CFP: "'I am born': The Characters of Charles Dickens" (9/15/10; NeMLA 4/7-4/10/2010, New Brunswick, NJ)

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Wm Moeck / Northeast Modern Language Association
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"'I am born': The Characters of Charles Dickens"

Saluting the 2012 Boz Bicentennial, this panel explores Charles Dickens's art of characterization in the novels and stories. The ability of Dickens's readers to visualize figures in OT, CC, DC, TTC, and GE, for example, links his oeuvre to the allegorical tradition of Spenser, Bunyan, Hogarth and Grimm. Papers analyzing Dickens's adaptation of allegory in his character portrayals are as welcome as those analyzing the way particular characters have been further adapted by the stage, cinema, and visual arts.

Send one-page abstracts to Wm Moeck, English Dept., Nassau Community College (SUNY), Garden City, NY 11530 (or by September 15, 2010. Please include the following with your abstract: Name and Institutional Affiliation, Email address, Postal address, Telephone number, and A/V requirements (if any).

The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) is a scholarly organization for professionals in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and other modern languages. The complete Call for Papers for the 2011 Convention is posted at
Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA panel; however, panelists can only present one paper.