CFP: Critical Classics Revisited (3/1/06; MLA '06)

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David Gorman
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Critical Classics Revisited (Special Session)
To be proposed for the MLA Conference
27-30 December 2006, Philadelphia, PA
This panel will be devoted to reconsiderations of major works of
twentieth-century criticism, scholarship, or theory (e.g., Auerbach's
Mimesis, Frye's Anatomy, Barthes's S/Z). Possible questions or points of
*What matters and what no longer matters in this work?
*To what in its historical context was this work a response?
*What has been the effect of this work on the history of literary
*What are the literary (or textual) qualities of this work?
Besides individual works, the panel will be open to reconsiderations of
jointly or collectively authored works (e.g., Gilbert & Gubar; Critics
and Criticism, ed. Crane; one of the vols. of Poetik und Hermeneutik),
and of writings by major figures who produced no magnum opus, as well as
to arguments on behalf of neglected works.
Send proposals by 1 March 2006 to:
David Gorman
Department of English
Northern Illinois University

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