CFP: Melville in the Popular Imagination (3/1/06; MLA '06)

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Inge, M. Thomas \(Tom\)
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Call for Papers

The Melville Society Panel of the MLA

27-30 December 2006-Philadelphia

Melville in the Popular Imagination

Herman Melville, along with Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain, has always
held a special place in popular culture, as the man who lived among the
cannibals in his own day or the author of difficult works that challenge
the minds and imaginations of readers today. Nearly all of his novels
and many of his stories have been adapted more than once to the motion
picture screen, radio, television, comic books, graphic novels, and
other media, and Moby-Dick, the great but often-unread American novel,
remains the subject of countless jokes and cartoons.

We are seeking proposals that address the subject of Melville's presence
in the popular imagination in any medium, especially papers that
consider the meaning of Melville as an icon and the relevance of his
works as popular texts.

Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2006.

Send a two-page proposal to:

M. Thomas Inge

Blackwell Professor of Humanities

Randolph-Macon College

P. O. Box 5005

Ashland, VA 23005-5505

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