"Metaphors of Detection" Roundtable; NeMLA 2016 (Abstract Submission Deadline: Sept. 30, 2015
Metaphors make the detective. Whether Poe's "clew," Doyle's game metaphor ("the game's afoot"), or film noir's labyrinths, the governing metaphors of the great fictional detectives encapsulate the underlying social, hermeneutic, and cultural assumptions that govern their methods.
This roundtable seeks papers on any aspect of the guiding metaphors of detective fiction from the genre's origins to the present day. Short presentations on detective narratives in any genre, language, or medium are welcome; talks on a single metaphor, author, or nexus of metaphors and authors are of particular interest.
Submit abstracts (300 words maximum) by September 30, 2015, to Session ID# 15900 at http://www.cfplist.com//nemla/Home/S/15900
NeMLA 47th Annual Convention, Hartford, Connecticut, March 17-20, 2016.