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Call for Papers:
T.S. Eliot, Dante, and the European Tradition 
An International Symposium
Florence, Italy
January 19th - 26th 2008

T.S. Eliot was influenced by Dante Alighieri and loved the culture of 
Florence and Italy. He wrote poems and essays dedicated to Italy and Dante, 
and re-introduced Dante to the Twentieth-century English-speaking world. 
This international symposium will focus upon the influence of Dante upon 
Twentieth-century English and American Modernist literature through the 
medium of T.S. Eliot's criticism and poetry. Possible topics include, but 
are not limited to:

■ Dante's Influence on or Presence in Eliot's Poetry and Criticism 
■ Dantean Motifs in Modernist Poetry ■ Eliot, Modernist Poetry, 
and the Italian Visual Art of the Renaissance ■ The Divine Comedy and 
major modernist works (e.g., Four Quartets,
        Ulysses, The Cantos . . . )
■	Dante's Perception in Modernist Literary Theory
■	Anglo-European Dante Scholarship of the Twentieth Century
■	Dante and Eliot 
■	Any other topic appropriate to the theme 

Participants should be scholars or critics of literature and/or other arts. 
Attendance of younger researchers is encouraged. The symposium will take 
place under the sponsorship of the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation 
(http://www.fondazione-delbianco.org), and the number of participants is 
restricted to 30.

For the Symposium website please click here: 
http://www.fondazione-delbianco.org/seminari/progetti_prof/progview_PL.asp?start=1&idprog=52

Proposals of 100 to 250 words or completed papers may be sent by regular 
mail or as email attachments to either of the co-organizers:

▬ Professor Temur Kobakhidze, American Studies Graduate Program, 
Metekhi National University of Tbilisi, 2 Shota Nishnianidze Street, 0105, 
Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. (email: [log in to unmask])
 
▬ Professor Paul Douglass, English Department, San Jose State 
University, San Jose, California, U.S.A. 95192-0090 (email: 
[log in to unmask])

Participants will experience the pleasures of intellectual exchange in the 
environs of Florence, staying at a three star hotel and enjoying daily 
excursions and activities, as well as free time to explore the city. 
DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: OCTOBER 15, 2007