John Steinbeck as an International Writer

Страна: США

Город: San Jose

Тезисы до: 01.02.2016

Даты: 04.03.16 — 06.05.16

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Организаторы: Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies at San Jose State University


In a 1946 letter, John Steinbeck described arriving in Denmark to find “thirty cameramen with flashlights…I didn’t know anyone treated writers like this.” He later observed that Denmark was the only country in the world to keep all his books in print. Meanwhile, on the other side of the globe, the John Steinbeck Society of Japan boasts one of the strongest memberships of any foreign author society dedicated to an American author, with annual conferences and a peer-edited scholarly journal. If any 20th-century American author can be considered an “international” writer, it is Steinbeck.

The International Society of Steinbeck Scholars (formerly the John Steinbeck Society of America) invites conference papers that examine Steinbeck as an international/translational writer. Contributions are welcome from a wide variety of theoretical applications, such as Steinbeck’s connections to world literature and world thought—for example, Classical Greek and Roman, Eastern, and twentieth-century Russian. How has Steinbeck adapted not only themes, but also aesthetic choices and narrative strategies? Other topics are welcome as well: deep ecology, power and subjugation, the concept of democracy and America, ethics and philosophy, gender studies.

Those wishing to present proposals for presentation can submit them online from September 2015 to February 2016 at Presenters will be asked to sign a release form so that papers may be considered for publication in Steinbeck Review. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication in this fully refereed academic journal.

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