Call for Papers NeMLA 2010 "Postcolonial Francophone Writers Narrating Places of Creation, Transformation and Connection"

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Anna Rocca
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Call for Papers
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Host Institution: McGill University
Site: Hilton Bonaventure Montreal, Quebec

"Postcolonial Francophone Writers Narrating Places of Creation, Transformation and Connection"
This panel will explore the relationships between space and place, as postcolonial Francophone writers rethink place as a potential for personal and social creation, for transformation and connection. Some themes to consider: how is the virtual site of the page a place where narrator and reader connect? How do old memories and new geographical place interact and connect? How do urban environment, nature, gender, sexuality or class affect the reconfiguring of place? Please send 250-300 word abstracts to Anna Rocca at by September 30, 2009.

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Additional Conference Information:
Details and the complete Call for Papers for the 2010 Convention are posted at: Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.
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