Event Mar 21

Abstract Sep 30

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

Event: 03/21/2013 - 03/24/2013
Abstract: 09/30/2012
Categories: French, Gender & Sexuality, Women's Studies, World Literatures, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Mediterranean, Middle East, Postcolonial
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Organization: 44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

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? Please send 250/300w abstracts to Anna Rocca at arocca@salemstate.edu

Contact Email: arocca@salemstate.edu

Website: http://www.nemla.org/convention/2013/cfp.html