CFP: Staging the City in Modern Literature (4/15/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

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Modern Literature Permanent Section:
"Staging the City in Modern Literature"

48th Annual Midwest Modern Language Association Convention
November 9-12, 2006
Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois

The 2006 Modern Literature section aims to investigate the multiple and complex
intersections of the city and literature through the lens of "staging." As a
physical place and a performance act, staging points to dramatic or theatrical
engagements with the city. It also, however, suggests images of stages,
theaters, actors, and directors in fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.
Additionally, the ways the city works as a stage for the performance of urban
life might play a central role in the panel. To complement the site of the 2006
M/MLA Convention, special consideration will be given to papers that focus on
the city of Chicago.

Submit 250-word abstracts, by April 15, to Aaron Krall at

For more information, please consult the M/MLA website at
and the online call for papers at

Aaron Krall
University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee
Curtin Hall 439, PO Box 413
Milwaukee WI 53201

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