Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, March 15-18, 2012

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Randall Spinks, Northeast Language Association
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Ernest Hemingway's Cost-Benefit Aesthetic

This panel invites papers on metaphorical 'economic exchanges/expenditures' between (un)necessary risk, suffering and death and aesthetic meaning in Ernest Hemingway's works. What would be the 'cost/benefit' of the author's aesthetic of forthrightness versus his famous 'iceberg' method in the face of Modernist avant-gardism? What of such explorers of the political/economic unconscious as Ethnic, Feminist, Marxist, Queer Theorist, Disability, Animal or Masculinity Studies? (Please send abstracts of 300 words to by Sept. 30, 2011.