UPDATE: [African-American] Call for Kate Chopin Papers

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Heather Ostman
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Call for Papers
The Kate Chopin International Society
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 cbucher_at_berry.edu and Thomas Morgan at
morgantz_at_notes.udayton.edu by 11 January 2008. 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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