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miki pfeffer <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 26 Mar 2020 13:00:30 -0500
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Sounds fascinating! Miki

On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 9:30 AM Larry Howe <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Dear Forum members--
> **Last Call  -- Deadline April 1, 2020**
> Please note that the Mark Twain Circle is accepting proposals for our
> panel at MLA 2021 in Toronto.  The panel topic is
> Gender/Power/Twain
> The year 2020 saw the centennials of both woman suffrage in the U.S. and
> the canonization of Joan of Arc in the Catholic world. In recognition of
> those events, the Mark Twain Circle solicits papers for a session on Mark
> Twain and political power, broadly defined as an individual’s ability to
> effectively participate in her or his governing structures. How did Twain
> see women fitting into the American political structure? How did he portray
> Joan’s relationship to the ruling structures in his _Personal Recollections
> of Joan of Arc_, by the Sieur Louis de Conte?  What were his own
> relationships to the various power structures that enmeshed him? And
> thinking broadly, how did he envision political power across time and
> place? We welcome proposals tackling these and related topics for our 2021
> MLA session in Toronto.
> Proposals (300-500 words, please include a short cv) are due no later than
> April 1, 2020.  Please send to Susan K. Harris, address: [log in to unmask]​
> We are especially interested in proposals from emerging scholars and
> individuals from underrepresented groups. Graduate students selected to
> present may apply for the Louis Budd Travel Grant sponsored by the MTC.
> Papers given at MTC sessions are often sought for development and
> publication in our journal _Mark Twain Annual_.
> Thanks,
> --LH
> Larry Howe
> Professor of English & Film Studies
> Department of Literature and Languages
> Roosevelt University
> Editor, Studies in American Humor
> President, Mark Twain Circle of America

Miki Pfeffer, Ph D
*A** New Orlean**s Author i**n Mark Twain's Court: *
*Letters from Grace King's New England Sojourns   *
(LSU Press, 2019)
*Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the
1884 New Orleans World's Fair   *(University Press of Mississippi, 2014)