[UPDATE] MLA 2013 Boston - Nabokov Society CFP - Deadline Extended to 3/23 and Additional Panel

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International Vladimir Nabokov Society
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The Nabokov Society announces its CFP for two sessions (one guaranteed) at the MLA 2013 (Boston, MA).Deadline is hereby extended to March 23.

Nabokov and American Literature. Papers on Nabokov as an American writer; his interest in specific American literary figures (Poe, Melville, Hawthorne, etc.), in American landscapes and settings, or in American culture, broadly conceived; his role in the American canon. 300-word abstracts by 23 March 2012 to Christopher A. Link (linkc@newpaltz.edu).

This will be the guaranteed panel at MLA next January.

Nabokov and Autobiography. We are looking for papers discussing Nabokov's idea of autobiography. This could include but would not be limited to Nabokov's relationship to the history of autobiographies, from Augustine (or earlier) to the present; the "true purpose of autobiography" as it is stated and practiced in Speak, Memory; and the relation of Speak, Memory to Nabokov's other works. 300-word abstracts by 23 March 2012 to Leland de la Durantaye, (deladur@fas.harvard.edu).

Panel to be submitted for MLA competitive review.