CFP: Early Modern Transatlantic (3/10/06; MLA '06)

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Joyce MacDonald
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I am soliciting abstracts for a planned special session submission for
the 2006 Modern Language Association convention in Philadelphia, Dec.
The subject, "The Early Modern Transatlantic," reflects the growing
recognition in both American and European literary studies that
cultures on both sides of the Atlantic between roughly 1580 and 1800
were profoundly shaped by the effects of contact and colonization. To
what degree do both Europe and America come to see themselves in
international terms in this period? How do Europeans as well as early
Americans begin to understand themselves as world citizens? How can we
understand local political, economic, or literary events in
transatlantic terms? Americanists, Hispanists and specialists in
British literature and culture are all welcome to submit proposals.
Abstracts and brief vitas by March 10, 2006.
Please note that I am only soliciting proposals in order to submit a
completed panel or roundtable to the MLA program committee; the session
has not yet been accepted.
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