CFP: J.M. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World Centenary (3/20/07; MLA '07)

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CPF for a Special Session at MLA 2007, Chicago:
Centenary of J. M. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World

2007 marks the centenary of the Abby Theatre premier of J. M. Synge's The
Playboy of the Western World. Please send abstracts for papers exploring the
play in relation to topics that include (but are not limited to): Irish
nationalism, religious and anti-colonial politics in turn-of-the-century
Ireland; the play's use of various genres and theatrical modes ? fictional
narration, confessional rhetoric, metatheatricality, historiography; the
relationship of theatrical and literary genre to the politics of identity;
production histories; the critical debates and audience reactions the play

Please submit 250-word abstracts and a CV by March 20th, 2007 to Erin Post

Erin Post
Ph.D. Candidate
Program in Literature
Duke University
Bell Tower 3, Box 90670
Durham, NC 27708

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