CFP: [American] American Domestic Space

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Sarah C. Holmes
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Call for Papers

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

Cribs: A Cultural History of the American Home

This panel will explore the twentieth-century American home in an
interdisciplinary way, by illuminating the social and cultural aspects of
domestic space as represented in writing, music, film, art, or
television. Papers submitted should provide insight into the American
home as a place where larger debates about race, class, gender, and
sexuality rise to the surface. Participants might explore power,
marginalization, and economics as they examine how humanities-based texts
reveal a deeper insight into the complexity of American domestic
culture. Submit 250-500 word abstracts to Sarah Holmes:

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
June: 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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