CFP: Willa Cather (12/20/05; ALA, 5/25/06-5/28/06)

full name / name of organization: 
John Swift
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The Willa Cather Society invites proposals for 20-minute papers to be
presented in either of two sessions at the American Literature
Association's annual meeting in San Francisco, CA, May 25-28, 2006.

Session I: New Directions in Cather Scholarship. All papers involving
significant new research or critical approaches to Cather's work will be

Session II: Cather as an International Writer. Willa Cather has been
read both as a regionalist and as a distinctively American writer;
this panel will explore her career and work in its broadest international
context. Papers may address topics as varied as her well-known
Francophilia, her general treatment of the "foreign," the relations between
regionalism and internationalism in her work, her connections to
non-U.S. writers and literary traditions, her early travel writings, etc.

For either session, proposals should take the form of a 200-400 word
abstract submitted electronically (as a Word or Word Perfect attachment)
to John Swift, Department of English and Comparative
Literary Studies, Occidental College, 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles CA
90041 (telephone 323 259 2804; fax 323 341 4942).

Deadline for proposals is December 20, 2005; acceptances will be finalized
by the third week of January, 2006.

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