Lying With the Truth: Harrower, Nabokov, and Shanley Blink!

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Northeast MLA: 2010 Convention/ Montreal/ April 7--11
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cathy.fagan@ncc.edu

This panel will examine the construction and deconstruction of truth and lie as they shape multiple realities in the texts Blackbird, Lolita, and Doubt. Whose perceptions of reality are privileged when constructions of reality clash? When/how do perceptions of sexual intimacy transform into accusations of abuse? In what ways does the trajectory of age impact formations of reality from memory? Please send 250--500 word abstracts to cathy.fagan@ncc.edu. PDF or Word files please.

Dr. Cathy E. Fagan
Nassau Community College
Bradley Hall//Room 8
1 Education Drive
Garden City, New York 11530

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