SAMLA Charles Chesnutt Panel--Nov. 4-6, 2011

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Charles Chesnutt's Poetics
In accord with the SAMLA special focus, "The Power of Poetry in the
Modern World," proposals are invited addressing Chesnutt's poetry,
short stories, novels, essays, as well as drama. Questions of interest: How does Chesnutt's work in various genres contribute to or create new theories of literary discourse? How does language operate in his texts? How is audience involved or invoked? Finally, are there specific theories or models of study that "fit" his work or do new models need to be addressed or created? The conference will be held on November 4-6, 2011. By May 1, 2011, please send a 500-word abstract including any questions or concerns, along with name and affiliation to Janaka Lewis, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, at