CFP MLA '18: Comparatively Perfect: Guided Tours of Essential Essays

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    Thomas Oliver Beebee


    A Panel Sponsored by the Association of Departments and Programs in Comparative Literature

    What is the “tipping point” that makes a scholarly argument persuasive? This panel combines the sharing of scholarly interests and discoveries that are the purpose of conventions with a pragmatic aspect of rehearsing the mechanics of comparative persuasion. It will consist of lecture-demonstrations that each leads the audience through a single published article that the presenter finds exemplary and important for their own work. The goal is to show how an article can make a convincing and important comparative argument.

    Abstracts of 200 words – brief bio by 15 March 2017; to Thomas O. Beebee (

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