Under Scott's Shadow: Historical Fiction in the Nineteenth Century (NeMLA 2013, March 21-24, Boston)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
lgoodman@fas.harvard.edu

Under Scott’s Shadow: Historical Fiction in the Nineteenth Century

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

This panel seeks papers on nineteenth-century historical fiction and criticism. Most accounts of the historical novel emphasize the achievements of Walter Scott, and while papers on Scott are welcome, this panel also seeks papers on aspects of historical fiction that are often neglected or under-appreciated. How have different authors approached this genre? How have they critiqued or challenged the model of the historical novel created and popularized by Scott? Please send any inquiries and 250-500 word abstracts to Lesley Goodman at lgoodman@fas.harvard.edu.

Deadline: September 30, 2012
Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
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A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)

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. http://www.nemla.org/convention/2013/cfp.html

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
ethnicity_and_national_identity
modernist studies
romantic
theory
victorian