UPDATE: Representing Conflict in Postcolonial Literature and Film. (proposals now due by October 1, 2013)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2014
contact email: 
sreyoshi@gwu.edu

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

This panel invites critical submissions on the subject of war and violent conflicts as represented and narrativized in postcolonial literatures and cinema of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. How does the representation of war violence in these texts charge, complicate and/or empower our reception and resistance to it? Which formats or aesthetic genres are most suited to tell the ‘truth’ of war? How do gender, sexuality, age, disability and distance from the zone of violence inflect the experience and memorialization of conflict? What kind of narratives of resolution, non-war and peace are made available through literary and cinematic texts? How might they be translated usefully from mere disciplinary discourses into public and political discourses?
Papers might address but are not limited to:
- narrativization of ethnic conflict, international war, 'the war on terror', terrorism, insurgency, and other modes of conflict.
- Conflict and memory.
- War and gender.
- Rhetorics of resistance to violent conflicts in literature & cinema.
- War and disability/debility.
- War and peace/non-war.
- Ecocriticism and war.
Please submit abstracts of not more than 300-500 words and a short bio by September 30, 2013 to Sreyoshi Sarkar at sreyoshi@gwu.edu or Kavita Daiya at kdaiya@gwu.edu.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
interdisciplinary
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
religion
romantic
science_and_culture
theatre
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond