Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing (2011 MLA, Jan. 6-9 in Los Angeles)

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Adele Wilson
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"Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing"
Special session of the 2011 MLA Convention (6-9 January 2011, Los Angeles)

In accordance with the 2011 MLA Presidential Theme, "narrating lives," papers are invited that consider how reflections on one's life (self, body, or consciousness) act to create, maintain, or disrupt communities (local, family, confessional, national, international, etc.).

Possible topics and areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
Paradigms of exclusion and exclusion
Modes of intersubjectivity
Expressions of socio-political affinity via corporeal metaphors, medical discourse, narratives of health and disease
Politics of representation
Literary production and community
Narrative and phenomenology
Representing violence
Narrating historical change
Devotional writing
Competing translations
Travel writing

Email one page abstract to adele.wilson@utoronto.ca by 1-March-2010