CFP: [American] Proposals for ALA conference (January 15, 2008)

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Earl Yarington
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One-page abstracts are invited for a panel on nineteenth-century American
sentimentalism in the novel, short fiction, sketch, autobiography, and
poetry at the American Literature Association’s 19th Annual Conference in
San Francisco from May 22-25, 2008. Our interests include, but are not
limited to, sentimentalism as a negative or positive attribute within
individual works; differences in individual authors’ construction and use
of sentiment within their works; differences in male and female authors’
construction and use of sentiment; cross-gender and interracial dialogue;
sentimentalism in the captivity, slave, or conversion narrative;
sentimentalism and social criticism; blurrings or distinctions between
empathy and sentiment that are fresh and original; types of
sentimentalism. Longer versions of panel presentations may be considered
for publication in our latest book collection.
Please send abstracts and a brief CV (in Word format) to Dr. Mary De
Jong, The deadline for abstracts is January 15, 2008.
Very best wishes,
Dr. Earl Yarington
Cheyney University

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