THEM'S FIGHTIN' WORDS: Povocative Epigraphs and Subtitles; 2010 MLA Proposed Special Session, Jan 6-9, 2011

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Stephen E. Severm / West Texas A&M University
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Request paper proposals for a proposed special session at the 2010 MLA convention in Los Angeles, CA. The session will explore provocative sub-titles or epigraphs in individual works of post-Renaissance fiction. Papers that engage recent theories of paratextual elements by scholars such as Jerome McGann and Gérard Genette are especially welcome, as are those analyses that merge rhetorical and literary perspectives

Please submit 500-word abstracts to Dr. Steve Severn by March 15th 2010.

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Paper copies may be mailed to:
Dr. Stephen E. Severn
West Texas A&M University
Box 60908
Canyon, TX 79016