Literature as Pulpit: The Bible & Nineteenth-Century Women Writers Deadline September 30, 2013

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45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 3-6, 2014 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Literature as Pulpit: The Bible & Nineteenth-Century Women Writers
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

Direct references and allusions to Christianity or the Bible are an integral part of much nineteenth-century literature. This panel takes seriously this oft-neglected aspect of women’s writing. Papers will likely explore questions such as how did women use Biblical allusions to advance stories or causes, how did they make scriptures relevant to contemporary society, or how did they use literature to comment on and take part in shaping religious doctrines and practices. Please send 250 word abstracts to Amy Easton-Flake aeastonflake@live.com

Deadline: September 30, 2013
Please include with your abstract:
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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.” NeMLA’s Keynote Speaker will be David Staller, Producer and Director of Project Shaw. Mr. Staller presents monthly script-in-hand performances of Bernard Shaw’s plays at the Players Club in New York City.

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

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gender_studies_and_sexuality