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CFP: Self-Adornment in the Nineteenth-Century British Novel (9/30/2012; 3/21-24/2013)

Panel: “Self-Adornment in the Nineteenth-Century British Novel”

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution:  Tufts University
From the Eustace family diamonds, to Dorothea’s emeralds, accessories and objects of personal adornment litter the pages of the nineteenth-century British novel. This session investigates objects and practices of self-adornment, including jewelry, cosmetics, accessories, and clothes to contribute to our understanding of both canonical and less well-known works of fiction. This panel might include papers which situate objects and practices of self-adornment in relation to realist description, material culture, or feminist criticism; it also invites papers which consider the special role of self-adornment within specific genres such as the sensation novel, or silver fork fiction.   Abstracts of 500 words or less should be submitted to Danielle Barkley, danielle.barkley@mail.mcgill.ca.
Deadline:  September 30, 2012
Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)
The 2013 NeMLA convention continues the Association's tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. The 44th annual event will be held in historic Boston, Massachusetts, a city known for its national and maritime history, academic facilities and collections, vibrant art, theatre, and food scenes, and blend of architecture. The Convention, located centrally near Boston Commons and the Theatre District at the Hyatt Regency, will include keynote and guest speakers, literary readings, film screenings, tours and workshops.

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.  http://www.nemla.org/convention/2013/cfp.html

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