CFP: Pearl S. Buck and U.S. Foreign Policy (3/15/06; MLA '06)

full name / name of organization: 
Ichiro Takayoshi
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Call for papers for a proposed special session for MLA '06 in
Philadelphia that will explore Pearl S. Buck's works in the context of
U.S. involvement in global affairs. The panel invites papers that
investigate how Buck's political analysis and social commentary
informed her fiction and how her fiction negotiated with foreign policy
questions of the day. Papers that analyze how Buck fictionalized
major world events such as the Second World War, the Sino-Japanese War,
the Chinese Revolution, the Korean War, U.S. imperialism, the American
Century, atomic bombs, the G.I. orphans are particularly welcome.

Please send 1-2 page abstracts (500 words) by March 15, 2006 to Ichiro
Takayoshi at

--Ichiro Takayoshi
Ph.D. Candidate and Teaching Fellow
Department of English and Comparative Literature
Columbia University
602 Philosophy Hall
1150 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027

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Received on Thu Mar 02 2006 - 11:45:06 EST