Bachelors, Bastards, and Bad Boys In the Transatlantic World, 1600-1865 (NeMLA, April 3-6, 2014)

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Jordan Windholz / Fordham University
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Bachelors, Bastards, and Bad Boys in the Transatlantic World, 1600-1865.

This seminar will examine how various forms of manhood—including but not limited to bachelors, bastards, and bad boys—are represented in a range of English and American texts from the seventeenth through the mid-nineteenth century. It is particularly interested in how modes of exchange across geographies, classes, genders, or cultures articulate male deviancy or legitimacy. Participants are invited to submit 250-300 word abstracts as MSword or PDF attachments to Jordan Windholz, with BBB in the subject line by September 30, 2013.

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University