40th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
This panel, titled after the novel by Peter Ackroyd, solicits papers dealing with the influence and reception of the English poet John Milton in the United States. Papers may treat of Miltonís influence on particular authors, composers, and artists, including (but not limited to) Phillis Wheatley, Herman Melville, Helen Keller, Clifford Odets, Charles Ives, Malcolm X, Jamaica Kincaid, or Mark Morris. Papers may likewise deal with the American reception of the poet in relation to broader themes: freedom of the press, transcendentalism, Hollywood, the ivory tower, and so on. The question underlying this panel of speakers concerns the extent to which Milton can be said to be the most American of British authors.
Send one-page abstracts to Wm Moeck, English Dept., Nassau Community College, Garden City, NY 11530 (or firstname.lastname@example.org) by September 15, 2008.
Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
A/V requirements (if any)
The complete Call for Papers for the 2009 Convention is posted at www.nemla.org.
Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA panel; however panelists can only present one paper. Convention participants may present at a paper session panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.
The Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA) is a scholarly organization for professionals in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and other modern languages.
English Dept., Nassau Community College
Garden City, NY 11530
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