Memory, Temporality, and Revisiting the Past in Early Modern English Culture (deadline September 30th)

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Melissa Welshans and Amy Burnette / NeMLA [April 30th-May 3rd 2015]
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Paul Ricoeur claims that 'the revisiting of the past' not only reveals how 'our cultural identities' are forged, but that it also unveils 'forgotten possibilities ... in the supposedly closed past.' So, too, was late 16th- and early 17th-century English culture deeply invested in questions regarding how to interpret the past and the various 'potentialities' made available by differing modes of historical recollection. This panel explores how these authors revisit their respective past(s) in ways individual, social, religious, and political.

Please submit abstracts of 250-350 words through the Northeast MLA website, using the session ID# 15470.