In early modern England reading and literacy had the power to redefine and renegotiate a reader’s position in society and the society itself. This panel will explore the subversive effects of literal and figurative representations and acts of reading by and about “subordinates” in texts from 1640-1740. How is reading represented in texts? What are the dangers of reading? What is the connection between reading, identity, and power? Send 250 word proposals and a brief CV to Andrea Fabrizio and Ruth Garcia at Fabriziogarciaabstracts@gmail.com
Deadline for Abstracts: September 30, 2012
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The 2013 NeMLA convention continues the Association's tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. The 44th annual event will be held in historic Boston, Massachusetts, a city known for its national and maritime history, academic facilities and collections, vibrant art, theatre, and food scenes, and blend of architecture. The Convention, located centrally near Boston Commons and the Theatre District at the Hyatt Regency, will include keynote and guest speakers, literary readings, film screenings, tours and workshops.
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. http://www.nemla.org/convention/2013/cfp.html
Andrea Fabrizio, Ph.D.
Hostos Community College (CUNY)
Ruth Garcia, Ph.D.
New York City College of Technology
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