CFP: Marriage in the Fiction of John Updike (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

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Elizabeth Abele
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Negotiating Marriage in the Fiction of John Updike


38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

March 1-4, 2007

Baltimore, Maryland

*Even when John Updike's fiction most centers on self-involved, indecisive
men, Updike still shows an interest in the women married to these
passive-aggressive men. While these female characters are most often
supporting or background figures, in novels like *Witches of Eastwick
*and *Gertrude
and Claudius *Updike examines directly female characters' attempts to
recover from unsatisfying marriages. This panel invites papers on the
dynamics of marriage in the fiction of John Updike, with a particular
interest in portrayals of wives and ex-wives. Send 250-500 word abstracts to
Elizabeth Abele <>

Deadline: *September 15, 2006

Please include with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation

Email address

Postal address

Telephone number

A/V requirements (if any)

For the complete Call for Papers for the 2007 Convention, please visit:

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA panel;
however panelists can only present one paper. Convention participants may
present at a paper session panel and also present at a creative session or
participate in a roundtable.

Dr. Elizabeth Abele
Dept. of English
SUNY Nassau Community College

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