Call for Papers-The Worlds of V.S. Naipaul Panel

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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention, March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY
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This panel seeks papers on V.S. Naipaul's travel writing and/or criticism that extends the examination of Naipaul's literary relationship to writers Charles Kingsley, James Anthony Froude, Anthony Trollope, and Joseph Conrad. Panelists might explore Naipaul and the imperial gaze; new perspectives on his views of colonialism and post-colonialism, migration, diaspora, slavery, and exile. Please send a 1-2 page abstract and a brief biographical statement to Dorsía Smith Silva at with NEMLA in the subject line by September 30, 2011. Please include your A/V requirements.