Remembering and Recreating the Self in 19th and 20th Century Fiction, September 30, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Meghan Rosing, Peter Nagy, Lehigh University
contact email: 
mcr207@lehigh.edu; pen208@lehigh.edu

Remembering and Recreating the Self in 19th and 20th Century Fiction

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

When we reflect on our childhood, we tend to retroactively construct an idealized self. Texts for adult readers often feature an adult recalling her childhood to understand her present, but the child protagonists of children’s literature use similar tactics to construct and narrate their younger selves. This panel session seeks papers investigating the retroactive construction of the child in American and British literature. Please submit 250-500 word paper abstracts to Meghan Rosing at mcr207@lehigh.edu and Peter Nagy at pen208@lehigh.edu.

Deadline: September 30, 2012
Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)

cfp categories: 
american
childrens_literature
romantic
victorian