CFP: [American] Twins, Commodity Fetishism, & Bedtricks in American Literature (ALA 2008)

full name / name of organization: 
Lynn Langmade
contact email: 

Proposals are invited for a panel at the 2008 ALA Conference on the
psychosexuality of *identical* twins and commodity fetishism in American

The American Literature Association annual conference will be held in San
Francisco, CA on May 22-25, 2008.
Topics may address any of the following issues so long as they discuss a
work of American literature that specifically foregrounds the relationship
between identical twins:

• Cultural Materialism, Mass Production, & Commodity Fetishism
• Literary Marketplace and the Profession of Authorship
• Possessive Individualism, Identity, and Corporal Integrity
• The Culture of the Copy, Simulacra/Simulation
• Passing, Imposture, Self-Imposture, Tricksterism
• Sexual Dissidence, Criminality, & the Law
• Sexual Fetishization, Objectification, & the Gaze
• Myth, Ritual, Kinship, & Taboo

Please e-mail a 500-word proposal, 50-word abstract, and CV to Lynn
Langmade at by January 15, 2008. Paste proposals and
CV into the body of your e-mail. Please do not send attachments. Write the
following text in the subject line of your e-mail in all caps: ALA PROPOSAL.

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