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Kristen Bennett (Tufts University), Dianne Berg (Tufts University)

Call for Papers

Conversational Exchanges in Early Modern England

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

This seminar seeks to further the scholarly discourse interrogating literary conversations in the 16th and 17th centuries. We wish to investigate matrices of intertextual, interpersonal, epistolary, and cognitive models of conversation in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. We welcome papers that examine conversation as a collaborative, compositional, and/or hermeneutic methodology. Please send 250-word abstracts and one page C.V. to Kristen Abbott Bennett and Dianne Berg.

Deadline: September 30, 2011
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The 2013 NeMLA convention continues the Association's tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. The 44th annual event will be held in historic Boston, Massachusetts, a city known for its national and maritime history, academic facilities and collections, vibrant art, theatre, and food scenes, and blend of architecture. The Convention, located centrally near Boston Commons and the Theatre District at the Hyatt Regency, will include keynote and guest speakers, literary readings, film screenings, tours and workshops.

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.