UPDATE: The Historical Novel (11/15/05; SW/TX PCA/ACA, 2/8/06-2/11/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Brian Adler
contact email: 

Revised call:

Call for Papers: The Historical Novel
2006 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
27th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico

February 8-11, 2006

The 2006 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New
Mexico at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Join us this year, as a
returning or first-time participant, as we celebrate a new future on
Route 66 at this regional popular culture conference. Further details
regarding the conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration,
tours, etc.) can be found at http://www.swtexaspca.org.

Proposals are now being accepted on the topic of the Historical
Novel. Listed below are some suggested lines of inquiry, but topics
not included here are also welcome. Individual papers (15-20 minute
reading time) are welcome, as are complete panels focused on a theme
(or particular author).

Possible lines of inquiry:
Defining the genre of historical novel.
Drawing the lines between truth, fiction, and history.
The "fog of war."
Hemingway as a writer of historical fiction.
Recent noteworthy literature of war.
Historical fiction as metaphor.
The first novels as historical novels.

Inquiries regarding this area and/or abstracts of 250 words may be
sent to Brian U. Adler at the e-mail or physical address below by
November 15, 2005. Please include a short CV.

Brian U. Adler, Ph.D.
Professor of English and Dean
The Graduate School
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA 31698

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