All About Eve: Representations of Eve in Contemporary French Fiction (NEMLA March 15-18, 2012)

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Elizabeth Berglund Hall / Ithaca College
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This panel seeks to reinterpret the figure of Eve in contemporary French fiction from new and inventive perspectives, not simply as the Biblical figure, but in terms of her role as transgressor and discursive disruption. Possible reinterpretations of Eve might consider her through deviance, textual disturbance, insubordination, otherness, or even a "feminine" interruption. Please send 200-250 word abstracts to Elizabeth Berglund Hall,

The 43rd annual NEMLA convention will be held March 15-18th in Rochester, New York at the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown, located minutes away from convenient air, bus, and train transportation options for attendees. St. John Fisher College will serve as the host college, and the diverse array of area institutions are coordinating with conference organizers to sponsor various activities, such as celebrated keynote speakers, local events, and fiction readings. Building upon the excellence of past NeMLA conferences, the association continues to grow as a vibrant community of scholars, thanks to the wide array of intellectual and cultural opportunities at every venue.

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