Eighteenth-Century English Literature (3/1/11; RMMLA, 10/6-10/8)

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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Stephen Sweat (panel chair)
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Announcing a call for papers for the Eighteenth-Century English Literature session(s) at the 65th annual Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference, Oct. 6-8, 2011, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conference will be hosted by Arizona State University.

We invite fifteen-minute paper submissions focusing on any aspect of English literature in the eighteenth century. Last year's panel included the elegiac in Charlotte Smith's poetry, political economy in Defoe's novels, the narrative theory of Hogarth's engravings, and utility and pleasure in Francis Burney's letters and fiction. Papers on all authors, genres, and periods within the period will be considered, as we hope to create a pastiche of scholarship.

Please submit a titled, one-page abstract (250 words) that includes your name, university affiliation, contact information, and audio-visual request (if needed) by March 1, 2011 to
Stephen Sweat

All applicants will be notified by no later than March 15 if their proposal has been accepted. We look forward to your submissions.

For more information on the conference, please visit

Student Travel Grants are available through the RMMLA. See http://rmmla.wsu.edu/awards/grad-convention.asp

The RMMLA also offers the Charles Davis Award for the Outstanding Graduate Student Presentation. See http://rmmla.wsu.edu/awards/davis.asp