Kay Boyle: Language and Emotion, American Literature Association 2015, CFP due January 16, 2015

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Kay Boyle Society
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The Kay Boyle Society invites contributions on the innovative ways which Kay Boyle communicates emotion through language in any of the four genres. The focus may include particulars of her narrative or lyric craft, and/or analysis of her publication strategies used to reach broader audiences with her work. We particularly welcome approaches that employ tools of thought from the fields of Affect Studies and Trauma Studies to provide fresh perspectives on works in Boyle's oeuvre that have remained overlooked. Papers might consider Boyle's representations of personal, historical, or cultural trauma in her works, including her writing about war and/or her political activism. We welcome papers that refine our understanding of the intertwined issues of language, aesthetics, modernism, activism, and emotion in Kay Boyle's work.

The American Literature Association will meet in Boston, MA from May 21-24, 2015.

Paper proposals and CVs should be sent by January 16th to Caroline Maun, caroline.maun@wayne.edu.