CFP: Literature and Politics (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

full name / name of organization: 
George Moore
contact email: 


April 4 - 7, 2007

Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts


The 2007 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association =20
National Meeting will be held at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, =20
110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02116; phone 1-617-236-5800

Proposals on any aspect of LITERATURE & POLITICS are invited for =20
submission to the AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION Area Chair listed below.

Call for papers in all fields of literature that address political =20
questions. Interested particularly in political perspectives in =20
cultural contexts, in academic relationships, in avant-garde and =20
postmodern perspectives, and those with regional or international =20
focuses. But open to any work that might be considered political in =20
a literary context. The following general areas are suggestions as =20
examples for paper or session proposals: the political contexts for =20
period works, the politics of authorship, political aspects of =20
literary renderings, politics in specific literary works, the =20
politics of specific authors, new directions in Critical Theory (for =20=

instance, approaches discussing Feminism, post-Feminism, Marxism, =20
post-Marxism, new historicism, psychoanalytic perspectives, =20
deconstruction, etc.), ethnicity in literature; representation of =20
political figures and topics in literature; hidden political agendas; =20=

political assumptions of a work or an oeuvre or literary movement; =20
political satire; the rhetoric of revolution; the revolutionary as =20
heroine or hero; political ideology; political climate of a period as =20=

reflected in its literature; the politics of war and peace in =20
literature; character choice as political choice; apolitical =20
evasions; political vs. aesthetic approaches; regionalism; the =20
political assumptions of readers, etc. etc. etc.

I have not as yet set up any special sessions, but may announce one =20
or two shortly. Last year's sessions on Fascism and Modernism went =20
very well, and I would be interested in paper on this topic again for =20=

the 2007 sessions, along with those on American Poetry, Depression =20
era and early 20th-century working class fiction, and the politics of =20=

the postmodern novel.

For those of you familiar with the Literature and Politics sessions, =20
I invite you to return this year, and would encourage those who =20
attend regularly to consider putting together session proposals. =20
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this process.

The following guidelines are necessary if proposals are to be =20

1) Email one page paper proposals. Please send these as Word =20
attachments readable by PC and Mac. One page means a full page =20
proposal so that I can understand what your research entails.

1) Complete name and academic title (academic rank, grad. student, etc.)
2) Paper title (please keep these concise, they may have to be =20
trimmed for economy)
3) Academic affiliation and address, that is complete dept. and =20
institution, with city, state, and zip code.
5) Phone numbers: office and home numbers if possible (if I cannot =20
reach you, you may be dropped from the proposed session)
5) Email address for each participant; I need at least one working =20
email address for everyone. Please make sure your email address is =20
correct. If your email address changes, you are responsible for =20
notifying the Area Chair immediately.

2) Session Proposals should include (3-4)
a) titles and abstracts of papers for EACH MEMBER of your session,
b) chair's name and session title
c) All required information for each participant as listed below. =20
Organizers of sessions are responsible for each member's complete =20
information and panels will not be considered without it.

If you must use ground mail, be sure you supply all the above =20
information; and please be sure to include phone numbers and email =20
addresses where you can be reached. If MAILING your proposal, please =20=

use the office address below.

Please do not fax submissions to Sewall Academic Program. Call =20
303-823-6453 if
you have a deadline problem. There is presently no fax available for =20=


Please secure funding and be prepared to commit to the conference =20
dates before submitting a proposal. If you are a graduate student, =20
do not submit a proposal unless you have already secured funds and =20
can positively commit to the conference dates.

Submit proposals by email to:

Dr. George Moore
ACA Area Chair, Literature & Politics

Mail only:
Sewall Academic Program
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309
Phone: (303) 823-6453 home

For more information on the PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.h-=20
and click on the link for 2006 PCA/ACA Conference Information Page

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