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Mon Feb 07 2011

Calls: Ling & Literature/ Names: A Journal of Onomastics (Jrnl)

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        1.     Dr. I. M. Laversuch , Names: A Journal of Onomastics

Message 1: Names: A Journal of Onomastics
Date: 04-Feb-2011
From: Dr. I. M. Laversuch <mavi.yazweb.de>
Subject: Names: A Journal of Onomastics
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Full Title: Names: A Journal of Onomastics

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2011

Second Call for Papers

American Name Society Panel at the Modern Languages Association Annual
Meeting (January 5-8, 2012) in Seattle, Washington (USA)

In conjunction with the M.L.A., the American Name Society is pleased to
announce its second call for critical papers on literary onomastics (the
study of names and naming in literature). From character names, place
names, author names, and literary pseudonyms, to the names of literary
works themselves (e.g. novels, novellas, plays, poetry, (auto)biographies,
etc.), paper proposals dealing with names of any and all type are warmly
welcomed. Furthermore, as we are interested in representing the
international diversity of modern literary onomastics, all periods, genres,
and literary works are equally welcome as well. Proposed papers may either
focus on a single work or on a body of work by one or more authors.
Possible topics for submission include the following:
- the importance of names and naming in children's
- critical theory and the analysis of the literary
form and/or function of names
- literary translation, names, and naming
- the etymology of names in literature
- name symbolism in literature
- pedagogical strategies for heightening students'
appreciation of literary names and naming
- the issue of (re)naming and the rewriting
classics for modern audiences
- fact vs. fiction: the legal and moral issues
involved with naming and names within
(auto)biographical works
- social, political, and historical importance of
names and naming in literature
- the effect of names and naming in combating
and/or reinforcing readers' stereotypes

Interested authors are requested to submit a 250-word abstract as a Word
document by March 1, 2011 to Dr. I. M. Laversuch at mavi.yazweb.de. All
submissions must be in English and conform with the MLA stylistic
regulations. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to
contact me at the above web address.

Please note that you do not need to be a member of the American Name
Society to submit an abstract. However, if your paper is accepted for
presentation, you must become a member in order to present in our panel.

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