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Richard Millington <[log in to unmask]>
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5 Bank Street: The Listserv for Willa Cather Scholars
Tue, 25 Jan 2011 10:52:20 -0600
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Hi everyone,
  Here, in case you haven't seen it, is the call for papers for this summer's 
Cather Seminar at Smith College.  Registration information and materials will be 
available soon.
  All best,
    Rick Millington

Smith College and the Willa Cather Foundation present
The International Cather Seminar 2011
Willa Cather and the Nineteenth Century

June 20-25, 2011
Smith College, Northampton, MA

Call for Papers

While we will, as always, welcome a broad array of approaches to Cather’s 
writing, we hope via the work of the 13th International Seminar to examine the 
legacy of nineteenth century culture in Cather’s life and work and to explore 
through her writing the transition from a Victorian to a modernist America. We 
envision this as a continuation and perhaps a complication or expansion of the 
conversation about the nature of Cather’s modernism that emerged so fruitfully 
from the Chicago Seminar. Accordingly, The Seminar encourages papers that 
will address a wide range of intersections and connections between the full 
range of Cather's work and this pivotal cultural moment, including:

    * Willa Cather and Nineteenth-Century Writers and Cultural Figures
    * Willa Cather and Histories: of race, of sexuality, of class identity
    * Willa Cather and intellectual ferment: the professions, the forms of 
knowledge, the new social sciences
    * Willa Cather, the Slave Narrative, and the Antebellum South
    * International Approaches to Teaching Cather
    * Willa Cather and New England

The Seminar will take place on the campus of Smith College, in Northampton, 
MA, a setting replete with connections to Cather’s life and work. We thus 
encourage papers that consider Cather and New England within the context of 
turn of the century culture. Diverse critical and theoretical perspectives are 
encouraged, as are proposals for sessions focused on exchange rather than 
formal presentation. Interested contributors should submit abstracts of 500 
words with a cover letter and brief résumé by March 1, 2011. Papers should be 
10-12 double-spaced pages for a 20 minute presentation time.

Seminar Co-Directors

Anne Kaufman
Milton Academy
Milton MA
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Richard Millington
Smith College
Northampton MA
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