Beauvoir Reloaded: Possibilities and Dangers with 'The Second Sex’
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 7-11, 2010 Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure
Like Godot, a proper translation of Simone de Beauvoir's 'The Second Sex' is never here, it is always 'still on the way.' Since it now appears that we may finally get the long-awaited new translation, this would be a good time to discuss some of the possibilities -- and some of the dangers -- that the new translation will present. Some ideas, intended to spur possible topics but by no means to limit them:
* Two generations of Anglophone feminists have never really 'encountered' Beauvoir
* Will 'The Second Sex' be (re)discovered as a tool for feminist exploration?
* Let's be honest: there is much in 'The Second Sex' in the original French that
will be off-putting to feminists. Discuss.
* Beauvoir: a feminist who "did" existentialism? Or an existentialist who "did" feminism?
Please submit abstracts no later than September 30 2009 to:
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The 41st Annual Convention will feature approximately 350 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Details and the complete Call for Papers for the 2010 Convention will be posted in June: www.nemla.org.
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.
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