CALL FOR PAPERS
AMERICAN LITERATURE ASSOCIATION
MAY 24-27, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society and the Edith Wharton Society
1) Comparative Approaches to Fitzgerald and Wharton
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society and the Edith Wharton Society are collaborating to organize a panel on the two writers at the American Literature Association’s 2018 convention in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018. We are looking for scholars to present work that pursues comparative approaches to these pivotal twentieth-century literary artists.
Topics could include, but are by no means limited to:
• positioning the two writers within diverse, competing, or overlapping modernisms (“high,” ethnic, nativist, sentimental, etc.)
• questions of gender and sexuality, including explorations of masculinity, femininity, and friendship
• family ecology: representations and/or life experiences of childhood, marriage, parenthood
• questions of print culture
• issues of film adaptation
• issues of critical reception and popular reputation
• approaches to teaching Fitzgerald and Wharton in the graduate, undergraduate, or secondary school classroom
300-500-word proposals for 20-minute papers, along with a brief vita, should be submitted electronically to Maggie Gordon Froehlich, Department of English, Pennsylvania State University, Hazelton (email@example.com), by Friday, January 5, 2018. Please indicate any AV equipment needs.