The Use of Poetry in the Mundane/SAMLA 2011 Convention

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Dr. Marianne Mason, Georgia State University
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The Use of Poetry in the Mundane

Following the theme of SAMLA's 2011 special focus, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World," this special session explores the use of literary and rhetorical devices in the media. Papers for this session may deal with the use of language to evoke social, cultural, and/or ideological viewpoints in a variety of media texts and contexts. Papers that examine the use of rhetorical and discursive practices from a critical analysis perspective are particularly welcome.
By June 20, 2011, please submit (as an attachment) an abstract of 250 words along with any requests for audio-visual support, to Marianne Mason, Georgia State University, at Panelists must meet all registration and membership deadlines for the 2011 SAMLA convention which will be held November 4-6 in Atlanta, GA. Panelists will be notified via e-mail by June 30, 2011.