CFP: Early Modern Authorship (4/15/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

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Stacy Erickson
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Midwest Modern Language Association's 48th Annual Convention
November 9-12, 2006
The Palmer House Hilton
Chicago, Illinois

Deadline for abstract: 15 April 2006

Bibliography and Textual Studies: "Early Modern Authorship."
This session will explore the role of the author in early modern England. Recent
scholarship on the history of authorship suggests that this period was one of
transition from older, collaborative forms of composition to a more modern notion
of individual "authorship." Throughout the period, many writers directly asserted
their literary authority in their texts, and several actively participated in the
London book trade by seeking out publishers and readers for their compositions.
Papers that address the evolving notions of early modern authorship in relation
to the systems of patronage, literary production, and reception in the sixteenth
and seventeenth centuries are welcome.
Contact Stacy Erickson, Department of English, 308 EPB, University of Iowa, Iowa
City, IA 52242;

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