Novels of the Great War: A Reassessment

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
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This session attempts to examine novels of the Great War in light of over one-hundred years of reading, reflection, and criticism.  

We will use a broad notion of "novel":  novels written during and in the wake of World War I; novels written long after the war ended; and novels written today. 

 Furthermore, we welcome novels written from non-European writers and from authors from countries who did not participate in the Great War.  While the language of the conference is English, because this is primarily a comparative literature session, working directly in a language other than English is both permitted and welcomed.  

Because of the importance and prevalence of the many films of the Great War, one might integrate references and video footage from films based on novels of the Great War.