CFP: Black Literature in the Early (Mid)West (2/28/07; MLA '07)

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Eric Gardner
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For a proposed special session at MLA 2007:

Black Literature in the Early (Mid)West.

Pre-1900, "West" defined broadly, reflecting changing "frontier" boundaries. The Black press, slave narratives from the (Mid)West, African/Native interactions, Thomas Detter, the Repository of Religion and Literature, the Elevator, the Pacific Appeal, etc.

Abstracts by 28 February 2007 to Eric Gardner (

--Dr. Eric GardnerProfessor and ChairDepartment of EnglishSaginaw Valley State University7400 Bay RoadUniversity Center, Michigan ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Sun Feb 11 2007 - 15:55:56 EST