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 and guilt, despite their negative connotation, open the door to feminine emancipation? This session will contribute to the field of Francophone literature by addressing issues related to identity and feminine emancipation from an unusual angle. The presence of these two feelings in the destinies of female characters might be analyzed through Psychoanalysis, Sociocriticism, Feminism and Postcolonialism. Please send your 250-300 words proposals to: Dr. Florina Matu: email@example.com
Deadline: September 30, 2012
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The 2013 NeMLA convention continues the Association's tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. The 44th annual event will be held in historic Boston, Massachusetts, a city known for its national and maritime history, academic facilities and collections, vibrant art, theatre, and food scenes, and blend of architecture. The Convention, located centrally near Boston Commons and the Theatre District at the Hyatt Regency, will include keynote and guest speakers, literary readings, film screenings, tours and workshops. Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.