CFP: Cultural Assumptions: Race & Naming (3/20/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

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Panel Topic: Cultural Assumptions: Literature, Race, and
2006 South Central MLA Convention/ American Name Society
October 26-28, 2006
Radisson Plaza Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas
Submission Deadline: March 15, 2006
Papers are invited for the American Name Society session
entitled "Cultural Assumptions: Literature, Race, and
Naming," to be presented at the 2006 Convention of the South
Central Modern LanguageAssociation (SCMLA) in Fort Worth, TX
(October 26-28, 2006).
Papers should address the ways American writers use
onamastic tropes to represent the color line, and/or the
ways they challenge the linguistic basis upon which racial
categories of names are built. Papers may focus on one
author or work or may consider issues and problems that
include a range of works. All proposals received by the
deadline will be considered.
Please email or send (postmarked by due date) 300-word
abstracts by March 15, 2005 to:
Dr. Candis Weiss
Assistant Professor
Department of English and Modern Languages
Jackson State University
1440 JR Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39217
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