CFP: [20th] ALA 2008: Don DeLillo Society

full name / name of organization: 
Randy Laist
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Reading Don DeLillo’s Falling Man: Themes and Perspectives

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 22 - 25, 2008)

The Don DeLillo Society is soliciting papers to be presented at the 2008
American Literature Association Conference on the subject of DeLillo’s
most recent novel, 2007’s Falling Man. The panel will explore various
thematic and narratological points of entry into this most elusive and
understated of DeLillo’s novels. Possible paper topics include but are
not limited to:

- Trauma and temporality
- Ritual and identity
- Collective memory and personal memory
- Communication and silence
- Artist and terrorist
- Language and memory
- The city and the body
- Maleness and femaleness
- Anxiety and intimacy
- Freedom and submission
- Ideology and the humane
- Faith and despair
- Familiarity and otherness
- Cataclysm and futurity
- Doubleness and singularity

Please send all abstracts, along with full contact information, to Randy
Laist at by January 28, 2008.

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