CFP: Reconsidering Realisms (3/1/07; 11/8/07-11/11/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 

The Midwest Modern Language Association is soliciting individual paper
abstracts on the topic of "Revisiting Realisms" for its annual convention,
to be held in Cleveland from November 8-11, 2007. 250-word abstracts should
be emailed to by March 1, 2007. Accepted abstracts will be
assembled into panels by the M/MLA president.

Possible paper topics might include:

Virtual Realism
Realism and Trauma
The Pleasures of Realism
Realism, Reality, and the Real
Metafiction and/as Realism
Disappearance of the Real
Gender Realism
Race and Realism
Realist Ideologies
Realism and Naturalism
Realism and Symbolism
Bourgeois Realism
Realist Periods
Socialist Realism
Hollywood Realism
Proletarian literature
True Crime
Documentary Photography, Film and/or Fiction
Novels of Manners
Realism and Idealism
Correspondence Theories
Realism and Modernism
Realism and Postmodernism
Realism and Science
Magic Realism

Please direct any questions to:
Carolyn Jacobson
Midwest Modern Language Association
302 EPB
Univ. of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1408

More details are available online at


Midwest Modern Language Association
302 English/Philosophy Building
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1408

Tel: 319/335-0331
Fax: 319/335-3123

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