Textual Tourism in Transatlantic Narrative at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

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44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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kai.hainer@utoronto.ca and colin.loughran@utoronto.ca

Call for Papers

Textual Tourism in Transatlantic Narrative at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

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

Do literary visitations and voyages constitute legitimate sites of cultural exchange or do they merely reinforce national identity? This panel will explore the exchange of aesthetic sensibilities between the UK and the USA at the turn of the 20th century and how such exchanges may contribute to a form of transnational nationalism. We welcome proposals on texts and authors from both countries. Interested participants should send abstracts of 300-500 words to Kai Hainer at kai.hainer@utoronto.ca and Colin Loughran at colin.loughran@utoronto.ca

Deadline: August 30, 2012
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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. http://www.nemla.org/convention/2013/cfp.html

cfp categories: 
american
ethnicity_and_national_identity
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian