Philip Roth Society Panels for ALA Conference, SF, May 27-30, 2010: 'Roth and Women' and 'The Kepesh Novels'

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The Philip Roth Society will be sponsoring two panels at next year's annual ALA conference, to be held May 27-30 in San Francisco. The two panels will be on 'Roth and Women' and 'The Kepesh Novels' and if you would like to present a paper as part of one of these panels, please send, in attachment form, an abstract of not more than 250 words for a 20-minute paper, together with your affiliation and full address, to All proposals must reach me by January 15.

'Roth and Women'

For this panel, papers might address one or more of the following issues:

sexual politics in Roth's fiction;
gender theory in relation to Roth's fiction;
feminist theory/criticism in relation to Roth's fiction;
the representation of actual women in Roth's life (e.g. Bessie Roth, Margaret Martinson, Janet Hobhouse, Claire Bloom) in his writing;
the representation of fictional female characters.

'The Kepesh Novels'

For this panel, papers are invited that address any aspect of the fictions in which David Kepesh is the protagonist (i.e. The Breast, The Professor or Desire, The Dying Animal).

The American Literature Association's 21st annual conference will meet at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Embarcadero Center on May 27-30, 2010 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend). For further information, please consult the ALA website at or contact the conference director, Professor Alfred Bendixen of Texas A & M University at with specific questions.