*Pride and Prejudice* at 200

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Call for Papers

"*Pride and Prejudice* at 200"

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

April 3-6, 2014

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Host: Susquehanna University

In 1813, Jane Austen's *Pride and Prejudice* was sent forth into the world, to become one of the most beloved Anglophone novels. This panel invites papers that put Austen's work into conversation with contemporaneous and modern-day cultural issues, especially surprising or heterodox influences or resonances. Considerations of the novel's adaptations are particularly welcome. Please send abstracts of 250-500 words to Lauren Cameron at lnklap@gmail.com by September 30, 2013.

Deadline: September 30, 2013

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The 2014 NeMLA convention continues the Association's tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. This capitol city set on the Susquehanna River is known for its vibrant restaurant scene, historical sites, the National Civil War museum, and nearby Amish Country, antique shops and Hershey Park. NeMLA has arranged low hotel rates of $104-$124.

The 2014 event will include guest speakers, literary readings, professional events, and workshops. A reading by George Saunders will open the Convention. His 2013 collection of short fiction, The Tenth of December, has been acclaimed by the New York Times as "the best book you'll read this year." The Keynote speaker will be David Staller of Project Shaw.

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/2014/cfp.html