CFP: [Victorian] "Realism and the Supernatural in the Nineteenth Century" NeMLA 2009 (9/15/08 deadline)

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Srdjan Smajic
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"Realism and the Supernatural in the Nineteenth Century"
40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
February 26 - March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

This panel solicits papers on British and American nineteenth-century
literature that problematize the realism/supernaturalism dichotomy. How
is realism not just inflected and subverted but also perhaps constituted
by the supernatural, paranormal, and occult? Where and when, how and why
do “realism” and “supernaturalism” cease to be useful or valid
designations? What theoretical frameworks might one use to
reconceptualize the relationship between supernaturalism and realism?
Submit 250-500 word abstract and one-page CV to Srdjan Smajic at Please include with your abstract:
name and affiliation, email address, postal address, telephone number,
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee). Deadline: September 15.

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