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CALL FOR PAPERS:  9th Midwestern Conference on Film,
Language, & Literature
Northern Illinois University

April 5-7, 2002

Keynote Speakers:

FILM:
Dr. Tom Gunning, Professor of Art History, University of
Chicago.
Noted for his work on the evolution of narrative, issues of
film as culture, and the complex relationship
between cinema and technology.  His two most recent books
include _The Films of Fritz Lang: Allegories of Vision and
Modernity_ and _D.W. Griffith and the Origins of American
Narrative Film: The Early Years_.

CYBER TEXT:
Dr. Steve Jones, Professor and Chair of Communication,
University of Illinois-Chicago.
His areas of expertise include communication technology, the
social history of the Internet, and popular music studies.
He has written and edited several books, including
_CyberSociety_, _Virtual Culture, Rock Formation, and Doing
Internet Research_.

LITERATURE:
Dr. Joseph Carroll,  professor of English, University of
Missouri-St. Louis.
He is the author of _The Cultural Theory of Matthew Arnold_,
Wallace Stevens' Supreme Fiction_, and  _Evolution and
Literary Theory. His presentation will critique the
poststructuralist paradigm, offering in its place a theory
of literature that situates literary criticism within the
matrix of Darwinian evolutionary theory.

Please submit one page abstracts for 10-page papers (each
presentation should be approximately 20 minutes) by
JANUARY 14, 2002.

Abstracts on any topic in film, language & literary studies
are welcome, including:

British & American Literature (any period)
Film Studies
Adaptation Studies
Ethnic & Cultural Studies
Gender Studies
Evolution & Literary Theory
Science and Literature
Critical Studies
Stylistics & Discourse Analysis
Cognitive Studies
Popular Culture
Cyberstudies

In addition, MCFLL 2002 welcomes abstracts submitted as
potential panels. If you and your colleagues share an
interest in a topic, please submit it as a panel. Please
note that these submissions will be treated as a single
unit, and all abstracts must be submitted together and
clearly marked for panel consideration.

Abstracts Deadline: Postmarked or e-mailed by JANUARY 14,
2002

Guidelines for abstracts:
- 1 page (including a title but no author)
-  a cover letter that includes: (1) paper title, (2) your
name and address, (3) your phone number, (4) e-mail address,
and (5) school affiliation

Mail / E-mail abstracts to:
MCFLL Director
c/o Department of English
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

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For updates, special session calls for papers, & the
registration form,
visit http://www.engl.niu.edu/mcfll

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