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>Call for Papers
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>Modern Language Association (MLA) Conference
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>27-30 December 2004, Philadelphia, PA
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>=20
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>"Postcoloniality and the Detective"
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>=20
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>The organizers for a proposed special session seek papers that address, =
>and help to identify, the sub-genre of the postcolonial detective novel. =
>  In what ways does the postcolonial environment (broadly defined) resist =
>or transform the epistemic modes embodied in the figure of the =
>detective?  Is the detective rooted generically to the modernist crisis =
>of meaning, or is this correspondence a function of the tropes and =
>values gathered about detective stories in Western culture?
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>=20
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>This panel will also consider papers that engage with the related figure =
>of the spy.  Can the detective or spy operate independently of nation =
>and empire?  Do postcolonial representations of the detective and spy =
>challenge traditional delineations of modernism and postmodernism as =
>well as East and West, empire and colony?
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>=20
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>An edited collection of essays on these topics is also in the early =
>planning stages.
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>=20
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>Please send 500 word abstracts by 1 March to Marc Singer =
>([log in to unmask]), Department of Languages, Literature, and =
>Philosophy, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN 37209.  E-mail =
>submissions are preferred.  Send proposals in the body of your e-mail, =
>not as attachments.  Include your e-mail address for acknowledgment of =
>receipt of submission.
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