CFP: [Professional] The Practice and Purposes of Book ReviewingâRoundtable (9/15/08; NeMLA 2/26/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Laurence Roth
contact email: 

This roundtable, sponsored by the journal Modern Language Studies, will
explore the art of literary and scholarly book reviewing and its practice
in both the public and academic spheres. What are the implications of the
decline of book review sections and the rise of literary blogs? Is the
review form itself changing? Are scholarly book reviews increasingly
insular reflections of academic politics? Who reads them? The Chair invites
papers that consider reviewing in terms of both its craft and its social
and cultural functions. Please send 250-500 word abstracts to Laurence Roth

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 (Feb. 26-Mar. 1, 2009)
is available at

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA panel;
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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