CFP: [American] Nineteenth-Century American Sentimentalism Collection (September 19, 2008)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Earl Yarington
contact email: 
eyarington@cheyney.edu

Chapter-length submissions are invited for a collection of articles on
nineteenth-century American sentimentalism in the novel, short fiction,
sketch, autobiography, and poetry. Our interests include, but are not
limited to, sentimentalism as a negative or positive attribute within
individual works; differences in individual authors’ construction and use
of sentiment within their works; differences in male and female authors’
construction and use of sentiment; cross-gender and interracial dialogue;
sentimentalism in the captivity, slave, or conversion narrative;
sentimentalism and social criticism; blurrings or distinctions between
empathy and sentiment that are fresh and original; types of
sentimentalism.
Submissions should be between 10,000 to 12,000 words in length and in MLA
format. Please send essays (in Word format) or inquiries to Drs. Mary De
Jong, mld4_at_psu.edu and Earl Yarington, eyarington_at_gmail.com. All
submissions will be acknowledged. The deadline for submissions is
September 19, 2008.

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