Call for Papers, MLA 2012 in Seattle

Call for Papers

Joint Panel of Henry James Society and International Society for the Study of Narrative


2012 Modern Language Association Convention

January 5-8, 2012, Seattle, WA, USA

Questions of narrative form were so fundamental for Henry James that it is difficult to consider any work of his without confronting those same questions.  Inversely, Henry James’s work from the start inspired narrative theorists to coin new terms and to modify understandings of already existent ones.  Papers are now being solicited that provide new insights into any number of topics, such as James’s own pronouncements about narrative form and technique; his use of a particular form; the relationship between form and content in a specific work or group of works; his impact on the development of narrative theory.

Abstracts of 500 words and a one page cv should be sent to both organizers on or before March 1, 2011.

Donatella Izzo (


Irene Kacandes (