CFP: Willa Cather (12/20/06; ALA, 5/24/06-5/27/07)

full name / name of organization: 
John Swift
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The Willa Cather Society invites proposals for 20-minute papers to be
presented in either of two sessions at the American Literature
Association's annual meeting in Boston, MA, May 24-27, 2006.

Session I: New Directions in Cather Scholarship. All papers involving
significant new research or critical approaches to Cather's work will be

Session II: The Mature Cather and the Short Story: Cather began her
career as a prolific writer of magazine stories, and although the novel
became her chosen form after the success of O Pioneers!, she never
abandoned the short story. This panel will explore her developing
relationship to story-writing after the mid-1910s: papers are welcomed
on the collected and uncollected later stories, but also on mixed
narratives like The Professor's House or Death Comes for the Archbishop,
where Cather was herself aware of embedded shorter stories. =20
For either session, proposals should take the form of a 200-400 word
abstract submitted electronically (as a Word or Word Perfect attachment)
to John Swift, Department of English and Comparative
Literary Studies, Occidental College, 1600 Campus Road, Los Angeles CA
90041 (telephone 323 259 2804; fax 323 341 4942).

Deadline for proposals is December 20, 2005; acceptances will be
finalized by the third week of January, 2006.

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