Word Made Flesh, Flesh Made Word: Narratives of Pain, Pained Narratives (NEMLA 2012, 3/15-18)

full name / name of organization: 
NEMLA
contact email: 
tzechory@fas.harvard.edu

This panel seeks to explore various dimensions of pain in French and Francophone literature. How is pain represented? What are the moral, aesthetic, and epistemological stakes of such representation? Does the staging of pain shape or distress textual integrity or architecture? Might we speak of a textual pain? How do pained and painful narratives affect the reader? Please send 300-word abstracts by September 30 to Tali Zechory, tzechory@fas.harvard.edu.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
medieval
poetry
postcolonial
renaissance
romantic
theatre
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond