CFP: A Carnival of Sorts: Power, Fear, and Play at the MLA (5/15/06; NPCA/ACA, 10/27/06-10/28/06)

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Jonathan Silverman
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Every year between Christmas and New Year's, English professors and
graduate students, book editors and publishers and representatives, and
occasionally spouses gather in a major American or Canadian city to
meet, interview each other, present papers, and party. In this panel,
"A Carnival of Sorts: Power, Fear, and Play at the Modern Language
Association Annual Convention," we will explore the ongoing carnival
the convention invariably becomes from personal and scholarly
In particular, the panel hopes to provide a semiotic, sociological, and
anthropological analysis of one of the academia's most peculiar
        While this specific call is for the Northeast Popular
Culture/American Culture conference at Rivier College on Oct. 27-28,
2006, we are also collecting submissions for an edited volume on the
however, and would therefore love to hear from you whether or not you
interested in presenting a paper in New Hampshire.


Jonathan Silverman and Tom Henthorne

Jonathan Silverman
Assistant Professor of English and Journalism
Pace University

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