40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
February 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency, Boston, MA
I am inviting abstract submissions for an interdisciplinary discussion, entitled “Narrating Multiple Modernities,” at the 2009 NEMLA convention in Boston, Massachusetts. The study of modernity has received much attention in the humanities and the social sciences well before the publication of Anthony Gidden’s provocative book The Consequences of Modernity (1990), but there has been a renewed focus on modernity in its multiplicity. The range of subjects now touches upon the modern in relation to globalization and postmodernism, imperialism and postcoloniality, just to name a few.
Panel presentations will take note of the important contributions that Fredric Jameson, Jürgen Habermas, Jacques Derrida, Ulrich Beck, and Andreas Huyssen, among others, have made and reassess the scholarship in light of the discovery of the New World, contemporary discourses of modernity in non-European literatures, non-literary (re)presentations or new conceptions of the Neuzeit. By articulating contrapuntal narratives of modernity into alternative or multiple modernities, the panel will explore modernity beyond the significant, yet well-examined relation between the modern and the Shoah or the Sublime.
Please send your abstract submissions to David D. Kim (email@example.com) by September 15. Please include your name, affiliation, and email address. Inquiries are welcome. This panel has been confirmed as part of the Comparative Literatures and World Literatures sections. The complete Call for Papers for the 2009 Convention is available at http://www.nemla.org/convention/cfp08.html.
David D. Kim, Ph.D.
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
12 Quincy Street 365
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 697-1386 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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