Downton Here, Downton Now? [9/30/14]

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NeMLA Annual Conference [Toronto, 4/30-5/3]
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Downton Abbey has generated tremendous interest in early twentieth-century culture, creating opportunities and hassles for scholars. How do scholars engage Downton's recreation of this period to advance historical and literary understanding in scholarship, the classroom, and the community? This panel seeks responses to Downton's depiction of early twentieth-century British culture that consider the tension between historical accuracy and contemporary sensibilities, and between Downton and its antecedents in film, TV, and literature. {Session #15002]

To submit an abstract, interested scholars may go to Follow the instructions to create a user account, and then submit an abstract directly to the session (#15002). Deadline September 30, 2014.