UPDATE: Cultural Assumptions: Race & Naming (5/10/06; SCMLA, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Candis Weiss
contact email: 

Panel Topic: Cultural Assumptions: Literature, Race, and Naming
2006 South Central MLA Convention/ American Name Society Session
October 26-28, 2006
Radisson Plaza Hotel, Fort Worth, Texas
Submission Deadline: May 10, 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

Please email or send (postmarked by due date) a 150 to 200-word abstract
by May 10, 2006 to:
Dr. Candis Weiss
Assistant Professor
Department of English and Modern Languages
Jackson State University
1440 JR Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39217
For more information about the conference, please visit the
SCMLA website at (http://www.ou.edu/scmla/).

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