I sent this out several weeks ago, but want to resend it because the deadline is approaching. I look forward to hearing from you. (Also sorry for all the gibberish before!)
Once again I am organizing a special session on Mark Twain at the annual South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) Conference, Oct. 5-8, 2017. The theme for the conference is "Moving Words: Migrations, Translations, and Transformations" and will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at The Renaissance Tulsa. I am organizing this special session because the SCMLA has no regular session on Mark Twain and I hope to ultimately establish a regular panel. Please submit abstracts to me by February 28, 2017. The panel description follows:
Mark Twain's Moving Words: The Travels, Texts, and Talks of the Authentic American Author
Mark Twain's career as a writer and speaker embodies this conference's theme of "Moving Words: Migrations, Translations, and Transformations." Beginning his career as a travel writer, he shared his adventures with the world. As he developed as an author and gained notoriety, Twain transformed the American style of writing to one that reflects the uniquely American experience. Finally, through his lectures and travels across America and Europe, he translated the American experience to the world, thus providing an interpretation of what it was and is to be an American. This panel encourages papers on the various aspects of his career as a writer and lecturer.
Carolyn Leutzinger Richey
Tarleton State University
Department of English and Languages
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