[UPDATE] Storytelling and Fortune-telling (MLA 2010 Special Session) - March 1st

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Sophie Létourneau

Please send abstracts addressing the narrative conflict induced by a fortune-teller in film, television and contemporary literature. In what way fortune-tellers compete with narrators? And how do they inferere with leading characters' actions? The medium deals with the future of the story. Why is he or she a powerful (and much used) narrative device?