UPDATE: [20th] Deadline extended - Canadian Literature: Canadian Regions and Regionalism.

full name / name of organization: 
Emily Sharpe
contact email: 
ers189@psu.edu

Canadian Literature: "Canadian Regions and Regionalism." In the Foreword to
Two Solitudes, Hugh MacLennan explains that because “it is a novel of
Canada … some of the characters in the book are presumed to speak only
English, others only French, while many are bilingual.” The novel’s
dialogue, however, is written solely in English. This panel will explore
representations of Canada’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 Association’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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