CFP: Contraband in the Americas (3/17/06; MLA '06)
December 27-30, 2006, Philadelphia
Proposed Special Session
Deadline: March 17, 2006
Contraband in the Americas
"The end of contraband ... is the end of Argentine history."
- Ricardo Piglia
What is the role of the black market, broadly defined, in literature from the
United States and Latin America? How is the notion of a contraband economy
important for rethinking political narrative? What is the function of an other
market? How can smuggling be theorized not only as a motif in literary texts,
but also as a figure for the act of writing in the Americas? Please send
1-page abstracts to David Kelman, dkelman_at_learnlink.emory.edu, by 17 March 2006.