ERA AND WORKING CLASS LITERATURE in the 20th century. =20
These might include political associations of writers and movements,=20
politics in journalism, the relationships between authors and=20
Communism, proletariat writers, writers and the Great Depression, the=20=
role of the labor movement in literature, women=92s roles in the=20
movements as supported in the literature, the use of fiction, drama and=20=
poetry as vehicles for social criticism of the times, etc.
In addition, the following general areas are suggestions for paper or=20
session proposals: the political contexts for period works, the=20
politics of authorship, political aspects of literary renderings,=20
politics in specific literary works, the politics of specific authors, =20=
new directions in Critical Theory (for instance, approaches discussing=20=
Feminism, post-Feminism, Marxism, post-Marxism, new historicism,=20
psychoanalytic perspectives, deconstruction, etc.), ethnicity in=20
literature; representation of political figures and topics in=20
literature; hidden political agendas; political assumptions of a work=20
or an oeuvre or literary movement; political satire; the rhetoric of=20
revolution; the revolutionary as heroine or hero; political ideology;=20
political climate of a period as reflected in its literature; the=20
politics of war and peace in literature; character choice as political=20=
choice; apolitical evasions; political vs. aesthetic approaches;=20
regionalism; the political assumptions of readers, etc. etc. etc.
For more information on the PCA/ACA, please go to=20
For those of you familiar with the Literature and Politics sessions, I=20=
invite you to return this year, and would encourage those who attend=20
regularly to consider putting together session proposals. Feel free to=20=
contact me if you have any questions about this process.
The following guidelines must be followed for your proposals to be=20
1) EMAIL ONE PAGE PAPER PROPOSALS (Accepted until Nov. 1st, 2005). =20
Please send these as Word attachments if possible, and readable by my=20
Mac. One page means a full page proposal so that I can understand what=20=
your research entails.
2) SESSION PROPOSALS should include (3-4)
a) titles and abstracts of papers for EACH MEMBER of your session
b) SESSION TITLE and chair's name
c) ALL REQUIRED INFORMATION for EACH participant AS LISTED BELOW. =20
Organizers of sessions are responsible for complete information on each=20=
member. Panels will not be considered without it.
Proposals must include all the following information to be considered:
1) COMPLETE NAME AND ACADEMIC TITLE (academic rank, grad. student, etc.)
2) PAPER TITLE (please keep these concise, they may be trimmed for=20
3) ACADEMIC AFFILIATION AND ADDRESS, that is
4) COMPLETE DEPT. AND INSTITUTION, WITH CITY, STATE, and ZIP CODE
5) PHONE NUMBERS: office and home numbers if possible (if I cannot=20
reach you, you may be dropped from the proposed session)
5) EMAIL ADDRESS for EACH PARTICIPANT; I need at least one working=20
email address for everyone. Please make sure your email address is=20
correct. If your email address changes, you are responsible for=20
notifying the Area Chair immediately.
EMAIL SUBMISSION ARE REQUIRED.
If you must use ground mail, be sure you supply all the above=20
information; and please be sure to include phone numbers and email=20
addresses where you can be reached. If MAILING your proposal, please=20
use the office address below.
DO NOT FAX SUBMISSIONS to Sewall Academic Program. Call 303-823-6453 if
you have a deadline problem. There is presently no fax available for=20
Please secure funding and be prepared to commit to the conference dates=20=
before submitting a proposal.
Submit email proposals to:
Dr. George Moore
ACA Area Chair, Literature & Politics
Sewall Academic Program
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309
Phone: (303) 823-6453 (DO NOT fax to this address)
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