What does the mirror provide as a literary trope or a theoretical praxis in women's literature and theory?
This comparative literature panel focuses on intersections of mirror(ing), gender AND race, in comparative approaches to contemporary literature in languages other than English. Comparative approaches of contemporary literature on race AND gender in languages other than English are preferred (life writing, novel, testimony, poetry and hybrid texts welcome).
Discussions revolving around psychoanalysis and the mirror; coping with trauma and witnessing; the role of the mirror in fashioning racialized or undoing stigmatized identities; mirrors in life writing;(m)othering and mirroring;GLBTA identities and the mirror;reflections and postcolonial or decolonial literary criticism and feminisms;reflections on non-Western practices of healing and therapy, etc, are all welcome.
Submit a 300-word abstract, with title and five keywords, and mini-bio (100 words) to Sarah Soanirina Ohmer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Host Institution: Tufts University
The Convention will be located centrally near Boston Commons and the Theatre District at the Hyatt Regency.
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.
Sarah Soanirina Ohmer, Ph.D.
University of Indianapolis
Modern Languages - Spanish Email: email@example.com
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