CFP: [African-American] MCLLM 2008

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Bowman and Christina Gilleran
contact email: 


The 16th annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media
(MCLLM) will be held February 29 and March 1, 2008, at Northern Illinois
University in DeKalb, Illinois, to coincide with African American History
Month and Women's History Month.

Confirmed keynote speakers: David Bevington (of the University of
Chicago) on race and gender in Shakespeare, and Russ Castronovo (of the
University of Wisconsin at Madison) on American and African American
history including the military-industrial complex.

Proposals are solicited for fifteen- to twenty-minute papers from
scholars at all career stages, from beginning graduate students to
established and senior scholars.

MCLLM invites papers on all areas of literary, language, and media
studies, especially proposals that innovatively address topics congruent
with the expertise of our speakers: early modern British drama and gender
studies, or American literature with an emphasis on African-American
studies, globalism, militarism, or trade history.

Individual or panel (three to four people) proposals are welcome.

Deadline for submissions: November 1, 2007. Please include a cover page
with your name, affiliation, mailing address, and email address.
Accepted contributors will be notified via email by December 10, 2008.

Please submit your 250-word (one page) abstracts as an attachment to:

Contact: Elizabeth Bowman & Christina Gilleran
Graduate Department of English
Northern Illinois University

Additional information can be found at the conference website:

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