CFP: Donne and/for Our Times (3/31/06; ALSC, 10/13/05-10/15/06)

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2006 ALSC Conference, San Francisco, California, October 13-15 2006


The Association of Literary Scholars and Critics (ALSC) invites proposals
for papers and presentations to be considered for its twelfth annual
conference to be held at the Hotel Sir Francis Drake in San Francisco,
October 13-15, 2006. The conference program includes six panels and three
seminars. A description of one of these nine session topics appears below,
along with an e-mail address and other contact information for submissions.
Please bear in mind that there will be many more submissions than can be
accepted, and that the criteria may include not only the merit of the
individual submission but the range and variety of a session's
contributions. The pleasure of the chairs is to see how much stimulating and
valuable work is being done, the pain to be able to accommodate only part of
it in panel or seminar.


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Submission form and deadline. Abstracts no longer than a paragraph or half a
page must reach the chair of the session by March 31. Except as explicitly
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Donne and/for Our Times


Chair: Achsah Guibbory (Barnard College)


Donne needs to be read in terms of his own historical time and his writing
to be understood in terms of its culture, but he has also continued to be
important for literary writers and readers in the (late) twentieth century
and our own times. Contributions are invited especially on Donne's meaning
and importance in this later time, and for readers in the twenty-first
century. Topics might include "Donne and.[another work whose work engages
Donne's]"; negotiating the demands of historical criticism and contemporary
significance; ways in which we might now read a particular text; the
continuities that enable us to read "the same" text by the real Donne;
teaching Donne today; and the like. Papers should focus on a Donne text that
can be distributed to the audience to foster discussion. Please send
abstracts to Achsah Guibbory, Department of English, Barnard College, 3009
Broadway, New York, NY 10027. (


Michael Gouin-Hart

Executive Director

Association of Literary Scholars and Critics (ALSC)

650 Beacon Street, Suite 510

Boston, Massachusetts 02215

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