Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing (NEW Proposal deadline: March 5th)

full name / name of organization: 
2011 MLA Panel organized by Paul Stevens and Adele Wilson
contact email: 
adele.wilson@utoronto.ca

“Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing,” organized by Paul Stevens and Adele Wilson. 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 (body, self, 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:
corporeal metaphors, medical discourses, narratives of health and diseaseParadigms of exclusion and exclusion
Modes of intersubjectivity
Expressions of socio-political affinity via
Politics of representation
Literary production and community
Narrative and phenomenology
Representing violence
Narrating historical change
Devotional writing
Competing translations
Travel writing

Send one page abstracts to Adele Wilson by Friday, March 5th: adele.wilson@utoronto.ca

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
poetry
renaissance
science_and_culture
theory
travel_writing