[UPDATE] "Race and Reception" -- NeMLA Harrisburg, PA, April 3-6, 2014

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Northeast Modern Language Association
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This panel will examine U.S. race relations and ethnic identity through the lens of literary reception. How do communities of readers overlap or stray beyond communities of race? How have reviewers, reading clubs, and classrooms played a part in the social construction of race? Special consideration will be given to papers on cross-racial patterns of reading or misreading. Please send 250-500 word abstracts to Luke Dietrich (laz55@unh.edu) with 'Race and Reception' in subject line.

Deadline: September 30, 2013

Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)

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