What are the rhetorical parameters of human rights? How are rights defined, and who is entitled to them? This panel will engage with the ethical implications of formations of language in Transatlantic Modernist fiction. The Modernist era saw the development of a host of declarations, treaties, and conventions aiming to codify an emerging philosophy of supposedly "universal" human rights.
We are soliciting paper proposals for a panel for the inaugural conference of the Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists (C19) to be held at Pennsylvania State University from May 20-23, 2010.
NeMLA convention, Montreal, Quebec, April 7-11, 2010
NIES and Uppsala University are pleased to sponsor a major interdisciplinary research symposium featuring 30 researchers from 10 countries representing more than a dozen academic disciplines.
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Confirmed keynote speakers include:
• Lawrence Buell, Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature, Harvard University, USA
• Ursula Heise, Professor of American and European Literature and Director of the Program in Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University, USA