CFP: [American] Conference on Lliterature of Northern New England

full name / name of organization: 
Kathleen McDonald
contact email: 
kmcdonal@norwich.edu

CFP: Norwich University English Studies Conference on Northern New
England Literature (2/1/08; 4/5/08)

Submissions are invited for individual papers or panels on writers of any
genre from Northern New England (New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont) or
writings about Northern New England.
This conference seeks to explore the very rich literary tradition of the
Northern half of New England.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- International Intersections of the US/Canadian border
- Travel or Environmental Literature/Writers
- Writing of/by Northern New England writers of any historical
           period
- Focus on specific authors, such as Stephen King, Howard Frank
           Mosher, Robert Frost, Sarah Orne Jewett, etc.
- Focus on lesser known writers of the region, from any period
- Current-day fiction set in Northern New England
- Poetry of Northern New England
- Papers exploring history, criticism, or theory

The keynote speaker for this conference will be Jay Parini, D.E. Axinn
Professor of English and Creative Writing at Middlebury College.
Professor Parini’s significant contributions to both American literature
and the literature of New England include biographies of Robert Frost,
John Steinbeck, and William Faulkner, the novels Benjamin’s Crossing and
The Apprentice Lover, as well as The Art of Subtraction: New and Selected
Poems.

This conference will take place Saturday, April 5, 2008 at Norwich
University in Northfield, VT.
All panelists must be registered participants of the conference.

Submissions should be a 250-300 word abstract of anticipated paper or 500
word abstract of anticipated panel.
Please include complete contact information (name, home address, email,
phone, affiliation if any).
Deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday, February 1, 2008. All
email submissions will receive a confirmation of receipt.

Submissions are preferred in email format to NUNNEL_at_norwich.edu .
Hard copies will be accepted to:
Kathleen McDonald, Ph.D.
English Studies Conference
Department of English
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Norwich University

For more information, contact Kathleen McDonald at kmcdonal_at_norwich.edu
(802-485-2416) or Brett Cox at fcox_at_norwich.edu (802-485-2436).

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