UPDATE: Native American Literature and Memory (3/20/06; SCMLA, 10/28/06-10/30/06)

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Shari Evans
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CFP: Native American Literature and Memory (3/20/06; SCMLA October 28-30,
2006 Dallas, Texas)

Native American Literature Panel:
Individual and Collective Memory in Native American Literature

Much Native American literature has been firmly grounded, at least by its
critics, in the cultures out of which it has come, with particular
attention paid to myths, legends and other forms of collective or cultural
memory. At the same time, many Native American authors have tried to
grapple with the difficult and painful history of Native American
experience. We are seeking papers that consider the role of
memory—collective and/or personal—within Native American literature; that
consider the retelling of personal experience or oral history in
literature by or about Native Americans; that explore the role of memory
in preserving or transmitting collective or personal identity through
narrative; that remember personal incidents for the purpose of surviving
or preserving self and culture; that evaluate the accuracy or inaccuracy
of memory; papers that consider memory as an ethical act; and papers that
investigate the danger of nostalgia.

Please send 500 word abstracts by March 20, 2006 to Dr. Shari Evans,
Assistant Professor of English, Department of English, University of
Massachusetts Dartmouth Group I, 3rd Floor 285 Old Westport Road North
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300, or by email to sevans_at_umassd.edu as a Word

SCMLA will be held October 28-30, 2006 in Dallas, Texas. Conference
participants must be SCMLA members at the time of the conference.

--Shari EvansAssistant Professor of EnglishUniversity of Massachusetts-Dartmouth285 Old Westport RoadNorth Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300508-910-6522 ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List CFP_at_english.upenn.edu Full Information at http://cfp.english.upenn.edu or write Jennifer Higginbotham: higginbj_at_english.upenn.edu ==========================================================Received on Fri Mar 10 2006 - 08:24:58 EST