CFP: Baltimore Authors and Filmmakers (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Abele
contact email: 
eabele88@gmail.com

*CALL FOR PAPERS*
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Baltimore Panels
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38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

March 1-4, 2007

Baltimore, Maryland
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In honor of our host city, the NeMLA Board is sponsoring the following
panels that examine authors and texts associated with Baltimore, from
Frederick Douglass and Edgar Allan Poe to Anne Tyler, John Waters
and Barry Levinson:
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Baltimore as Backdrop
*This panel solicits papers that examine texts set in Baltimore--novels (*S=
aint
Maybe*); films (*Hairspray*; *Avalon*) or television (*Homicide*;* The
Wire*)=96interrogating
the meanings associated with this American city. Send abstracts in body of
email to Northeast.MLA_at_gmail.com, with "Baltimore Panel" in subject line.*

Edgar Allan Poe
*In honor of the only Super Bowl champions named after a nineteenth-century
poem--but more importantly in honor of NeMLA's return to Baltimore--this
board-sponsored panel invites papers on any aspect of the works of Edgar
Allan Poe. Send abstracts to Jason Haslam, Dalhousie University:
Jason.Haslam_at_dal.ca*

Frances E.W. Harper in Context
*Baltimore-born writer Francis Ellen Watkins Harper published her only
novel, Iola Leroy, when she was 67, at the end of Harper's long and
successful writing career as a poet and journalist. This panel seeks
submissions on any aspect of Harper's work. Of special interest would be
papers that seek to contextualize her writings in a variety of ways: in
terms of her work in different genres; in terms of her activism; in terms o=
f
her contemporaries; her influence on later writers, etc. Please address
inquiries and submissions to Rita Bode, email: rbode_at_trentu.ca.*

H.L. Mencken: The Sage of Baltimore
*This panels solicits papers on any aspect of the work or influence of H.L.
Mencken, with particular interest in his involvment with lampoonery or
social darwinism. Send abstracts to Lisa DeTora, Lafayette College:
detoral_at_lafayette.edu*

19th Century African-American Autobiography
*In honor of the only Super Bowl champions named after a nineteenth-century
poem--but more importantly in honor of NeMLA's return to Baltimore--this
board-sponsored panel invites papers on any aspect of the works of Edgar
Allan Poe. Send abstracts to Jason Haslam, Dalhousie University:
Jason.Haslam_at_dal.ca

Deadline: *September 15, 2006*

Please include with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation

Email address

Postal address

Telephone number

A/V requirements (if any)

For the complete Call for Papers for the 2007 Convention, please visit:
www.nemla.org

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA panel;
however panelists can only present one paper. Convention participants may
present at a paper session panel and also present at a creative session or
participate in a roundtable.

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Elizabeth Abele

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