Call for Papers
American Comparative Literature Association
March 7-10, 2019, Georgetown University
The Master’s Voice: Literary Portrayals of Student-Teacher Conversations
This interdisciplinary panel explores both fictional and non-fictional literary accounts of discussions between masters and disciples. Studying texts from a broad range of historical periods, geographical regions, and literary genres, we will analyze both fictional descriptions and purportedly faithful transcriptions of these oral conversations. What motivates poets, playwrights, novelists and most importantly students to record or imagine these dialogues? What roles do trust, empathy, fellowship, seduction, and rebellion play in the creation and reception of such texts? And how does the act of writing itself distort or subvert a teacher’s legacy even while preserving and transmitting it?
Paper Abstracts of no more than 1500 characters must be submitted through the ACLA submissions portal by Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 9 a.m. EST.
Questions? Email Rivi Handler-Spitz: firstname.lastname@example.org