[UPDATE] Robert Burns and His Nineteenth Century Literary Heirs (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

full name / name of organization: 
Rebekah Greene/NorthEast Modern Language Association

DEADLINE EXTENDED until October 14, 2013--we welcome your applications and interest!

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

Robert Burns and His Nineteenth Century Literary Heirs
This panel seeks papers that interrogate the impact of the Scottish poet Robert Burns on nineteenth century writers across the globe. How did his efforts in developing a poetry that deals with freedom and nationalism inspire later authors in Canada, the United States, South America, or Russia? What happens when the poetry of "homely subjects" intersects with the poetry of nationalism? How did nineteenth century Scottish writers, at home or abroad, view Burns' importance in their own constructions of national identity? How is Burns' poetics of national identity transported beyond Scottish borders to influence how writers across a variety of nations articulate shared national identity? We also welcome papers that consider the ways that global writers responded to themes of music, love, language, religion, political turmoil, or nature in Burns' work.

Please submit 250-300 word abstracts, along with a brief biographical statement, in .doc or .docx format to Jessica Gray (jhgray@my.uri.edu) and Rebekah Greene (rebekah_greene@my.uri.edu) by October 14th.


Please visit www.nemla.org for more information about the convention.


With best wishes,

Rebekah Greene