From: "David Chinitz" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: March 18, 2008 11:21:57 PM CDT
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Subject: Three CFPs on T. S. Eliot


I. CALL FOR PAPERS
The 29th Annual Meeting of the T. S. Eliot Society
September 26-28, 2008

The Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at the annual
meeting in St. Louis. Clearly organized proposals of about 500 words, on
any topic reasonably related to Eliot, along with biographical sketches,
should be forwarded by June 15, 2008, to the President, William Harmon,
2330 Bedford St., Apt. 18, Durham, NC, 27707; or preferably by email to
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For further information, please see the Society's website
(http://www.luc.edu/eliot).

II. PEER SEMINAR: ELIOT AND INTERNATIONALISM
The 29th Annual Meeting of the T. S. Eliot Society
September 26-28, 2008

This year's seminar will be led by Englishman David Ayers and American
Michael Coyle. David Ayers is Reader in Modernism and Critical Theory at
the University of Kent, and Michael Coyle--founding president of the
Modernist Studies Association--is Professor of English at Colgate
University.

The idea of internationalism points to the process of overcoming
national boundaries, whether geographic, psychological, cultural or
simply linguistic. Eliot sensed that international connections, like
national traditions, can be achieved only by great labor. Nations are
not transparent to each other. We invite papers that consider how
thinking of Eliot in an international context opens up his work in new
ways. The topic is deliberately open, as we hope that papers will takes
us in unanticipated directions, but areas that would seem to be
immediately pertinent might include Eliot's response to European
politics in the interwar years, Eliot in translation, the nature of
Eliot's participation in American journals after establishing himself in
Britain, intertexuality and interculturality. We mean for this list to
be suggestive rather than prescriptive.

The seminar is open to the first 15 registrants; registration will close
July 1st. Participants will submit 4-5 page position papers by e-mail,
no later than September 1st. To sign up, or for answers to questions,
please email Jayme Stayer ([log in to unmask]).

III. CALL FOR PAPERS
Art, Culture, and Religion: A Conference on T. S. Eliot
August 14-16, 2008

This conference will mark the reprinting of Russell Kirk’s book Eliot
and His Age. Also, selected essays from the conference will be included
in a forthcoming book on T. S. Eliot and Catholicism. The conference is
co-sponsored by Grand Valley State University (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
and The Russell Kirk Center (Mecosta, Michigan). For further
information, please see the T. S. Eliot Society's website
(www.luc.edu/eliot).


David E. Chinitz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of English
Loyola University Chicago
6525 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL  60626

phone: (773) 508-2789
fax: (773) 508-8696