CFP: After the 'Angries': Rage, Resistance, and Recuperation in Post-WWII English Fiction (4/15/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

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Gavin Keulks
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English III: English Literature After 1900:
"After the 'Angries': Rage, Resistance, and Recuperation in Post-WWII English Fiction."
48th Annual Midwest Modern Language Association Convention
November 9-12, 2006
Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois

Despite its much-maligned, imprecise label, the "Angry Young Men" of the 1950s inspired their more celebrated descendents in subsequent generations. This year's session will explore the ways that both male and female novelists have "updated"—through assimilation, acceptance, and/or rejection—the lessons of the Angries. The primary focus will be retrospective, as it has become increasingly clear that English fiction experienced a renaissance during 1980-1995. Themes of nuclear/apocalyptic anxiety, class and gender conflict, millennial fear, alienation, and estrangement proliferated during this period, as scores of English writers reworked traditional literary modes and voices. Proposals (250 words) are invited on any aspect of high/low emotion, culture, and value in the work of contemporary English novelists, whether male or female.

Deadline: April 15, to Gavin Keulks at

For more information, please consult the M/MLA website at and the online call for papers at

Gavin Keulks
Associate Professor of English
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361 U.S.A.

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