CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Documentary Fact vs. Fiction, 9/15/07, NEMLA, 4/10/08-4/13/08

full name / name of organization: 
Kimberly Eaton
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This is a call for papers for a panel titled, "Documentary Fact vs.
Fiction: Memoir, the Testimonio, and the Testimonial Novel" at the 2008
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention in Buffalo, New York.

Documentary fiction is a genre that has grown to encompass various forms,
such as memoir, the testimonio and the testimonial novel. These newly
evolving genres blur the boundary between fact and fiction, simultaneously
documenting historical events while also being a literary narrative. How
important is factual accuracy in documentary fiction? Should writers be
able to sacrifice a record of real events to artistic concerns or is the
documentary aspect of paramount importance?

Please send abstracts of approximately 250 words to Kimberly Eaton at
<> via MS word email attachments by September

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