CFP: [American] Poe and the Middle East (1/10/08; ALA 5/22-5/25/08)

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Marcy J. Dinius
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Poe Studies Association call for papers
2008 American Literature Association conference
San Francisco, May 22-25, 2008

"Poe and the Middle East"

The Poe Studies Association seeks abstracts for 15-20 minute papers on the
place of the Middle East in Poe’s writings for one of our two panels at the
2008 American Literature Association conference in San Francisco, May
22-25. Possible topics include the aesthetics and cultural politics of
Poe’s concept of the arabesque, Orientalist aspects of Poe’s works, Poe’s
representations and adaptations of the religions and literatures of the
Middle East, and Poe in translation and/or Poe’s reception in the Middle
East. Relevant topics not listed here are welcome as well.

Please send 250-word abstracts and a brief CV to by
January 10, 2008.

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