James and Terror, Midwest MLA, November 4-7, 2010 (Abstract deadline 7/9)

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International Henry James Society / Midwest Modern Language Association
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HJS invites papers for a panel that explores James's representations of terror and violence in his fiction and essays. Possible approaches include investigations of the aesthetics of violence; acts of abjection; the pleasures from fear; horror and Gothic Literature influences; politics, power, terrorism; and the implications of fear and violence for gender, class, nationalism, or the politics of identity. Please send 250 word abstracts electronically to June Chung at jchung10@depaul.edu by July 9th. Also included should be contact information, affiliation, and abstract title.