UPDATE: [20th] Deadline extended - Canadian Literature: Canadian Regions and Regionalism.
Canadian Literature: "Canadian Regions and Regionalism." In the Foreword to
Two Solitudes, Hugh MacLennan explains that because â€œit is a novel of
Canada â€¦ some of the characters in the book are presumed to speak only
English, others only French, while many are bilingual.â€ The novelâ€™s
dialogue, however, is written solely in English. This panel will explore
representations of Canadaâ€™s land, communities, citizens, and dialects. How
does language inform nationality and the concept of only two linguistic and
cultural solitudes? How do provincial, territorial, and municipal
allegiances undermine or bolster the image of a united country with a
national literature? Papers on Quebecois, First Nations, and immigrant
regionalisms in Canada are particularly encouraged.
This panel will be a part of the Midwest Modern Languages Associationâ€™s
annual convention, from November 13-16, 2008, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Please send 250-word abstracts to Emily Sharpe at ers189_at_psu.edu by April
24, 2008. The conference website is http://www.uiowa.edu/~mmla/
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