CFP: [American] Kate Chopin International Society: ALA Panels

full name / name of organization: 
Heather Ostman

Call for Papers
The Kate Chopin International Society at
The American Literature 17th Association Annual Conference
22-25 May 2008
San Francisco, CA

The Kate Chopin International Society invites submissions focusing on “New
Directions in Chopin Scholarship” for two panels at the ALA Conference in
San Francisco in May. Approaches may include but are not limited to:

• Chopin and New Southern Studies, such as reconsiderations of
subjectivity, objectivity, nationality, regionalism, identification and

• Chopin and transnational Southern studies, especially connections to
Caribbean literature

• Chopin and the grotesque

• Chopin and disability studies

• Chopin and connections to non-discursive works (film, photography,
performance, visual art, spoken word, music)

• new perspectives on race and gender (Chopin and black masculinity,
Chopin as anti-feminist, for example)

• Chopin and gay/lesbian or queer studies

• Innovative intertextualites: Chopin and other writers

• Chopin’s place in post-Katrina New Orleans

• Innovations in teaching Chopin

Please send 250-400 word abstracts and a short biographical statement to
both Christina Bucher at and Thomas Morgan at by 11 January 2007. Full panel proposals are
also welcome; include the title of the panel, abstracts for each paper,
and biographical statements for each participant.

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