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U of M English Dept. Will Host Tenn. Philological Assn. Conference Feb. 26-28 University News
For release: February 18, 2009

For press information, contact Curt Guenther, 901/678-2843

The Tennessee Philological Association will hold its 104th annual conference on the campus of the University of Memphis.  Hosted by the U of M English Department, the group will meet Thursday-Saturday, February 26-28.

Faculty members and graduate students from universities and colleges in Tennessee and nearby states will meet in the Panhellenic Building to hear 53 papers. The papers will cover such topics as politics and war, the African-American experience in music, 19th and 20th century women writers and their characters, Shakespeare, the medieval period, contemporary literature, and theory and pedagogy. 

Faculty and graduate students from all departments at the University of Memphis are welcome to attend the panel sessions, even if they are not members of the organization.

The TPA is one of the oldest statewide literature and language associations in the United States.

For more information, contact Dr. Stephen Tabachnick by phone at 901-678-2651 or via email at

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