On another topic, the deadline for our Twain/Tolstoy conference has
been extended to April 16. Please let me know if you have any
questions about this event. Talking to several Twainiacs and a few
gifted Tolstoy scholars (Tolstivists? Devotoys?) I think we've got
something here, and we want you to be a part of it. Spread the word
to your colleagues, graduate students, barbers, or domesticated
animals, as you see fit.
>CALL FOR PAPERS ON MARK TWAIN/LEO TOLSTOY
>THE EDITORIAL INSTITUTE AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY
>ASSOCIATION OF LITERARY SCHOLARS, CRITICS AND WRITERS
>AUGUST 20-22, 2010
>The Editorial Institute at Boston University--in coordination with
>the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers--invites
>academic faculty, independent researchers, editors, conservators, and
>graduate students working on Mark Twain and Leo Tolstoy to submit
>abstracts for a conference analyzing the parallel lives and legacies
>of both authors on the centennial of their passing.
>The following themes are to be considered for panel topics.
>Submissions can concentrate on one or both of the authors, and on any
>of their works:
>The International National Epic
>The Veneration of Location (in Print or in Mortar)
>Between the Lines: Libraries and Marginalia
>Editing Literary Executorship
>Twain, Tolstoy, and the Testaments
>Imperial Rejection, Political Reception
>Lost in Translation: Tolstoy in English, Twain in Russian
>Twain and Tolstoy in the Twenty-First Century
>For questions, please contact Alex Effgen at the Editorial Institute
>([log in to unmask]). To contribute, please send a short curriculum
>vitae and 300-word abstract to the above email by Friday, 16 April
Mr. Alex B. Effgen, M.A.