[Msa-discuss] CFP for Proposed Special Session for MLA 2010

Becker, Sharon Sharon_Becker at redlands.edu
Mon Feb 22 18:56:43 EST 2010

Proposed Special Session for MLA: Los Angeles 2010

Narrating the Modern Self in the City of Angels

How does the modernist write about the discovery of the self in the City of Angels?  This panel seeks to address the president’s theme of “narrating lives” by examining autobiographical responses to living in Los Angeles in the first half of the 20th century.  Letter, memoirs, autobiographies, essays, as well as fictional responses are all welcome as long as the focus is on the development of the self, subjectivity, or other ways the self is understood in conjunction with living or working in Los Angeles from 1900 to (roughly) 1950. 

Interested panelists should submit a 250 word abstract and a  short bio/CV via E-mail by March 15, 2010 to Sharon Becker at sharon_becker at redlands.edu.  Queries welcome. 

All panelists chosen for participation must be members of the Modern Language Association by April 7, 2010. 

Thanks so much!
Sharon Becker

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