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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