International Pynchon Week 2008
What better place to discuss Pynchon’s new novel Against the Day (and all his other texts) than in the Zone? In 2008, the biannual Pynchon conference takes place in Munich, Germany, just as Mondaugen’s city celebrates its 850th birthday (and Europe goes soccer-crazy during the European Cup). The American Studies department of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität invites scholars and students, amateurs and novices, fans and critics to get together for this four-day event. While a good share of the conference is to be dedicated to Against the Day, it is of course open to all things Pynchon, and all proposals are welcome. A special invitation goes out to scholars from disciplines other than literary studies.
The form of presentations can either be individual papers, media presentations, or panels. If you want to present, send your abstract (500-750 words for individual presentations, 1,000 to 1,500 words for panels) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for proposals is November 30, 2007; decisions will be made by January 15. A full program will be published shortly after, with details about the location and more suggestions about accommodation. There is no participation fee. If you have any questions, send an e-mail to the address above. The conference website is located at: http://www.lrz-muenchen.de/~poehlmann/IPW2008/index.htm