The Margins of the Logos: Children in 19th Century English Literature, NeMLA, Montreal 4/7-4/11/10, deadline: 9/30/09

full name / name of organization: 
Alexander Bove/ Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
aboveagosto@gmail.com

Call for Papers

“The Margins of the Logos: Children in 19th Century English Literature”

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

Alongside Realism in the 19th century, which foregrounded a logical and representable image of the world, there ran a trend in literature that emphasized experience at the margins of the logos, including childhood, absurdity, fantasy, trauma, eroticism, and comedy. This panel seeks theoretically informed papers that will explore this literature by looking at the role of childhood, and what it reveals about subjectivity, in 19th century British literature. Topics might include the role of childhood memory or fantasy in adult subjectivity; questions of gender, genre, eroticism, or empire in relation to childhood. Send abstracts (450-750 words) via email to: Alexander Bove, aboveagosto@gmail.com.

Deadline: September 30, 2009

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The 41st Annual Convention will feature approximately 350 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Details and the complete Call for Papers for the 2010 Convention will be posted in June: www.nemla.org.

Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.

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cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
gender_studies_and_sexuality
theory
victorian