"Narrating Lives behind Bars" MLA 2011 Los Angeles January 6-9, 2011.

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Modern Language Association
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jonathan.abel@psu.edu

Narrating Lives behind Bars

Special Session at MLA 2011
in Los Angeles January 6-9, 2011.

Why write from or about prison? How do narratives of incarceration and torture inform notions of justice, liberty, and rights?

Especially welcome would be theoretical analyses of prison literature , of the conditions for writing prison narratives, and of the rhetoric of prisons writing.

Send all queries to Jonathan Abel at jonathan.abel@psu.edu. Abstracts of 500 words by March 1st.

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