Firsts in Mystery and Detective Fiction Abstracts by May 1, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Martha E. Cook, SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)
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This session seeks 15-minute papers in English on works
in English or any modern language in this genre, focused
on the first in a language, country, ethnicity, gender, subgenre, etc., or the first to employ a character type, plot device, motif, or anything distinctive. Welcomed in particular are papers that challenge received views or share discoveries that will promote discussion. I will develop this panel to represent SAMLA's broad constituency of literature and language professors, to look like SAMLA. By May 1, 2010, send one-page abstracts to Martha E. Cook, Longwood, University, at