CFP: Contraband in the Americas (3/17/06; MLA '06)

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MLA 2006
December 27-30, 2006, Philadelphia
Proposed Special Session
Deadline: March 17, 2006

Contraband in the Americas

"The end of contraband ... is the end of Argentine history."
        - Ricardo Piglia

What is the role of the black market, broadly defined, in literature from the
United States and Latin America? How is the notion of a contraband economy
important for rethinking political narrative? What is the function of an other
market? How can smuggling be theorized not only as a motif in literary texts,
but also as a figure for the act of writing in the Americas? Please send
1-page abstracts to David Kelman,, by 17 March 2006.

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