[Update] Death in Modern to Contemporary Irish Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Victoria Bryan - SAMLA


This call is for the Irish literature panel affiliated with the annual South Atlantic Modern Language Association conference to be held November 6-8, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.

This session seeks to explore the ways in which death, dying, or the denial of death show up in modern to contemporary Irish literature. Papers may include studies of the practices of and attitudes toward death and/or memorialization, the link that exists between living and dying, the contradictions and paradoxes that exist in attitudes towards death, the ways in which the finality of death is denied, avoided, or confronted in life, etc.

**Please*Note**: The extended deadline for proposals is June 20, 2009. Please send inquiries and proposals electronically to: Victoria Bryan (Victoria.M.Bryan@gmail.com). Submissions should include a 250-word abstract, full contact information,and audio/visual requests if needed.