CFP: Publishing Peace at MMLA (3/1/07; M/MLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

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Emily Smith
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Papers are invited for the following special session of the 49th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association, to be held 8-11 November 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Peace Literature and Pedagogy: "Publishing peace"

>From the print writings of George Fox and other early Quakers about the peace testimony and documents written by political figures like Martin Luther King, Jr., to the recorded words of Joan Baez and Bob Dylan and the cinematic work of documenatrians like Michael Moore, peace literature has been--and continues to be--an emergent and adaptable mode, often taking on new shapes and forms to accommodate new varieties of conflict and to articulate visions of peace that change according to time, place, and ideology. This panel invites submissions that address the varied ways that literatures can and have disseminated ideals, theories, and practices of peace. We encourage papers that address this topic from a wide range of vantage points, especially insofar as they invite the consideration of continuities and change in a large historical model. Particularly welcome are papers that address intersections between issues of gender or globalization and literatures of peace, as are p!
 apers that isolate emergent modes of literature such as blogs.

250 word abstracts must be received by Emily Smith or Martyn Smith before 1 March 2007: Emily Smith, Lawrence Univ., and Martyn Smith, Lawrence University,

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