CFP: Don DeLillo and his Contemporaries (1/25/07; ALA, 5/24/07-5/27/07)

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Marni Gauthier
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Call for Papers, American Literature Association (ALA), Boston , May
24-27, 2007

"Don DeLillo and his Contemporaries," sponsored by the Don DeLillo
Society (DDS)

Call for papers discussing Don DeLillo in the context of contemporary
literature - his place, his resistance. What implicit conversations
arise between DeLillo's work and that of which other writers? Any
papers that construct a critical dialogue addressing the cultural work
of DeLillo's writing in relation to that of other contemporary writers
welcome. Possible subject areas include:

                DeLillo and Global Anglophone Literature

                DeLillo and Contemporary US Literature

                DeLillo in/against the postmodern

                DeLillo beyond the postmodern

                DeLillo and the Sacred

                Wendy Steiner's sense of the work of DeLillo as one of
"the clearest examples of" the contemporary "fusion of stylistic and
'humanist' goals"

                DeLillo and women writers

Please send 250-300 word abstracts no later than January 25, 2007 to: <>=20

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