UPDATE: [General] [General] Speaking the Story: Orality and Fiction (9/25/07; NeMLA 4/10 -13/08) DEADLINE EXTENDED

full name / name of organization: 
Trinna.S.Frever_at_sas.upenn.edu,
contact email: 
Trinna.S.Frever@sas.upenn.edu

Speaking the Story: Orality and Fiction

39th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 10-13, 2008
Buffalo, New York

This panel invites papers on all aspects of orality in fiction. Any
national/cultural framework is welcome, though attention to cultural
context as well as theoretical framework is encouraged. Dimensions of
orality explored may include, but are not limited to, literary uses of
oral voice, structure, and inset story; formal aesthetics; orality and
print in postcolonial contexts; oral history in/through fiction; hearing
and reading in the public/private spheres; and fictional representations
of oral storytelling tradition. Please send 250 - 500 word abstract and
one-page CV to Trinna Frever, Ph.D., tfrever_at_umich.edu by Sept 25.
Inquiries directed to the same address are welcome.

Please include “NeMLA” in the subject line of your message. Also include
with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any)

The Northeast Modern Language Association is a regional division of the
MLA. Additional conference information may be found on the NeMLA website:
http://www.nemla.org/convention/index.html . Please note that while
interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA
panel, panelists may only present one paper. Please advise session
organizer of multiple submissions.

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