Join the Southwest Texas PCA/ACA for our 28th annual meeting, February 14-17, 2007 in beautiful, sunny, Albuquerque, New Mexico!
Proposals are still being accepted on the topic of Historical Fiction. Listed below are some suggested lines of inquiry, but topics not included here are also welcome. Individual papers (15-20 minute reading time) are welcome, as are complete panels focused on a theme (or particular author).
Possible lines of inquiry:
Defining the genre of historical novel, or historical fiction more broadly.
Drawing the lines between truth, fiction, and history.
Historical fiction for children.
Oliver Stone and Werner Herzog.
Hemingway, Herr, O'Brien (and others): historical war fiction.
Mary Rowlandson and Harriet Beecher Stowe (and others): historical
fiction shaping American culture.
Historical fiction as metaphor.
The first novels as historical novels.
New rules/new roles for historical fiction.
Inquiries regarding this area and/or abstracts of 250 words may be sent to Brian U. Adler by November 17, 2006. Please include a short CV.
Featured keynote speaker for 2007 is John Perry Barlow, once called the Thomas Jefferson of Cyberspace; he is a retired Wyoming cattle rancher, a former lyricist for the Grateful Dead (1971-1995), and co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Since May of 1998, he has been a Fellow at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Mr. Barlow speaks on Friday, February 16, 2007 at our annual SW/TX keynote luncheon (11:30 - 1:00 p.m.) in the Hyatt Regency's Hotel's Grand Ballroom.
Brian U. Adler, Ph.D.
Professor of English and Dean
The Graduate School
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA 31698
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