CFP: A Carnival of Sorts: Power, Fear, and Play at the MLA (5/15/06; NPCA/ACA, 10/27/06-10/28/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Silverman
contact email: 
jsilverman@pace.edu

Every year between Christmas and New Year's, English professors and
graduate students, book editors and publishers and representatives, and
occasionally spouses gather in a major American or Canadian city to
meet, interview each other, present papers, and party. In this panel,
"A Carnival of Sorts: Power, Fear, and Play at the Modern Language
Association Annual Convention," we will explore the ongoing carnival
that
the convention invariably becomes from personal and scholarly
perspectives.
In particular, the panel hopes to provide a semiotic, sociological, and
anthropological analysis of one of the academia's most peculiar
events.
        While this specific call is for the Northeast Popular
Culture/American Culture conference at Rivier College on Oct. 27-28,
2006, we are also collecting submissions for an edited volume on the
MLA,
however, and would therefore love to hear from you whether or not you
are
interested in presenting a paper in New Hampshire.

Sincerely,

Jonathan Silverman and Tom Henthorne

Jonathan Silverman
Assistant Professor of English and Journalism
Pace University
<jsilverman_at_pace.edu>

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