Fictional Histories/Historical Fictions: Reconceptualizing History in Renaissance Literature, April 7-11, 2010, Montreal, Quebec

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Northeast Modern Language Association

Fictional Histories/Historical Fictions: Reconceptualizing History in Renaissance Literature
Session ID: 10344

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

This panel seeks papers examining the ways that early modern writers use fictional genres to rewrite history/historical events. Among other topics, papers for this session might theorize the relationship between fiction and history in the Renaissance or investigate the connections that historical fictions posit between public and private events, gender and history, and truth versus fact. You are invited to examine this topic in any national or regional literature; however, papers and abstracts must be in English. Please send 250-500 word abstracts to Elizabeth Ketner at

Deadline: September 30, 2009

Please include with your abstract:

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The 41st Annual Convention will feature approximately 350 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Details and the complete Call for Papers for the 2010 Convention will be posted in June: