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>From: "Michael Gouin-Hart" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: Writing About Cities (3/31/05; ALSC, 11/5/05)
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>CALL FOR PAPERS
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>For The Association of Literary Scholars and Critics'
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>Eleventh Annual Conference
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>Hotel Marlowe
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>Cambridge, Massachusetts
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>November 4-6, 2005
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>SEMINARS
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>The 2005 Conference of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics
>(ALSC) in Cambridge, Massachusetts will feature a series of seminars
>designed to increase participation of younger scholars in the conference.
>Modeled on what has worked successfully for such organizations as the
>Shakespeare Association of America and the Modernist Studies Association,
>these three seminars will each be led by a distinguished member of the ALSC.
>The conference will be held from Friday, November 4 through Sunday, November
>6, 2005, at the Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The seminars will
>take place on Saturday, November 5, 2005.
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>Each seminar will have fifteen (15) guaranteed places, and each person
>accepted to a seminar will receive an official letter of invitation to the
>conference and will be listed in the program for the conference.
>Participants in the seminar will write very brief position papers (2-4
>pages, double-spaced), which they will circulate among themselves and read
>prior to the conference. The listing of the titles of these papers in the
>conference program should help the participants in their efforts to obtain
>funding to the conference from their home colleges and universities.
>Graduate students and junior faculty are especially encouraged to apply for
>these seminars, but senior scholars are eligible as well. Modest travel
>stipends will be available to a limited number of participants with special
>consideration given to ALSC members in good standing. These stipends will be
>awarded based upon need. Two documents are required to demonstrate
>sufficient need: (1) official notice (printed on institutional letterhead)
>that the award applicant's home institution has denied his or her request
>for funding to attend the ALSC Conference, and (2) a brief personal
>statement of need (a single paragraph will do). All stipend applications are
>vetted by the ALSC Conference Committee.
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>We hope that senior scholars will spread the word about these opportunities,
>and encourage their graduate students and junior colleagues to apply. The
>three seminars will run concurrently; those formally admitted to each
>seminar will participate in the actual discussion, but anyone at the
>conference will be welcome to attend one of the seminars as an auditor
>provided there is sufficient room. For details on the topics of the seminars
>and application procedures, please see below. All applications and abstracts
>for the seminars are due on March 31, 2005.
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>Seminar Three: Writing About Cities
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>Chair: Phillip Lopate (Hofstra University).
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>This seminar invites papers, two to four pages (double-spaced), on any
>feature of city life that has kindled the imagination of writers and their
>powers of empathy and observation, or on specimens of urban literature,
>including more recent ones, that should prove to be of timely and enduring
>value. Send abstracts or proposals of about half a page (hard copy please)
>to Professor Phillip Lopate of Hofstra University at his home address: 402
>Sackett Street, Brooklyn NY 11231. Hard copies only please.
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>Michael Gouin-Hart
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>Executive Director
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>Association of Literary Scholars and Critics (ALSC)
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>650 Beacon Street, Suite 510
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>Boston, Massachusetts 02215
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>Phone: 617-358-1990 / Fax: 617-358-1995
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>Email: [log in to unmask] / Internet: www.bu.edu/literary
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