CFP: American Literature After 1870 (4/15/07; M/MLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

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Call for Papers

Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
November 8 - 11, 2007
The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
Cleveland, OH

American Literature II: Literature After 1870: "Remembering the Civil War."

This panel seeks papers that examine representations of the Civil War in
postbellum literature. How did male and female, white and African
American, Southern and Northern writers remember and represent the war?
How do war narratives, fiction, and poetry fit into the categories of
romanticism, realism, and naturalism? Papers may explore issues of
individual memory and collective memory, tensions between public and
private discourses of memory, generational memory, memory in public
culture (memorials, etc.), witness testimony, authenticity, truth,
nostalgia, trauma, and mourning. Papers on later literary representations
of the Civil War are also welcome. Please send a 200-word abstract along
with a brief biographical sketch (as a Word attachment) to Whitney Womack
Smith, Miami University Hamilton,, by April 15, 2007.

Whitney Womack Smith
Associate Professor of English
Affiliate in Women's Studies and Black World Studies
Miami University Hamilton
Hamilton, OH 45011
Telephone: 513.785.3029
Fax: 513.785.3145

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