RARA-AVIS: The Confidence Man

From: Memoore6@aol.com
Date: 08 Aug 2000

 I am a new to this list and thought this might be of interest. I am putting together an approved panel on the figure of the Confidence Man in American fiction and film for the Northeast MLA Association conference.
-M. Moore

Northeast Modern Language Association Hartford, Connecticut March 30-31, 2001

Reassessing the Confidence Man
    This session aims to reread the figure of the American confidence man. Possibilities may include: Conjunctions between the confidence man and: disruption and excess, class, landscapes, violence, masculinities, nationality, performance, parody; The often forgotten confidence woman; The Con-Artist; Classical film representations of confidence players; The recent surge in novels about confidence men and women.

Send detailed abstract (250-500 words) by September 15. Conference information available at www.anna-maria.edu/nemla.

You do not need to be a member of NEMLA to propose a paper, but if your paper is accepted you must become a member by Nov. 1, 2000.

Abstracts to:

Michelle E. Moore Department of English, Box 127 Box 6000 SUNY at Binghamton Binghamton, NY 13902 e-mail: memoore6@aol.com

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