CFP: [American] Becoming Indigenous: The Aesthetics of Place & Community in 20thC Amer. Lit. (NEMLA 4/10 - 4/13/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Josh A. Weinstein
contact email: 
jweinstein@vwc.edu

“Becoming Indigenous: The Aesthetics of Place and Community in
Twentieth-Century American Literature” (9/15/07; NEMLA 4/10/08 - 4/13/08)

This panel seeks papers that investigate the importance of indigeneity in
twentieth-century environmental literature. We are especially interested in
texts that use aspects of Native American culture to establish ethical and
sustainable relationships to the land. Questions we hope to address
include: What does it mean to be a native of a particular region? How do
specific aesthetic forms facilitate a greater awareness of the natural
world? Why might indigeneity be indispensable to an ecological perspective?

Please send 250-word abstracts to: Benjamin Priest <bdpriest_at_buffalo.edu>
or Josh Weinstein <jweinstein_at_vwc.edu> by 9/15/07. The panel will be held
as part of The Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA) 39th Annual
Convention, in Buffalo, NY, April 10-13, 2008.

Please include with your abstract: Name and Affiliation / Email address /
Postal address / Telephone number / A/V requirements (if any; 10$ media
service charge)

Full conference details through: <http://www.nemla.org>

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