Women’s Autobiography in French: Reappearance and Magnification of Nuclear Scenes (NEMLA 2013)

This panel explores the reappearance and magnification of fragmented memories in women’s autobiography. Often reflecting real-life trauma, these scenes recur in their elusiveness and hinder every final reconstruction of the original episode. What is the effect of repetitive inscriptions of the same event? Is any type of appropriation even possible? What form of desire does the amplification of past events represent? Is writing alone capable of pointing toward future possibilities ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Event Name: 
NEMLA 2013
Event type: 
Event
Event date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2013 to Sunday, March 24, 2013
Event Location: 
Boston, Massachusetts
Abstract due date: 
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Categories: 
Postcolonial
French
Gender & Sexuality
World Literatures
African & African Diasporas
Asian & Asian Diasporas
Canadian Literature
Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas
Mediterranean
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