CFP – “International Roth” Panel at the 2011 ALA Conference

The Philip Roth Society will be sponsoring a panel on “International Roth” at the 2011 American Literature Association Conference, to be held at the Westin Copley in Boston, MA, May 26-29. Proposals are invited for twenty-minute papers on any aspect of this topic, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Philip Roth’s international reputation

  • The significance, and representation of, Israel, England, Czechoslovakia, etc. as locations for Roth’s fiction

  • The Penguin “Writers from the Other Europe” series and its importance in Roth’s career

  • The critical and popular reception of Roth’s fiction outside the U.S.

  • The significance of Roth’s “London years”

  • Roth’s relationships, literary and extra-literary, with writers outside the U.S.

  • Foreign translations of Roth’s work

We are especially interested in contributions from scholars outside of the U.S.

Proposals of no more than 250 words, accompanied by full addresses, institutional affiliations, and email addresses, should be sent by December 20 to David Brauner at d.brauner [at] reading.ac.uk.

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