UPDATE: Literature and the City (grad) (1/1/06; 3/24/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Basu, Balaka
contact email: 

The deadline for abstracts (papers & panels) has been extended to
January 1, 2006.

Please email esa.conference_at_gmail.com if you have any questions.


City University of New York Graduate Center

English Student Association Conference

Conference Date: March 24, 2006

Call for Papers and Panels:


'Literature and the City' is a conference organized and sponsored by the

English Student Association at CUNY Graduate Center. This conference

seeks to bring together graduate students from a wide variety of

political, critical, and aesthetic perspectives to explore how cities

function in literature as both subject and setting. We invite papers

that examine the multitudinous ways in which cities have captured the

literary imagination and that scrutinize the complex relationships

between language, art, and metropolis.


Topics may include but are not limited to:


New York




Holy Cities (Jerusalem, Mecca, etc.)

Urban Architecture

Imaginary/Fictionalized Cities

The Ghetto

The City and the Country

The Marketplace


Multicultural Cities

Alienation and Loneliness

The City-State


Street Life

City as Character

City Dialects in Literature

Vice, Decadence & the Demimonde

Outside City Boundaries

Divided Cities (Berlin, Jerusalem, Warsaw, etc.)

The City and Revolution

The City in Theater and Film

Lyric Essays on the City



Please submit abstracts of 250 words to esa.conference_at_gmail.com by

January 1, 2006

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