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Ekphrastic Mirrors in Transnational Space (NeMLA 51st Annual Convention)

Marriott Copely Place, Boston, MA
Organization: NeMLA 51st Annual Convention
Event: NeMLA 51st Annual Convention
Categories: Postcolonial, American, Hispanic & Latino, Comparative, Interdisciplinary, British, Popular Culture, Literary Theory, World Literatures, African-American, Colonial, Revolution & Early National, Transcendentalists, 1865-1914, 20th & 21st Century, Medieval, Early Modern & Renaissance, Long 18th Century, Romantics, Victorian, 20th & 21st Century, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature
Event Date: 2020-03-05 to 2020-03-08 Abstract Due: 2019-09-30 Abstract Deadline has passed

The panel invites papers that explore how the
chiasmic reflections of an ekphrasis reveal the interior subjectivity, ideology and the desire of its author. In Ancient rhetorical theory, ekphrasis refers to the use of language to make an audience imagine a scene. However, the deeper function of ekphrasis, implicit in its descriptive use, is its rhetorical ability to call attention to features of a subject that may be invisible to the physical sense of sight—thus ekphrasis uses the visible as a means of subtly exposing or revealing the invisible.  As bodies move through transnational time and space, recording their impressions, they inscribe their deeper subjectivities, ideologies and desires on the blank page or screen, perhaps defining a new, transnational ekphrasis.

Please submit an abstract to:  cfplist.com/nemla

Questions? Contact diana.shaffer@tx.rr.com

diana.shaffer@tx.rr.com

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