CFP: [Theory] Official Writing as Text

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Hannah Gurman
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"Official Writing as Text"

40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

Given that the bulk of all writing that takes place in the world is in the form of a
bureaucratic memo or report, the comparative lack of in-depth studies on such writing is
striking. This panel will seek to explore the bureaucratic document as a text. Papers
might address a particular document; the genre of bureaucratic writing in relation to
other writing; or the problem of studying bureaucratic writing within literature
departments. Email 250-word abstracts to Hannah Gurman:

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 will be posted in June: 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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