CFP: 44th Annual NeMLA Convention: Literary Celebrity and Social Discourse in Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Culture (03/21/2013)

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Joanna Collins and Hans Mattingly/University of Pittsburgh
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Call for Papers

Literary Celebrity and Social Discourse in Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Culture

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

Building on recent scholarly attention to the intersections between literary and celebrity studies, this panel seeks papers on the phenomenon of literary celebrity in nineteenth century Anglophone culture. Of particular interest are the ways in which such celebrity inflects and is inflected by the social discourses of the period, including those of gender, sexuality, race, imperialism, class, print culture, crime, and performance. Interdisciplinary and comparative approaches encouraged. Please send 350-word abstracts to and

Deadline: September 30, 2012

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The 2013 NeMLA convention continues the Association's tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. The 44th annual event will be held in historic Boston, Massachusetts, a city known for its national and maritime history, academic facilities and collections, vibrant art, theatre, and food scenes, and blend of architecture. The Convention, located centrally near Boston Commons and the Theatre District at the Hyatt Regency, will include keynote and guest speakers, literary readings, film screenings, tours and workshops.

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.