CFP: [20th] Contemporary Irish Literature (4/15/08, 2008 M/MLA)

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Gavin Keulks
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Contemporary Irish Literature panel
50th Annual Midwest Modern Language Association Convention
November 13-16, 2008
Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Paying tribute to the dynamic change that has recently occurred in
Ireland, this panel seeks to approach the 2008 M/MLA conference theme of
fame/infamy through concentration on living Irish writers.
Throughout history Irish writers have reveled in depicting fame and
infamy in their works. Often their depictions have spanned religious,
political, cultural, and artistic boundaries. Some writers have sought
to express such tensions through experimental structures and techniques;
others have reinvigorated more traditional forms. Standard constants,
however, have been an assured narrative voice, trenchant cultural
commentary, and stylistic finesse (or bravado).
Proposals (of 200-250 words) on any living Irish novelist, poet, or
dramatist should be sent by April 15, 2008, to Gavin Keulks at

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