Brandeis Novel Symposium 2020: Willa Cather, Settler colonialism, indigeneity

deadline for submissions: 
November 1, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
John Plotz/ Brandeis Novel Symposium
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CFP: Brandeis Novel Symposium

Friday April 24, 2020

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA


Deadline for submissions: November 1, 2019 

The fourth annual Brandeis Novel Symposium examines the genre’s relation to issues of settler colonialism, land, and indigeneity. The focal text is Willa Cather’s The Professor’s House (1925). As in previous years, we invite papers that explore these larger questions from diverse theoretical, historical and formal angles, taking Cather’s novel either as focus or simply as a point of departure.

The following links will take you to programs for past Brandeis Novel Symposia: 2019 2018 and 2017

Please send abstracts of 150-250 words by November 1 to Decisions by November 20.