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Dreams in Contemporary Women’s Narratives

Rich in symbolic elements as well as mystery and transformation ideas, dreams are often central to women’s novels and autobiographies. Dream narratives are frequently used to: engage with differences and to challenge established structures of power; think through and beyond dichotomous representational systems; forge new languages; and finally, transform and reappropriate reality while letting anxiety, fear, and desire find their expression. Some themes to consider: what is the ...

Transference Poetry Journal

The Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University is publishing a new journal! We invite submissions of up to 4 translated poems from Arabic, Chinese, French, Old French, German, Classical Greek, Latin, Japanese, and Russian into English. Be sure to provide each poem in its original language along with its source information in MLA format. We strongly encourage you to write a reflective commentary on the translation process, including particular challenges ...

Shame and Guilt in the Maghrebi Literary Works and Movies (NEMLA 2013)

This session aims to explore a variety of representations of shame and guilt in the Maghrebi literary works and movies. Revealing oneself and one’s feelings, especially as a woman, is a shameful act and a serious violation of modesty in the Muslim patriarchal society. More and more Maghrebi authors invest their female characters with the authority to speak and to rebel against the norms of what should be an obedient Muslim woman. With this tendency in mind, is it possible that shame ...

Hemlock, Eve, and Antarctica: Hélène Cixous's Recent Fiction (NEMLA 2013)

Session Title “Hemlock, Eve, and Antarctica: Hélène Cixous’s Recent Fiction”

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

This panel seeks papers on any aspect of Hélène Cixous’s recent prose works, published after 2000. The aim of this panel is to bring together a variety of readings of Cixous’s recent ...

Evolving Visions of the French Revolution in English Romanticism (NEMLA 2013)

The exhilarating news of the French Revolution was the political spark for the literary explosion of English Romanticism, prompting authors to re-conceive what was literarily and metaphysically possible. Their new visions of the world were challenged by developments in France, however, as the idealism of the Revolution suffered through terror, blood, and ultimately dictatorship. This panel would explore how the authors in English Romanticism shaped and reshaped their visions to accommodate ...

Death, Eros and the Literary Enterprise. French Lit. 1600-1850 (SCMLA 2012)

French II: Literature, 1600-1850: We invite paper proposals that relate to the conference theme “Death, Eros, and the Literary Enterprise” and that treat texts within the given date range. Abstracts of no more than 500 words or complete papers should be sent to the session chair by March 30, 2012. Participants must be members of the SCMLA by May 31, 2012 and may only deliver one paper at the conference. Papers may be delivered in English or in French.

Chair: Abbey ...

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