CFP: How To Do Things with Letters (4/22/07; MSA, 11/1/07-11/4/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Logan Esdale
contact email: 

Modernist Studies Association, 9th Annual Conference
1-4 November 2007 / Long Beach CA

"How To Do Things with Letters"

This panel seeks proposals on Modernist letter writing. Possible
subjects include the personal correspondence of writers, how it
enabled careers, travel and relocation, as well as community
formation; travel writing in epistolary form; letters and
imperialism; the little magazines' dependence on epistolary networks
for subscriptions and submissions both solicited and not; "London"
and "Paris" letters in American literary magazines; letters-to-
editors; letters between writers and their publishers; letters
between writers who met infrequently or not at all; epistolary
novels; epistolarity and impressionism; temporality and letters;
correspondence recycled into poems, novels, memoirs, biographies; and
the editing and reception of published letters. A wide net is cast
here because this field of study remains quite unorganized.

Please send proposals of 250-500 words and brief (no more than one
page) CVs to Logan Esdale (, Assistant Professor
at Chapman University (Orange CA), by 22 April 2007.

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