42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, New Jersey
This seminar* session seeks papers on the intersections between transatlantic representations and discourses of slavery and empire in the 19th century. How did aesthetics/new print and photographic developments affect the ways in which enslaved persons/colonial subjects were portrayed? What sorts of national investments do such images and their publishing contexts imply? How do these representations elide/align with constructions of self by enslaved or subjugated persons? 300-500 word abstracts and brief bios to Joy Bracewell, firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1.
*In lieu of a panel format, the 5-10 seminar participants will complete and circulate their papers prior to the convention. Instead of reading papers, participants give a brief presentation of their work, with the session focused on structured exchange between the participants.
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