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Tue, 14 Dec 1999 15:34:32 -0500
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The Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies announces the First
Call for Elmira 2001: The 4th International Conference on The State of
Mark Twain Studies August 16-18, 2001.

Ten page papers suitable for twenty minute presentations are invited on
the following topics:

                Mark Twain and Visual Representation
                (May include films, posters, television shows,
documentaries, cartoons,

                Mark Twain and the Body
                (May include bodies in pain, the racialized bodies, the
gendered bodies, the sexualized bodies, the transformed bodies)

                Mark Twain and Status
                (May include economic class, social class, racial class,
manners, titles,

                Mark Twain and the Nation
                (May include civic identities, racial identities, hybrid
identities, nationalism,
                 imperialism, exceptionalism

                Global Mark Twain
                (Mark Twain in countries other than the United States.
How is Mark Twain                  used in other countries?)

                Mark Twain: Friends and Enemies
                (Loyalties to and animosities toward his contemporaries)

                Mark Twain: Narrative Strategies
                (May include structure, persona, voice, closure)

                Mark Twain in Pieces
                (May include short stories, maxims, fragments, letters,

                Mark Twain: 1900-1910
                (May include biography, works, crusades, self-imaging)

                Mark Twain at His Funniest
                (. . .)

Papers will be read by juries without knowledge of authorship.

                Send papers in duplicate to:

                Gretchen Sharlow
                The Center for Mark Twain Studies
                Elmira College
                One Park Place
                Elmira, NY 14901

Deadline: January 31, 2001