CFP: [American] Willliam Faulkner Society panels: ALA and MLA

full name / name of organization: 
John T. Matthews
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The William Faulkner Society

Calls for papers for two panels each at the American Literature
Association Conference in San Francisco (May 22-25, 2008) and the Modern
Language Association Conference also in San Francisco (December 27-30,

We encourage submissions of 250 word abstracts for individual papers or
proposals of entire panels on open topics for either conference.
Deadline for ALA submissions: January 15, 2008. Deadline for MLA
submissions: March 1, 2008. Proposals should be sent to John T.
Matthews, President, The Faulkner Society, Boston University, Department
of English, 236 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215 or
Electronic submissions preferred.

In addition to unrestricted proposals, we are interested in papers or
panels that might address the following topics:

For ALA:

Teaching Faulkner
New contexts for teaching Faulkner, including postcolonial literatures;
history of colonialism and imperialism; global South; critical
regionalism; new theoretical models

Faulkner and the African Diaspora
Faulkner’s relation to the literature and history of African diaspora:
slavery; anti-colonialism; black nationalisms; African and African
American culture

For MLA:

Why Faulkner? Why Now?
What accounts for the present resurgence of interest in Faulkner’s
writing and career? What are new contexts for research and teaching?
What concerns may be raised about such interest?

Faulkner and modernist studies
Question of Faulkner and the South in new accounts of modernism

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