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Kay Boyle Society Panel at the American Literature Association (ALA) Conference

Reconsidering Kay Boyle's Transatlantic Poetry and Prose

Recent critical approaches have underscored the significance of Kay Boyle's modernist and avant-garde approaches to literature, philosophical ideas, and politics. This panel invites further reflection on her relationship to transatlantic modernism.

Papers might address the following topics and approaches:

*Boyle's position as a woman writer in modern and contemporary literature and her life in transatlantic communities

*The role of little magazines or reviews in developing Boyle's modernist aesthetics

*Interrogation of Boyle's work in tandem with artistic movements or "-isms"

*Examination of Boyle's experimentation or the modernist aesthetics present in her work

*Comparison of Boyle and her work with the life and work of a canonical contemporary

*Boyle's commitments to political platforms and the subsequent impact of those commitments on her literary output

*Canonization and Boyle's modernist legacy

Please send 300-word abstracts to Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick ( by January 6, 2010.

The official website for the Kay Boyle Society is located at

Conference Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Conference Starts: May 27, 2010
Conference Ends: May 30, 2010

CFP Submission Deadline: January 06, 2010

For more information, contact: Julie Goodspeed-Chadwick

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