Diagnosis Violence: American Novelists' Search for Causes
Deadline for abstracts extended to Oct. 10, 2011
Seminar session at Northeast Modern Language Association
Rochester, NY March 15-18, 2012
Responding to events from Hiroshima to Columbine and 9-11,contemporary novelists have searched for answers to the question of violence in American society, presenting various hypotheses, working through various genres. For example, Ursula LeGuin and Octavia Butler worked from the vantage point of the future, while Ron Hansen and Jane Smiley have looked to the past.
To participate in this seminar discussion, send 250-400 word abstracts for essays pasted in the body of an email to Elizabeth Abele by Oct. 10.