The Fifth Congress of the Americas is being held at the University of the
Americas--Puebla, Mexico, from October 18-21, 2001. Presenters will be
converging on the city from Latin America, the United States, and other
parts of the world. The program and its panels tend to be both
multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary, and panels and individual papers
may explore aspects of the conference theme, "Civil Society in the
Americas: Challenges and Opportunities."
The English writer, D. H. Lawrence, found both challenges and
opportunities in his encounters with the culture and landscape of North
America. Papers and panels in this area will consider some of the
cross-cultural issues raised by Lawrence's engagement with the New World.
explore Lawrence's travels and writings about Mexico
and New Mexico
his interest in Native American and Hispanic cultures
impact of his North American experience upon his ideas of nature,
spirituality, society, and leadership
issues of colonialism and
similarities and differences between Lawrence's
representations of the New World and those of other British writers
other people's views of Lawrence as an outside observer
Relevant texts and films might include:
STUDIES IN CLASSIC AMERICAN LITERATURE
MORNINGS IN MEXICO
BIRDS, BEASTS, AND FLOWERS
"The Woman Who Rode Away"
"Reflections upon the Death of a Porcupine"
THE PRIEST OF LOVE
Proposals that address any aspect of Lawrence's encounters with North America will be considered.
See the conference website for additional information about the Congress
and to register online: www.udlap.mx/congress.
The deadline for submitting panel and paper proposals is June 15, 2001,
but early paper proposals find the most compatible panels. Please submit
a 100- to 200-word abstract to the area chair by mail, fax, or e-mail.
Finished papers should be twenty minutes or ten doublespaced pages in length.
Please send proposals or inquiries to:
Department of English
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
505.277.5573 (fax) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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