Race and Performance in American Literature and Culture
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure
This panel will investigate the ways race and performance are linked in American literature and the theoretical complexities involved in the performance of race. The panel will also examine the disruptive potential of racial performance and its ability to expose the hollowness of racist discourse. Finally, it will consider the legacy of early forms of racial discourse and their influence on contemporary performances of race. Papers that take a comparative approach to the study of racialization are highly encouraged. Please send abstracts to Kristin Moriah: kristin_moriah_at _mail_dot_mcgill_ca
Deadline: September 30, 2009
Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee)
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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