CFP: [General] NeMLA panel: Why Literature Matters

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Anna Sims Bartel
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Why Literature Matters

A panel at the
40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

Public scholars explore the ways that literature and literary study
function in the world, opening a dialogue about the public work and value
of literary study. This panel seeks to engage and extend that conversation
by exploring theory and practice at the intersections of literary work and
public life. Now that "everything is literary," and that narrative studies
have a place in nearly every other discipline, what is the distinctive
value of literary tools? How might, or do, we use them to do meaningful
work in the world?
Please email proposals to Anna Sims Bartel, Ph.D., at
Deadline: September 15, 2008

Please include with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee)

The complete Call for Papers for the 2009 Convention is posted at:
Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA panel;
however panelists can only present one paper. Convention participants may
present a paper at a panel or seminar and also present at a creative
session or participate in a roundtable.

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