CFP Oscar Wilde at NeMLA-- deadline Sept 20, 2013

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Annette M. Magid/ Northeast Modern Language Association
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Subject: The Wilde Celebration: A Retrospective Commemorating the 160th Anniversary of Oscar Wilde's Birth

Northeast Modern Language Association
April 3rd – 6th, 2014
Harrisburg, PA
Paper Proposal/ Abstract deadline: September 20th, 2013

The focus of this panel is to seek in-depth analysis of Wilde's literary longevity. Because there is a wide diversity of literary achievements related to Oscar Wilde, it is fitting as a commemoration of the 160th anniversary of his birth, to celebrate his skills as an essayist, dramatist, story teller, editor, orator, and novelist. Some questions to consider are: What facets of his life and/or works elicit his impressive durability? Who amongst his contemporaries parallels his permanence? How did Wilde's genius as well as his diverse foci on aesthetics, women writers and culture affect his longevity? What influence did his travels to the United States have on the continuing interest in Wilde's work? What pedagogical techniques have been used to elicit interest and clarity for students?

Please e-mail 200-250 word paper proposal/ abstract, subject line: Wilde Panel before 9/20/13. Attach your proposal as a MS Word, doc or docx. Include your proposal title, your name, affiliation, address, phone number and e-mail address to: Annette Magid .

Proposers need not be members of NeMLA to submit, but panelists must be members in order to present.