Whip Me, Beat Me: The Representation of Violence Against Women (NEMLA deadline: 9/30/11)

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Northeast Modern Language Association Convention Rochester NY April
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This panel invites papers that study the representation of violence against women in literary texts. Papers may focus on: How are these acts represented in the text, as a taboo or as a 'normal act'? Are these acts decried by the characters or accepted as 'normal' behavior? Do these acts affect the passions and sexuality of the characters? Please send 200-300 word abstracts and brief biographical statements to Victoria Ketz