CFP: "Revisiting the Epistolary Novel" (ASECS 18-21 March 2010, Albuquerque, NM)

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Dr. Robyn Schiffman
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This panel proposes to rethink the eighteenth-century epistolary novel. Through email, texting, blogging, and epistolary novels with email as the medium, our current twenty-first century reality might in fact be much closer to the eighteenth century than we think. This panel seeks to revisit discussion about the eighteenth-century novel in letters and in so doing will make study of this genre modern and fresh. Welcome are abstracts that reexamine commonly taught and studied lettered fictions and also lesser well known novels. Please send 250 word abstracts to Dr. Robyn Schiffman, Fairleigh Dickinson University,