CFP: [American] Literature and Design in Twentieth-Century America (NeMLA 09 Boston)

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Julia Faisst
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40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

“Literature and Design in Twentieth-Century America”

Edith Wharton’s The Decoration of Houses from 1897, a primer on interior
design, shapes American design taste to this very day. This panel will
focus on the legacy of Wharton: what are the connections between narrative
fiction and architectural compositions including interior design, modern
furniture, technological devices, other elements of domestic material
culture, and even landscape design? How do aspects of modern and postmodern
design shape the fabrics of fiction in twentieth century America? Send
300-500 word abstracts and brief bios to Julia Faisst,

Deadline: September 15, 2008

Please include with your abstract: name and affiliation, email address,
postal address, telephone number, A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee)

The complete Call for Papers for the 2009 Convention will be posted in
Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA panel;
however panelists can only present one paper. Convention participants may
present a paper at a panel or seminar and also present at a creative
session or participate in a roundtable.

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