James Fenimore Cooper panels, ALA, Boston, MA, May 26-29, 2011. Deadline January 10, 2011.

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Call for Papers

22nd Annual Conference
American Literature Association

May 26-29, 2011
Boston, MA

The James Fenimore Cooper Society invites paper proposals for its session at the 22nd Annual Conference of the American Literature Association, to be held in Boston, May 26-29, 2011.

The Cooper Society will offer two general sessions. Special preference will be given to papers devoted to works other than the Leather-stocking Tales.
Papers should be 20 minutes (6-8 pages) in length. Brief discussion will follow the presentations. Papers must be read in person by the author. Presenters need not be members of the James Fenimore Cooper Society, though we certainly hope they will choose to join. According to ALA guidelines, presenters may give only one paper at the conference.

Papers presented at the conference will, with their authors' permission, be published in the James Fenimore Cooper Society Miscellaneous Papers series and made available online at the Cooper Society website. Papers may be mildly revised for publication.

Paper proposals should include the paper title, an abstract (approximately 300 words in length), and an indication of whether or not the paper may be published in the Miscellaneous Papers.

Proposals should be submitted no later than January 10, 2011 to

Matthew Wynn Sivils, Assistant Professor of English
Department of English, 203 Ross Hall
Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-1201

E-mail submission is preferred.
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