CFP: [Ethnic] Julia Alvarez and Junot Diaz

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Jessica Wells Cantiello
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Call for Papers

40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

Session: “Julia Alvarez and Junot Diaz: Contemporary Dominican-American

In 2007, both Julia Alvarez and Junot Diaz published new works to popular
and critical acclaim; Alvarez delved into book-length investigative
nonfiction with Once Upon a Quinceañera and Diaz’s first novel, The Brief
Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in April. This
panel will explore the recent and earlier works of these two
Dominican-American writers in conversation with each other. Of special
interest are abstracts that engage with both authors and/or the reception
of their work, but abstracts that address any text by either author are
welcome. Please send 300-500 word abstracts to Jessica Wells Cantiello,

Deadline: September 15, 2008

Please include with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee)

The complete Call for Papers for the 2009 Convention is available at:
Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA panel;
however panelists can only present one paper. Convention participants may
present a paper at a panel or seminar and also present at a creative
session or participate in a roundtable.

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