CFP: Turning Their Backs on the Land: American Literature at the Waterline, NeMLA, 4/7-4/11/2010, Montreal; Deadline: 9/30/09

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Colin Clarke/ Northeast Modern Language Association
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Turning Their Backs on the Land: American Literature at the Waterline

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

This panel will focus on the waterline in American literature, what that space means to authors or their characters, how it transforms them, or how they transform it. How do the waterline and people's experiences of it - at lakefront, riverfront, or seaside - appear as significant themes, images or moments American literature? What does that moment and space reveal that land or water alone cannot? Abstracts (300-500 words) to Colin Clarke at by September 30th, 2009.

Deadline: September 30, 2009

Please include with your abstract:

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The 41st Annual Convention will feature approximately 350 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Details and the complete Call for Papers for the 2010 Convention will be posted in June:

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.

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