"It's Alive!": Self-Conscious Fiction

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Silas Dent Zobal
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45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

This panel showcases authors who have written stories in which the techniques of metafiction and realism coexist. Please submit fiction that consciously reflects on itself as a means to more fully portray life 'as it is' outside its written form. Each writer will give a reading and discuss how the two techniques have been paired, to what purpose, and to what effect. To be considered, please send a story (up to 10,000 words) as a Word document or PDF to Silas Zobal.

Deadline: Sept. 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!