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NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association )2012 Convention
Rochester, New York; March 15-18, 2012

The Worlds of V.S. Naipaul
This panel seeks papers on V.S. Naipaul's travel writing and/or criticism that extends the examination of Naipaul's literary relationship to British travel writers of the 19th century Charles Kingsley, James Anthony Froude, and 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; and the representation of empire in literature. Please send an abstract of 1-2 pages and a brief biography to Dorsia Smith Silva at The deadline is October 10, 2011.