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Call for Papers    



In Cold Blood Reassessed
Deadline: March 15, 2005

Proposed special session
MLA Convention, December 27-30, 2005
Washington, DC

With the 40th anniversary of the serialization of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood upon us, it is time to reassess the 'first nonfiction novel.' Papers dealing with the film and TV versions of the book and
the impending Capote-in-Kansas movies are welcome. Papers that would revivify discussion of the book without resurrecting hoary debates about the New Journalism are especially welcome.

Since this is a special session, the topic may be narrowed and the title improved to capture more precisely the panel's interests as they emerge.

Send title, abstract, and brief bio/cv to  by March 15

J.D. Connor
Assistant Professor of
English and American Literature and Language and
Visual and Environmental Studies
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Harvard University
24 Quincy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138