CFP: [General] Atlantic Canadian Fiction: Writing at the Edge

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Paul Chafe
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Atlantic Canadian Literature: Writing at the Edge

40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

This panel will examine the evolving culture and identity of Atlantic
Canada as it is presented and questioned by contemporary literature from
that region. Proposals are invited that focus on literary treatments of
Atlantic Canadian history, the perpetuation or deconstruction of
nostalgic narratives, or the reaction to perceived notions of
pastoral “quaintness” by authors striving to portray more modern, urban
and ethnically diverse versions of Atlantic Canada. As one of the goals
of this panel is to prove the existence of various Atlantic Canadian
literatures and identities, a broad spectrum of proposals is desired.
Please send 500-word proposals to:

Deadline: September 15, 2008

Please include with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee)

The complete Call for Papers for the 2009 Convention will be posted in
Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA
panel; however panelists can only present one paper. Convention
participants may present a paper at a panel or seminar and also present
at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.

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