Communities Re-imagined in Postmodern Texts

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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2013 Boston Conference
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[UPDATE] This panel seeks papers to examine the ways that particular postmodern texts (such as Midnight's Children), which initially served to subvert foundational fictions in diverse societies, have become canonical in the ways these communities are now imagined. Why have these texts become canonical and how does that impact our readings of them? How are these texts read within their own communities? How have these re-imaginings altered the master narratives of these communities? Please send 200-300 word abstracts and a brief biography to Kenneth Sammond, by September 30, 2012.