Transnational Literatures, Gender, and State Power (2012 NeMLA, 9/30)
Call for Papers: Transnational Literatures, Gender, and State Power
43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit From the Goon Squad
Seeking papers on the convergence of transnational literatures, gender, and state power.
Particularly interested in:
*How literature and contemporary or historical world affairs influence one another.
*Whether the special qualities of transnational literature such as border crossing, hybridity, code-switching, and/or the erosion of cultural barriers situate it to confront political injustice.
*The roles of literature (broadly defined) and gender with regard to the 2011 Arab uprisings, major world elections, state repression, or specific human rights violations.
*(Gendered) confrontations between the author and the state.
Deadline: September 30, 2011
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