UPDATE: Gertrude Stein at the ALA (New Deadline 1/29/10; Conference May 27th-30th San Francisco)

full name / name of organization: 
The Gertrude Stein Society

In anticipation of the founding of the Gertrude Stein Society at the next conference of the ALA, papers which consider Gertrude Stein's work in various contexts are invited. In particular,

1) Papers that deal with Stein's writings published in the journal transition; or

2) Papers that deal with Stein and detective fiction; or

2) Papers that consider any aspect of Gertrude Stein's work and/or her role as a public figure. Possible approaches might include but are not limited to the study of Stein in relation to: literary theory; modernisms/postmodernisms; the 21st century; contemporary poets/writers; genre studies; language; gender and sexuality; historical perspectives.

Sessions to be held at the 21st Annual American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, May 27-30, 2010.

The new deadline for proposals is January 29, 2010. Please submit abstracts of up to 500 words with a CV to: Amy.Robbins@hunter.cuny.edu

Amy Moorman Robbins
Department of English
Hunter College, CUNY
New York, NY 10065

Conference details are available at: www.calstatela.edu/academic/english/ala2/index.html