CFP: [American] Early Native American Literature (9/15/07; NEMLA, 4/10/08-4/13/08)

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Drew Lopenzina
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Call for Papers:
Early Native American Literature
39th convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
Dates: April 10-13, 2008
Buffalo, NY

In his recent book, The People and the Word, Robert Warrior speaks of
a "strengthening of the historical arc of Native writing" to consider how
Native American literatures of the past might be of use to us today. This
panel invites papers that focus on pre-twentieth century Native writers
(or writers on the cusp of the 20th century)examining, among other things,
how these authors negotiated their private ambitions and needs alongside
traditional concerns and the demands of print discourse.

Send abstracts of no more than 500 words to Drew Lopenzina,

Please include name, affiliation and e-mail address (also A/V requirements
if needed)

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