Event Mar 21

Abstract Sep 30

Communities Re-imagined in Postmodern Texts (NEMLA 2013)

Event: 03/21/2013 - 03/24/2013
Abstract: 09/30/2012
Categories: American, 20th & 21st Century, British, 20th & 21st Century, Comparative, World Literatures, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Eastern European, Hispanic & Latino, Indian Subcontinent, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Postcolonial
Location: Boston, MA
Organization: NeMLA - Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel seeks papers to examine the ways that particular postmodern texts, 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, ksammond@fdu.edu.



Contact Email: ksammond@fdu.edu