[Msa-discuss] CFP for May 2010 ALA Conference

David McWhirter d-mcwhirter at tamu.edu
Tue Oct 27 16:01:58 EDT 2009


The Henry James Society will conduct two sessions at the American 
Literature Association 21st Annual Conference, May 27-30, at the Hyatt 
Regency Hotel in San Francisco. For information on the conference, go to 
www.americanliterature.org. The Call for Papers for the sessions is as 
follows:

Jamesian Afterlives I: Henry James as a Site of Cultural Production.

This panel invites proposals for papers considering surfacings and 
circulations of James’s works and of his figure in culture high, low and 
middlebrow. Topics might include: varying constructions of “Henry James” 
at different historico-cultural moments; cinematic, theatrical, musical, 
or other adaptations of works by James; recent novels in which he 
appears as a character or a point of reference; James on the internet; 
“Henry James” as cultural capital; the rhetorical functions of “Henry 
James” in various discursive contexts; 21st century Henry James. Send 
inquiries or 300-500 word abstract plus brief cv by January 15, 2010 to 
David McWhirter, d-mcwhirter at tamu.edu.

Jamesian Afterlives II: Henry James Among the Theorists.

 From Poulet, Todorov and Cixous to Deleuze, Butler, Bhabha, Sedgwick, 
Bersani and Zizek, Henry James has been a persistent presence in the 
discourse of literary and critical theory. This panel invites proposals 
for papers exploring: James’s deployment in particular theoretical texts 
or in the work of particular theorists; his value or function for 
specific theoretical schools or enterprises (e.g. phenomenology, 
feminism, queer theory); the relation between the theorists’ James and 
James as theorist; and/or broader meditations on the implications of 
James’s attractions for, and surfacings and circulations among, the 
theorists. Send inquiries or 300-500 word abstract plus brief cv by 
January 15, 2010 to David McWhirter, d-mcwhirter at tamu.edu.

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David McWhirter
Department of English
Texas A&M University
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