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Split Subjects and Textual Embodiment in Hispanic and Lusophone Literature (deadline september 30th)
full name / name of organization:
Kathrin Theumer/45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 3-6, 2014 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
This panel explores the materialization of masked, fragmented and dissident subjects in Hispanic and Lusophone literature (period open). Possible sub-themes include heteronymic embodiment, transgender literature, hermaphroditism and androgyny. Who is writing? What are the practical and theoretical implications of enacting alternative selves in and/or through language? How does gender inform creativity and enlarge or fragment authorial identity? Send 300 word abstracts to Kathrin Theumer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: September 30, 2013
The 2014 NeMLA convention continues the Association's tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. This capitol city set on the Susquehanna River is known for its vibrant restaurant scene, historical sites, the National Civil War museum, and nearby Amish Country, antique shops and Hershey Park. NeMLA has arranged low hotel rates of $104-$124.
The 2014 event will include guest speakers, literary readings, professional events, and workshops. A reading by George Saunders will open the Convention. His 2013 collection of short fiction, The Tenth of December, has been acclaimed by the New York Times as: “the best book you’ll read this year.” NeMLA’s Keynote Speaker will be David Staller, Producer and Director of Project Shaw. Mr. Staller presents monthly script-in-hand performances of Bernard Shaw’s plays at the Players Club in New York City.
Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable. http://www.nemla.org/convention/2014/cfp.html