Fighting Words: Aesthetic Protests in Nineteenth-Century Literature

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44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

This panel invites papers that explore social protest from within the aesthetic conventions of nineteenth-century Anglo-American fiction. How are protests against accepted notions of kinship, class stratification, education, or government indirectly expressed through formal decisions: structure, metaphor, rhetoric, syntax, etc.? Papers that discuss writers operating in or against the genre conventions of romanticism, realism, and naturalism are especially encouraged. Please send abstracts and brief bios to Arielle Zibrak

Deadline: September 30, 2012

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The 2013 NeMLA convention continues the Association's tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. The 44th annual event will be held in historic Boston, Massachusetts, a city known for its national and maritime history, academic facilities and collections, vibrant art, theatre, and food scenes, and blend of architecture. The Convention, located centrally near Boston Commons and the Theatre District at the Hyatt Regency, will include keynote and guest speakers, literary readings, film screenings, tours and workshops.

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.