CFP: Literature and American Studies (1/15/06; ASA, 10/12/06-10/15/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Anne F. Walker
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Call for papers for the "Intersections of Location and Literature in 19th and 20th Century
American Milieus" panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association (Oakland,
California, 2006). This panel focuses on relationships between place, author and text, involving
ideas of interaction that link artistic, social, physical, emotional and/or temporal spaces.
Themes can include, but are not limited to: questions of public and private; readings of the
palimpsestic; multiculturalisms; blurs and borders in physical, psychological, sexual, spiritual
and class lines; submission and resistance; the situated subject, as in we how we "act from" and
"act toward"; authoring (and) social practices. Inter/multidisciplinary work is encouraged.
Several panels are likely to emerge. Please send an abstract of roughly 300-700 words and a CV to:
Anne F. Walker ( by January 15 at the latest. Earlier submissions are

Thank you very much,

Anne F. Walker
Program in American Urban Poetics
Graduate Division
University of California, Berkeley

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