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CFP: NeMLA 2014 "Robert Burns and his Nineteenth-Century Literary Heirs" (9/30/2013; 4/3-6/2014)

45th Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
April 3-6, 2014
Deadline: September 30, 2013

This panel interrogates the impact of the Scottish poet Robert Burns on nineteenth-century writers around the globe. How did his efforts in developing a poetry that deals with freedom and nationalism inspire later authors? How was his poetics of national identity transported beyond Scottish borders to influence how writers across a variety of nations articulate national identity?

Please submit 250-300 word abstracts, along with a brief biographical statement, to Jessica Gray (jhgray@my.uri.edu) and Rebekah Greene (rebekah_greene@my.uri.edu) by 9/30/2013.
Please visit www.nemla.org for more information about the convention.

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