CFP: Early Modern Approaches to Region (11/1/05; CEA, 4/6/06-4/8/06)

full name / name of organization: 
martyn smith

This year, I am accepting paper proposals for several panels on early modern literature to be delivered at the Thirty-Seventh Annual CEA Conference on Reading the Regions / Writing the Regions / Teaching the Regions to be held from 6-8 April 2006.
Papers are especially welcome that deal with ways in which early modern writers dismantled, elaborated, heightened, or constructed ideas of regional identity. Topics that are particularly welcome might address:
intersections between gendered self-fashioning and regional identity
imagined regions (utopias, fantasies, romances)
liminal regions
ecocritical perspectives on place and region
geography and identity
domestic "regions"
linguistic regions (texts that contain dialects or a variety of languages)
Please think of these few concepts as broad suggestions only and feel free to offer your own approaches concerning how early modern writers created/were created by their regions—and how region functions as a discursive category in their works.
Email proposals (by November 1 2005) to Emily Smith at with the following information:
• Name
• Institutional affiliation (if applicable)
• Mailing address (including zip code)
• Phone number
• E-mail address
• Title for the proposed presentation
• Abstract of no more than 500 words
• A-V needs, if any
• Special needs, if any.

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