M/MLA - Chicago, Nov 4-7, 2010 - Canada's Ghosts: The Spectors that Haunt and Terrorize Canadian Literature (May 14th, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Languages Annual Conference - Permanent Panel - Canadian Literature
contact email: 
lee.bessette@gmail.com

Over 30 years ago, the essay, "Haunted by Lack of Ghosts: Some Patterns in the Imagery of Canadian Poetry," by Northrope Frye appeared. The purpose of this panel is to address the ghosts that do in fact terrorize the Canadian imagination, the Canadian psyche and Canadian culture. We are looking to discover and discuss that which lurks in the shadows of the author's imagination and experience to understand what they represent. These ghosts, real or imagined, can come from any and all forms of Canadian Literature: French, Native, Neo-Canadian, traditional and non-traditional. Please submit a 300-word abstract to lee.bessette@gmail.com by May 14th, 2010. Visit http://www.luc.edu/mmla/chicago2010.html for more information about the conference.

cfp categories: 
african-american
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
religion
science_and_culture
theatre
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond