CFP: [American] CFP: Making Race in Modern America (9/15/08; NEMLA, 2/26/09-3/1/09)

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Matthew Lessig
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Call for Papers

40th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
February 26- March 1, 2009
Boston, MA

Making Race in Modern America

Characterized by economic and political upheaval, massive demographic
movements, an expanding American empire, competing definitions of race, and
nativist fears of mongrelization, the early decades of the twentieth
century represent a critical period in the history of American racial
formations. This panel invites papers that examine how literary, popular,
filmic, or other visual texts participate in developments in American
racial discourse during the period between the World Wars.

Send abstracts in body of email by September 15, 2008 to

Matt Lessig
SUNY Cortland

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