CFP: [American] Post-Feminist American Masculinity: Backlash and New Frontiers (NeMLA 2/26-3/1/09; 9/15/08)

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Elizabeth Abele
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Call for papers for Seminar at

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

In describing the American male protagonist in pre-feminist literature
and popular culture, critics from D.H. Lawrence to Leslie Fiedler and
Marshall McLuhan have remarked on his violence and isolation. However,
social, political and economic changes of the 1960s and 1970s have
resulted in new ideals of American masculinity. This seminar invites
essays that examines the masculinity as constructed in specific American
novels or films produced since 1980. Send brief abstracts in body of
email to Elizabeth Abele:

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 available at:
Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA
session; 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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