“Family Letters in Early America”

Proposals are sought for a special session roundtable for the 2018 MLA convention: “Family Letters in Early America”

Papers addressing letters/letter writing, actual or fictional, between parent(s)/guardian(s) and child(ren) in early America. Some thematic areas to consider include: sentiment; separation; advice; friendship; romance; letter as news, memorandum, dispatch, philosophical forum.

250-word abstract by 15 March 2017 to Mary Balkun (mary.balkun@shu.edu) and Susan Imbarrato (simbarra@mnstate.edu).