NEMLA 2012: Fictional Readers of French Literature

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Ana Oancea
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This panel welcomes papers analyzing the representation of characters in any fictional work [eg. Huysmans, O'Neill, Pasolini] who read French literature of any period. How and why do these characters read French literature? What influence does it exert on them? What is the value of French literature in these works?

Please send 300 word abstracts, in English or in French, to Ana Oancea ( by Sept. 30, 2011.

'You are What you Read: Fictional Readers of French Literature' has been approved for inclusion in the NEMLA 2012 Convention, which will be held March 15-18 in Rochester, NY. The host institution is St. John Fisher College.