Event Mar 21

Abstract Sep 30

Francophilie/Francophonie: European Transnationalism in Literature (NEMLA 2013)

Event: 03/21/2013 - 03/24/2013
Abstract: 09/30/2012
Categories: Comparative, French, Literary Theory, World Literatures, Eastern European
Location: Boston, MA
Organization: NEMLA

This panel invites submissions on European transnational writers who transgress linguistic, national, and literary boundaries. Since Beckett and Ionesco, a small contingent of contemporary European writers has chosen to write in French, including Alexakis, Semprun, Kundera, Goldschmidt, and Makine. What role does francophilie play in European francophonie? What are the stakes of literature becoming transnational within Europe? Please send 250 word abstracts and brief biographical statements to Michelle B. Slater michelle.slater@jhu.edu. Deadline: September 30, 2012

Please include with your abstract: Name and Affiliation Email address Postal address Telephone number A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)

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

Contact Email: michelle.slater@jhu.edu

Website: http://nemla.org/convention/2013/index.html