[UPDATE] The Margins of the Logos: Children in 19th Century English Literature NeMLA April 7-11, 2010 deadline: 9/30/09

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 7-11, 2010 Montreal, Quebec
contact email: 
aboveagosto@gmail.com

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 and/or historically informed papers that will explore this literature by looking at the role of childhood and what it reveals about subjectivity. 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

Please include with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation
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cfp categories: 
gender_studies_and_sexuality
poetry
romantic
theory
victorian